11 new cities and counties get Sprint 4G LTE

We’ve been hearing an awful lot about Sprint adding target cities to its list for 4G LTE launches by the end of this year and for early next year, but very little actual launches have taken place. Welp, we can finally silence that noise as Sprint has finally started to launch 4G LTE for more cities.

Today’s launches aren’t “sexy” cities, per se, but we’re never mad at progress of any sort. As many as 11 different cities and counties will be getting treatment today, and a lot of it is concentrated on the east coast (particularly in Indiana and Virginia).

Folks in Anderson, Ind.; Clarke County, Va.; Jefferson County, W.Va.; Harrisburg/Carlisle/Hershey, Pa.; Hagerstown, Md.; Martinsburg, W.Va; Harrisonburg, Va.; Muncie, Ind.; Peabody, Mass.; Salina, Kan.; Shenandoah County, Va.; South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.; Winchester, Va.

It’ll be important for Sprint to get the ball moving a little faster as we head into 2013 as Verizon and AT&T have outpaced the Now Network in terms of LTE launches. Whatever the reason may be for its pace they Sprint still feels like it can cover most of its customers with 4G LTE by the end of next year.

That goal will certainly need to be taken seriously as we doubt Sprint will want to suffer the same mistake it did in 2010 when it launched an onslaught of WiMax phones with very little coverage to show for it. You can thank Clearwire and its empty coffers for that debacle.

On the contrary, Sprint’s LTE rollout is said to be funded in full with its own cash and assets so we should have no worries heading into 2013. For now, though, we’re just happy that a few more of you will be able to  turn your phones, tablets and hotspot devices on to see a nice 4G LTE icon greeting you in the notification bar starting today. Read on for full press details.

Sprint 4G LTE Lights Up in 11 New Cities and Counties in Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia

The all-new, high-speed data network rollout expands into Harrisburg, Pa., South Bend-Mishawaka, Ind., Muncie, Ind., Salina, Kan., and more

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 26, 2012 – Today, Sprint (NYSE:S) announced that it is delivering the speed, power and value of its all-new 4G LTE network to customers in 11 new cities/counties, including Harrisburg, Pa., South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind., Muncie, Ind., Peabody, Mass., and Salina, Kan.

Customers in these areas will be able to use their smartphones  such as Samsung Galaxy S® III, Samsung Galaxy Victory™ 4G LTE or HTC EVO™ 4G LTE  to share a picture, download a video, or check the Web with greater speed and reliability. When you combine the power of 4G LTE with an Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM, which includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, Sprint becomes the best choice in wireless.

With today’s expansion, Sprint 4G LTE will light up in the following areas, with coverage continuing to expand in these areas in the coming weeks and months:

  • Anderson, Ind.
  • Clarke County, Va./Jefferson County, W.Va.
  • Harrisburg/Carlisle/Hershey, Pa.
  • Hagerstown, Md./Martinsburg, W.Va.
  • Harrisonburg, Va.
  • Muncie, Ind.
  • Peabody, Mass.
  • Salina, Kan.
  • Shenandoah County, Va.
  • South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.
  • Winchester, Va.

“We are pleased to deliver our new 4G LTE network to more Sprint customers,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. “Whether someone uses 4G LTE for personal or professional needs, they will find that Sprint’s new 4G LTE network is performing extremely well. Customers should find it consistent, reliable and fast.”

Sprint’s network buildout program, known as Network Vision, not only brings 4G LTE but should also give 3G customers better wireless signal strength, in-building coverage, and fewer dropped/blocked calls. These 3G improvements are already available to customers in several cities across the country, such as Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. All Sprint 3G customers in these areas, including the company’s prepaid customers on Assurance Wireless, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile, can expect to see better coverage, improved network reliability and voice quality once the improvements come to their areas.

Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers service in 43 marketsi. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE. For detailed 4G LTE maps, providing coverage information right down to the address, please visitwww.sprint.com/coverage. Customers are encouraged to check back often, as the maps will be updated when coverage in these markets is enhanced.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served nearly 56 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company.

iAnderson, Ind.; Atlanta; Athens, Ga.; Baltimore, Md.; Barnstable/Hyannis/Mid-Cape, Mass.; Calhoun, Ga.; Carrollton, Ga.; Chicago/Naperville/Joliet, Ill.; Clarke County, Va./Jefferson County, W.Va.; Gainesville, Ga.; Dallas; Fort Worth, Texas; Gary, Ind.; Granbury/Hood County, Texas; Hagerstown, Md./Martinsburg, W.Va.; Harrisburg/Carlisle/Hershey, Pa.; Harrisonburg, Va.; Houston; Huntsville, Texas; Hutchinson, Kan.; Lawrence, Kan.; Kankakee/Bradley/Bourbonnais, Ill.; Kansas City, Mo.-Kan.; McPherson, Kan.; Manhattan/Junction City, Kan.; Muncie, Ind.; New Bedford/Fall River, Mass.; Newnan, Ga.; Peabody, Mass.; Rockford, Ill.; Rome, Ga.; Salina, Kan.; San Antonio, Texas; Sedalia, Mo.; Shenandoah County, Va.; South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.; St. Joseph, Mo.; Topeka, Kan.; Waco, Texas; Waukegan/Lake County, Ill.; Wichita, Kan.; Wichita Falls, Texas; Winchester, Va.

