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Sprint to Roll Out 4G LTE in More Than 100 Cities

posted Wednesday Sep 12, 2012 by Nicholas DiMeo

Sprint to Roll Out 4G LTE in More Than 100 Cities

It was only a week ago that Sprint continued to add onto its 4G LTE network, which started up back in July, and made high-speed data available in four more cities. Compared to Verizon's launch, it's been pretty dismal for the guys in yellow, however, Sprint looked to change that with a big announcement this week.

Sprint has officially announced that it is pushing out LTE in more than 100 cities nationwide in the next few months, adding onto the enhanced 3G services in those cities. This more than quadruples its current catalog of 19 cities that are benefiting from true 4G LTE but still is nowhere close to Verizon's 337 current markets. However, this is a strong second step for Sprint, as the company still has unlimited data plans that can make good use of the new speeds.

For a list of the cities and some more breakdown of the news, including how the launch will happen, read on after the break.

Sprint's full list of cities that will go live with 4G LTE within the next few months are:

  • 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

We are super excited to see several Florida markets finally get some faster speeds for sure. Bob Azzi, Senior VP, seemed excited and realized customers have been waiting a long time for this as well.

We are committed to delivering a cutting-edge network as quickly as possible, one that provides a greater level of reliability and speed to our 3G and 4G customers. We know our customers depend on their mobile devices as their primary source of communication, business connectivity and entertainment. We want to deliver a network that delivers mobile access, productivity and entertainment at a highly competitive price point.

Like our good friend and distinguished colleague Avram Piltch has been saying since the launch of Sprint's 4G LTE handsets prior to launching the network, we also agreed customers were to be wary of if and when we'd see 4G LTE hit Sprint, and we're finally relieved and glad to report how this is all going to go down. Sprint says that it will first start each city in a "pre-launch phase," which means that you may see 4G LTE pop up in your city before the service is officially announced in your market. Sprint has encouraged users to try out the new network and use it as much as they would like until the service is officially launched, and customers should then see significant improvements in coverage, reliability, performance and speed.

Sprint also said that by the end of 2013, they will have completed the nationwide roll-out of the all new 4G network, along with drastic enhancements to the current 3G network. Are you excited that 4G is rolling into town? Will you switch to Sprint to use true 4G LTE with unlimited data? Let us know in the comments section below.


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