Dan Hesse

Sprint's been talking about its 4G LTE rollout -- which, along with an upgrade to its 3G speeds, is known as the "Network Vision" plan -- for what seems like forever. While in fact it has some 19 locales with the broadband-like 4G data, it's still got a long way to go to catch up with the likes of Verizon. 

Today, Sprint's proffered a list of areas where construction has begun on its 4G LTE network. While it doesn't give exact dates for LTE data to be available in the new cites, we do get the nebulous "in the coming months" phrase, but Sprint does say Network Vision is "expected to be largely completed by the end of 2013."

Let's not beat around the bush, eh? to see if your city's making the cut, hit the list below.

  • Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
  • Albermarle, N.C.
  • Asheville, N.C.
  • Athens, Texas
  • Austin, Texas
  • Barnstable Town (Hyannis/Midcape), Md.
  • Baton Rouge, La.
  • Boston
  • Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, Mass.
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • 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.
  • Fayetteville, N.C.
  • Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Gary, Ind.
  • Goldsboro, N.C.
  • Greenville, Tenn.
  • Guayama, Puerto Rico
  • Hammond, La.
  • Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, N.C.
  • Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, La.
  • Hutchinson, Kan.
  • Indianapolis
  • Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Jonesboro, Ark.
  • Kankakee-Bradley-Bourbonnais, Ill.
  • Kerrville, Texas
  • Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn.
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
  • Lancaster, S.C.
  • Lawrence, Kan.
  • Lincolnton, S.C.
  • Los Angeles
  • Lumberton, N.C.
  • Marion, Ind.
  • McPherson, Kan.
  • Memphis, Tenn.
  • Miami
  • Michigan City-La Porte, Ill.
  • Morristown, Tenn.
  • Myagez, Puerto Rico
  • Nashville, Tenn.
  • New Orleans
  • New York
  • Norfolk, Va.
  • Ocala, Fla.
  • Ocean Pines, Md.
  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Ottawa-Streator, Ill.
  • Palatka, Fla.
  • Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla.
  • Palm Coast, 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.
  • Sebring, Fla.
  • Shelby, N.C.
  • Sherman-Denison, Texas
  • South Bend, Ind.
  • Southern Pines-Pinehurst, N.C.
  • Springfield, Ma.
  • Statesville-Mooresville, S.C.
  • Tampa, Fla.
  • Topeka, Kan.
  • Tullahoma, Tenn.
  • Tupelo, Miss.
  • Warrensburg, Mo.
  • Warsaw, Ind.
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Waukegan-Lake County, Ill.
  • West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Fla.
  • Wichita, Kan.
  • Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Worcester-Fitchburg-Leominster, Mass.
  • Yauco, Puerto Rico

Source: Sprint

 

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Sprint coughs up list of locales to see 4G LTE 'in the coming months'

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Agreed....nothing in Nebraska (I'm in Omaha), Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, or Colorado. However, there's a ton of Puerto Rico....

This is not making me any more likely to switching to Sprint from Verizon, but I don't really want to renew to a shared data plan that is going to cost me more when I'm up in November, plus absolutely abysmal coverage in my office.

Puerto Rico is getting many sites because it's a densely populated small island: 3.7 million inhabitants in an area of 100x35 mile area. So you do the math, and everyone here own a cell phone.

there's not a "ton" of Puerto Rico, of the cities mentioned, only three are "big" cities, and just one is part of the Greater Metro area (San Juan), there's no Guaynabo or Bayamon yet. and yes, population density is quite high in some of those areas, like San Juan, Ponce and Mayaguez.

Besides, there's not as many cell sites, so deployment will take less time.

I drove through Nebraska Sprint doesn't work there at all only near Lincoln and Omaha did i get any service the rest of the state nothing Iowa wasn't any better

I live in Omaha too... been with Sprint since 2004. I haven't been renewing my contracts because I'm taking my business elsewhere. 3 of my 6 lines are out of contract now.... I think Sprint has pretty much conceded us in the midwest to Verizon.

