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We already knew that the Sprint LTE network was due to fire up on July 15 in selected markets, but it seems as though it's already starting to be seen across those lucky cities. 

According to various different reports in the Android Central forums, Sprint users are starting to see LTE data in cities slated for tomorrows turn on. We've got threads stating that LTE has been turned on in San Antonio, Dallas, Atlanta, Kansas City and Houston, all the cities we were expecting to see fired up tomorrow. 

If you're seeing LTE yourselves, why not let us know down in the comments below, or head on over to the Android Central forums and join in the discussion.

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Sprint's LTE network starting to fire up ahead of the official July 15 launch

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This is an exciting day to be a sprint customer...............Keep up the hard work sprint, now light up DC :)

I was at the movies in Frisco, TX and right before the movies begain, I looked at my phone and was surprised to find the 4G signal. It came on and off for awhile but since i've left, it hasn't connected again. Hopefully tomorrow.

I'd be interested in seeing some test results of the network in these cites once it goes live. Both 4g & 3g.

Not sure how much longer I can wait in Orlando. If the iPhone 5 comes out (which the wife really wants) and there: s no lte in site I'm going to unfortunately go to Verizon. Really don't want to deal with tiered data and locked boot loaders but not sure what choice I have. I can't deal with 200kbps speeds much longer.

I switched to Verizon a couple of weeks ago from sprint and it was well worth it. I couldn't tolerate sprints horrid network a second longer. Now instead of waiting for lte in the Boston area(south of) I have super fast lte and faster than sprint 3g everywhere I go. Not to mention the integrity of the connections, the voice and SMS network, etc etc. You get what you pay for.

I had VZW And I dropped their service, Their service worst than Sprint inside, I did switch back to Sprint. At least Sprint cheaper and provide me with AirAve, which I can download 1.5 Mbps to 2Mbps inside on the 3g. Which is that`s sad, I`m in the area which VZW claiming it`s 4gLTE covered area. It`s all comes down to one thing, depend on the area you`re live in.

depending on who you talked to at Verizon and ANY carrier is a YMMV..Sprint was THEE worst 4 years ago..sent me a $700 bill..why?!..money suckers..very happy with Verizon IMO

Switched from Verizon 2 years ago ... Their network is meh at best. VERY pumped to be on the Sprint network these days. Never had a problem over here.

I believe Orlando,along with the Tampa-St.Petersburg,FL Market, are among the metro areas listed for second wave of Sprint's LTE rollout this Fall.

Those are some promising results. I hope Sprint has their LTE network up and running soon in Boston (currently expected be live between late August and October from what I read).

Nothing here yet, southeast Houston. Sporting the EVO LTE and S3 (wife). Can't wait till tomorrow though.

22,000kbps is 22mb not 2.2. I've been looking all over youtube for a video of a sprint lte speed test. Has anyone found one?

I took those three tests at I-35 and 3009 exit about 20 feet from the frontage road. I cycled the LTE/CDMA switch on and off a couple times then saw the 4G icon (pictured).

I think I'm done with Sprint. It's not the network, and definitely not the customer service, it's the hardware. I'm sick of the locked down cdma bs. I'm gonna get an unlocked Nexus and move to straight Talk or tmobile.

Yes leaving Verizon and it's CDMA LTE NETWORK has been a blessing to me. I always hated Verizon and their handling of the Galaxy Nexus with it poor reception and horid signal strength. Now on Tmobile and it's HSPA PLUS GSM NETWORK i am extremely happy with it's network. My Galaxy S3is wonderful and it works in areas my Verizon Galaxy Nexus never worked. I am now looking to enjoy my next Nexus come November it will be a GSM bought Galaxy Nexus from the Google play store. Verizon is just overrated and overpriced.

Wow. You definitely need some more reading and comprehension skills. Brendilon made absolutely no mention of Verizon. He did however, mention Sprint. You know, that OTHER CDMA carrier that you bailed on for what you called a "pimp slapping" Galaxy Nexus? What a dope.

You know, when you insult someone else's reading and comprehension skills when you're the one who didn't comprehend properly, it looks really bad. Brendilon said he's done with Sprint because he's "sick of the locked down cdma bs." Richardyarrell said he hated Verizon because it's also CDMA.

