Sprint

Although Sprint hasn't had much of a wide scale roll out of their 4G LTE network just yet, they've now got a whole new list of places that will be going live on July 15th and that is sure to make some folks out there extremely happy. So who all is getting some 4G LTE love?

  • Atlanta
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Kansas City
  • San Antonio

Some of those areas we know LTE testing has been happening for the past little while as folks have reported LTE connectivity dropping in and out for the past little while in certain areas but it's nice to see some official confirmation of it. You'll find the full press release from Sprint below, if you're looking for the full details.

Source: Sprint

Sprint to Unleash the Speed and Power of 4G LTE in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio on July 15

ATLANTA (BUSINESS WIRE), June 27, 2012 - As summer begins to sizzle, Sprint (NYSE:S) CEO Dan Hesse today invited Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio customers to harness the speed and power of 4G LTE on July 15 and to further enjoy the top-rated customer satisfaction experience among all national carriers, according to the 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index.

To better meet the growing voice and data demands of wireless customers, Sprint is building an all-new, nationwide 3G and 4G LTE network through the Network Vision program. This means that whether a Sprint customer is using a smartphone to share a picture or to check the Web, Sprint 4G LTE will make it faster. Coupling the speed of 4G LTE with the industry’s only truly unlimited data plan for smartphones makes Sprint the best choice in wireless.* Additionally, the new network provides significant enhancements to Sprint 3G service. Customers will experience better signal strength, fewer dropped/blocked calls, faster data speeds, expanded coverage and better overall performance as the improvements roll out across the country.

“The performance of both the 4G LTE and improved 3G networks are exceeding our expectations and we are pleased with the progress of the entire Network Vision program,” said Hesse.

With the launch on July 15, Sprint will have debuted 4G LTE to millions of people in five major metropolitan areas with more market launches in 2012 to be announced later this year. By the end of 2013, Sprint expects to have largely completed the build out of its all-new 4G LTE nationwide network – with an enhanced 3G network – covering 250 million people across the United States.

The Wireless Industry’s Most Customer-Friendly Data Plans

In today’s competitive wireless market, the value of unlimited has never been more apparent. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited data, texting and calling to and from any mobile phone in America while on the Sprint network, starting at just $79.99 per month for smartphones.

Sprint continues the trend of delivering value to customers through its portfolio of 4G LTE-capable devices and unlimited data experience with Sprint Everything Data plans. Sprint has already launched five 4G LTE-capable devices for less than $200 – HTC EVO™ 4G LTE ($199.99); LG Viper™ 4G LTE ($99.99); Samsung Galaxy Nexus ($199.99); Samsung Galaxy S III ($199.99 for 16GB version) and Sierra Wireless™ 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot, the nation’s first to support 4G LTE, 4G WiMAX and 3G ($99.99) (all pricing excludes taxes).

Over the past several years, Sprint has been working hard to deliver the best customer experience. Recently, the American Customer Satisfaction Index ranked Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers and most improved in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, over the last four years. Building an all-new network is the linchpin to make Sprint the company customers want to do business with.

The launch of these metropolitan areas demonstrates the continued commitment by Sprint to invest in its network through Network Vision. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE.

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 56 million customers at the end of the first quarter of 2012 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, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers and most improved in customer satisfaction across all industries during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

*Sprint is the only national carrier with no throttling, metering or overages, all while on the Sprint network. Sprint customers can enjoy an unlimited data experience with Sprint Everything Data plans. See sprint.com/unlimited for details.

 
There are 19 comments

xemtra says:

June 15th? or July? we are alrdy past June 15th

bryanw504 says:

Pretty sure that is suppose to say July 15.

Potty Time says:

no i think it means june 15 of next year -_-

nathanh48 says:

Ha Ha Ha +1

Robbzilla says:

In the article: "Sprint to Unleash the Speed and Power of 4G LTE in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio on July 15"

#correction July 15th

rotorrocket says:

From the body of the article

"Sprint to Unleash the Speed and Power of 4G LTE in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio on July 15"

Mobius360 says:

And to think I've been thinking of moving to Dallas, now I need to add LTE availability to my list of reasons to do so. Just kidding of course but it's nice to see it's there just in case.

So hopefully this means that phase 2 will start soon. I'm hoping it goes live before the end of the year.

EVO28312 says:

What the hell!? Where's the heart of technology which is silicon valley bay area!!

jmogha says:

Finally some news. And I'm so glad I'm in KC. But I gotta imagine all the tier 2 cities are still pretty anxious.

I know they've been quietly working on LTE in the Chicago metro area - many of us are having intermittent issues while they're doing this work. I'm really hoping they announce Chicago in the next month or two - having an LTE phone would kida suck if I didn't have LTE around me. :P

NDchem2014 says:

It's July 15th, for all those that couldn't possibly be bothered to just look at the source (Sprint...), I did it for you.

Bla1ze says:

Lol.. updated, sorry.. I'm living in the past.

a22matic says:

WHEW!!! This makes the EVO LTE purchase and the customs holdup worth it! I'm in the ATL, and I was able to catch 4G a few times in May. Can't wait!

hiero says:

woohoo!

TenshiNo says:

Looks like I'll be picking up the new Evo 4G LTE sooner rather than later ;)

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY LTE on July 15 for me in Kansas City

crxssi says:

And the sad part is that those 5 markets (or maybe 4 of them) already had WiMax 4G. So those of us (like me in a 1.7 million person area) who were promised WiMax years ago and never got anything, are still stuck with ever-more-miserable 3G, while people in the new LTE markets have had WiMax as an option for a long time and now have LTE IN ADDITION to the WiMax and improved 3G also.

It isn't fair. They should have started with the previously neglected areas. (I know, whine, whine. But I just gotta vent some).

Sprint lighting up <> in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio July 15.

So done with my GNex. Between poor service, screen issues, and lack of durability I'm ready for the S III. Loved my S I. Cannot wait for the Nexus7.

if some one like to test there sprints LTE phone, there was signal at bellaire and belway 8 stop over home depot parking lot and test yourself.