Sprint 4G LTE to light up 5 cities on July 15

Sprint 4G LTE to light up 5 cities on July 15








For those of you that are owners of one of Sprint’s newer 4G LTE equipped devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC EVO 4G LTE, we bet you sure would like some more places you can use them and take those super fast data speeds for a test drive. Good news, today Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced 5 cities that will get Sprint’s 4G LTE.

On July 15, 2012 Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, and San Antonio will be lit up with Sprint’s new super fast network. In addition to 4G LTE, the new network also adds enhancements to 3G, which offer better signal strength, fewer dropped calls, faster data speeds, expanded coverage, and better overall performance. Sprint also said that other markets will be added this year and that it plans to complete its rollout by the end of 2013.

“The performance of both the 4G LTE and improved 3G networks are exceeding our expectations and we are pleased with the progress of the entire Network Vision program,” said Hesse.

source: Sprint



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39 Comments

1. mrvid

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 02, 2008

A day late a few dollars short!!

5. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Not necessarily. Sprint had been preparing for LTE since WiMAX. At the time, they had little choice but to use the spectrum for WiMAX within a time frame or forfeit their license to use the spectrum. WiMAX was ready while LTE was only a concept. Sprint, however, wisely equipped most of their infrastructure with LTE base units to make the transition quicker and easier when the standard was chosen. Yes, Sprint and Clearwire chose to quarrel with each other rather than move forward. Now that the vision has been viewed, the process should be rather nimble. While native coverage may not equal VZW or AT&T's footprint, Sprint's coverage and speed will still improve considerably from its present form to make them a very worthy close alternative of choice from the two largest. You see, late doesn't mean it's over. It can often lead to observing competiton and and making the necessary adjustments to better compete. John B.

6. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

True. Compared to AT&T and Verizon, they indeed are behind the curve, but for those who want to stick with Sprint, they will get something good out of this whole thing, especially if it is "exceeding" the expectations of Sprint...unless those expectations are low, of course. :p Seriously though, Sprint has a chance to get back some of that market they lost over the years. As long as the unlimited data sticks around for a while longer, they should be okay.

10. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Since they'll actually have 4G comparable to AT&T and VZW, I'm thinking about staying with Sprint now. Never occured to me.

23. droid4all

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

Comparable to AT&T and Verizon?? Seriously?? I don't even like AT&T and I consider that an Insult to them. Let along Verizon who's covering most of the USA already with their 4G Service and not "5 Cities".

12. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

So true, I am packing up and moving to VZW, pre order my SGSIII.

14. tuminatr

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

dont do it its like buying sweet car that you can only drive 20 miles per week. I had them an with LTE its so easy to use 5-8gb per month and verizon is not cheap

15. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I don't want to continue paying for something I am not getting. AT&T, Tmbl, or any other provider isn't an option. I hear to many nightmare with those carriers. I still can canceal if I change my mind. However I did look into my personal data usage for the 2 years I've been with Sprint, I never hit the 2GB mark at all. I really think I will be safe now know what kind of user I am.

18. ncstu

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

be careful with that logic. 2 years ago, I was using a fraction of the data that I am using now, and that is only going to increase, especially with the newer phones.

22. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

So true, I really have to think things through I guess, thanks

27. moofoodooloo

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 04, 2011

Nah, you've got everything figured out. Jump ship and see what happens.

2. smdeezy

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I'll take it. I have unlimited data and now I have for real 4g. Can't complain.

3. crysiswarmonger

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Let me get this right.... Complete roll out by end of 2013.... Sprints crazy. Unless, complete roll out means incomplete coverage. Oh yeah better 3g and less dropped calls.... Sprint u could have done that before... Sprint only got worse over time with me service.

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Sprint is utilizing multi-modal equipment that supports 800/1900/2500 mhz, and will be compatible with 3G and 4G LTE, some plans already have the new equipment and will see LTE in the near future, and the equipment itself is cheaper and easier to maintain than current infrastructure.

20. kindahipdude

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

totally agree dude. Sprint has only raised their prices and charged us for crap we can't use. Plus their phone selection isn't that great. They have no reason being ANYWHERE near Verizon's prices, yet they are. Their speeds are so freaking slow that you can't actually use any of your unlimited amount either. I've been with sprint for 5 years and I'm totally ready to switch to VZW or Tmobile.

