Sprint expands 4G coverage area just when the EVO 4G is sold out to make you drool

Sprint expands 4G coverage area just when the EVO 4G is sold out to make you drool
Sprint's 4G network is expanding to seven more cities - Rochester, N.Y., Syracuse, N.Y., Merced, Calif., Visalia, Calif., Eugene, Ore., Tri-Cities, Wash., and Yakima, Wash. With this expansion it is already covering 43 metropolitan markets. Some of the biggest cities – New York City, Los Angeles and Miami – are not listed yet, but the carrier says they are on track to receive Sprint's WiMAX service by the end of the year.

Currently, the only smartphone to take advantage of the fast network is the HTC EVO 4G. However, the Samsung Epic 4G's release is just around the corner. Using these devices requires a few preselect plans starting at $69.99 plus the $10/month Premium Data add-on for 4G usage. Sprint is offering money back guarantee for trying out its 4G speeds, and will reimburse the fees if you are not satisfied after the 30 days trial period.

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Review
Samsung Epic 4G Specifications

source: Sprint

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11 Comments

1. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

4G speeds...nice...Sprint is thw NOW network...Get the EVOs into the Sprint stores...whos idea was it to give Best Buy all the damn EVOs...I realize Sprint wants to put this device head to head with the iPhone, VZW's Droids, and T-Mobile's MyTouch...HTC is at fault for not having the parts irritating!!! I want this phone and I wanna sell it!!!

8. de2philly

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Its very very disheartening that HTC cant get the parts from Samsung (which is true) to make more of these phones faster; thousands of people including most of the Sprint reps want this phone but the customers cant get one and the reps cant get any until customer demands are met; its ashame!!!!!!!!!

11. IHatePhones

Posts: 99; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

Well they are now making a deal with Sony for screens... Personally I'd like to see a trinitron/wega/super TFT/whatever in an Evo... ; )

2. THEOG

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 12, 2010

Sprint stores when you have best buy and radio shack that sale these phones with no rebates? What one would you buy from?? I have an evo but I got it from best buy.

9. de2philly

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Because ultimately it costs the same price; your dealing directly with Sprint so if you have issues you dont have to deal w/ a 3rd party or go back to that 3rd party to exchange etc. and Sprint offers ready now.

3. Mali Mal

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Does someone want to explain to me why I have 4G speeds on my Evo here in Linden and Elizabeth, NJ???? I am not complaning, just happy, but wondering??

5. replika30

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 25, 2010

You have an active 4G tower in your area then. I'm in MN and theres certian towers in the cities that are already giving off 4G service. They wont announce official 4G service in the area until it covers the entire area. So enjoy!

4. sprintguy09

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 17, 2010

I work for sprint and I just got a email the the reason why the evo is sold out is because of htc has a shortage in screens an different other parts

6. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

yeah. apparently one of the components of the screen is defecient. the world can't seem to mine enough of it. i'm sure you can thank the ever-growing market of oversized LCD tvs a a major contribuitor

7. jacky_luvsjrod

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2010

come on freaking sprint bring 4G to Los angeles!! i am tired of waiting for u

10. de2philly

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Sprint finally has the best phone; on a friggin awesome network with 4G popping up and FINALLY Sprint didnt drop the ball; HTC did... FAIL!!! MAKE THESE PHONES FASTER PEOPLE AND ALL THE SPRINT REPS WANT ONE!!!!!! :rant

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