Sprint to announce 21 new LTE markets on April 12

Sprint to announce 21 new LTE markets on April 12
Sprint subscribers, this bit of insider information is for you, guys. Thanks to a tip submitted by an anonymous friend of ours, we now know what markets the nation's third largest carriers will be blessing with LTE service next.

The speedy expansion of Sprint's LTE network continues with a total of 21 cities being added under the blanket on Friday, April 12. Those owning a Sprint LTE device – an LG Optimus G, a Samsung Galaxy S III, or a Samsung Galaxy Note II, just to name a few, will be enjoying download speeds of 6 to 8Mbps with peaks of up to 25Mbps. 

Here's the list of markets where Sprint will be offering LTE service as of April 12:

  • California: Los Angeles, Contra Costa County
  • Florida: Palm Bay, Port St. Lucie, West Palm Beach
  • Indiana: Bloomington and Lafayette
  • Illinois: Rochelle
  • Minnesota: Mankato-North Mankato
  • Missouri: Joplin
  • North Carolina: Charlotte, Shelby, Albemarle, Sailsbury, Lincolnton
  • Tennessee: Memphis, Greenville, Tullahoma
  • Texas: Denison, Kerrville
  • Virginia: Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News

Thanks for the tip!



1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

LTE towers have just started to go live around Seattles suburbs a few days ago. I can't wait to get my Sprint HTC One in a couple weeks. Finally trading in the old rooted EVO 4G...

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Come on Louisiana! Lol go sprint go

3. Technobri

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Is 6 to 8 Mbps any good?...is that average

9. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

I am consistently seeing 17-35mbps, sometimes it dips down to 8 or so but thats with a low signal.

4. mikes_phone_and_tab

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

I can't wait until St. Louis Missouri finally gets it. Everyone in Missouri has gotten it but St. Louis.

14. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Not really LOL. Most of the LTE coverage is in the Kansas City and surrounding area. And lol at Joplin getting it before St Louis.

16. wanderer123

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

According to sensorly two St. Louis tower sites have come up this week, both near the airport. It appears as if the Saint Louis build-out has begun!

19. jayz1881

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

There are a few towers up in St Louis. I get it at work while in north county, but not at home in St. Charles. Be careful what you wish for, it murders my battery, lol

5. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I just hope they speed up the expansion around the dc metro area, though they have already got quite a good amount of it covered. :) Cant wait to get a new phone with LTE

6. colbey7

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

6-8 Mbps is an average, yes it is good.

7. Xavier1415

Posts: 216; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Yes charlotte!!

10. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Charlotte LTE has been live for a couple of weeks now.

8. ibap

Posts: 871; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Sprint, you brought Wimax to Columbus, Ohio fairly early. Have you forgotten about us?

12. Sdubb3

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

Lucky. I didn't even get that.....*posted on my Evo 4g*

11. Xavier1415

Posts: 216; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Yea I know bout charlotte its just not everywhere in charlotte

13. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Charlotte has had 4G LTE for awhile now, as I use it on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus around my campus. Though it's not available in ALL spots on campus, which is odd. But glad to see Sprint officially announce it.

15. ph0adcbeit

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Mankato, Minnesota? Cmon on sprint,bring it deeper into the cities!

17. lilg29

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

Wow sprint, San Diego is next though, Im getting 4G in that area so you better speed it up because 4G is amazing...

18. 12013E12T

Posts: 37; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

Come on San Diego! :)

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