Sprint covers six more markets with its LTE signal

Sprint covers six more markets with its LTE signal
Sprint has had a pretty good 2012. Like the poor relative who inherited a fortune, Sprint will soon comer into money thanks to the sale of 70% of the company to Japan's Softbank. The deal has yet to close, but we're sure that the prospect of having a pocket full of yen makes Sprint's job of rolling out 4G LTE to the masses a lot easier. And when you look back at where the nation's third largest carrier is now compared to last year at this time, the future looks much brighter. With the addition of 6 new markets on Tuesday, Sprint now has 49 markets covered with the stuff.


The new locations getting LTE from Sprint include Indianapolis/Carmel, Ind.; Santa Rosa/Petaluma, Calif.; Vallejo/Fairfield, Calif.; Southern Puerto Rico (including Ponce, Coamo and Guayama); York/Hanover, Pa. and Franklin County, Pa. In addition, the carrier said that enhanced LTE service will now be found in Shenandoah County and Page County in Virginia, as well as in Chicago.

source: Sprint

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26 Comments

1. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

REALLY!!!! Fairfield and Vallejo, the 2 combined the size of Sacramento Metro and only 30-40 minutes away. They get the LTE first before Sacramento!!!!! That is nuts!!!!!!!!

18. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

Same thing I'm thinking. We are the capital after all. People from fairfield and Vallejo commute here to work. We need lte!!!

2. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

does anyone know how fast sprints LTE is? its finally available in puerto rico yay i have at&t right now but its reeaaaally expensive im paying 110-120 a month for 1 phone . But then again its LTE networks is fast and available in more places in puerto rico . I would switch to sprint if its LTE was as fast as atts , over here in san juan PR i get 30 mbps with bursts of 40 so i cant complain about speed. But its killing me how much im paying a month and i only have 3GB of data so sprint is looking good everyday lol . So yea does anyone know how fast sprints LTE is ??

4. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Sprint LTE is suppose to be faster than ATT LTE

11. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

hehe i dnt think so i just went to the local sprint store in plaza americas i took my at&t galaxy s3 to compare i saw the evo LTE it was already displaying full bars of LTE ran serveral speed test never got higher than 3 mbps lol while i was getting 22-26 on my att galaxy s3 ohh well i guess ima stick with at&t -_-"

12. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

They don't use the tower at the store, they use internal network. If you're getting 3 mbps, than its not LTE you're using.

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

hahaha i know right? lol

15. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

thts what i tought cuz i kno Lte cant be that sloow but watevs im stickin with att..

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Whoever told you that Sprint's LTE was faster than AT&T lied to you. My friend's iPhone 5 pulls download speeds lower than my GS3 on T-Mobile (22mbps vs 13mbps). I will give it to Sprint though, their upload speeds are pretty good.

17. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

That's because you have an IPhone, why don't you compare oranges to oranges. You IPhone controls what you can get, and also its the first LTE for Apple and they not did not INNOVATE!!!!!!!!!!!!

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Either you're trying to be a troll or toy don't know how top read.

19. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Not a big surprise when only 2 or 3 are using Sprint LTE...

24. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I consistently get 25-30mbps down on sprints lte.

16. Foudascaralho

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Been getting 10-15 mbps on average with a peak at about 19mbps in an unofficial market

3. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Still waiting for Charlotte, NC. -_-

5. Sevsign

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Us here in the Northwest would love to join the party. It sucks to have an LTE phone and live in an area that can barely get 3G coverage. Seriously considering jumping ship if the May 2013 timeline is going to hold true for us in the Seattle area.

9. yungmel0

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 18, 2011

I agree It's crazy to have the latest and greatest in tech and can't use it to it's full potential. I live in New York and the 3G speeds here still suck even after the so called upgrade. I've been loyal to sprint for 4 years now and its kind of getting old seeing Verizon and Att fly by just for Sprint to play catch up if by the time my contract gets here and nothing changes im gone....

20. tiburonpineda

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

i agree with you! We need LTE here in Seattle Spokane and Yakima Valley

22. GeekMovement unregistered

Totally agree. Where's the LTE for the Northwest? Wake up Sprint.

6. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

I have not found any logic to their LTE pattern. Columbus, Ohio was one of the first 4G Wimax locations, but I haven't even seen it mentioned for LTE.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Same for Saint Louis. It's irritating our customers.

8. adoniiz

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

Sprints 4g (wimax) use to be decent now it sucks. Their LTE is fast but overloading their network just slows things down. When they expand their LTE i say make the switch, stick to AT&T!!

10. dicemoney

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

I'm starting to get sprint LTE in fort Lauderdale yay

21. Xavier1415

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

I'm still waiting for Augusta ga to get lte its in atl and atl is a hour an a half from me hurry up sprint

25. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Bring it to Macon GA.Sprint! Atlanta Georgia is 45 minutes away and the LTE service is great there.

26. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I had 4G for all of a couple minutes here in Indianapolis a couple weeks ago....

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