Sprint Expands Spark to New Markets, Provides Access to Virgin Mobile Prepaid Customers

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Sprint certainly isn’t resting on its laurels this CES. In addition to the new Framily Plan, the carrier announced today that it’s expanding the footprint of Spark, Sprint’s tri-band 4G LTE solution that aims to improve speeds in congested markets.

Spark works by leveraging Sprint’s three spectrums – the 800MHz, 1.9GHz, and 2.5GHz band – to dramatically increase wireless capacity. The carrier says users of supported devices like the HTC One Max and upcoming LG G Flex could see download speeds up to 60Mbps.

The Lone Star State is clearly the focus of today’s expanded coverage. Here’s a list of newly-supported cities:

  • Austin, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas

In addition to the expansion, Sprint said Virgin Mobile prepaid customers on the company’s Broadband2Go plans will be able to take advantage of Spark. Plans start at $5 per day, with monthly options ranging from $25 for 1.5GB to $55 for 6GB. Only the Netgear Mingle hotspot will be compatible at launch, but neither company ruled out support for future devices down the road.

Via: Sprint



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