Sprint expands 4G LTE network to 45 new markets – did your city make the list?



Sprint users may not be happy with the lackluster network, but everything is getting better as the carrier continues to expand its 4G LTE coverage. We know their 3G speeds are very far from being pleasant and many of you may be very happy to hear today’s announcement. Sprint has flipped the switch on 45 new markets, bringing their much better 4G LTE speeds to a huge amount of their customer base.

Adding 45 markets is no small feat for Sprint and we are sure many of our readers have been expecting this. Affected cities include Santa Ana, CA and Pensacola Florida. Here is the full list:

  • Abilene, Texas
  • Adrian, Mich.
  • Albany/Corvallis, Ore.
  • Ardmore, Okla.
  • Athens, Texas
  • Auburn/Opelika, Ala.
  • Cape Coral/Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Clovis, N.M.
  • Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Columbia/Ellicott City, Md.
  • Eagle Pass, Texas
  • Elizabethtown, Ky.
  • Farmington, Mo.
  • Fort Polk South, La.
  • Fort Smith, Ark.
  • Frankfort, Ky.
  • Greenville/Mauldin/Easley, S.C.
  • Greenwood, S.C.
  • Jacksonville, Texas
  • Janesville, Wis.
  • Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Kirksville, Mo.
  • Lafayette, La.
  • Lakeland/Winter Haven, Fla.
  • Laurel, Miss.
  • Lexington, Ky.
  • Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
  • Milledgeville, Ga.
  • Naples, Fla.
  • New Haven, Conn.
  • Odessa, Texas
  • Paris, Texas
  • Pensacola, Fla.
  • Picayune, Miss.
  • Red Bluff, Calif.
  • Rolla, Mo.
  • Santa Ana/Anaheim, Calif.
  • Spokane, Wash.
  • Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Texarkana, Texas – Texarkana, Ark.
  • Tyler, Texas
  • Valdosta, Ga.
  • Warner Robins, Ga.
  • Waycross, Ga.

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Including these 45 new markets, Sprint now holds its 4G LTE network over 230 markets in the USA. Not bad if you ask me. You can check out the full list of 4G LTE-covered cities at Sprint’s site. And check out your phone if your city is on this list! You may be in for a very neat surprise. No more slow Sprint 3G speeds for you, guys!

With a larger percentage of their network being covered by 4G LTE, Sprint may be a better option now (as long as you don’t travel much). It is a very affordable carrier and it continues to offer truly unlimited data.

Is your city on the list? Are you liking your new 4G LTE speeds? As for San Diego (my hometown), it continues to lack Sprint’s 4G LTE network. And who knows if it will ever come, WiMAX never did.


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  1. service is still a steaming pile of crap.

  2. Mine isn’t on the list, but my 4g turned on the other day near Apple Valley, Ca. So far my speed is as fast as my wifi, I’m happy with it.

    1. I mean, with Sprint, I’d be happy for anything over 3Mbps.

  3. No Phoenix again. Not surprised. Sprint hates Phoenix. We never even got WiMax and the service is terrible.

  4. Red Bluff Calif? Seriously?

  5. Nyc already has it? Could have fooled I’m only getting 3g walking through Manhattan right now

    1. Do you have LTE turned on? I was in NYC couple months ago and had LTE often. But they wont be real player until 800LTE turns on.

  6. No my city is not on the list on fact my while state is never on the list. Step your game up in Ohio sprint

  7. Somehow I feel like it just will never be as good at Verizon. When Denver got Sprint’s WIMAX my galaxy 4g epic was decently fast but it was not consistent even when I had 4 bars. Blame it on wimax, blame it on an OS that wasnt yet polished as it is today, but from my experience every service offering Sprint has is shifty at best. Sure all you can eat everything for 99.99 plus a 10 dollar premium phone fee still beats most other service plans in terms of price, but like everything in life-you get what you pay for. The extra 100 bucks a year I spend on Verizon is worth every penny. If you can find a friend or family member to split a 2 person family plan on Verizon the cost difference is not much. Just their basic voice coverage even sux.

