Sprint announces over 100 new 4G LTE markets to launch “in the coming months”


In the continuing 4G wars, coverage has become a real talking point. Verizon, being first to market, had a bit of a head start and still boasts the largest number of LTE markets by a wide margin, but Sprint hopes to close the gap with the announcement that they are currently installing 4G coverage in over 100 new cities.

The list is far too long to reduplicate here, but includes markets across the US as well as territories such as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, with a large concentration of new sites in the south, including locations in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina. The northeast and midwest also get their fair share of new LTE coverage.

Sprint hasn’t given any deadlines on when we can expect LTE to go live in these new markets other than the loose timetable of “the coming months.” This doesn’t necessarily mean by year’s end, but we should see plenty more coverage from Sprint as 2013 approaches.

[via Sprint]

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  1. I don’t know why you wouldn’t post a list of the cities getting 4g. That’s the only reason someone would read this article.

    1. You can just click the link.

      1. yep…but whats the point of this article if it’s just going to link you to another site.

        1. I believe if the article is too long it will mess up their phandroid app.

        2. Do you check the Sprint website daily?

        3. I wouldn’t have ever known about this had they not written the article. So I would say it was a success.

  2. so where can I actually see the list!?

    1. click on the sprint link at the bottom of the article but 916 isnt on the list

  3. So i live in sacramento and didnt see 1 city in california on the list #HowCool

    1. Los Angeles…but yeah…as an SF resident I’m sporting a sad face.

  4. click on the via Sprint for the list. As for Phoenix, lol Wow. No Wimax, now no LTE still. Always the promise though….. Glad I have a carrier that has LTE now.

    1. What promise? and just because the city name isn’t on the list this time around doesn’t mean it won’t get it at all.

      1. Yeah but it’s the same issue that Seattle has. Why are all these smaller cities getting the 4G LTE and Sprint is avoiding HUGE national markets.

        1. I would think that much would be obvious, and for the record Sprint isn’t intentionally AVOIDING any market. That just sounds ridiculous even hearing it. It makes sense to start with the smaller markets, and build up to the larger scale ones due to the ease of construction of the towers and installation of equipment. Honestly, Seattle isn’t even that big of a market in comparison to places like New York City, Boston, Miami, LA, or even Phoenix. Personally, I would rather receive a finished product than deal with the issues that come along with putting out a half-assed network. If you don’t like it, make a change to another provider.

          1. Building towers? what century are you in. Tower space is leased from a common builder. Its just a matter of cost and Sprint cant afford the cost of multiple tower rentals in major markets so places like Phoenix get screwed and so does Sprint since they wont benefit from the angry Verizon customers who are tired of waiging for them to add some signal ouside the cityi. Arizona ax a whole is a 3g 4g vaccuum.

          2. Whatever. You clearly understood the point I was making. QQ bro.

    2. WOW! Does Sprint just hate Phoenix or something? No WiMax for 2 years & now no plans for LTE in the 5th largest City in the Country. Unreal! Verizon here I come!

    3. LOL I live in hawaii, the only thing sprint has going here is 2G data with a 3G sticker on it.

  5. so sick of sprint and their promises

  6. Wow. No Michigan at all. Glad we didn’t switch from tmo to sprint.

    1. I feel that. I will stick with Verizon, where I get 4g in plenty of places here in Michigan.

      1. Part of the michiana region is covered with the elkhart-goshen start up. Not sure where you guys are located in Michigan but I am basically on the Michigan-Indiana border hence the Michiana region.

  7. Ouch. Very little CA love. Well I still have 18 months on my AT&T contract. Maybe by then.

  8. I HOPE oklahoma is on another list somewhere because not having LTE is killing me!

    1. Not until 2013, sorry bud.

  9. Sprint you SUCK. Nothing on the list in Calif except for LA, LB and Glendale CA. What happened to San Jose and SF bay area… LTE was already popping up here last month in some places. STOP selling LTE enable phones in areas where there is no LTE…Come on FCC where are you guys? Aren’t you suppose to be monitoring this crap?

    1. i think them selling LTE enabled phones is a good idea, not a bad one. If they only sold non lte phones, and LTE popped up in your area 3 months after you just signed a new contract and you’d have to wait a year and a half before being able to get a new LTE phone you’d be pissed.

      1. I detect a QQ moment coming lol.

  10. WOW!! They are putting in a lot of LTE network in a short time!! That’s how to try to get tons of subscribers. Be aggressive. I wish my AT&T can do the same… T.T

    1. “Coming Months” in sprint timeline is …… 48 months

      1. 4 whole years, youre too modest

  11. Wooow Tupelo Mississippi really Sprint? Just gonna skip all over the state Capitol of Mississippi for a town that may only have 3 sprint customers. Hello C-spire they’ll have it out here statewide at the end of this month with the sg3 as the phone to launch it on. Sprint has another Epic Fail

  12. To hell with no-wheres-ville Kansas, and Puerto Rico, what about major U. S. cities like Denver (where I am) and others like S. F. Not cool sprint, not cool.

  13. I swear if new York is not part of it I will cancel my contract ….I’m sick of slow data speeds its horrible

    1. Adios!

  14. Boo – no Mobile AL, Pensacola FL, or Gulfport MS. sigh … always a bridesmaid, never the bride.

    But the next time I go to to Aquadilla, I will be all set. :| Surprisingly, I do go there.. haven’t been there in a couple of years, but before that, probably 4 to 6 times a year. I assume the Courtyard is about to have more equipment installed.

    • Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, Puerto Rico

    • Albermarle, N.C.

    • Asheville, N.C.

    • Athens, Texas

    • Austin, Texas

    • Barnstable Town (Hyannis/Midcape), Md.

    • Baton Rouge, La.

    • Boston

    • Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, Mass.

    • Charlotte, N.C.

    • 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.

    • Fayetteville, N.C.

    • Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

    • Gary, Ind.

    • Goldsboro, N.C.

    • Greenville, Tenn.

    • Guayama, Puerto Rico

    • Hammond, La.

    • Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, N.C.

    • Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, La.

    • Hutchinson, Kan.

    • Indianapolis

    • Jacksonville, Fla.

    • Jonesboro, Ark.

    • Kankakee-Bradley-Bourbonnais, Ill.

    • Kerrville, Texas

    • Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn.

    • Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.

    • Lancaster, S.C.

    • Lawrence, Kan.

    • Lincolnton, S.C.

    • Los Angeles

    • Lumberton, N.C.

    • Marion, Ind.

    • McPherson, Kan.

    • Memphis, Tenn.

    • Miami

    • Michigan City-La Porte, Ill.

    • Morristown, Tenn.

    • Myagez, Puerto Rico

    • Nashville, Tenn.

    • New Orleans

    • New York

    • Norfolk, Va.

    • Ocala, Fla.

    • Ocean Pines, Md.

    • Orlando, Fla.

    • Ottawa-Streator, Ill.

    • Palatka, Fla.

    • Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla.

    • Palm Coast, 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.

    • Sebring, Fla.

    • Shelby, N.C.

    • Sherman-Denison, Texas

    • South Bend, Ind.

    • Southern Pines-Pinehurst, N.C.

    • Springfield, Ma.

    • Statesville-Mooresville, S.C.

    • Tampa, Fla.

    • Topeka, Kan.

    • Tullahoma, Tenn.

    • Tupelo, Miss.

    • Warrensburg, Mo.

    • Warsaw, Ind.

    • Washington, D.C.

    • Waukegan-Lake County, Ill.

    • West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Fla.

    • Wichita, Kan.

    • Wichita Falls, Texas

    • Worcester-Fitchburg-Leominster, Mass.

    • Yauco, Puerto Rico

  15. Still no Tallahassee wtf sprint is the only one left that does not have 4g here blah

  16. Who from Sprint lives in Texas, because there sure is alot of cities there. I have a galaxy s and live in Clarkston, Mi and my phone has never been in 4g!!!!

    1. There is no Sprint 4g in Michigan, at least not the metro Detroit and surrounding area…there was never even WiMax.

      1. The only place with WiMax in Michigan is in G.R

  17. Don’t Nov/Dec 2015 still count as “coming months”?

  18. Still no 4G LTE to be had in the Seattle area really?? And I was thinking of getting the S3 on Sprint and not Tmobile for full unlimited data. I guess not now.

  19. And why wouldn’t they just announce all planned cities..

    “These 100 in coming months, working on these in next 6, these next 9, these next 12, and next year are these cities”

    I get they don’t want to piss people off and prevent people from going elsewhere because maybe it’s not listed on their forecast.

    I would like to know, for simple peace.of mind, if I will ever see it where I love before I move or Sprint collapses.

    Not listing it says, “hey, we don’t know if we will ever make it to your town”.

  20. Switched to Verizon a year ago because they were already to slow to adapt. Now its just pathetic.

  21. What happened to Raleigh NC, they were on the list earlier but not anymore. AT&T here I come.

  22. What about my home in Wisconsin? :(

  23. “Our coverage sucks but at least you’ll be happy to know we spent big bucks to give you the iPhone!”

  24. I’m actually proud of Sprint. I was in an area that had no service, and now I’m getting 1.2Mb 3G speeds. Still have a WiMax phone, so I don’t know if LTE is out in that particular area, but I can see that Sprint is actually working on their Network. This is what I wanted to see. Makes me a happy customer. LoL!!

    Now lets get this stupid borderline issue fixed at my house. I get like no 3G/4G WiMax at my house, but I walk across the street to the bus stop and I flourish in signal. It makes me so mad. I saw the coverage map and my house is literally on the borderline of no service, or what they call you have to be outside.

    Luckily wii have internet at home, so I just Google Voice while I’m at home.
    Look at me ranting on. LoL!!

  25. Yay! We want to the most 4g coverage, and the most drain on your battery! I am still wondering why HSPA+ never got the recognition that I thought it deserved. Oh well.

  26. Yay, waukegan. Suk it beaches.

  27. Turned it on…… Says connecting….. Then connected…… Fast as Hell.. Then it disconnects :/ Think I need to update my Prl and restart.

  28. who cares if your city is not on this list. i don’t know what it is to have wimax but it’s not stopping me from paying sprint. any improvement is still an improvement. i’m sure sprint will get to your city once they get these next 100 cities done. I’ve been waiting for years for sprint to show Pennsylvania some love other than Philly. Patience is a virtue.

  29. Damn it sprint why can’t you put up lte in sf, one of the biggest markets in the us

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