In Omaha as well,
made jump from Verizon to Sprint about 6 months ago. Tired of 4G dropped calls and data ever 5-10 minutes. Excuses from Verizon was bad sim, bad area, to your phone has known bug but new OS/Patch is not out yet. After 6 months of drops they finally sent out word that on my renew, I would no longer be able to keep my unlimited data, I would have to choose a share plan. They also sent me a warning the same month for my txt for the month where near the limit of 250 and I could could up to 1000 for only $5 more a month. I signed on my account, shelled out the additional $5 just to find a week later, I was changed the $5 extra, on top of my normal fee. I was also charged an additional $15 for going over my allotment for the month. When called customer service I was told it was because my new $5 extra for the 1000 did not start till the next month. When I pointed out the email sent did not state that, it showed I can fix now before I get billed I was conveniently disconnected by the fantastic 4G service.

I have yet to have one disconnect from my Sprint G3. What's yet, I get OS / Patch updates on time, not 6 months after everyone else gets them. Best part, I am totally unlimited as is my wife and we save $25 a month over our Big V account.

This is why Sprint is screwed. Too many dumb small cities in the middle of nowhere, as compared to hitting the major metro areas in full force. Columbus and Gary IN. Does anyone other than me even know what is in Columbus IN? How about Columbus, OH? Whomever devised this list at Sprint, clearly needs to be fired. What is the point in upgrading your system where it doesn't cover the majority of the population? If you are really concerned about $$$ and making it, Which every company now is, You need to hit the areas that will have the biggest impact on customers and your bottom line.

And this, my friends, is why I no longer have service with Sprint and have filed BBB and FCC complaints due to false advertising, poor service, rate hikes, and poor customer service.

They promised for 4 years that 4G was coming with WiMax, and it never showed up, and I don't see their LTE service (which they said was coming to my area by this summer) showing here either. I refused to continue service with them because I didn't believe them then, and will never believe them in the future.

Where/when did they say that it was coming to your area? And did they actually say it, or did you hear it from another source?

Exactly. There were NO promises made by Sprint at all about what areas would get WiMax before it was actually rolled out in an area.

Maybe he was misled by some slimy or stupid sales person, but not Sprint.

They also have EXCELLENT customer service, low rates, great phones, good coverage, and excellent "service" (he used it twice, so shall I). He is just sour grapes.

Ditto! What an outrage. What's the hold up with upgrading some towers in Michigan. Verizon even has LTE in Traverse City!

Sadly, I don't expect to see 4g LTE in my city (Kalamazoo, MI) over the course of my 2 years with my EVO LTE 4g. I am enjoying the network vision upgrades and 3g speeds are getting more respectable.

Agreed, WTF, I live in Ann Arbor, near Detroit, we have NEVER had any 4g in MI except Grand Rapids, what the hell is so special about Grand Rapids? I love Sprint, but they install 4g in the most random of places! Still no ETA on LTE in all of MI ??????? ATT and Verizon keep lookin better every day

Yep, I'm in Ann Arbor too. At least I can say that I get decent 3g speeds, so I'm not hurting without LTE. But still...

Grand Rapids got 4g WiMax because the city cut a deal with Sprint to provide connectivity for city services - police, fire, utility, and construction... All city mobile communications are provided through Sprint's WiMax network.

Which probably means Grand Rapids won't see LTE until the city can upgrade their hardware because the contract is through 2016.

Not only that but because I have the EVO 4G LTE phone I get charged an extrx $10 a month just because I MIGHT drive about a 150 to 200 mile so I can use the LTE service. No I have no plans on going back to Verizon but that doesn't mean I like to pay more for service I'm not getting. I'd like to see Traverse City Michigan get the LTE service since I live close by and could at least use it once in a while. Not exactly a happy camper either. :/

I know what a bunch of horse crap I'm in Phoenix. It is one of the top 10 largest metropolitan areas in the nation yet no LTE here. WTF SPRINT!

