Sprint launches 4G LTE in 34 more markets


Hot on the heels of rumors that Sprint will be announcing a hot new early upgrade program, the folks at the Now Network have announced that 34 new markets are enjoying 4G LTE coverage. The list is quite large, so let’s just roll up our sleeves and hop right into it:

  • Alexandria, La.
  • Longview, Texas
  • Allegan, Mich.
  • Lufkin, Texas
  • Amarillo, Texas
  • Lumberton, N.C.
  • Anniston/Oxford,
  • Ala. Macon, Ga.
  • Bay City, Mich.
  • Marshfield/Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
  • Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas
  • Midland, Texas
  • Bedford, Pa.
  • Monroe, Mich.
  • Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Montgomery, Ala.
  • Del Rio, Texas
  • Muskogee, Okla.
  • Enid, Okla.
  • Oklahoma City
  • Fort Atkinson, Wis.
  • Ruston, La.
  • Greenville, Miss.
  • Salem, Ore.
  • Houma/Bayou Cane/Thibodaux, La.
  • San Angelo, Texas
  • Juniata and Mifflin counties, Pa.
  • Sheboygan, Wis.
  • Kinston, N.C.
  • Stillwater, Okla.
  • Lake Charles, La.
  • Victoria, Texas
  • Lawton, Okla.
  • Whitewater, Wis.

This is a significant list with a lot of significant cities, so we sure to look it over and see if your area of residence has finally been drenched in the high data speeds LTE provides.

Sprint’s goal is to get a majority of their 3G coverage up and running with 4G LTE by year’s end, and if this is the pace we can look forward to over the next few months it doesn’t sound like they’ll have much of a problem achieving that. Let’s hope new ownership by Softbank continues to give them the confidence they need to not only hit those launches in a timely manner, but scale up over the months and years to come.

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  • Mr. Raider™

    Damn…I guess AZ just ain’t on Sprint’s map of the United States!

    • rick slick

      Yes that’s a huge disappointment.

    • earth

      Phoenix rollout has just started…


    • Guest

      Phoenix rollout has started, check sensorly maps.

    • ArmageddonX

      Phoenix has the most bitter Sprint user-base that I’ve ever seen. It comes from years and years of being lied to. Switching to T-Mobile this fall, even if Sprint gets LTE in Phoenix.

  • ffolkes

    Still no NJ. Unbelievable at this point.

    • Turko24

      I live in North Bergen NJ and i enjoy 4G LTE speeds. New Jersey is expected to be completed by the end of 2013

      • earth
        • Andrew torres

          Wrong. I clicked on your link and the maps are highly wrong. 4G Wimax coverage is correct for those areas highlighted on under the “4g Wimax” drop down and “4G” drop down under sprint…..now when zoom in on my area around the lincoln tunnel its showing highlight for “4G” LTE. I have a 4G LTE phone and nothing is popping up in the immediate area going in and out of the Lincoln tunnel…Sensorly has the 4G Wimax coverage right, but it needs to completely resert its 4G LTE maps and start over…im not even experiencing coverage like that link claims….unless its devices hitting off a lower spectrum of 4G LTE …..my Gnex is 1900 Mhz

          • earth

            All I said is that the roillout has started in NJ, not that it is in your area.

    • Andrew torres

      Route 78 passing Hillside up until newark, nj is experiencing 4G lte speeds….probably about 3-4miles worth of that part of the highway…it goes off pretty quickly. antennae maybe pointed toward a wider area of those towns instead of up and down the highway…Bayonne, NJ has a tower out there as well but its off, I believe. Man they have got to get some 4G antennae on the Freedom tower facing all directions ….putting it on that highpoint for manhattan, and nearby NJ areas, and facing towards the boroughs would be banana’s. I wonder if coverage would be good on top of a tower like that….if any experts on here can chime in and let us know how that is a pro or a con. please enlighten a brother

  • BoneCrusher

    No Omaha…shocker!

  • chuckles87

    Nothing in southern California once again. I mean its not like so cal is a major market or anything

    • earth
    • Jaysen_MikalGrantAllen

      actually I was in the Los Angeles County Area less than a month ago and I had 4g LTE For a good 5-6 miles.

      • chuckles87

        Well sprints coverage map shows only half of LA covered and the rest of so cal without

  • shmigga

    No love for buffalo NY.