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  • toomuchgame441

    Just hurry and blanket the entire ATL market with LTE and I’ll be happy

  • Eugene C. Klapheke III

    Good god, Sprint looks to be ON SCHEDULE with something. I might faint.

  • No_Nickname90

    Hmm… I may have to give them a try. I would pick up the Motorola Photon Q, but it doesn’t seem to have a lot of developer support. How sad. I guess I can start learning about ROMs because I really want a Qwerty phone. =.D

    My E4GT and it’s WiMax just ain’t cuttin it for me.

  • http://twitter.com/iLoveLiveUnique Nathan Bryant

    I was excited but Alexandria, Va isn’t covered. Nor is Fairfaxcounty. Weird because those are two popular areas in Va. Also, they were some if the first to get WiMAX when that was rolled out. Thought we would be taken care of. Some of the other places I’m not way to far from but it’s not like I live there either. I can’t wait until they improve their data speeds on 3G as well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brad.duncan.14418 Brad Duncan

      That part of the sprint network in virginia is not owned by shentel thats why you don’t have LTE yet whoever is the authorized provider and or sprint direct towers have not been upgraded shentel handles most to all sprint service in the valley

  • Guest

    LTE is in New York too also they albeit they just haven’t announced it yet, I was walking by 57th St. and 6th Ave, when I came off the subway and my phone showed a 4G signal! Which I have never seen on my Galaxy S III, check out the screenshot below, I just had to :)

    • malcmilli

      I’ve gotten about 7 mbps in the bronx near lehman college on my Evo LTE

    • http://www.facebook.com/Psylocke0834 Oliver Almare

      I got approximately 20M/10M in downtown Los Angeles, and they also don’t have them down as activated yet. Can’t wait for more spots around my area to pop up. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/j.esco89 Jonathan Escobar

      Only certain parts of the city has it; sadly the whole grid isn’t up yet.

    • jd_from_da_80s

      Here’s a link of where LTE is “available” in NYC, More spots in the Bronx.


  • Gio Benassi-Cornejo

    LTE is in New York City also albeit they just haven’t announced it yet, I was walking by 57th St. and 6th Ave, when I came off the subway and my phone showed a 4G signal! Which I have never seen on my Galaxy S III, check out the screenshot below, I just had to :)

    • Carl Rood

      It’s on, but not enough is completed to warrant the announcement yet. Smaller cities can be completed faster using local contractors, but the larger areas take more time.

  • ArmageddonX

    When is it Phoenix’s turn? We’ve been waiting for over 2 years for 4G of any type & we are the 6th largest city in the nation. Why does Sprint continue to snub Phoenix? My entire Family (5-10 contract lines) are switching in 2013 if they don’t start rolling out 4G service here.

  • CowboyRon

    It has been a slow go in the Dallas area, but every week there is a new area covered by 4g.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Wolfe/1329880901 Jeff Wolfe

    Maybe B4 I die they will have LTE in Milwaukee. They are the ONLY company that doesn’t have 4g here & the 3g is super slow even though I am paying $10 extra for what they call premium data…………….

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      that’s why I left them for Verizon. I didn’t even wait for my ETF to be over. Maybe I’ll move back once they have LTE here and if they still have unlimited data by then, but Sprint lost my trust when they told me Milwaukee was going to have WiMax by the end of 2010 and never ended up getting it.

  • MG83

    Peabody, Mass, yet no Providence, RI which is essentially the state. F U Sprint

  • brian

    Funny how they are doing little counties and cities first, when areas like pheonix, Detroit, the twin cities and others (which are areas that made sprint enough money to fund this project in the first place) are getting left out. I still think sprint should give every person who bought a wimax phone that didn’t get wimax a free lte phone for the lost promise and extra money we paid for services we never received.

  • Shanesays

    At least they’re lighting up in my state, Philadelphia should be right around the corner. Yeah right around the corner.

  • mans

    When is it coming to nj?!!!!!!

  • Brian Fisher

    If it is fully funded then why dont we have an ETA for Las Vegas? Not only is it a larger city than many that already have LTE but it has over 25 million visitors a year! Hope none of you going to CES have to deal with Sprints 3G.

  • Indy_Medic

    Since when the hell has Indiana been on the East coast? Last I checked it was part of the Midwest.

  • mans

    When is it coming to Nj!!!!!!??????

  • Guest

    Here’s a link of where LTE is “available” in NYC. Mostly in the Bronx right now.