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Sprint Lights up 45 New 4G LTE Markets in America, Brings Total to 230

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This morning, Sprint announced the light up of 45 new 4G LTE markets in America, bringing their total LTE market number to 230. That number has grown quite a bit this year, but the company is still far behind AT&T and Verizon’s market counts. Much like T-Mobile, both of these companies have been playing catch up ever since Verizon launched its first LTE city back in 2011

Here is the full list of the new 4G LTE markets on Sprint.

New 4G LTE Markets:

  • Abilene, Texas
  • Lakeland/Winter Haven, Fla.
  • Adrian, Mich.
  • Laurel, Miss.
  • Albany/Corvallis, Ore.
  • Lexington, Ky.
  • Ardmore, Okla.
  • Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
  • Athens, Texas
  • Milledgeville, Ga.
  • Auburn/Opelika, Ala.
  • Naples, Fla.
  • Cape Coral/Fort Myers, Fla.
  • New Haven, Conn.
  • Clovis, N.M.
  • Odessa, Texas
  • Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Paris, Texas
  • Columbia/Ellicott City, Md.
  • Pensacola, Fla.
  • Eagle Pass, Texas
  • Picayune, Miss.
  • Elizabethtown, Ky.
  • Red Bluff, Calif.
  • Farmington, Mo.
  • Rolla, Mo.
  • Fort Polk South, La.
  • Santa Ana/Anaheim, Calif.
  • Fort Smith, Ark.
  • Spokane, Wash.
  • Frankfort, Ky.
  • Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Greenville/Mauldin/Easley, S.C.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Greenwood, S.C.
  • Texarkana, Texas – Texarkana, Ark.
  • Jacksonville, Texas
  • Tyler, Texas
  • Janesville, Wis.
  • Valdosta, Ga.
  • Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Warner Robins, Ga.
  • Kirksville, Mo.
  • Waycross, Ga.
  • Lafayette, La.

Via: Sprint

  • tac

    Naturally Denver is not on this list.

  • 4g63mark

    Good for Sprint. They have been screwing their customers for YEARS with TERRIBLE service. So I’m glad to see their customers finally getting what’s owed.

  • CHRIS42060

    It amazes me Sprint still plays this game. They have been ignoring some rather large cities for LTE, but are constantly expanding. Some examples from this announcement: Adrian, MI before Detroit, MI; Greenwood, SC before Charleston, SC; and Rolla, MO before St. Louis, MO. I am pretty sure they are playing a game that helps marketing. Their marketing department can say “We have xxx LTE markets,” but still use as little infrastructure as possible. It costs a lot less to offer LTE for 19,000 people in Rolla, MO than the 319,000 (over 2 million in the metro area) people in St. Louis, MO.

  • PuttsMoBilesiCit

    Still no 4G ANYWHERE in Arizona…

    • Tazasterous

      They are at about 15% rolled out in phx market. It won’t have an official announcement like this until it is at least 30%. It did take too long though.

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  • Wilbur Wildcat

    Half a year since I left Sprint and they continue to ignore Tucson. Pathetic LOL. So glad I’m not on their network anymore.

    • Guest

      They don’t really ignore Tucson. It is more like they avoid it. The majority of the places they tend to light up with LTE during these larger announcements are smaller markets. Its all a way to be able to compete by saying they have xxx LTE markets, but unfortunately a lot of the population centers of the US are without LTE. Come on Bedford, PA gets LTE before Pittsburgh, PA or a majority of Puerto Rico has LTE but not Metro DC. They are playing a game that lets them build a marketing campaign with as little money spent on infrastructure as possible.

  • DC_Guy

    Still haven’t made the DC Metro area official. ::SIGH::

  • Zach B.

    I always like to give Sprint a golf clap when they look like they’re trying

  • besweeet

    If anyone’s interested in how T-Mobile is in these areas: http://pastebin.com/anEbL5C5

  • cheese

    There is a longstanding rumor that Google will eventually acquire Sprint which is now owned by a Japanese company called Softbank. This anonymous article gives a compelling case for it. I honestly think it will happen. the new Google carrier would operate on LTE bands 25/26/41 and operate in the 2.5Ghz spectrum.

    Guess where Google Fiber is located? Sprint headquarters located in Kansas City.

    http://www.netcompetition.org/antitrust/will-google-become-softbank-sprints-silent-partner

    • jddunkley

      You have given me the only hope I’ve ever had in Sprint. I was happy to switch to them from T Mobile. I had an original Galaxy S and if anyone remembers, the GPS was TERRIBLE! I started traveling and couldn’t use it, so I had to switch thinking it would be incredible!

      Now every time they list new LTE markets and Utah isn’t included, I die a little inside. Now they’re lighting it up in every single surrounding state and I still don’t have it :(

      BUT if Google will eventually have it, I’m staying…hahaha

      • Andy Stetson

        Omaha doesn’t have it yet either… i’m not on sprint, but i like having multiple options. AT&T and Verizon are the only options i have, and they’re pretty much the same here as far as service and price are concerned.

      • cheese

        It would be a couple to few years until Sprint gets their TDD LTE network up (on lte band 41). But once it does, man oh man, data speeds will be very fast due to the higher frequency band (2.5GHz). The only disadvantage would be that the higher the frequency, the worst the propagation of signal through buildings. This is why Dish is part of the plan. Dish would provide fixed satellites throughout urban areas to maintain strong signals in dense urban terrain.

    • CHRIS42060

      If this happens I will become the happiest Sprint customer on the planet.

    • michael arazan

      If that happened Verizon would be paying off congressmen left and right to stop the deal. And they’d be sh$tting bricks

  • sagisarius

    By “Markets” they mean individual Seven 11s, not like metropolitian areas.

  • Azn_Android

    Still no support for Charlottesville in Virginia? You have the 2nd best public university in this city and their service is still atrocious here not to mention that there isn’t LTE….Too bad I’m locked on for another year.

    • Tim242

      I hope that is just a bad attempt at being funny.

    • seeingwhite

      It’s because sprint doesn’t have any native towers in Charlottesville/Lynchburg/etc. They have an agreement with ntelos and so sprint customers use ntelos towers but it is transparent to the customer. Ntelos has been slow to upgrade to LTE. Additionally, Sprint and ntelos just resolved an ongoing dispute a few weeks ago.