Sprint Rolling Out 4G LTE Network In Over 100 New Cities ‘In Coming Months’

BY Jason

Published 10 Sep 2012

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After rolling out its 4G LTE services in 19 cities, mostly Texas, Kansas, and Georgia until now, Sprint has announced today that it will be rolling out 4G LTE network in over 100 new cities in the coming months including Boston, Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia,  Washington D.C etc.

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, which it started rolling out only in mid-July.

Sprint did not get the new iPad Wi-Fi + 4G model for lack of the 4G LTE network when Apple launched it in March. However, it insists that it will offer a 4G LTE iPhone if Apple launches it this week. Sprint has also said that it will continue to offer iPhone customers an unlimited data plan.

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

Anyway, coming back to today’s announcement, here’s the list of cities that will be getting Sprint’s 4G LTE services this month:

  • Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
  • Albermarle, N.C.
  • Anderson, Ind.
  • Asheville, N.C.
  • Athens, Tenn.
  • Athens, Texas
  • Austin, Texas
  • Barnstable Town (Hyannis/Midcape), Mass.
  • Baton Rouge, La.
  • Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Md.
  • Boston
  • Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, Mass.
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Chicago
  • Clarksville, Tenn.
  • Cleveland, Tenn.
  • Coamo, Puerto Rico
  • College Station, Texas
  • Columbia, Tenn.
  • Columbus, Ind.
  • Cookeville, Tenn.
  • Crossville, Tenn.
  • Daytona Beach-Deltona-Ormond Beach, Fla.
  • Elkhart-Goshen, Ind.
  • Fayetteville, N.C.
  • Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Fla.
  • Gainesville, Fla.
  • Gary, Ind.
  • Goldsboro, N.C.
  • Greenville, N.C.
  • Greeneville, Tenn.
  • Guayama, Puerto Rico
  • Hammond, La.
  • Harriman, Tenn.
  • Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, N.C.
  • Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, La.
  • Hutchinson, Kan.
  • Indianapolis-Carmel, Ind.
  • Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Johnson City, Tenn.
  • Jonesboro, Ark.
  • Kankakee-Bradley-Bourbonnais, Ill.
  • Kerrville, Texas
  • Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
  • Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn.
  • Kinston, N.C.
  • Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
  • Lancaster, S.C.
  • Lawrence, Kan.
  • Lincolnton, N.C.
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, Calif.
  • Lumberton, N.C.
  • McPherson, Kan.
  • Memphis, Tenn.
  • Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Fla.
  • Morgan City, La.
  • Morristown, Tenn.
  • Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
  • Muncie, Ind.
  • Nashville, Tenn.
  • New Orleans
  • New York-White Plains-Wayne, N.Y.
  • Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.
  • Ocala, Fla.
  • Ocean Pines, Md.
  • Palatka, Fla.
  • Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla.
  • Peabody/Lawrence-Methuen/Gloucester, Mass.
  • Philadelphia
  • Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  • Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
  • Rochelle, Ill.
  • Rockford, Ill.
  • Rocky Mount, N.C.
  • Salina, Kan.
  • Salisbury, Md.
  • Salisbury, N.C.
  • San German-Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Sebastian-Vero Beach, Fla.
  • Sevierville, Tenn.
  • Shelby, N.C.
  • Southern Pines-Pinehurst, N.C.
  • Springfield, Mass.
  • Statesville-Mooresville, N.C.
  • St. Thomas, USVI
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.
  • Topeka, Kan.
  • Tullahoma, Tenn.
  • Tupelo, Miss.
  • Warrensburg, Mo.
  • Washington, D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria, Va.
  • Waukegan-Lake County, Ill.
  • West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Fla.
  • Wichita, Kan.
  • Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Wilson, N.C.
  • Worcester-Fitchburg-Leominster, Mass.
  • Yauco, Puerto Rico
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.
Will you be waiting for Sprint to roll out 4G LTE service in your city or will you switch to AT&T or Verizon if Apple launches iPhone 5 with 4G LTE support, which seems very likely?
[via Sprint]