This is what S4GRU said in that article:

"Sprint has not yet selected a date to formally "launch" LTE service in East Michigan. It is difficult to try to pick a date now this far out, but we have attempted to do that. In looking at the schedule as of today, it would indicate a April market launch (going on a 40% - 50% completion for launch). But there is no way to know if Samsung and their subcontractors will actually hit their schedule dates before deployment in this market begins. We will be able to gauge better after a few months of production is achieved."

STARTS in October but ready for launch in April. (even then not 100% complete) This list from Sprint has "ready for launch" dates roughly closer to the new year.

It's coming.... just not 'in the coming months' like the cities listed.

Exactly, far too late for such an important Metro area. Complete fail on Sprint's part, so Glad I'm with a different carrier or I'd be pissed. - )

Oh please.

What makes that metro area anymore "important" than any other? My metro area never got WiMax, and we have the largest naval base in the world and a market of 1.5+ million people.

Boo hoo.

Dude you live in Oregon. No one cares about that place.

Looks like its good to be a Floridian. The whole state is covered in this list.

Heck yeah!! Who's happy? This Floridian is!!! Anyone getting any LTE on their GS3? I am tempted to turn it on and hope for some LTE goodness before everyone else gets on and slows it down.

Google apparently cares. As does Verizon. Portland is a very wired, high-livability metro area. You, sir, are a clown.

Bro, Portland omission is BS. My 3G is still awful here. I could care less about LTE, I really just want freaking fast 3G everywhere.

At the current rate, I doubt sprint will have this done by the end of 2013 which is sad. This needs to be done by the end of 2012 to even have a shot and competing with ATT & Verizon. If the iphone is a LTE phone, this could be horrible news for Sprint. No one in their right mind would buy an LTE iphone on Sprint unless they could not afford any better network

I was about to say I have only heard of ONE of the South Carolina cities in this list (Lancaster, outside of Charlotte). Then, upon further inspection I see that the other SC cities listed ARE NORTH CAROLINA CITIES.

This flashes me back to 1998 when I first joined Sprint. I live in Atlanta (which is has 4G LTE now, like it had 1X coverage then) but venture home to SC and NOTHING. Oh well. Hopefully the Greenville/Spartanburg, Columbia and Charleston areas will get LTE by year-end 2013. We'll see.

I'd also be interested in knowing the status of HD Voice!

I just logged in to say this! Only one "South Carolina" city is actually in South Carolina. And, it's a pretty crappy city!! Why not Columbia, Greenville, Charleston? You know...cities where people actually live!!

Cleveland, TN and Columbus, IN. If Sprint brought LTE to NE Ohio, I would be tempted to leave VZW. No chance of that happening now. :\

No Omaha. Not a surprise, since we never got Wimax either. Goodbye Sprint, it has been a frustrating last couple of years. I will not be signing any more contracts with you. LTE from ATT and Big Red means you are probably going to get the boot from a lot of people.

I have 4G in my neighborhood in Papillion...however it's only available at my house...and I have wifi there! What good is unlimited data if you cannot get data! No LTE for Omaha...looks like I'm out at next contract renewal as well. I tried hanging on as long as I can. I waited until they finally got good phones like the others. As soon as the iPhone came out the 3G tanked in Omaha and now it is just unbearable. Can't make calls, can't get data...you would think that would be a breach in contract and I could get out...customer satisfaction not #1 for Sprint!
Good bye!

I've heard that you can get 4G in a a 1 or 2 block area around 42nd and I80, but I don't know if that's true....I guess 4G isnt' a dealbreaker for me to switch from Verizon, but it would sure make it easier if they had it here. Not here, or at any state around Nebraska.

I think I connected to wimax once when I was at a concert at Harrahs, but there wasn't any data coming through. Data is just awful at work, especially compared to people who have other carriers. I wish I could get even a third of the speeds they get. AT&T here I come.

