Feb, 25 2014

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Sprint has announced that their Sprint Spark network improvements have spread to two new cities. Jacksonville, Florida and Salt Lake City, Utah are the recipient of the upgrades, so folks in those cities should be looking forward to improved network reliability and overall speed improvements. It also brings HD Voice for higher quality phone calls.

Of course, you won’t be seeing those improvements unless your device has the radios necessary for Spark, a club which only includes a few select devices at the moment. If you don’t have an LG G Flex, Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy Mega, HTC One Max, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, LG G2 or a smattering of Sprint’s latest hotspots, you’re a bit out of luck (though a forthcoming smartphone upgrade would take care of that no problem).

To date, Sprint has spread 4G LTE to 382 cities, and expects to cover 250 million people with it by the end of the year. As for these Spark upgrades, the list now consists of 16 locations:

  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas TX
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Forth Worth, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • New York City, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Tampa, FL

It’s no secret Sprint got off to a bit of a slow start when it comes to their network upgrades compared to the big guys, but the most we can ask for right now is that they’re making any progress at all. Be sure to give it a whirl on your Spark-compatible device if you have one.

[via Sprint]