Sprint two weeks ago added four more United States cities to its 4G LTE network deployment efforts and today the company announced that it will deploy the speedy network technology across a hundred major cities in “coming months”, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Sprint is late to the LTE party, having commenced the high-speed network deployment on July 15. Contrast this to AT&T and Verizon, the nation’s leading carriers, that began upgrading their towers to 4G LTE last summer and are expected to wrap up commercial deployment of their nationwide 4G LTE by the end of 2012 or in early 2013…

According to a media release, the 4G LTE network build is underway in Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, Puerto Rico; Albermarle, N.C.; Anderson, Ind.; Asheville, N.C.; Athens, Tenn.; Athens, Texas; Austin, Texas; Barnstable Town (Hyannis/Midcape), Mass.; Baton Rouge, La.; Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Md.; Boston; Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, Mass.; Charlotte, N.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; 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.; Elkhart-Goshen, Ind.; Fayetteville, N.C.; Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Fla.; Gainesville, Fla.; Gary, Ind.; Goldsboro, N.C.; Greenville, N.C.; Greeneville, Tenn.; Guayama, Puerto Rico; Hammond, La.; Harriman, Tenn.; Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, N.C.; Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, La.; Hutchinson, Kan.; Indianapolis-Carmel, Ind.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Johnson City, Tenn.; Jonesboro, Ark.; Kankakee-Bradley-Bourbonnais, Ill.; Kerrville, Texas; Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas; Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn.; Kinston, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.; Lancaster, S.C.; Lawrence, Kan.; Lincolnton, N.C.; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, Calif.; Lumberton, N.C.; McPherson, Kan.; Memphis, Tenn.; Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Fla.; Morgan City, La.; Morristown, Tenn.; Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; Muncie, Ind.; Nashville, Tenn.; New Orleans; New York-White Plains-Wayne, N.Y.; Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.; Ocala, Fla.; Ocean Pines, Md.; Palatka, Fla.; Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, 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.; Sevierville, Tenn.; Shelby, N.C.; Southern Pines-Pinehurst, N.C.; Springfield, Mass.; Statesville-Mooresville, N.C.; St. Thomas, USVI; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.; Topeka, Kan.; Tullahoma, Tenn.; Tupelo, Miss.; Warrensburg, Mo.; Washington, D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria, Va.; Waukegan-Lake County, Ill.; West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Fla.; Wichita, Kan.; Wichita Falls, Texas; Wilson, N.C.; Worcester-Fitchburg-Leominster, Mass.; and Yauco, Puerto Rico.

If you have a 4G LTE-compatible device, you may begin to see 4G LTE coverage in these areas even before the official launch, said Sprint.

The hundred upcoming cities come in addition to the 19 metropolitan areas with Sprint’s 4G LTE: Atlanta; Athens, Ga.; Baltimore; Calhoun, Ga.; Carrollton, Ga.; Newnan, Ga.; Rome, Ga.; Dallas; Fort Worth, Texas; Gainesville, Ga.; Granbury-Hood County, Texas; Houston; Huntsville, Texas; Kansas City, Mo./Kansas City, Kan.; Manhattan/Junction City, Kan.; San Antonio, Texas; Sedalia, Mo.; Waco, Texas; and St. Joseph, Mo.

Rival AT&T and Verizon both have been lighting up a bunch of 4G cell towers lately, with Verizon the farthest along with 4G LTE deployment in the United States.

The big red carrier now has 371 4G LTE markets for 75 percent of the nation versus 50 markets for AT&T. T-Mobile won’t be rolling out 4G LTE before 2013.

As you know, the incoming iPhone 5 is widely expected to support 4G LTE. The third-generation iPad released back in April already supports this high-speed radio technology in the United States, Canada and certain other parts of the world.

According to a Piper Jaffray study from last month, consumers are not terribly familiar with the benefits of 4G LTE and could’nt care less about the fuss. Nearly half of the nation’s consumers told said they didn’t need LTE and another 26 percent, or one in four respondents, felt all 4G flavors are the same. Only a slim 19 percent though LTE was the bomb among tech fuels.

What about you?

Are you looking forward to rocking an iPhone 5 on your carrier’s 4G LTE network?

  • No Orlando?

  • jose castro

    alaska?

  • You put it in shitty Tennessee but not in San Diego??!!!

    • We do have 4G here in San Diego, so far is in the Downtown area.

      • no we dont.. your a fag

      • hey buddy wanna lick my balls? after a workout tho’ just to give the taste a little kick 🙂

      • Gary

        put your phone in LTE mode moron

    • I know.. tell me about it.. ive had a smart phone since they first said they where getting 4G back in 2010… is almost 2013 and still no 4G here in San Diego

    • Frankie Guthrie

      Well u thought maybe tn is better? Also the 4GLTE is great here.

    • Frankie Guthrie

      We do enjoy our 4GLTE here in Tennessee attitude like that is why San Diego will never get it.

  • JomaelOrtiz

    Ponce, Puerto Rico yeah 😀

  • I’m looking forward to it, as I’m sure it could definitely help. I’m planning to move to Chicago, and visited there a bunch this Summer. There are many areas that get poor Sprint 3G coverage or speeds fall. I hope that once Sprint updates its towers and get wider coverage, that problem will no longer occur. Plus, I’d like to see the speed increase of 4G LTE.

  • Cincinnati, Cleveland nor Columbus OH?

    • Charlie Hines-Scott

      Sad huh?

  • nima

    IRAN!!!! ir!!! we are humans i swear we are humans !!!! please cant iranians as humans!!!

  • James

    Seattle?

  • Brandon Parnell

    Fuck that ugly iphone 5 that shit is for girls thats why its still so small and slim and for pussies

  • Brandon Parnell

    A real man that has manly big hands and wants to see their screen wont buy that shit PUSSIES

    • Lol really ur really intelligent … Oh and I wrote this with my iPhone 5 lmao

  • ez

    We Do Not Have 4g in san diego or nearby cities like the south bay area. I know for sure i am not renewing my 4 lines with sprint
    Unless they add 4g in my area then i might .
    We were promised 4g by january 2013 and is already february
    And still No 4 g. 🙁

  • angel lee

    When is 4g coming to the rgv o:

  • No Louisville Kentucky or southern Indiana locations? Are they even prospective? I feel I’m being charged for it before it gets here. 🙁

  • danny

    Live in mount airy md and get 3g 🙁 I have a 4g Lte phone samsung galexy S3 … my friend at work in our home town mt airy has at&t and rips lte 4g … cant wait till they get 4G in our area .well if not I’m switching carrier s

  • Gary

    cincinnati won’t get it til july now

  • Chance Jordan

    What about Ocala, Florida?