It's what I did with my HTC One X. Never been happier and we're supposed to get AT&T LTE by the end of the year here. Woot! Even the 'slow' non-LTE network still nets me 5-6Mbps everywhere I go (even in Mammoth Springs, WY inside of Yellowstone park)

Cleveland Tenn. and not Cleveland, OH? Lame!

41,000 person population versus over 2 million (in the Cleveland Metro area). I think there are a few more of us! (Though, I'm sure Cleveland Tenn. is a nice place).

I'm sure it has something to do about Cleveland, OH being so big they can't get LTE up by the end of the year so to make Sprint look good they pick small markets with only a handful of towers so they can claim over 100 LTE cities by the end of 2012.

If you live in Michigan (As I do) this says its time to switch to Verizon. I'm tired of paying the extra smartphone fee that was imposed to help roll out a 4G network that I have no hopes of ever seeing in my area.

This is great news, I got a little taste of Lte in NWI(Indiana) a few weeks ago. Gary, Indianapolis, and Columbus, IN. Thats a 3 out of 3 for me. +1

Got my Gnex on Friday, switching to straight Talk today. I'll take that over the spotty wimax and battery sacking cdma.

Sprint coverage map says I'm covered by LTE in Dallas, but in fact the LTE hasn't been turned on yet. Their existing markets are only partially active. Makes me mad that Sprint is lying about their LTE coverage.

Ditto for me. They have turned towers on in some outlying areas, but the huge swath of Dallas/Plano/Richardson even all the way out to DFW is not active. Seems crazy they would leave the most-likely-to-have-actually-purchased-a-new-LTE-phone area without coverage. This area encompasses most of the tech-workers and much of the higher income parts of DFW area.

I have driven over much of DFW area, and NEVER seen my LTE indicator light. GRRR.

Same here. I work in Plano and according to the coverage map I am right in the middle of an LTE area but I have yet to connect to 4G. When driving through Lewisville there are a few spots where I get it so I know my phone is not the issue. I called Sprint to try and get some answers and to call them out on their bogus map but they are all so clueless.

Funny that Athens, TX (population 10k) is announced when over half of DFW is still dark.

There is no Phoenix on the list, but there is Salina, Kansas? Really, Sprint? I am done. Going to Big Red.

Hey, I live in Salina. :P We just got Verizon LTE a few weeks ago. We're usually left out in the cold.

Oh, look. Sprint lies to me, what a surprise. Was told that Cincinnati would have LTE by the end of the year. Screw those liars...

Interesting deployment strategy. It seems as if Sprint is starting in smaller markets as opposed to major cities. I suppose it makes sense. Get into areas where the other carriers haven't reached yet.

Albermarle, NC, but NOT the Triad? ( High Point, Winston-Salem & Greensboro)
(And they were some of the initial WiMax cities!)
Oh well... Let's see what the method to their madness is...

Where is Salt Lake City, Utah? We were one of the first to get both AT&T and Verizon's LTE... I have Verizon but all of my siblings and my parents all have Sprint LTE phones. They're constantly asking me when Sprint will get LTE. Turns out my prediction of mid/late 2013 might actually be accurate.

Kind of bummed because we got wimax and so I bought the evo lte hoping we would get lte in decent time. Missing my 3d now...

I had the same thought. You would think for being one of the most technology forward states, that we'd get it a little sooner. I was about ready to drop coin on an out of contract GSIII until I realized it was LTE and we don't have it, and there is no documented prospect of getting it. Guess my GSIIE4GT will keep running another year or two.

No kidding. Thought for sure we'd be one of the first. You'd think SLC would be one of the best markets for Sprint to compete in. Considering that we are both very tech hungry and very price conscious. Sprint service may not always be the best but unlimited data and the fact that I pay about $20 per month less than AT&T or Verizon goes a long way.

Barnstable Town (Hyannis/Midcape), Md.

I'm pretty sure that should be Massachusetts, not Maryland. Good job Sprint.

WTF does "in the coming months" mean?? My city is on the list, but we already have Wimax and it sucks bad. I'm hoping their LTE coverage is a little better than their Wimax. Verizon is looking a lot better. No sense in saving a few bucks if their is no 4G to take advantage of the unlimited data.

