Sprint lights up 22 cities with 4G LTE today



Sprint’s 4G LTE rollout has been quite slow compared to Verizon and AT&T, but the carrier has made major strides to catch up today with its latest round of launches. Folks in over 22 different markets will be able to enjoy Sprint 4G LTE as of this morning. The list? Why, of course:

  • Baton Rouge, La.
  • Centralia, Wash.
  • Clarksville, Tenn.
  • Corsicana, Texas
  • Dalton, Ga.
  • Dunn, N.C.
  • Fond du Lac, Wis.
  • Gainesville, Fla.
  • Henderson, N.C.
  • Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Lansing/East Lansing, Mich.
  • Longview, Wash.
  • Miami
  • Napa, Calif.
  • New Orleans
  • Palatka, Fla.
  • Raleigh, N.C.
  • Sebring, Fla.
  • St. Cloud, Minn.
  • St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Mich.
  • Tampa, Fla.
  • Warsaw, Ind.

That’s a daunting list with a lot of notables, so I wouldn’t be surprised if a bunch of Phandroid faithful are living in a few of these cities. Of course, the buck doesn’t stop there. Sprint has a lot left to do in order to reach its goal of covering most of its current 3G deployment with 4G by the end of this year. Sprint is thinking ahead, though, and already has a list of the next round of launches to expect:

  • Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Aberdeen, Wash.
  • Allegan, Mich.
  • Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Battle Creek, Mich.
  • Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Eagle Pass, Texas
  • Flint, Mich.
  • Laredo, Texas
  • Marshfield/Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
  • Mount Pleasant, Mich.
  • Oak Harbor, Wash.
  • Watertown/Fort Atkinson, Wis.

Unfortunately Sprint only gave us a window of “in the coming months,” so there’s no telling how long it will take to see these cities get lit up. Let’s hope that list ends up expanding by the time Sprint is ready to roll.

[via Sprint]

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  1. F’n Sprint!! What’s up with AZ!!!??

    1. UFO’s keep taking the Sprint workers up into the sky.

  2. Thank God Omaha, NE isn’t on the list. I’d hate to actually be able to use data on my phone. That would be crazy.

  3. Too hot in Arizona for Sprint workers!! WTF!!??

    1. Nah they just decided to release it only in one town in AZ with less that a thousand people living there.

  4. .

    Yes, Baton Rouge has a few LTE towers operational, but my tracking software still shows, as of this morning, LARGE, and I mean REALLY large areas of Baton Rouge that do not have LTE, even after tracking this morning.

    I complement them on getting SOME of it done, but they have a LONG way to go to really cover the city (and Louisiana State University and Farr Park areas, in particular).

  5. This shows Sprint LTE in cities not yet announced, reported by users. Is odd no Phoenix or OH markets yet.

  6. So as a former sprint activist and lover I became quickly weary of their antics of their poor LTE rollout. I decided to move to AT&T for a more mature and robust offering and have to say that hear in Las Vegas it’s amazing. Unlike some companies I used to know.

    1. I left Sprint for AT&T 2 months ago.(after 13 years).. I could not be happier! I only wish I had done it sooner! AT&T LTE is amazing!

      1. Though with a 5GB limit. I use 6-10GB per month so ATT/VZW are out. Sprint has good enough LTE where I am with 6-25Mbps. Ill take that over limits.

  7. No Baltimore?

    1. Baltimore was a launch city, was it not?

      1. Dunno, probably missed it

  8. Why is Philadelphia not on this list?

    1. I live outside of Philadelphia. A lot of suburbs such as Downingtown, Phoenixville, Spring City, Exton, Norristown, King of Prussia, Pottstown, etc have it. I don’t understand why people like myself get 4G but not those actually in the city.

  9. not enough sprint users in NYC i guess

    1. In Brooklyn lte for sprint is up

      1. yea certain parts like park slope

  10. Its already up and running in Ann Arbor. It gas been for about 3 months or so

  11. Still no news on Denver, CO. My contract is up on Sunday. Bye Sprint.

  12. I really thought I would see Las Vegas on this list…. Just this weekend my Evo LTE got LTE on the other side of the city. :) to bad I am in Green Valley

  13. No sprint lte in central jersey??? What about Dover,DE??? Please open markets in these two cities there are people in them areas who has sprint.

  14. What a terrible company. Glad I left them, as Providence, RI still isn’t on the list.

  15. screw sprint, I woke up to find LTE on my Tmo S4 in Miami today!! 23mb down, not bad.