4. phnrpt

Posts: 23; Member since: May 28, 2012

Sprint needs to get galaxy NOTE or NOTE (II) in order to avoid losing more customer. The unlimited 3G + 4G wimax are not attractive since it's speed limites the data usage. And 6 markets of 4g lte is far away from the demand. G/note is in a totaly different league due to it's screen size and S pen. So, get the gNOTE for their customer, and sprint will be fine.

7. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

Gotta give it some time. They are far behind AT&T and Verizon in terms of 4G quality (as a Sprint customer, I feel right admitting it) but if they can get it steady and operational with these big money phones (EVO 4G LTE, Galaxy S III and hopefully a version of the Note II) it could be enough to help Sprint regain some ground against the competition. Not easy by a long shot, but it's possible.

8. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

It's amazing how generations work within generations. Phones were too large. We needed to make them as small as possible. Then they were too small. We need to make them bigger. Then we needed to have a stylus. Stylus' then became a thing of the past. Now, we see tablets and Galaxy notes with gigantic screens. Now we long for Stylus type pens again. We as society are screwed up.....aren't we? John B.

16. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Some people are just followers and need to be led. They jump on the most popular band wagon

37. mrandrewshah

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

Haha this made my night

11. GOOFY129461

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

YA I AGREE, ' I LIVE IN CHARLESTON SC AND BEEN WAITING FOR SOMETHING EVER SINCE I GOT MY EPIC 4G!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STILL WAITING???????????? HOW LONG THIS TIME TO GET TO SC 4 OR 5 YEARS IVE BEEN PAYING FOR 4G FOR 2+ YEARS WITH NO 4G SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Agree, I am in the same boat, I pre order my SGSIII from VZW, So no more wishing for 4G LTE. I will have it 100%. VXW also sweeten the deal by offering the docking and car charger for free. I can't wait!

17. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Get this in Portland, OR please! This was one of the earlier markets for WiMAX! hopefully LTE too C: If Verizon is going to take my unlimited data, and force me on to a share everything plan then Sprint here I come... I have no reason to stay on Verizon if Sprint, and T-Mobile both get good service at my house and they all get the GSIII

19. kindahipdude

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Yay! NOT! Sprint sucks, they've been raising their prices and have BY FAR the slowest network ever, among other bad things, they have nothing to offer. I've been with them for 5 years and I'm ready to move. I'm thinking Tmobile or Verizon...any suggestions?

21. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

T-Mobile or AT&T. Verizon overcharges for data, has slow 3G where LTE doesn't go, and they overprice their phones. T-Mobile has [throttled] unlimited and good monthly prices when you buy a device without the subsidy. AT&T is fast, good value compared to Verizon, and the unlimited mobile to any mobile means you don't need to overpay for minutes, since it comes with the messaging. Just my $0.02.

28. kindahipdude

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

I would consider tmobile more strongly if they weren't charging $80 more for the SIII. Plus, I've checked and I should get Verizon's 4G at my house and all around me, the only thing I'm worried about is would 2GB of data be enough? Also, how much would I expect to pay for the cheapest individual data plan with ATT? Their website sucks and I can't figure it out for sure. Sorry one more question if you can answer...how many mbps is Tmobile once they start throttling?

24. Problacklist.One

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 01, 2010

Great More waiting period for Oklahoma. We haven't got the Wi-MAX 4G Yet and now that Sprint is adding 4G LTE to their network More Waiting Period for Oklahoma.

25. GOOFY129461

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

I AGREE I TRIED OF WAITING FOR SPRINT TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY WANT TO DO I HAVE THE EPIC 4G BUT HAVE NOT HAD 4G IN MY AREA AT ALL ON TOP OF THAT I HAVE TO PAY SPRINT THE $10 A MONTH PREMIUM FOR NO 4G SERVICE HOW MUCH LONGER WILL IT TAKE SPRINT TO COME TO A SMALL MARKET LIKE CHARLESTON SC

26. moofoodooloo

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 04, 2011

You're paying $10 a month for unlimited data, not 4G service. Common misconception. Take your business elsewhere if not having 4G is such an issue in your life. Once you go somewhere else and pay 20% more for it, you'll realize just how overhyped 4G really is.

29. kindahipdude

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

No, you're paying for 4G, not unlimited data. They only charge you that $10 if you have a 4G phone. If your phone isn't 4G, then you still get unlimited data and you don't have to pay the $10/mo. And only Sprint's 4G is overhyped because it's slow, can't penetrate buildings, and hardly has a footprint anyway. Sprint's prices have been creeping up and up, and are now even with Verizon, but obviously without all the benefits Verizon offers.

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