Retention department told me that the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles should be getting LTE within the month.

At least, upgrading the towers for this was their explanation for my spotty service of late.

That would be nice, retention department dept. will do almost anything to keep me and you, be sure to ask for your free air rave and free air rave service.

I did notice the service was as spotty as Lindsy Lohans face lately hope it is true.

New York What? We need New York City..................After 14 years, I will be leaving and jumping on verizon. Sorry Sprint.

I thought for sure that Las Vegas, NV would of been on that list. I mean CES is just around the corner. I thought that Sprint would of liked to show off there fancy new LTE network.

Yeah, I have to say, the lies about Wimaxx coming to my city, then never coming, now we're not on the list for LTE.

Time to seriously consider a switch.

What is going to happen in the next few months? Winter! What comes with winter? Snow!!! Where do people go to enjoy the snow?? The Rocky Mountains!! No COLORADO??? So while everyone flocks to the mountains, Sprint is not going to have ANY coverage in the state of Colorado? Brilliant Sprint! Way to think ahead...

I've been seriously thinking of switching from Sprint for a while now due to lack of competitive family data plans & now this is pretty much cementing it for me! I'm in the Cleveland, OHIO area. What are they thinking with this deployment strategy??!! Should be Major markets before little towns, WTH? Not to mention their incentives to try to entice people from other carriers & nothing to try to keep current subscribers.

Part of this strategy is based on rolling LTE in some cities that didn't get WiMax first. Also amusing that Morristown, Greenville, Kingsport & Nashville TN are on the list, but not Knoxville.

i swear,i think sprint has an aversion to the midwest ,iowa in general . i will give them until contract time for lte, then its bye-bye time!

Yup. I mean, I get that they're going to hit the largest metro's first...but they lied about Wimaxx coming, now no LTE love either?

I could go to AT&T, where I'm guaranteed to drop calls everytime you pass the Hickman & Douglas exits in Des Moines...been dropping calls there for 10 years now, never fixed.

Might be time to look at T-Mo or pay through the nose for Verizon, which I don't want to do.

Once our contracts are up, we'll likely switch as well.

Upgrades for Seattle area are scheduled to begin in December and be completed by mid next year. Patience :)

You are not alone. We (Hampton Roads) were completely skipped with WiMax and fairly sucky 3G (oversubscribed). Hopefully it won't take years to actually see LTE...

Wow. Not a single city in California? By the looks of this list they want to make sure they hit all the cities that no one has heard of first.

Sweet!! Worcester Mass... or Massachusetts in general. THANK YOU SPRINT!...now, get to work! I guess it "will" pay off to have an LTE capable device (Galaxy Nexus).

I dont think they had PR in their Wimax list originally, although i could be wrong... That being said, I do wish they would have released a more expanded list, especially considering on Friday a lot of people might be renewing their contracts with another carrier for the iPhone5 LTE. The release of this list is a nice dove for those in these areas, and i understand their strategy of releasing LTE in most places that don't or didn't have wimax to start, but they now have, what, 6-8 phones with LTE or at least 8 if you count iphone 5 and galaxy note 2 lte? Too bad they are mostly high quality devices, if they would have released a list with work being done in almost of their markets including wimax, i would think they would see an influx of customers for Q3 to early Q4. I really hope this isn't a repeat of Wimax when we were promised their "4G" network and a lot of people bought phones accordingly but never saw it expand to their area.

Wow, they're going to have more LTE coverage in Puerto Rico than they do in Northern California. Being from San Jose I am glad I dumped Sprint for Verizon. Their WiMax coverage sucked with horrendous 3g speeds. If you live in Northern California and want good data speeds and coverage do not go with Sprint. They will just let you down. What's the use of having unlimited slow 3g.

I'm inthe metro detroit area and I would to at least see some better call coverage....there are dead zones EVERYWHERE. And how about some 4G???? What good is a 4G phone with NO 4G service????

