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  • Sprint Announces 4G LTE Network Coverage Coming to 100 More Cities


    Just last week, AT&T published a statement saying that they brought 4G LTE network coverage to nine more U.S. cities and that many more were coming before the year’s end. Today, Sprint has announced a similar statement for their 4G LTE network coverage, only with an even more impressive list of coverage expansion – 100 more U.S. cities. The full list below:

    • Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
    • Albermarle, N.C.
    • Anderson, Ind.
    • Asheville, N.C.
    • Athens, Tenn.
    • Athens, Texas
    • Austin, Texas
    • Barnstable Town (Hyannis/Midcape), Mass.
    • Baton Rouge, La.
    • Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Md.
    • Boston
    • Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, Mass.
    • Charlotte, N.C.
    • Chattanooga, Tenn.
    • Chicago
    • Clarksville, Tenn.
    • Cleveland, Tenn.
    • Coamo, Puerto Rico
    • College Station, Texas
    • Columbia, Tenn.
    • Columbus, Ind.
    • Cookeville, Tenn.
    • Crossville, Tenn.
    • Daytona Beach-Deltona-Ormond Beach, Fla.
    • Elkhart-Goshen, Ind.
    • Fayetteville, N.C.
    • Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Fla.
    • Gainesville, Fla.
    • Gary, Ind.
    • Goldsboro, N.C.
    • Greenville, N.C.
    • Greeneville, Tenn.
    • Guayama, Puerto Rico
    • Hammond, La.
    • Harriman, Tenn.
    • Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, N.C.
    • Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, La.
    • Hutchinson, Kan.
    • Indianapolis-Carmel, Ind.
    • Jacksonville, Fla.
    • Johnson City, Tenn.
    • Jonesboro, Ark.
    • Kankakee-Bradley-Bourbonnais, Ill.
    • Kerrville, Texas
    • Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
    • Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn.
    • Kinston, N.C.
    • Knoxville, Tenn.
    • Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
    • Lancaster, S.C.
    • Lawrence, Kan.
    • Lincolnton, N.C.
    • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, Calif.
    • Lumberton, N.C.
    • McPherson, Kan.
    • Memphis, Tenn.
    • Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Fla.
    • Morgan City, La.
    • Morristown, Tenn.
    • Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    • Muncie, Ind.
    • Nashville, Tenn.
    • New Orleans
    • New York-White Plains-Wayne, N.Y.
    • Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.
    • Ocala, Fla.
    • Ocean Pines, Md.
    • Palatka, Fla.
    • Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla.
    • Peabody/Lawrence-Methuen/Gloucester, Mass.
    • Philadelphia
    • Ponce, Puerto Rico
    • Port St. Lucie, Fla.
    • Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
    • Rochelle, Ill.
    • Rockford, Ill.
    • Rocky Mount, N.C.
    • Salina, Kan.
    • Salisbury, Md.
    • Salisbury, N.C.
    • San German-Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
    • San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • Sebastian-Vero Beach, Fla.
    • Sevierville, Tenn.
    • Shelby, N.C.
    • Southern Pines-Pinehurst, N.C.
    • Springfield, Mass.
    • Statesville-Mooresville, N.C.
    • St. Thomas, USVI
    • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.
    • Topeka, Kan.
    • Tullahoma, Tenn.
    • Tupelo, Miss.
    • Warrensburg, Mo.
    • Washington, D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria, Va.
    • Waukegan-Lake County, Ill.
    • West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Fla.
    • Wichita, Kan.
    • Wichita Falls, Texas
    • Wilson, N.C.
    • Worcester-Fitchburg-Leominster, Mass.
    • Yauco, Puerto Rico


    4G LTE is expected to be a big part of the iPhone 5, which is expected to launch on all of the big three carriers (AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon). 4G LTE has blazing-fast download and upload speeds that blow 3G right out of the water. The only problem being that 4G LTE is sometimes hard to come by in many areas of the country. The expansion is important for Sprint because the iPhone is a very popular device that practically sells itself; if Sprint has no 4G coverage in the consumers' area, then consumers will be looking elsewhere for 4G coverage to get the most out of their new iPhone.

    Sprint also states that during the process of launching 4G LTE in these new areas, 4G-capable devices on the Sprint network might start seeing 4G coverage before the network is officially announced and welcomes users to use the network early if this is the case:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sprint
    During the pre-launch phase, customers with capable 4G LTE devices may begin to see 4G LTE coverage in these areas and are welcome to use the network even before it officially launches. Sprint plans to announce commercial availability of 4G LTE in these cities in the coming months, at which point we expect coverage, performance and reliability to get even better. Eventually, the markets will fill in until coverage largely matches the existing nationwide 3G footprint. By the end of 2013, Sprint expects to have completed the nationwide build out of the all new 3G and 4G network.
    In 2013, Sprint expects to have its 4G LTE network finished and just as large as the current 3G network. All 4G LTE data will remain unlimited even past the iPhone 5 announcement and launch. Sprint is currently the only of the big three that still offers "truly unlimited data" without throttling or any data caps. For users that are eager to try out 4G LTE on an iPhone for the first time, this may be a huge selling-point.

    Sources: Sprint via AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sprint Announces 4G LTE Network Coverage Coming to 100 More Cities started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      Haa! They have Gainesville on the list and AT&T didn't if I'm correct.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Jeeze, The only carrier that has 4G in San Luis Obispo is Verizon. I really want sprint LTE to take advantage of the unlimited data.
    1. Perceptum's Avatar
      Perceptum -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Jeeze, The only carrier that has 4G in San Luis Obispo is Verizon. I really want sprint LTE to take advantage of the unlimited data.
      That would be nice to surf LTE in SLO while eating a Cowboy Cookie!
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Hmm, nothing new in Georgia?
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      I'd love it if somebody at Sprint would explain how on earth the U.S. Virgin Islands get LTE before a single city in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, or Oregon? Or how only one city in California is getting LTE (LAX)?

      At this rate, I'd be rather stunned if they made their "LTE everywhere we have footprint" coverage claim by 2015, never mind the end of 2013.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Strange how my area which is over 300,000 is not on the list. I'm really glad I didn't stay with Sprint
    1. jwil736's Avatar
      jwil736 -
      Wow Boston area is getting quite the upgrade! May be time to switch!
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by Orby View Post
      I'd love it if somebody at Sprint would explain how on earth the U.S. Virgin Islands get LTE before a single city in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, or Oregon? Or how only one city in California is getting LTE (LAX)?

      At this rate, I'd be rather stunned if they made their "LTE everywhere we have footprint" coverage claim by 2015, never mind the end of 2013.
      You do understand that this list is NEW coverage areas, right?