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Sprint expands tri-band Spark to 6 more markets

0. phoneArena posted on 08 May 2014, 22:21

Sprint has expanded its LTE pipeline to 41 new markets. Overall, the nation's third largest carrier has 4G LTE coverage in 443 cities. Sprint's tri-band LTE network is now in 24 markets after adding six more locations including Oakland, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Waukegan, Ill; Newark, N.J.; and Tacoma, Wash. The tri-band LTE network will not allow users to have simultaneous voice and data connectivity...

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posted on 09 May 2014, 16:52 2

27. niteiknight (Posts: 60; Member since: 02 Aug 2012)

Yesterday I returned a Galaxy S5 I bought on Monday. I wanted to test Spark, see if it was up to snuff here in the SF Bay Area. Maybe in other places it's great, but Sprint has always been a joke here in the Bay Area. Most of the time I was stuck on 3G, and sometimes I couldn't access data or make phone calls when I really needed to. Whenever I actually got LTE, most of the time it was Band 25, and still as slow as usual. Granted, I did see a couple times where I got Band 41 around Oakland and SF, and during those times I had some good speeds. But the Bay Area is definitely not Spark ready yet. It's sad when my old Photon Q gets a more reliable LTE signal than the brand new Galaxy S5, and until Sprint manages to clear the zoning hurdles that the Bay Area has thrown at them, it looks like it's T-Mobile for me. Almost everywhere I go here with T-Mobile, I get LTE, if not HSPA+. Which is miles better and faster than what Sprint's slingin.

posted on 09 May 2014, 19:28 2

28. dorian827 (Posts: 160; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)

Sprint is now getting decent coverage in places where T Mobile, Cricket, Verizon, ATT and other carriers already had it.

Yay.... go Sprint glad I left you a year ago, never been happier.

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