I was in the Wayne State University area over the weekend and was surprised to see that 4G was available, though I couldn't use it without draining my battery. Like so many Detroit era, I started paying the EVO tax in 2010 only to see WiMax orphaned and no hint that LTE was going to come anytime soon. This is why I paid cash for my Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Long Name Phone in order to not have to extend my obligation to Sprint beyond my term which ended in June.

I've priced Verizon and even with my company discount discount it was more than I wanted to pay, but as I seem to always be getting dial-up speeds and a battery dying from polling email in data dead spots. It's embarrassing to be needing to call up something and have friends tapping their foot and looking at you pityingly while you wait for a response. A smartphone without data connectivity is just a phone and Sprint has no plan to fix this to my satisfaction.

So glad I decided to leave Sprint and switch to T-Mobile. Its probably going to be the same as WiMax which was nothing but broken promises

Seriously, not a thing in SC? Unlimited data is of no use if I can only get there watered down 3G. I barely get 200 kbps with a strong signal. I may have to rethink my carrier

I'm in St Louis, MO one of the major cities and markets and not gonna have LTE even in 2013....I knew I shoulda switched to Att. WTF Sprint...build up Puerto Rico before us....really?!?!

Wow, I live in Pittsburgh which is not on any list - which means we probably won't have LTE from Sprint until the end of 2014 (at least).

Talk about a no-win situation as my contract ends 1.1.13:

a) Stick with Sprint and basically pay for 2 years of LTE service while only being able to access 3g (if that) speeds OR

b) Switch to Verizon or AT&T and have LTE coverage but then face limited data plans and tons of charges (as a former AT&T customer, the thought is sickening)

i was in the same boat but ended up switching to tmobile a coupke months ago and couldnt be happier. Not sure if they have coverage where you are, but give them a shot if you do.

You guys have every right to be upset but if you never had great or good coverage with Sprint to begin with why would go to them or stay with them to then go through this pain now. You should direct your anger at yourself foe choosing a carrier that doesn't best suite you. I have been with Sprint since 96 and for me , my service is great. Yes there are better and faster carriers but I have always been pleased. I can't wait to renew our contract with Sprint when they get the NoteII and GS3 for wifey. LOVE YOU SPRINT DAN YOU ARE THE MAN :O) LOL .

While I agree there is no point in complaining. You make no sense. Years ago, other other carries ALSO had no 4G. Who could possible know what would be better and where the signal would be best. Later, Sprint launched a massive campaign to say we're the only one's with 4G (even thought this is technically not.) Also, in the last years, since all the iphone people came, my cell phone reception has weakened. Therefore NOT the same AT ALL as when I joined. I live in Mountain View, a block from Google HG And Puerto Rico apparently will have better sign sooner.

You make no sense!

Of all the cities in Indiana, they pick Gary. Google that pile of shit if you don't already know.

Yikes man, go rub one out then come back and actually add to the discussion lol. Seriously, if it's that big of a deal waiting for LTE then vote with your wallet. As much as I would love to pay less for my phone service, I absolutely love the fact that my data on Verizon is fast and reliable. If you can afford to switch, then switch. People in Gary, Indiana deserve the same services that you want, so deal with it.

I just don't understand how Sprint can upgrade so many small cities and leave off cities with over a million people?

Sincerely,
Baffled in Louisville

Not one market north of New York City?
Say what?
No Poughkepsie?
No Albany?
No Syracuse?
No Binghamton?
No Rochester?
No Buffalo?
No kidding?

I see Cleveland, Tennessee but not Cleveland, Ohio... The main CLEVELAND! The home of Rock n' Roll can't even get a Sprint LTE "Roll" out... This makes me want to go to prepay, and the article that was posted not too long ago lol

I guess I have Wimax tho and they aren't getting rid of it for a couple more years. If they do before my contract is up I'm getting out of contract free! :D

Next few months in Sprint time, is like 48 months........
And I was dumb enough to go from T-Mo to Sprint, go figure

No Cleveland or Columbus in Ohio? But there is Cleveland, Ten, and Columbus, Ind??? Either this list is all speculation or someone doesn't know where their cities are located. If I don't get LTE before my contract is up I am jumping ship.

