Sprint now covers over 30 markets with LTE service, new cities added today

Sprint now covers over 30 markets with LTE service, new cities added today
Subsribers outside of Chicago will notice expanded coverage of Sprint’s LTE service. The carrier lit up its high-speed network in several suburbs of the windy city including, Addison, Bolingbrook, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Kankakee, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Palatine, Plainfield, and Gary, Indiana.

Sprint also expanded their network to cover Wichita Falls, Texas, which is a couple hours outside of Dallas. 4G LTE was also turned on in Hutchinson and McPherson, Kansas, two towns in the center of the state and several hours from Kansas City.

Finally, New Bedford and Fall River, Massachusetts, neighboring towns which lie well south of Boston, also had the switch flipped to provide high-speed service. Sprint has set an aggressive goal to have over 100 cities up and running with their new LTE service in the coming months. While no definitive time-line was given, at the rate the carrier is moving, they will likely reach that goal in the early part of 2013.

source: Sprint (1, 2, 3, 4)

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14 Comments

1. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

bravo, keep it rolling

2. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Major cities on the west coast could use some love before more of these small towns in the middle of bumf**k nowhere get service... Wouldn't that be more competitive with VZW & AT&T?

6. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

bum f**k nowhere... They've got a lot of coverage poping up all around my neighborhood in MA...

3. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Now can you do something with west coast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. Dubskillz

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

@ojdidit84 Well said my friend. A buddy of mine works security and he was out near LAX last week and got a taste of 4G. It's coming, just hella slow. Keep checking for testing in your area.

5. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

It would be interesting to know what factors are dictating the sequence of the rollout.

7. lager8807

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

i just went through Kansas and Missouri its really fast when you got it love it

8. darryl12132

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

Does anyone know when their gonna get the Virginia DC area????

9. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

3g has improved greatly as well.....

10. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Waiting on Indianapolis.....

11. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Well, I just read on the Sprint Forums that are starting one in Purto Rico. Really why all the small areas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

Slowly but surely Sprint is putting out their brand of LTE as them being the first to establish 4g in the first. We won't see it here in S Florida til mid-2013 but I had divorce them weeks ago.Good luck Sprint. I rock w/the Magenta dudes

13. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

South Florida is underway now and should launch in December.

14. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

If you go on to Sprint.com and under LTE discussion, it list the cities that are current getting the LTE. And all I can say is that more than 1/2 half of those cities are unheard of. So does that mean they have more subscribers there than other major cities. Like most companies, they got their a@@ backwards. Always looking to cater new subscribers instead pleasing the existing ones to keep them!

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