  16. So f’n depressing….For the love of god…why Not tons of cities in nj…one of the most densely populated states. I hold out for lists like these to be disappointed time and time again.

  17. ummmm NYC ? wtf long island ? my poor GF never got wimax on her evo and now no lte on her evolte she honestly might not EVER get it its been 3 years now

    1. t mobile started their roll out a year after sprint and is slying by them i have lte all over nyc , long island

  18. A rep told me my city would get LTE in June. The city 20 minutes to our south just “officially” got it. It has also started popping up on Sensorly in the town 5 minutes to our west. I think someone actually got it right this time. Hopefully within the next 2 weeks I’ll be enjoying my EVO LTE when I’m away from WiFi.

  19. Got to love how they’re popping this up in the tiny, less dense areas (not). I’m in Wisconsin, and Sprint has avoided Madison and Milwaukee. If I wasn’t benefiting from having a family plan, I would have moved on a long time ago.

  20. Still nothing for Colorado? Really lame Sprint.

    1. Denver is starting, but not much yet…

  21. Does Sprint avoid major markets? I noticed they are finally getting to Michigan. However, the largest Michigan market, Metro Detroit, is noticeably absent. Detroit never even got WiMax. I find it ironic that T-Mobile beat Sprint. Cheaper plans, better rollout. Perhaps, Sprint might move down to 4th place.

    1. There are parts of Metro Detroit that have it. I’ve picked it up in parts of Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland Counties. My guess is they don’t want to announce it until the area is fully saturated.

    2. Of course TMobile beat Sprint into a city. TMobile ONLY has coverage in cities :/

  22. Seriously Napa CA of all the cities in California???WTF Sprint

  23. More and more Im leaving towards moving to another provider. Providence RI and Boston surrounded where I live. I can see 4G on my phone but nothing happens. With a rooted phone the signal only works when it switches back to 3G. Sprint is good at marketing, don’t u see 4G? Yeah I see it but I can’t use it. My Note 2 is like a paperweight at times. Love the phone but the service is horrible. Went to Baltimore this weekend and I could see 4G but both my wife’s phone and mine were locked up and couldn’t be used and that’s after updating the PRL and profile. Shame!

  24. And this is why I went to T-Mobile. Hspa is as fast as Sprint’s LTE and I get better coverage in Nashville.

    1. I did the same thing at end of May. Sprint was suppose to have their LTE in SF/South Bay area in Jan, then it went to May and for now it’s Aug 2013 so I said goodbye to Sprint. Getting LTE almost everywhere in the south bay area. Hit 60 mbps near Apple head quarters yesterday. Never again I would get Sprint

    2. I just left Sprint. My HTC One on TMO is infinitely faster than Sprint. Plus, my LTE notification lit up on Monday. I can’t tell you how happy I am I left Sprint.

  25. Sprint doesn’t seem to like the Utah, Arizona, and Colorado areas. I’ll be extremely happy when this comes to SLC, but I’m not expecting it to happen any time soon.

  26. So cal must not be a big enough market even metro has lte here well everyone except T-Mobile and sprint but T-Mobile just started

  27. I thought we would get it in my town because everyone I know with sprint was complaining about not having data and said they called sprint and got the answer they were upgrading the network

  28. I’m in Detroit Michigan and I can tell y’all that we do have LTE. I’m currently on lte now while I’m writing this comment. They probably don’t wanna announce it until they have all of metro Detroit covered. And I’ve been getting 4G for the last two months now. By the way I have a Samsung galaxy note 2.

  29. They usually start in the suburbs and work their way into to city. Im not taking up for sprint cause we have no LTE in ohio

  30. so half of I-35 running through Oklahoma has great 4g coverage by sprint now but it still isn’t official? its been on strong for a good 2-3 months now in the OKC south OKC area but i dont think its announced yet

  31. Still no Ohio. Lol. It’s funny because I already saw that Cincinnati will get it in June… Of 2014. I’m not holding out that long. I’ll be gone by the end of the year.

  32. Still waiting on st. Louis.

  33. considering t-mobile just stared i am more impressed with their roll out than sprints especially in cali it looks like when im done paying off my s3 and am ready for an upgrade it will be t-mobile again.

  34. I live in Philly, I get 4g in the far northeast, north philly, and in olney

  35. These articles are always fun to see so that people get updated on locations with LTE for particular carriers. The comments section, on the other hand, always has people that are disappointed.

  36. come on Charleston, Wv Verizon had out here not sure about att

  37. Sprints had active LTE towers in New Orleans for a few months now. Hopefully this means they’ll finish covering the entire city soon.

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