Ummm....No Detroit love?? Yeah......I don't know if I can keep hanging on......I really don't want to switch carriers, especially since all four lines have different contract expiration dates, but I can't wait anymore. Looks like I'll bemoving to ATT( check out these prepaid carriers first....), one line at a time, till the last two are under 150$ each for the etf.......sigh.....Thanks Sprint! Glad I stuck around for 12 years!!
On a brighter side....at least my next nexus will be gsm!! Hooray for timely updates!!

As a current LTE customer, I will just say be patient because once you get it you will be happy. I can run 4G all day and still get 18-20 hours of battery lift with pretty good usage. But more importantly im getting consistent 15-17 mbps down and 6-10 mbps up. Freaking sweet!!!!

Some of you that are complaining about your city being mentioned do know that your city maybe included within a market. For example, the Tampa market covers Tampa, St.Petersburg, Clearwater, all the way to Lakeland. So you may not see it but it may be there.

The second thing is Sprint is saying they should be mostly complete by end of 2013. Some of you are pissed because it's taking to long or it should be faster. Understand Sprint is building a new network. This isn't about adding on the the existing infrastructure and moving on. It's all new. I guess what I'm really saying is that we should stop bitching or move on

Not one city in California is mentioned , or any other state but they lighting up damn near all of Puerto Rico . They should focus on actual states that have larger demands for lte than the u.s territories.What's next Guam and American Samoa? Just saying

or York or Lancaster, all 3 of which were apart of the original 35 to get Wimax, piss's me off since i live in York and just upgraded 2 lines to Gnex, WTF.

I may leave my 13 year relationship with Sprint and go with T-Mobile since T-Mobile now has the unlimited data plan and a pretty fast HSPA+ connection.

Wait.. no service in Lizard Lick, AZ? WTF Sprint?!?! That's it, I'm contacting the BBB, FCC, my State Representative the President and my Momma. This is an outrage!! And they better let me out of my contract!!!

I believe, and correct me if I'm wrong, that if you drop so many calls over a certain period of time, or if you're expectations are not met (you believe that Sprint is false advertising) you can request to cancel your contract with no etf. Not sure what the process is though. I know of a friend's friend that couldn't make any calls at home for over 2 months and ended up getting out of their contract. It couldn't hurt to try.

Sprint started charging $10 premium data two years ago and i am still stuck with dial up speeds. This is the reason i switched to Verizon ten days ago when my contract ended and could not be more satisfied with speed and reliability of Verizon's network. Money well spent in my opinion!!!

Lots of midwest neglect for this year. :( Hope Minneapolis sees some LTE before my contract is up next year! To be honest, I would just be happy to get some decent 3G speeds at this point. C'mon Sprint!

Welp. They added my cities. But it's still not enough to convince me to stay.

Leaving Sprint ASA my contract gives me upgrade.

I am done with you SPRINT, my state is not even listed, and I live 30 miles from a major city...done...done...done....

Springfield, MO. Wish I could say Wimax was ever really here. Yes in a few spotty non officeal areas. Network Vision...what a joke. I can't even send text messages let alone browse a webpage on the south side of town. Download speeds less than 50 kbps with pings around 1000ms. It's been like that for 2 years now. LTE, LMFAO. 180 miles from Sprint HQ. I might as well be on the moon.

Well I guess you need to have a NASCAR track nearby to get LTE delivered... Really?!? Nothing on the west coast except Los Angeles... I mean come on Sprint No Seattle? No Portland? No San Fransico? not even silicone freaking valley? Im sure Puerto Rico is a nice place, and they have lots of people, but let's see.... ummm... nope, not much tech-centric development going on there! Glad I bought the shiney new Sammy GS3 so I can imagine how fast it will be... and now that your WiMax partner Comcast(Xfinity)jumped ship and is now in bed with Verizon so they dropped my 4g hotspot... I now have a hotspot paperweight to boot! Good Grief, even Gary IN is on the list...

