• Sprint Enables 4G LTE in San Francisco, New York City, Washington, D.C., Some FL Cities

    Sprint told The Verge Monday morning, however they havenít announced it officially on their Newsroom Web page yet, that the wireless carrier has today turned on 4G LTE in parts of San Francisco, New York City, Washington, D.C., and some Florida cities including Tampa, Jacksonville, and Miami. Sprint announced in September of last year that this would happen, however they hadn't gotten to it until now.

    According to the carrier, the information has not been posted on the Newsroom yet because the roll-out is a little bit patchy at first and Sprint network users may or may not see reception in some areas of these cities during the initial launch. Sprint hopes to lay down the coverage a little bit thicker in these areas in the future:

    Deployment is just beginning in San Francisco. Coverage area is somewhat hard to describe at this stage because sites generally arenít contiguous. There are sites on air in and around SF, kind of like popcorn.

    Rather than deploy a site, test the equipment and then turn it off until we launch, we are leaving the sites on and customers are welcome to us the Sprint 4G LTE network wherever they find it.
    The spokeswoman also states that Sprint customers are welcome to use the 4G LTE network early even though it hasn't been officially announced.

    4G LTE comes on many of Appleís newest iOS devices, including the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, and iPad with retina display. 4G LTE offers a theoretical download speed of 100Mb/s; however, realistic 4G LTE speeds come in at around 20-60Mb/s on competing U.S. carriers due to network congestion. Sprint, unfortunately, has a record of being much slower than that, which is disappointing considering that Sprint offers unlimited data.

    Sources: The Verge
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sprint Enables 4G LTE in San Francisco, New York City, Washington, D.C., Some FL Cities started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      I finally have LTE in Long Island New York. But I am on the AT&T network though.
    1. REMED1AL's Avatar
      REMED1AL -
      I've started to get LTE in the outskirts of the RDU/RTP area but nothing in the city yet. Hope they're just testing the network and will finally bring it here soon.
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      Well now all they need to come to Alaska..Not that it matters cause we LTE thanks to At&t, but it's nice to have competion.
    1. GuiltyGearIsaac's Avatar
      GuiltyGearIsaac -
      Reason they are able to expand now then before is cause of SoftBank investing in sprint and giving sprint a chance at getting back up and able to get in the competition just right. They're getting there but making baby steps as they progress. I really enjoy Sprints LTE network here in Houston,Tx.
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