    • earth

      Yes, see the sensorly links.

      • shmigga

        I think the map is wrong.

        • earth

          Some sites turn on/off for testing. The rollout has likely started.

  • Icemaine

    There’s LTE in parts of Thornton & Castle Rock (CO), which haven’t even been announced yet, but nothing in DENVER…Seriously?!?!

    • earth

      Yes Denver rollout has started, see sensorly maps.

  • MG83

    Comical. Almost 4 years of “4G” and still no mention of anywhere in Rhode Island. How do you forget an entire state? Nice one you hand jobs.

    • MG83

      Dan Hesse stop down voting.

  • coolbreeze03

    So nothing official for Ann Arbor Michigan or the metro Detroit area even though I have had 4g out here for like 6 months or more And going strong

  • pr1nyc1

    If anyone has a LTE device in NYC, can you verify if there is LTE in NYC please? I’m Goin to upgrade soon and want to make sure. Thanks

    • earth

      See the sensorly links below, which is reported by users. NYC has quite a bit but most areas not official yet.

      • jfrov11

        That sensorly map looks a bit off. Here in S. Florida it shows a lot of 4G for Sprint, which is not the case. I just dumped them because 4G coverage was AWEFUL! Now I have TMobile which has nearly perfect 4G coverage and excellent 4G LTE but this map doesn’t show that.

    • techgui

      lte is truly hit or miss hear in nyc

  • TechSwagg

    I’m currently in Kansas City, and their 3G service still suck. I’m switching to Tmobile when the Note 3 is released. or Nexus 5.

  • techgui

    Why do they forsake the northeast corridor so much? Aio wireless is sounding like a good alternative now

  • Ron DeLay

    I was just getting ready to dump Sprint as soon as my contract was up at the end of the year.
    I was at my ranch in east Texas Saturday and I had 4g signal pop up. :-D

  • izzyt

    YEAh!!! longview texas!!!

  • Dope

    Why no sf bay area

  • jeremy

    When is coming to albany ,ny

  • ReverseRoxas

    This is great (for me) because there’s a lot of Wisconsin on that sheet. The bad part? Appleton. Where the hay is Appleton? :'(

  • http://phandroid amy

    Finally okc I love my LTE on my gnex!

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      Still no NJ. Unbelievable at this point.

  • Chris Brown

    I’m calling BS on this announcement. I live in a city where Sprint announced 4G last Spring. However, 4G availability is spotty throughout the city including the downtown area where one would expect the best reception. I had a friend laugh at my speedtest last week when I could only get 3G within the city and a download speed of 0.10Mbps and another an hour later at another point of 0.25Mbps. Absolutely unacceptable for the amount that I pay.

    Add to that…I have the HTC One and yesterday my call with a business client was dropped four (4!!!!) times while at home (also within the city limits).

    I’ve been a loyal Sprint customer for over 15 years. But I’ve had it. My contract is not up for another 18 months, but I have every intention of cutting the cord and going to a more reliable network. I only stayed with Sprint on my HTC One upgrade because they said 4G had just become available. Seriously, the Sprint network is absolutely deplorable and is unlikely to compete with other carriers if the don’t make a MAJOR turnaround.

  • Rick Gershman

    Hey, “earth”: Could you give it a rest with the “Sensorly shows some signal here” and “rollout has started” replies? Everyone knows how to go to Sensorly. That’s NOT the point. A little bit of sporadic coverage on the edges of major cities doesn’t mean jack crap. We want to see real coverage sometime before we’re in retirement homes. It’s September 2013, and it’s ridiculous that we’re still waiting on real 4G coverage in places like downtown Denver (where I live). My 4G LTE phone is crippled on 3G. It’s pathetic.

    • jfrov11

      I think some one on this forum might work for Sprint. And I think that sensorly map might be a Sprint sponsored sight.

      • Bryce

        It definitely isn’t. It’s just that Sprint users use Sensorly more. Sensorly isn’t sponsored by anyone.

        Sensorly is a good tool to see where there is an LTE connection. If you see it on the map and you are in that area, cycle airplane mode. (turn on airplane mode and turn it off)

        If you get slow speeds, it is probably because you are on a weak signal. On CDMA phones, with the exception of the iPhone, your bars only show voice signal, not 3G or 4G data.