Sprint adding nine more cities to its LTE footprint

Sprint adding nine more cities to its LTE footprint
Nine more cities are set to receive Sprint's 4G LTE signal in the months ahead, according to the carrier who announced this on Tuesday. The new cities include Fort Smith, Ark.; the Oakland, Fremont, Michigan City, McAllen, Edinburg, and Hayward areas of California; Key West, Fla.; Bloomington and La Porte, Ind.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; Ardmore, Okla.; Mission, Texas; and Eau Claire, Wis. The nation's third largest carrier has already announced that its LTE signal will be coming to more than 125 cities including New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. to name a few.

So far, 32 markets currently receive Sprint's 4G LTE signal and the carrier noted that during the pre-launch phase, some Sprint subscribers in areas where LTE is coming soon, might start to receive a 4G signal on their device. Once the LTE signal in a city is officially launched, the carrier adds enhancements to improve the signal. Sprint says that eventually its LTE footprint will match its 3G coverage.

Speaking of 3G, Sprint is enhancing its 3G capabilities in some major markets to give customers an improved wireless signal, improved in-building performance and fewer dropped calls. Those areas receiving improvements to 3G signals include Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.

source: Sprint

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35 Comments

1. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Verizon is still the only one in my area :D

16. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Sprint sure is on a roll!!

2. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Why can't they just add Sacramento since in they are in the bat area!!!!!!!!!!!!

3. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Who cares, Verizon is the "ACE"

7. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

i have sprint, so I care!!!

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Uh, if you live in an area with Sprint LTE it's a much better deal monetarily than Verizon, so a lot of people should care.

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Wow comparing Sprint to Verizon...? Verizon is on the next level... but then again all 4 is good..

17. maxout

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Sprint offers unlimited data...

28. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

True but is their 4g unlimited NATIONWIDE?

20. tuminatr

Posts: 1143; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

your bill is the next level!!

26. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Hahahahaha nice comeback xD

4. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

This is good news from Sprint and With the announcement of Windows Phone 8 phones coming to Sprint I will be even more happy! :-)

6. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

o no, not WP8....!

5. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

add Sacramento!!!!!

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

this will help the Nexus 4 owners.. wait... nevermind

22. drum009

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

it sure will.... oh wait, it's a GSM phone.... nevermind.

9. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

WOO MINNEAPOLIS-SAINT PAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahem... I mean... good show Sprint old boy, good show. Quite.

11. Hemlocke unregistered

Yeah, but Ardmore, Oklahoma? WTF?

13. threeline

Posts: 316; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

What about Phx, AZ? This is one of the largest cities in America plus 3G coverage sucks here.

14. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Sprint loves to shoot itself in the foot. Not enough WiMax deployment and focusing on non-major cities with the LTE deployment? Might as well grab the shotgun and end it.

15. identity

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Eau Claire WI? Hell yeah about time Sprint!!!!!

19. tuminatr

Posts: 1143; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

concidered part of its minneapolis coverage funny they mentioned it seprately. I hear they coverage will eventually mirror the 3g (late 2013)so it will be a large area

18. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Sprint, Y U NO BRING 4G LTE IN CHARLOTTE, NC YET?!?!?!?!?

21. wojey

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Hurry up with Miami, Fl.

23. jaydirt

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I live in Chicago and sprint was the worst service I've ever had. I loved the phone but it was just down to block to block. One area was good, one was bad. It was slow and horrible. The wi max would leave as soon as I got on the highway. I could not take it and paid the fee to break my contract. I went to Verizon and it was the best move as far as cell phones go that I've ever made. I can be in a basement in brick house and I'm always on lte. I can drive 100 miles outside of Chicago and I will have lte most of the way and 3g service all the way. Their 3g service is far far superior to sprints. I can't see how sprint can ever catch them anytime in the next few years. I can't stress enough how night and day the difference in service is

24. jaydirt

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

You die hard sprint people have no idea what your missing. I'm only paying $10 a month more and I have unlimited text and messaging and 10 gigs of data which I only need 5 at most. I also get free tethering. The Verizon network is crazy fast. With sprint I would be in customers houses (I work for a cable company) setting my phone by windows and walking outside constantly to get data service. I'm so done with that crap.

25. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

I call bull that you pay $10 more a month with 10GB of data...is that $10 a month more than a family plan for 2? maybe then I'll buy it

34. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Sprint service works fine indoors. Not to mention the fact that they are adding CDMA & LTE on the 800mhz band which will improve indoor coverage.

27. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Finally 4G LTE here in South Texas!!! These last few months, the 3G speeds have been horrible and I was actually about to switch carriers.

29. michaelmoreno1983

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

I was excited when I clicked on this. Didn't see my city and I did a mood swing. lol

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