Sprint to offer 4G LTE service in 279 NYC subway stations, expands Direct 2 You service

Sprint to offer 4G LTE service in 279 NYC subway stations, expands Direct 2 You service
The nation's fourth largest carrier, Sprint, is building out 4G LTE service in 279 subway stations in New York City. The project will be completed in 2017, and will bring 800MHz and 1.9GHz spectrum into each station. High traffic locations in Mid-town Manhattan and in Queens, will be outfitted with 2.5GHz spectrum for faster data speeds at those stations.

Six million riders a day traveling to and from the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, will be covered by Sprint's subway station service. Currently, Sprint has 83 NYC subway stations covered with its 4G network, more than Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have hooked up.

Sprint also announced that its Direct 2 You delivery service is expanding. Now, Sprint customers in Charlotte, N.C., Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City can have their new Sprint phone hand delivered. At the same time, the driver will be happy to move over content to the new unit, and show the phone owner exactly how to set-up and use his/her new handset. Other cities offering the service include New York, Chicago, L.A., Denver and Atlanta.

Those who use Direct 2 You can be entered into a contest to win $250,000. Snap a selfie of you and the Direct 2 You representative, and post it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #Direct2You and #Sweepstakes. The contest ends on New Year's Day.

source: Sprint (1), (2) via AndroidCentral



1. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014


2. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

Sprint stepping up. Let's hope verizon and at&t do better.

7. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Verizon, AT&T already have quite a bit of coverage in underground NYC subway stations and the MTA has been installing their own Wi-Fi network down there as well. T-Mobile is not as expansive but still has service in many underground stations. Outdoor platforms are a given for the most part but the MTA saw fit to install some Wi-fi in those as well.

3. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Should I sprint to get t mobile? Lol

4. michaelny2001

Posts: 343; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

on a side note, people in the pic could never shake hands as one has the left hand extended while the other has the right one. lol

5. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 616; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Yet sprint coverage is still spotty in the upstate area. Still have to use 3g in some places...

6. GeekMovement unregistered

I'm always on 3G.. and weak 3G at that. Can't wait to leave after our contract is finished.

8. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Why wait? Literally all major carriers are offering incentives to switch and at times such incentives will match or be close to your termination fee(t mobile) unless you're looking to get into cricket, they're amazing, ideal if you don't use much data but are more concerned with coverage. Best of luck, and let us know what your outcome will be.

9. GeekMovement unregistered

Thanks! It would be best to leave as soon as possible, but it seemed like AT&T or Verizon would have been our only options, at least regarding coverage. (I haven't looked into Cricket, I'll do that!) Since we still have 3 lines tied to a contract 'til early next year, I was thinking about waiting to finish the contract on 2 more lines and then paying the ETF for the last one to switch over if Verizon or AT&T is still offering the $100/per line credit for users who switch (to cover for our last ETF). Of course, it's been months since I have looked into planning our switch and honestly I don't even know if I have all the facts right, but thinking about it gives me a headache haha. I just like the phones.

10. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

If you just like the phones the best choice is at&t. They always get the latest and the greatest and of course their coverage is stellar. Plus it's a GSM carrier so you'll have the freedom of switching Sim cards at your will and get a phone that let's say is only being released in Europe. Plus att gives you 300$ in bill credits as well so yeah go for it bro!

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