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Sprint Announces Nine New 4G LTE Markets Including San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Sprint launched nine 4G LTE markets this morning, ranging from Texas up to Pennsylvania. This brings their grand total of live markets to 67. They are still currently working on some major areas such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, so that number is sure to rise in the short future.

New markets:

  • Altoona, Pa.
  • Asheville, N.C.
  • Columbus, Ind.
  • Elkhart/Goshen, Ind.
  • Hammond, La.
  • La Crosse, Wis.
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Statesville, N.C.
  • Temple, Texas

If you are currently on Sprint and live in one of those markets, this Monday is looking pretty good for you.

Via: Sprint

  • Carlos

    This is simply not correct… I’ve been with sprint in Puerto Rico
    for 10 years and I still don’t have 4G service in San Juan… Gimme a break!!!

  • Danrarbc

    Still nothing in Saint Louis. Which was a launch day Verizon market, and AT&T hit fairly early too.

    Have to wonder if T-Mobile might even beat Sprint to it in the market – it seems like the market is 100% 1900Mhz HSPA already, my wife is running a phone without AWS and gets the same coverage I do on my Nexus 4. So AWS would be ready to move over to LTE basically immediately.

  • Beer City USA!! Nice to see our small town on there… even if I’ve been screaming along on VZW LTE for nearly two years.

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  • M C

    Still nothing official for the tampa, sarasota, and bradenton fl markets 🙁


    San Juan is in Puerto Rico= San Juan, PR

  • Radgatt

    Come on sprint. Asheville and Statesville before Greensboro and Charlotte?

    • Dain Laguna

      Smaller cities=easier rollout. Last weekend i was in asheville and the lte coverage was pretty decent

    • Fattie McDoogles

      Sprint is going for volume. It looks better to say they have 30+ markets with LTE coverage then it does to say we have 5 markets but they are major cities.

  • Mana

    …and Arizona continues to wait.

  • harryballs

    San Juan would be IN Puerto Rico.

  • The Jackal

    So Altoona, PA before Pittsburgh, makes sense…..

    • Joey

      It makes sense if you actually understand the criteria dictating a roll-out strategy rather than just assuming its population based…

      • Fattie McDoogles

        It is population based to an extent. Look at all the places that have it, they aren’t in a single major city. There rollout has been in all small areas like Altoona, and Albany, GA. Not, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, NYC. So to argue that their rollout ISN’T population based is a complete joke.

        • Joey

          I used words like ‘just’ and ‘based’ to suggest that there are various other criteria that factor into the strategy. I’m not saying population isn’t a factor at all, I’m simply stating that its not the only consideration when choosing when and where to roll-out as most people tend to assume.

          As for your “joke”, the roll-out ISN’T population BASED. But at some point population does probably factor in….behind things like cost, resources, and available bandwidth.

  • thecharrr

    Generic “Sprint doesn’t have LTE here but Verizon/US Cellular/AT&T/whatever does” comment

  • violator702

    Most random places ever.

    • picaso86

      I couldn’t put it in any other words….

    • rekem

      Isn’t it always with Sprint? I escaped a month ago. Couldn’t be happier to be away from the crippled data speed and empty promises.

  • Simon Belmont

    I get great WiMAX coverage and speed here (15-20Mbps, not kidding you). But there’s absolutely NO LTE roll-out guidance for my area in the foreseeable future.

    Sort of a conundrum for me because I like the fast 4G speeds I’m getting now and my upgrade is coming up in two months. I guess I’ll wait it out a little longer and maybe see what the next Nexus phone brings in the fall and maybe jump ship to a GSM carrier or MVNO.

  • BulletTooth_Tony

    San Juan and Puerto Rico are listed separately? One is the city, the other is the entire island… it just doesn’t make sense, which is it Sprint? 🙂

    • Jeff

      In the actual article they are listed like so:

      Altoona, Pa., Asheville, N.C., Columbus, Ind., Elkhart/Goshen, Ind., Hammond, La., La Crosse, Wis., San Juan, Puerto Rico, Statesville, N.C., and Temple, Texas

      So the summary above is wrong. It should be listed as San Juan, Puerto Rico on one line.

      • michael arazan

        Sprint’s HQ is in KC MO, and there still is no 4g lte in St.Louis, wth?

        • Fattie McDoogles

          Too expensive lol. They are going to small cities first.

  • So if you have a sprint phone, can you use it in those locations w/o international roaming charges?