  8. Mabank Texas out in the boonies is rockin with 4g. I was really considering switching providers.

  9. Enjoying LTE on Virgin for only $30 a month. #TYBG

  10. still crappy coverage for bay area, ca

  11. I’m very happy with my Sprint 4G LTE in Chicago. I don’t travel much so no other carrier is worth the extra money.

  12. If you need better help searching through the list, just press CONTROL+F on your computer and search by state abbreviations used in this post.

    Found cities close to mine in “Calif” (Santa Ana/Anaheim). Keep it rolling, Sprint!

  13. there are some sites in North eastern nj, lit up…buuuuuutttt….they have been lit for about 2 months straight already and here is my opinion. Their LTE network will be heavily taxed with users.

    Hillside going into the outskirts of newark, NJ: The network is often going no more then 3-6Mbps and uploads have been uninspiring at best at 1.5-2Mbps or lower. When I first realized it came on it gave me values of 30Mbps. It may be more towers have to turn on to start offloading pressure on so few LTE towers.

    Basking Ridge, NJ: is running 10Mbps and a lil below with 5Mbps uploads.
    North Bergen, NJ: Running the last time i check at around 10Mbps download….but this area is heavy with sprint users, and so are the surrounding cities that are catching the signal overlapping into their boundaries.

    Anyone else see and know that coverage for LTE is heavy but the speeds aren’t super fast still?

  14. No rhyme or reason evident. Not by population etc. But East Cupcake,Nowhere has coverage but not my hometown. Still paying for it and still waiting for it.

  15. I was so happy when I saw Clovis before nm Haha

  16. I be happy if Sprint would upgrade Dunkirk, NY 3g network. Since I live in welfare capital of the US. Virgin, Boost Mobile and other cheaper services bring the network to a crawl. 3 to 4 minutes to pull up a web page. Forget using a app like FB.

  17. My contract was up last month and decided to go with Verizon.. and as I see here, Arizona was again given the big middle finger, so very happy with my decision to dump Sprint and get my Note 3 with actual 4G LTE speeds! Well worth it and not even that much more expensive either!

  18. Once again no love for Phoenix, Sprint has some serious beef against West Coast cities. Good thing I dumped them a month ago for T-mobile. Loving their 4G/HSPA + speeds, most of the times getting faster coverage then my home’s wifi.

  19. I live and work in North San Diego county. As of this past weekend, I noticed I am currently getting 4g signal almost the entire length of the 78 freeway from Oceanside to Escondido. There was an area around San Marcos where it fell back to 3G, but came back a mile or two later. I have hit download speeds ranging from 8.7 MB to 24.31 MB using the Speedtest app from OOKLA tested in different locations using a Galaxy S3. Sprint must be running testing in the area. 4G is awesome! Hope it continues!

  20. Las Vegas is not listed, but LTE has been deployed throughout the city.

  21. When is Bakersfield CA getting 4G? Never got WIIMAX and will probably never get LTE…

  22. It’s sad that my phone is almost completely useless because of sprint.

  23. After having been with sprint for over 11 years, I’ve jumped ship. If i wasn’t on a wifi I was boned, the mobile data network is so broken here in the twin cities it literally almost never worked at all! Speedtests would show .01mbps download speeds when it would work. I realized i was paying for service for a device that almost never worked.

  24. I am in the Detroit area and Sprint coverage has been extra terrible for about a year. Every time I have taken it up with them I have been told that it is in the contract that service can be spotty while they try to improve the network. That is fine because I am jumping to T-Mobile as my contract is up and I will continue to share the story that Sprint 4G LTE service is and will remain terrible and they relish in the fact that it is their right and you agreed to it that your service can be next to useless at any time and you are stuck in the contract.

  25. Mobile is not on the list … but there is decent 4G.. that said, service within 1/4 mile if the only Sprint owned store in Mobile AL is non existent.

  26. i dont understand how they can add the woods and swamps of waycross ga as a market but ignore the whole central valley of california gotta be more market dollars here just sayin

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