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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18 Comments

1. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Nice, they've now got LTE in the two cities I'm in the most. Well I probs wouldn't switch but kudos to them.

2. scorpeyun

Posts: 27; Member since: May 18, 2012

Can we get some LTE love in south Orange County, CA! Got passed over on the 4G network last go around.

3. expertzero

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Build is out currently underway. Costa mesa, newport, and other areas currently have lte. You can check here at s4gru.com, and go to the sensorly maps. Should be done by summer.

4. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I tried sprint for a lil while in LA its alright much faster than what i get on At&t lte and tmobile hspa +42 over here in los Angeles, only problem was the coverage was kinda small it was available in few parts east La, few parts of Montebello and dwtwn LA . It was pretty bad one street i had lte go down the next street i was on slow 3G. Few parts i had lte it was fast up to 30 mbps much faster than what i get now on att lte which tops out at 18 and tmobile which tops out at 11 .

5. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

$100 promo btw is on any phone, including new ones like the HTC One, Galaxy S4, or phones like the Iphone 5.

6. LDC207X

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Sweet! Another 21 places I don't live in.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

T-Mobile will have it by then and you'll be saving money.

15. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

LOL..i know right

7. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

If sprint doesn't give Sacramento lte by q3 its bye bye sprint and hello to tmobile.

12. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Seriously, i'm jumping to Verizon though

8. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

I work as a tech for sprint and I too am getting annoyed by this. We are one of the largest markets in California and our 3g is unusable

18. rawlgnd19

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 08, 2011

if it wasnt for the free service i would be complaining. they expect the sales reps to meet quotas but how we suppose to sell s**tty service especially in places like bakersfield,ca santa barbara, ca montecito,ca and santa maria, and any places near with a radius of 30- miles

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Still no Saint Louis? Come on, Sprint! This is one of the few markets where your customer base is bigger than Verizon's, for f**k's sake.

11. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

As a fellow st. louisan.......sprint, like alot of other markets, makes us wait because we're on the lower end of the totem pole. Id say that you should have Sprint LTE before the endof the summer................similar to when WiMax hit us. BTW, im not going to rip on Sprint because we're from the same city lol

13. Libra1985

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

By the time Sprint builds out it's LTE network ALL other major carriers will be onto the next new technology....then Sprint will be back behind the curve.

14. speed4evr

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

It does suck that it's taking quite some time for the LTE/NV rollout, they did have some unavoidable setbacks(birds, suppliers, hurricaine). I agree with the slow 3G! VZW started their LTE in Novemeber 2010 and they're still not finished, Sprint's is going at decent rate based on their financial situation. Sprint does have an advantage when they move to LTE Advanced compared to VZW and ATT since its a minor upgrade with NV.

16. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

"Sprint also released a list of 170 locations that will soon receive the carrier's 4G LTE signals" sooo wheres this list at?

17. rawlgnd19

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 08, 2011

Awesome more cities im no where near. Whens sprint going to get their isshh together and roll out some LTE in California. They have a few spots but only were millions live.

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