Sprint to place its LTE signal in 28 more markets

Sprint to place its LTE signal in 28 more markets
It's hard to believe that it was just last July when Sprint started rolling out its 4G LTE service. Already, the carrier has 49 cities covered with its 4G signal and has announced plans to add the service to another 200 cities within its 3G footprint. In fact, by the time Sprint is through, the carrier will have 4G coverage over its entire 3G footprint.

The 28 additional cities that will receive Sprint LTE include: Albany, GA; Anderson, SC; Bay City, MI; Branson, MO; Bremerton/Silverdale, WA; Columbus, GA; Columbus, MS; Decatur, AL; Florence/Muscle Shoals, AL; Gadsden, AL; Gaffney, SC; Gettysburg, PA ; Glasgow, KY; Homosassa Springs, FL; Hot Springs, AR; Lake City, FL; Lake Havasu City/Kingman, AZ; Midland, MI; Nacogdoches, TX; Opelousas/Eunice, LA; Oxford, MS; Paris, TX; Pittsfield, MA; Saginaw, MI; Spartanburg, SC; The Villages, FL; Waycross, GA and Winona, MN.

Sprint customers in areas getting 4G LTE and 3G upgrades will receive faster data speeds for quicker video downloads, clear video updates, improved game playing and improved signal strength when making a call or surfing the web. Also, customers should notice improved voice quality on calls. With T-Mobile about to launch its first LTE market, Sprint is no longer the new kid on the block when it comes to 4G LTE.

source: Sprint



1. galaxyisking

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

whos cares about those hick towns when is it coming to CA major cities sprint f***ing suck balls.

4. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Right? Like, a bumf**k town like Pittsfield, MA shouldn't be getting LTE before major cities like say San Diego or Phoenix/Tucson. Their priorities are all screwed with their 4G just as it was with the fauxG WiMax rollout.

12. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I can asure you that there is major progress going on as we speak. From So Cal all the way up to Central CA especially along the coast. Theres a small blank spot between Central up to Modesto, but don't expect that to be out of progress for long. Areas near San Francisco have major progress too.


Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Well again I will reply with it isn't that Sprint doesn't want to do major cities but they are hitting some areas that get major traffic. Also a lot of it has to do with the fact that there are less politics involved and these cities welcome Sprint.

40. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

That is not the reason. They are simply flipping the switches to whatever is complete and stable to run on. There are different contractors working different areas. So, there are too many reasons why some areas might get LTE before others. It could be storms, nesting, or government approval.

2. cwilliams706

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

I am surprised to see that Sprint will be offering 4G LTE in Columbus, GA (not to mention Albany, GA). This is great news for Sprint customer here! The only other carrier to offer 4G LTE here is Verizon Wireless.

9. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Hopefully it hits Denver soon, though Verizon's stat's say that a number of their customer's are not using the LTE when they have capable devices. My friends that have LTE say they only use it to show it off! We'd also compare my Sprint 700k speeds to their 14mb a second LTE Verizon speeds. The websites loaded about 4 or 5 seconds faster on LTE. Not a crazy big deal in my book. I can wait. I'd actually be happy with 2mb a second ALL the time. Mobile doesn't need 30mb a second

27. cwilliams706

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

I know for a fact that both of these companies did this to alleviate some of the issues with capacity in our area. The people I know who use the 3G networks of Sprint and VZW always complain about slow data speeds on their cellphones.

41. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Albany GA., Columbus GA., and Waycross GA. I'm waiting for Sprint to get it here in Macon GA. in the Middle GA. area. You would think that it would have been here by now since Atlanta GA. has it!!!

3. dicemoney

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

I have never heard of none of those places sprint need to turn on lte in south Florida or stop charging people that extra $10 a month for that 2g they call 3g its 2013 I had better data speed on att 4 years ago

8. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

The Ten extra dollars is not a charge for faster data speeds. They add it onto phones to compensate for a lower overall price plan with the expenses of running a nationwide network. Sprint is a business and they have to make many decisions. Wendy's just raised their prices too, but the sandwich hasn't charged. Of course, I understand why they had to do this.

21. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Sprint is getting major work done on the South East Part of Florida. There are a lot of issues with Sprints network and that is why they are upgrading and going above and beyond replacing their towers instead of patching.

28. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Finally someone who understands that Sprint is doing a complete overhaul of the network and it takes time.

50. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

its getting me annoyed being on 2G on the road as well, but I have experienced LTE at least here in ft lauderdale. I've picked it up by the airport and theres also a hot spot on Sunrise blvd by the turnpike. Got a download speed of 31MBPS while there! I cant wait til they have it up and running everywhere

5. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

You have to understand how networks are built. Lots of factors jump into play. Zoning regulations, FCC, and overall capital for the project are all factors that come into play here. We all know that Sprint has financial struggles and are awaiting a big buyout plan with Soft Bank. I'd say that, despite everything, the LTE rollout is going well. Some major cities have LTE and I heard that it works pretty well there. I wouldn't just say that they "suck"...that is, unless you work for the FCC and truly know all the factors in building out a nationwide network. So easy to be too ignorant, but evidently not so much so to post without knowledge.

11. threeline

Posts: 318; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

KFear, I have a feeling you don't know sh*t either but want us to think you do.

42. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

I work for sprint. I know that a lot of factors are thrown into play. Believe it or not. My other posts will say the same. The researchable material is also on the web.

6. urboypedro

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

WTF what about New York City

7. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

They are the NEW KID on the block saying your going to do this isn't doing it as of today. Sprints network is very sad my buddy has the ONLY 3g Galaxy Note 2 that i have ever seen and boy it is pitifully slow. How can Sprint continue this farce with NO NYC LTE YET. Thank god i roll with Tmobile they do what they say always.

14. threeline

Posts: 318; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

My friend just switched to TMO from sprint and he couldn't be more impressed with the difference in data speeds and he is not even into phones like that. He has the Note 2 as well and that thing flies on TMO's network. I cant wait to leave Sprint myself!

22. big.e927

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

T-Mobile? You mean the sorry ass carrier who had to whine and complain that hspa+ speeds qualify as 4G because it didn't officially unveil that? In addition, I personally know a family who hates T-Mobile for sending them a phone bill belonging to a dead relative. That's some shady ass s**t, plus my ex had to go to court to throw that out because T-Mobile was threatening to take legal action by acquiring their property even after they sent a copy of the death certificate. T-Mobile's response? A half-assed apology and claiming that the death certificate was sent to the wrong facility. Bottom line, if you're somewhere that received mail and it's property owned by the carrier, wouldn't it be the rational thing to do if you sent it to the right place? Naw man, screw T-Mobile even a prepaid carrier like metro pcs has LTE. T-Mobile is what's really sorry here, at least Sprint has a LTE footprint.

23. big.e927

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

P.s T-Mobile has billed families with their dead relatives bills like a bunch of punk ass corporate bullies.

10. xDrizzyXx

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 28, 2011

I cannot believe they added 4G LTE to Kingman/Lake Havasu instead of Phoenix (which is a pretty large effin city with alot of sprint customers). How could they do that??? Its like theyre focusing on the smaller markets first, whats wrong with them.

13. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

No. They are releasing whatever is complete. There are a lot of factors that go into releasing LTE and their contractors. They want to finish as fast as they can. They are flipping switches to whatever is OK to do so.

15. threeline

Posts: 318; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Probably because their LTE signal is weak anyway. Knowing Sprint like I do it will suck!

16. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

It's not. Actually the signal should be better than Verizon. The reason why Verizon was so fast to upgrade to 4g was because they are using the "Cheap" way by upgrading their current 3g towers and they won't hold as much traffic as Sprints towers once there are too many users using 4g. Sprint is using the latest technology and replacing everything on site. Guess you don't know Sprint too well bro.

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yeah, great way to spit out the internal propaganda. Sprint has a long way to go to prove their signal is worthwhile, especially with their coverage being as haphazard as it is right now.

20. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Signal will be better. Idk if coverage will remain the same. Two different topics, but LTE will rollout to all of its current 3g network.

37. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Their coverage is great right now, speeds is what they are improving but coverage too will get much better with the deployment of 3G / LTE on Nextel's 800mhz spectrum.

31. christony1120

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Ever thought that VZW is a more larger company than Sprint, meaning more money, meaning can afford more towers FASTER.... so take your little Sprint is using the latest tech. bulls**t out of here. Besides the only reason Sprints LTE is faster is because their LTE footprint isn't as big as VZW and they're skipping all the major cities and covering up little cities meaning less people are using it

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