Sprint Adding 4G LTE To 28 Additional Cities In Coming Months

BY Jason

Published 17 Jan 2013


Sprint has just announced that it will be adding 4G LTE to 28 additional cities in the coming months.

Sprint launched its 4G LTE network in July 2012 and is currently available in 49 cities.

From Sprint’s press release:

Continuing its push to deliver an enhanced top-tier network experience for customers, Sprint (NYSE:S) announced today that its 4G LTE network build is progressing in 28 additional cities within its nationwide 3G footprint. The deployment is part of Sprint’s Network Vision strategy, a plan to consolidate multiple network technologies into one new, seamless network with the goal of increasing efficiency and enhancing network coverage, call quality and data speeds for customers across the United States.

Here’s the complete list of cities that will get 4G LTE:

  • 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

Sprint has also mentioned that during the pre-launch phase, customers  with capable 4G LTE devices may begin to see 4G LTE coverage in these areas and are welcome to use the network, but expects coverage, performance and reliability to get even better after the service is officially launched.

Currently, Sprint is the only major iPhone carrier in the US that doesn’t have a 4G LTE coverage to boast about, so it will be important for Sprint to roll out its 4G LTE services as soon as possible.

The unlimited data plans hasn’t helped Sprint to attract a flood of customers from AT&T and Verizon due to its slower 3G network, but it could turn into a key differentiator on 4G LTE networks, as users have quickly found out that the ultrafast 4G LTE connectivity is a speed trap as they’re burning through their monthly data limits quite quickly.

HT: 9to5Mac