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Sprint adds Utah, Virginia and Missouri to 4G network; AT&T finished with work in NY City

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Sprint adds Utah, Virginia and Missouri to 4G network; AT&T finished with work in NY City
With the EVO 4G having been released for a few weeks already, Sprint is working at building out its 4G network. As Einstein once commented, "What good is a 4G enabled phone without a 4G network in your area?" The pin-dropping network has started WiMax service in Richmond, Virgina; Salt Lake City, Utah and St. Louis, Missouri. This brings to 36 the number of markets that the carrier has hooked up to 4G. Besides the EVO 4G and the upcoming Samsung Epic, 4G speeds are also available on the Sprint Overdrive, 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, Sprint 3G/4G Device 250U from Sierra Wireless and the Sprint 3G/4G Device U301.

As for AT&T, the carrier says it has completed upgrading one of its most troubled 3G areas. Work has been completed on the 850MHz spectrum for New York City's 3G service. According to its press release, AT&T has improved the voice quality in the region by 47%, adding new layers of frequency known as "carriers". The "carriers" have been added to all cell sites in Manhattan and as needed in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. The carrier also added a mobile Wi-Fi Hot Spot in Times Square. Tom DeVito VP and GM for New York and New Jersey is quite clear about the carrier's goal in the area. He says, "Our goal is pretty simple; in the city that never sleeps, we're working 24/7 to make sure our customers have a great experience everytime they make a call, check e-mail, download a song or video, or surf the internet on their AT&T device." From 2007 to 2009, data traffic over AT&T's network has grown 5,000%.The upgrade in New York City should improve the carrier's performance not only on the streets of the Big Apple, but also inside the City's fabled skyscrapers where cell service of any kind is often hard to find.

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source: AndroidCentral (Sprint), AT&T via FierceMobile (AT&T)

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. omarc26 (Posts: 360; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

wateva im still getting alot of'' call failed'' on at&t with my bold 9700 n iphone 4 with 5 bars of service on brooklyn.. even when im outside.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 12:50

2. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)

I love the title to this post. While Sprint expands, AT&T fixes. Oh and by the way, Phoenix,AZ needs to get some 4g love. We're only the 5th largest city. I wonder what Sprint is going based upon for there 4g roadmap.

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 14:16

3. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)

I think they should have went from largest city to smallest im in charlotte 20th largest city and we had 4g for a year now

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 16:37

4. Mali Mal (Posts: 35; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)

Ok I don't understand this but I am in Elizabeth, NJ right now and I am blazing with 4G. Sprint hasn't even announced NJ on the roster but ill take it thanks. Just in case your from around here, Linden, NJ has it to. Don't hate thanks. 4G is no joke, it is literally 5-7 times faster than 3G. My web pages load faster than a WiFi connection. Sprint tv looks crystal clear while watching the World Cup. I have Slingplayer and that bad boy looks HD. When I show people with the iphone, the drool with envy, they honestly have no words. I'll leave it at that. But thanks Sprint, you will be #1 eventually.

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 12:36

9. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

faster than WiFi??? That is awesome...

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 17:15

5. deejh (Posts: 34; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)

Hopefully 4G will be up and running soon in DC

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 19:00

6. drewsky (Posts: 147; Member since: 04 Jan 2009)

Yep, It soon be, after all its the nation's capitol lol

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 22:34

7. elandrumiii (Posts: 109; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)

If you check the Clear site they show coverage in D.C. already. That is Sprint since they own at least 51% of Clear

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 00:23

8. kg4icg (Posts: 77; Member since: 18 May 2008)

It's been up in DC for 3 weeks already, where have you been?

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