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Sprint Announces 21 New 4G LTE Markets Ranging From Coast to Coast

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Looks like the leak from last week was right (except for the date). This morning, Sprint announced the addition of 21 brand new 4G LTE markets, ranging all the way from the California coast to Charlotte, North Carolina. The Now Network has stated before that 2013 would be a big push year from them in this area, as they continue to compete against AT&T and now T-Mobile in the 4G LTE coverage game.

Take a peek below for the full list of new markets. 

New Markets:

  • Albemarle, N.C.
  • Bloomington, Ind.
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Contra Costa County, Calif.
  • Denison, Texas
  • Greeneville, Tenn.
  • Joplin, Mo.
  • Kerrville, Texas
  • Lafayette, Ind.
  • Lincolnton, N.C.
  • Los Angeles
  • Mankato/North Mankato, Minn.
  • Memphis, Tenn.
  • Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Newport News, Va.
  • Palm Bay, Fla.
  • Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  • Rochelle, Ill.
  • Salisbury, N.C.
  • Shelby, N.C.
  • Tullahoma, Tenn.
  • West Palm Beach, Fla.

Via: Sprint

  • Still not coming to Phoenix Sprint? I be sure to make everyone I know who signed up with Sprint here understand, they made a mistake by going with Sprint.

  • ATC_Support

    Idiots. Still no Northern Alabama. Wasn’t Norfolk/VA Beach, VA on the list like 5 years ago? Sprint. You SUCK! Which is why I ditched unlimited CRAP speed data for limited data that actually works.

  • really no PA?, i guess i will never see 4g here huh?

  • phajej

    How about Northern California!!!! Sacramento, Chico/Oroville, Redding… Sprint’s 3G here is so slow!!!! Yuck!! Verizon 4G LTE is already here in Chico/Oroville area. I AM REALLY CONSIDERING THE SWITCH!!!

  • Kyle Cummings

    Still no Cincinnati…very dissapointing

  • Nw_adventure

    Utah is getting built right now – Working on the project 🙂

  • Samwise Gamjy

    So this would mean my sprint signal would actually be worth something, nope….looked at phone still barely any signal.

  • Navy Guy

    Yay! Worlds biggest Navy base gets it now 😀

  • ghostman

    How about Washingon DC!!!? And Nova and really the whole DMV area. Service is a joke here.

    • Azn_Android

      I’m with you on that one. I live in northern Virginia which is a HUGE region in terms of population density that Sprint should really cover with LTE.

  • still no sign of Buffalo, NY… yet Rochester, NY has had it for almost two years. that’s kinda ridiculous in my opinion.

    • hershey26

      we don’t have 4g lte in rochester, ny yet. We’ve had the WiMax, which was spotty at best

    • porkchopsandwiches

      I’d say its time to move on, dude. I have since switched to AT&T and while having to watch my data sucks, at least its usable. Buffalo never got WiMax, I doubt Sprint would even consider stepping in with LTE.

  • Simon Belmont

    Man, my market was one of the first to see WiMAX, but no LTE love. Le sigh.

    My contract is up next month. Guess it’ll be decision time or I’ll just defer and wait for the next Nexus.

    • Simon Belmont

      Ha. Ironically, I just checked Sensorly for shiggles and it looks like there’s some towers supporting Sprint LTE very close to me now. Maybe my market will get an announcement soon after all. That would be cool.

      I’m still using a phone that has WiMAX and I get a good signal and great throughput. I hope LTE can perform similarly or better.

  • I already get 4G LTE in my city (Franklin/Brentwood TN) but the signal strength is very low. I wish they would add another tower.

  • Fredy Nativi

    Charlotte!!! Now to wait and see what the coverage will be.

    • Bigwavedave25

      Yeah, weigh in on that for me, will you? What area are you in?

      • Fredy Nativi

        South Charlotte near lake Wylie. I’m on Verizon so we will see what the coverage looks like.

        • Bigwavedave25

          North end for me, near 77 & 485. Still with Vz also. I’ll have to find a store to test it.

  • anthony jones

    joplin is only a couple hours from Sprint headquarters in KC,Mo and it took them this long to get 4g? Epic fail.

    • Ian

      I guess that would make sense if we assumed they were lighting up LTE markets in concentric circles from the Sprint headquarters…

    • You’d think they would put it in St.Louis as well, but nooooooooooo.

      • anthony jones

        im in stl area and that would be great. id like to leave verizon some day.waiting for tmbl and sprint to get their issh together.

        • Yeah, I’m in STL as well, I’m on the fence about leaving Verizon as well. My girlfriend is with Sprint, and she has HORRIBLE service with Sprint. She misses tons of texts, voicemails,constantly losing her signal, Forever dropping calls. T-Mobile seems like they have the right idea, and they seem to be getting better with time but until their customer service department actually hires people I can understand, I’m out on that deal. If I jump ship with VZW, I’ll be heading to AT&T as they offer comparable service in STL.

  • mgamerz

    I like how montana gets it before Boise.

  • It looks like they are getting Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas. Good move. I would hate to go to the NASCAR hall of fame and be stuck in 3g.

  • Eric

    Sprint really hates the Four Corners states.

    • michael arazan

      I miss Durango, right by the four corners, great micro brew beer there called Carvers

  • manh

    do we know if the vigor will be 4g?
    i hope so… can’t wait to get rid of this thunderbolt

  • Ian

    Tim, are you sure its Joplin, MO this time? 🙂

    • Wait… Didn’t they roll out to Joplin as one of their very first “cities”?

  • abqnm

    Typical Sprint. One or two major cities and the rest small cities and towns. Took Sprint 3 years longer than Verizon to get 3g in the top 100 markets in the US. Looks like the plans haven’t changed for LTE.

  • johnny

    Wheres Connecticut

    • bakdroid

      I think it is in the Northeast.

      • Austin Warren

        Shhh, he should have learned that in 3rd grade.

        • Matthew Merrick

          To give him the benefit of the doubt, maybe he’s not from the US?

    • ImmaDroid

      and Its right in between New York and Massachusetts.. You should be able to find it on Google maps