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Sprint Expands Their 4G LTE Network, Adds Four Brand New Markets in the U.S.

Today, Sprint is flipping the switch on four new 4G LTE markets. The company has been slowly but surely expanding its 4G reach across America and has even introduced a newly outfitted 3G service in Baltimore, Boston, and Washington D.C. As for the four new LTE markets, they are as follows:

  • Baltimore, Md
  • Gainesville, Ga
  • Manhattan/Junction City, Kan
  • Sedalia, Mo

This may seem like baby steps in comparison to Verizon’s 4G roll out, but hey, there’s nothing wrong with baby steps. According to Sprint, by the end of 2013 they plan to have completed their “build-out” and will then work on enhancements to the network from them on. 

Sprint continues nationwide 4G LTE expansion, adding four more cities to broaden its coverage 

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 29, 2012 – Sprint (NYSE:S) today introduced its 4G LTE high-speed data network to customers in Baltimore, Md., Gainesville, Ga., Manhattan/Junction City, Kan., and Sedalia, Mo. Additionally, Sprint customers in Baltimore, Boston and Washington, D.C., are beginning to enjoy the benefits of Sprint’s all-new 3G service – which is expected to deliver an exceptionally clear signal, better in-building coverage and fewer dropped/blocked calls.

Sprint was the first national wireless carrier to introduce 4G service in 2008, and today’s 3G/4G network improvements mark another step forward in the company’s overall network strategy, known as Network Vision.

According to a CTIA survey of wireless customers, wireless data traffic increased 123 percent from 2010 to 2011. Network Vision is specifically designed to meet the growing 3G and 4G LTE network demands of wireless subscribers. People want to use their smartphones, tablets and wireless hotspots where they live, work and play.

“Our customers are enjoying new applications and devices that increase the demand for mobile data,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. “The network build-out – that today is playing out in four new cities – will provide nothing less than a state-of-the art network platform for the next generation of customers. Customers across the country will begin to experience better 3G service on their devices and will be able to take advantage of 4G LTE on cutting-edge devices as we continue to launch more cities.”

In Baltimore, customers will begin to see 4G LTE signals in the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Federal Hill and Pikesville areas – with more sites being turned on in the days and weeks ahead. With the addition of 4G LTE and the upgrades to 3G service, the Sprint network in these areas can handle more voice and data traffic. Today’s network upgrades are expected to make sending text messages, surfing the Web, sharing photos, and streaming music and videos easier, faster and more reliable.

As consumers all over the country are becoming more dependent on their smartphones, network quality is becoming more important. In addition to Baltimore, Sprint is aggressively improving the 3G experience city by city. Today, customers in Boston and Washington, D.C., should also notice improved 3G cell coverage, reduced roaming and faster data speeds. The work to build Sprint’s all-new network will continue in other markets across the country. Sherman-Dennison, Texas, is expected to see 4G LTE service in the weeks ahead.

In today’s competitive wireless market, the value of unlimited has never been more apparent. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited data, texting and calling to and from any mobile phone in America while on the Sprint network, starting at just $79.99 per month for smartphones (pricing excludes taxes and surcharges).

During the past several years, Sprint has been working hard to deliver the best customer experience. The 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index ranked Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Building an all-new network is the linchpin to make Sprint the company customers want to do business with.

Sprint 4G LTE made its debut in 15 cities on July 15, and the company plans to introduce more markets to the network in 2012. By the end of 2013, Sprint expects to have largely completed the build-out of its all-new 4G LTE and 3G nationwide network. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 56 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

  • Brett

    Well I live in Boston and my 3g is the worse it has ever been. I’m talking 7Kb/sec. I dont know if its related to this “new and improved” service, but thankfully I live in an area with solid Wimax. I feel really bad for anyone out of Wimax range.

  • nyc or die

    Carriers are such teases – MANHATTAN/junction city, KS (emphasis added) Every time I see that I get excited since I live in the one true Manhattan..the city so nice they named it twice. New York, NY. Bugger all.

  • Kyle Cummings

    AAAANNNDD still no Cinci love.

  • RW-1

    “Sedalia is a city located about 30 miles (48 km) south of the Missouri River in Pettis County, Missouri. U.S. Highway 50 and U.S. Highway 65 intersect in the city. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 21,387.”
    Geez, yes that’s a city I’d begin with to get really competitive on for coverage (no offence to those who live there) …

    • michael arazan

      Lmao I’ve been there. I guess their next stop is Lake of the Ozarks/ branson MO. I live in st.louis county, at this rate it’ll hit st.louis last in about 5 years. Logically you’d think they would follow the highway from KC and branch out from the highway.

  • http://twitter.com/Randark_CGC Randark

    Wow 4…every couple weeks Verizon expands or creates 30 or more….

  • Mike Yost

    At this rate their coverage will match Verizon’s in…. Well never.

  • Matt

    Still no San Diego!?!?

  • http://twitter.com/Xeneize480 Xeneize480

    are they still charging $10 for 4G even though you dont have 4G?? lol

  • Tyler

    “According to Sprint, by the end of 2013 they plan to have completed their “build-out” and will then work on enhancements to the network from them on.”

    From them on what?

    • http://twitter.com/Xeneize480 Xeneize480

      yeah thats because they have 5k cell towers vs verizon 15k hahaha good luck sprint users an extra charge of $10 for 4G in the future

      • Tyler

        I was trying to point out the fact that i should be theN instead of theM but ok :)

  • Destroythanet

    None of this counts until they cover NY AND So Cal haha.