4G in Nashville

Nashville can now enjoy more than the Grand Ole Opry and Music Row, Sprint has flipped the magic switch and fired up its 4G WiMax service for the greater metro area.  According to Sprint, customers in downtown Nashville, Belle Meade, Lakewood, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, Forest Hills, Brentwood and parts of Oak Hill and Berry Hill should be seeing high speed data rates up to ten times faster that before.

When added to their recent 4G rollouts, this puts 4G in 52 markets, Sprint says, and you can read the full press release after the break.  [Sprint]

15 September 2010

Sprint 4G Lights up Nashville

Sprint strikes a chord in Nashville and delivers high-speed mobile broadband to the Music City

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 15, 2010 - Starting today, Sprint (NYSE:S) 4G – the next generation in wireless service – is available to customers in Nashville. Sprint 4G enables fast mobile downloads, video chat and a range of innovative and useful wireless applications. So, a tourist in the Music City can do their best Hank Williams impression while videochatting via a Samsung Epic™ 4G with their die-hard country music friends in Houston. Or, visitors to Music Row can snap a photo of an attraction and use Google Goggles to pull up facts and historical data using visual search technology. Sprint 4G makes wireless applications run even better because the new service is up to 10 times faster than today’s 3G speeds.1

Designed to meet a wide variety of needs and predilections, Android applications available on Sprint devices work exceptionally well on the new Sprint 4G network. For example, customers can download the Country Music Radio application to a Samsung Epic™ 4G or HTC EVO™ 4G smartphone and enjoy listening to country music radio stations from all over the world. Or, if in need of some Southern homestyle cooking around Nashville, 4G users can download OpenTable – good for finding a local restaurant, checking out menus, and even making a reservation. There is an application to meet just about everyone’s unique tastes.

“Since 2008, Sprint has provided customers 4G service,” said Matt Carter, president of Sprint 4G. “Today, 4G is operating in more than 50 cities across the country and everyday we hear about new and creative ways that customers are putting 4G to use in their daily lives. People in Nashville are invited to try the service and see what the latest generation of mobile broadband is really like.”

To demonstrate the confidence that Sprint has in the power of 4G, Sprint offers the Sprint Free Guarantee, which allows customers to try 4G for 30 days. If they are not satisfied, they can cancel service and have the opportunity to be fully reimbursed.2 Sprint also offers simplicity and savings vs. competitors with Everything Data plans, which include unlimited Web, texting and calling to any mobile in America while on the Sprint network for one low price. The Nashville 4G coverage area includes the downtown area, Belle Meade, Lakewood, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, Forest Hills, Brentwood and parts of Oak Hill and Berry Hill.

With today’s launch, Sprint 4G is available in 52 markets: California – Merced, Modesto, Stockton, Visalia;Delaware – Wilmington; Florida – Daytona Beach, Jacksonville; Georgia – Atlanta, Milledgeville; Hawaii – Honolulu, Maui; Idaho – Boise; Illinois – Chicago; Maryland – Baltimore; Massachusetts – Boston; Michigan – Grand Rapids; Missouri – Kansas City, St. Louis; New York – Rochester, Syracuse; Nevada – Las Vegas; North Carolina – Charlotte, Greensboro (includes High Point and Winston-Salem), Raleigh (includes Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham); Oregon – Eugene, Portland, Salem; Pennsylvania – Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Reading, York; Rhode Island – Providence; Tennessee – Nashville; Texas – Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Killeen/Temple, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, San Antonio, Waco, Wichita Falls; Utah – Salt Lake City; Virginia – Richmond; and Washington – Bellingham, Seattle, Tri-Cities, Yakima.

Sprint is delivering the power of 4G as the majority shareholder of Clearwire, the independent company that is building the WiMAX network. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/4G.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 48.1 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2010 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, Common Cents Mobile and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. With its customer-focused strategy, you can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

1 “Up to 10x faster” based on download speed comparison of 3G’s 600 kbps vs. 4G’s 6 Mbps. Industry published 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps). Actual speeds may vary by plan or based on other factors.

2 Refund excludes usage not included in the plan, premium content, third-party billing and international charges.


Reader comments

Sprint 4G hits Nashville


Lol! Ppl just don't know... the tv doesn't show all that our city has to offer. That's why so many ppl come visit and never leave.

Yes Samid, actually Nashville is a famous city. Get out of your bubble sometime and come visit us. You can try out our 4G.

It has been on since late August, we drove through on the 23rd & it was on, as far south as Murfreesboro too, and once again a week later.

I work in Franklin and I saw someone's Sprint Mifi device connected to 4G. I thought that that couldn't be right. Obviously I was wrong. Funny how most of the areas mentioned are the more...."prominent" areas. Guess what? The urban areas are the biggest consumers of tech toys, especially phones. Stop hating.

I've just recently noticed that there is a strong 4G signal in Columbus, Ohio, which is interesting because it isn't on the roadmap for this year. I'm really liking the 10 megs down compared to the 1.5 from 3G.

Hey guys,

Try this for yourselves...it's true. Sprint and Best Buy do not seem to be shy about telling future 4g locations; and these are future locations that are totally unpublished. The tech support folks have access to a database where they put in your ZIP code and they can tell you when 4g will be turned on. I've asked on several occasions, and they tell me every time "End of Nov 2010" (I'm in Orange County, CA). And, that is not published information. Even they guys at my local Best Buys say the same thing, and they don't act like it's a secret. Simply call Sprint, ask to get to tech support, and just ask them any old question about your Evo; then ask them to look up when 4g is coming to your area. As a test, ask them about my location and see if u get the same unpublished answer. Hope it helps...