Sprint rolling out LTE to 28 new markets

By , Jan 17, 2013

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Great news today for Sprint subscribers who have been lusting for LTE. The carrier just announced plans for a major expansion of its new 4G network, that will see the service added to 28 new markets over the next few months including Branson, Missouri, and Columbus, Georgia. We’ve got the full list of cities after the break…

In a blog post yesterday, Sprint announced that work has begun on its 4G LTE network in the following areas:

  • Albany, GA
  • Anderson, SC
  • Bay City, MI
  • Branson, MO
  • Bremerton/Silverdale, WA
  • Columbus, GA
  • Columbus, MS
  • Decatur, AL
  • Florence/Muscle Shoals, AL
  • Gadsden, AL
  • Gaffney, SC
  • Gettysburg, PA
  • Glasgow, KY
  • Homosassa Springs, FL
  • Hot Springs, AR
  • Lake City, FL
  • Lake Havasu City/Kingman, AZ
  • Midland, MI
  • Nacogdoches, TX
  • Opelousas/Eunice, LA
  • Oxford, MS
  • Paris, TX
  • Pittsfield, MA
  • Saginaw, MI
  • Spartanburg, SC
  • The Villages, FL
  • Waycross, GA
  • Winona, MN

Sprint launched its LTE network back in July of last year, putting it around 7 months behind AT&T and a year and a half behind Verizon. And that time difference has definitely put the carrier at a disadvantage, because while the other two providers have LTE coverage in 3 and 400 markets, Sprint just recently crossed 100.

But the nation’s 3rd largest carrier does have one thing going for it that the others don’t: it’s currently still offering unlimited data plans, even with its new LTE service. Both AT&T and Verizon ditched their unlimited options last year in favor of new shared data plans, and have been urging customers on legacy plans to switch.

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  • http://twitter.com/TimothyBryant94 Timothy Bryant™

    My god I’m beginning to feel like the Triangle/RTP area in NC will never get LTE :( forever alone…..

  • http://twitter.com/Jack_maredit Jackson Grong

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    • Guest

      Wow that’s so true, great comment!!

  • Lou401

    It sucks for people that buy the iphone5 and live in Rhode Island. No 4G never mind Lte.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tulip.mcomber Tulip McOmber

    Let me understand you Sprint, you are going to have LTE in shitty Lake Havasu but not San Diego??!! What a joke!!! I can’t wait to go to Verizon, Sprint is the Kmart of cell providers!!!!

    • Guest nucca

      Tulip maybe you’re the shitty one. Calm down bro.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    yeah…ummmm but they still cant do simultaneous voice and data in iphone which in 1013 is purely embarrassing..

  • Tt

    I called sprint before I got my phone to see if they had 3g in my area they said yes I got my phone but ive never had 3g in my area the 4g I will beleive it when I see it

  • Tt

    Im stuck with a 2 year contract

  • Pepeloso

    We Need LTE In Miami Sprint!!!!

    • zbomb33

      I was using LTE at the FontaineBleu and downtown Miami last weekend. Make sure your LTE radio is turned on!