Sprint spreads its LTE signal to 21 new markets

Sprint spreads its LTE signal to 21 new markets
Sprint, the nation's third largest carrier and the subject of a current takeover battle between Japan's Softbank and Dish Network, has added 4G LTE service to 21 new markets. That brings the total number of markets served by the mobile operator's LTE signal to 88. It was last July when the company flicked the switch on its first LTE powered market and Sprint now trails Verizon and AT&T in the number of people able to use the faster data speeds said to be ten times faster than 3G.

The new markets added by Sprint on Thursday include Albemarle, N.C.; Bloomington, Ind.; Charlotte, N.C.; Contra Costa County, Calif.; Denison, Texas; Greeneville, Tenn.; Joplin, Mo.; Kerrville, Texas; Lafayette, Ind.; Lincolnton, N.C.; Los Angeles, Ca.; Mankato/North Mankato, Minn.; Memphis, Tenn.; Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Newport News, Va.; Palm Bay, Fla.; Port St. Lucie, Fla.; Rochelle, Ill.; Salisbury, N.C.; Shelby, N.C.; Tullahoma, Tenn. and West Palm Beach, Fla. Sprint also released a list of 170 locations that will soon receive the carrier's 4G LTE signals such as Portland, Oregon and Spokane, Washington.

Sprint also announced a promotion that runs until May 9th. When you move your current mobile phone number to the carrier, you can take $100 off the price of a new handset. A signed two-year contract is required.

source: Sprint

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