This list doesn't make any since...

Columbia, Tenn? Is that where they used to build the Saturns? And then the list has Lincolnton, SC... which, I have looked on map, after map, and I don't see it. Lancaster, SC is another small town, but no mention of Columbia, SC.

Does anyone live in Columbia, Tenn, since they shut down Saturn? Not putting down the town of Columbia, Tenn... But seriously?

Can anyone tell me where Lincolnton, SC is?

How is it that San Diego didn't make the list? We are the 8th largest population in the country!!! Half of the cities on that list, nobody has ever heard of (except for their residents).

Very upset to not see Denver, CO on that list. But for any one thinking of jumping ship on Sprint LISTEN UP! Yes, it is very do-able to get out of your sprint contract without paying the termination fee. It requires hours of phone calls to sprint as well as filing complaints with the FTC and BBB. Eventually your claim will be escalated and Sprint will let you out of the contract for free. This process is a pain but very much possible. HOWEVER be aware that severing the contract in this way DOES NOT require Sprint to release the ESN until AFTER the scheduled end of the contract. Meaning the phone cannot be reactivated until that has happened. So don't plan on selling your Sprint SGSIII when you go to another carrier. You are stuck with it until Sprint decides to release the ESN. Just thought I would relay this since many people are talking about getting out of the contract. For those of us sticking it out let's just hope Sprint gets their act together with this Network debacle.

I live in one of the cities that already has LTE (Manhattan, KS) and I can tell you that all of you pissed that it's not hitting your area that you're really not missing much. On my Evo 4G LTE, I only on occasion get LTE signal and there are pretty large parts of the town that do not have LTE namely my neighborhood. There's a cell tower less than a mile from my house although it may not be a Sprint tower but most carriers share towers anyway. Maybe it will get better but who knows at this point.

My "Vision" LTE Plan is to Avoid Sprint services until the Spring of 2014, but no later than Fall of 2014. ...what a joke.

Still no WiMax or LTE in San Diego, CA. You know San Diego, right? The home of Qualcomm, which makes the F*&%ING CHIPSETS in your phones Sprint! Damn, December can't come soon enough. After 14 years with them I just can't take the dropped calls, unsent/unreceived texts and the slower than dial up data anymore. It's really a shame as March of 2013 would be my 15th anniversary with Sprint, but divorce is inevitable. Their service has gone from good to absolute shit is the span of 3 years. I just need to see if T-Mo or AT&T is better in my neighborhood.

I'm about done with sprint.I was promised our area just north of raliegh would be getting wimax 2 years ago.Never happened.Now i've got the s3 lte and they dont even show raliegh much less wake forest or youngsville.Oh but friends of mine have verizon and they have it .I've been with sprint over 10 years with nothing but promises.Data plan is the best of all carriers but if i can only use 3g whats the point.

I live in Lincoln ne I have had sprint for two years. My kids and I race bmx across the u.s.a my wife is a traveling mng .we have no wimaxx or lte nor has sprint ever made any promises on the HTC evo 4g I could get wimax signal one bar but in council bluffs ia home town. I could get full bars 4g. My siii only connects to erhpd 14 . So can't complain. I can be traveling to Tulsa on a two lane highway all I see for miles is cows and corn fields . Data streams fine (Pandora) have never one time have I dropped a call . In my own experience sprint has been great

So you pick 3 of the smallest towns in SC?? and leave The capital of Columbia and the tourist areas near the coast out????

You should fire whoever you have planning this roll out and save yourselves a few bucks...

I have two of four phones coming out of contract this next couple of months, I am seriously thinking of jumping ship after having been with Sprint forever, like 15 years or something, like since a cell phone was actually a brick. They are closing corporate stores and the service is poor at best. My coerage seems to be shrinking rather than growing. I'm just about done!