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Sprint Begins Work in 28 New 4G LTE Markets, Should Go Live in Coming Months

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This afternoon, Sprint announced that work has officially begun in 28 additional 4G LTE markets that are currently a part of their 3G footprint. The sites are scheduled to be finalized in the “coming months” so if you see your city listed, don’t go running out in the streets quite yet. As we have seen plenty of times before, some markets get turned on well before an official announcement is even made, so stay on the lookout. 

Upcoming 4G LTE markets:

  • 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
  • Winona, MN

Via: Sprint

  • javi

    It sounds like they’re making up the names half of the citys so it can sound like a lot of markets…how bout we get a decent 3g in san Diego before Nacogdoches gets lte

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1593169740 Chris Amaya

    Sprint LTE is unofficially up here in Van Nuys, CA and in Norwalk/Bellflower, CA. Sadly the LTE literally ends right before my block D:

  • ACE

    I was told by a Sprint Engineer that they were converting old Nextel towers to the LTE first due to some issues with signal and compatability. The order was determined by who had more Nextel towers/subscribers per capita.

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    bremerton gets LTE but Olympia still no love…sprint is being cheap and giving love to the smaller towns instead of spending money and going to the major cities t-__-t

  • Angry sprint guy

    Where the helll is slc?

  • DC_Guy

    Sprint is simply NOT ready for prime time. It seems that plenty of people still can’t get reliable and consistent LTE coverage even in areas that are announced.

    • Fattie McDoogles

      Verizon was the same way when they start putting up LTE. I had all kinds of LTE coverage issues when they first start going live then I did this summer before I left Big Red.

  • ConCal

    It looks like Sprint is just choosing low hanging fruit instead of going for more populace markets. It’s cheaper to deploy in small markets, so then in their ads they can say they have 4G in 100+ areas.

    • Dennis Sinclair Sr.

      Good point…although if you aren’t retarded, you will look and see where they actually have coverage and realize it’s not that great despite their claims.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gerry.keysor Gerry Keysor

    Why is there no Sprint LTE coverage at all in Ohio?

  • Kyle Miller

    Spuck Frint!

  • ConCal

    Come on, can we please get more coverage in California.

    • gadgetryan

      1 +100 that. How am I going to use LTE while im traveling down the freeway, since that is the only place LTE shows up!!

  • ohNOOOOOOOO

    How the heck is Opelousas/Eunice, LA getting it before Baton Rouge/New Orleans?!?! I’ve been living in LA for 15+ years and have never heard of Eunice…

    • knightsbore

      Same with Lake Havasu City/Kingman AZ, before any of the phoenix area… wtf is their PR and planning teams smoking. A town with 44,000 potential customers given preference over 4 million potential customers…

      • JoshGroff

        Sprint is the hipster carrier, Phoenix is just too mainstream for them.

      • Hunter

        A) The PR teams likely have nothing to do with LTE roll out plans.
        B) Population does not equate to priority in LTE roll out! Never has.

        • Fattie McDoogles

          Unfortunately you are probably right. I didn’t think about it like that but that makes a lot of sense. Until the Softbank deal goes thru and with all the money they are spending on Clearwire it makes sense that they wouldn’t have much cash for expanding large city coverage. It looks more impressive to have 100 markets live then it does to have 10-20 major cities live.

      • Dennis Sinclair Sr.

        My point exactly, by-pass Phoenix (and Tucson, second largest) in favor of Lake Havasu? I won’t really be sad when I leave Sprint.

      • eckdawg5

        Or Riverside, CA instead of San Diego, San Francisco, or Los Angeles…
        Hopefully, they’ll follow suit and throw one up in Bumphuk, Idaho instead of Boise or SLC…

    • Tony Byatt

      I was wondering the same thing. You’d think they’d have it up and running in time for the Superbowl…

    • michael arazan

      KC MO is their HQ and Branson MO is getting it over the Millions in St.Louis, wth?

      Hey Sprint, Larger markets give you more business, just an FYI