Wow. Given that your first sentence makes absolutely no sense and the fact that I've told you multiple times over the past 2 months that I no longer have a Samsung Moment, guess I'm the one "laughing".

It took me about 5 minutes to to get S-OFF (used LazyPanda, not HTCDev) & about another 5 minutes to unlock my Evo LTE.

Man I cannot wait for the launch in southeast Michigan... The speeds are decent in my city (Ann Arbor averaging 500kbps down), but more than anything else I want to support Sprint because I believe they are trying to be progressive compared to AT&T and Verizon. The whole Google Voice integration is a great example. Lets go Sprint! Beef up that network!

Man I have the Galaxy Note on AT&T and the Galaxy S3 on Sprint, I didn`t see any much different. I live in Canton, MI.

In network speeds? Not totally sure what you meant lol. But if you mean network speeds, I know AT&T destroys me around Ann Arbor for the most part. They seem to always be over 1mbps if not up to 2.

6 cities? Congrats if you live in one. And to the other 44 states and countless cities within, sorry. Kiss my ass sprint. I pay $200 a month to stand in line.

As a Verizon customer I say, "Good." It's about time, because hopefully competition will help with future Verizon and AT&T price increases/fewer service choices. Especially Verizon, since Sprint is also CDMA on the 3G side.

My galaxy nexus connected to it yesterday in Kansas City (Olathe) ...I got 10mb download and 3 uploading... I haven't been able to connect today though

The battery is working great on my G-Nex however its only seven days old. The sooner you root the sooner the battery life goes south.

Using a S III living in Douglasville, GA on the west side of Atlanta and just got 9.6 mbps down and 1.3 up...can only get better once they get everything tuned up and worked in

I'm in San Diego and holding out a bit longer to get either the EVO 4G LTE or an S3. I'm interested in hearing how battery life is on these phones using LTE. I have time before LTE shows up here, but ready for a new phone now!

Their "network vision" upgrades are working. I used to get less then 400kbps at home before, ran speed test app and now I get 1.5MBps. Not that it matters much, since I'm on wifi at home, but gives me a good feeling about other places. I'm going to Las Vegas next month. Anyone in Las Vegas can say what their speeds are like on the strip? in the past it was unusable for me. And sorry for being off topic.

I have an HTC EVO 4G LTE and my wife has a GS3 and she has been getting a 4g signal since yesterday mine started today both phones have been off and on speeds have been 20 down an 9 up hopefully they stay that way.

If anyone is curious, my 3G connection is getting 26kbps down, 21kbps up, and 2264ms ping. I live about 20 minutes away from Downtown Los Angeles. No 4G where I live either, unless I drive 2 miles away to the next city. I hate Sprint right now.

I'm about a mile outside downtown Dallas and still on 3g.

Drove by a tower north of me and saw two white trucks and some boxes labeled Ericsson. The tower was also offline so I'm sure it's getting its network vision upgrade.

ex)I never thought that I'd see LTE living in Newnan, GA., a suburb south of Atlant. saw the article on Android Central, checked it out, turned it on (rooted GNex) & there it is! All my years as a Sprint customer have paid off. I don't yet know my speeds but they load MUCH faster, feels like close to my wifi speeds. I'm excited that my whole route from home, work & family shows LTE!

I was at the Sprint store near walmart last week and LTE was not working on the store phone. I turned the wi-fi off and nothing. Maybe I needed to cycle a setting? The store employee claimed it was not turned on in Newnan yet.

I'm getting 10 down and 2 up in Decatur, Ga. Went live yesterday afternoon. Couldn't be happier with the Galaxy S3. Upgraded from an Epic 4G and the new LTE speeds are a great improvement.

I have been a Sprint customer for six years now. When they launched simply everything I thought it was the best value on the market. When 3g launched it was good. For the past like 6 to 8 months my service has been lack luster. However I have confidence that Sprint will finally begin to deliver. I heard that the 3g connection will also be updated. So let's just all give Sprint another chance. Id be happy with anything above 5mbs download and 2 up.

Though I don't have an LTE phone, I'm getting 4G Wimax signal inside my home in The Woodlands, TX on my NS4G...but I was never able to receive the signal before.

wow! loving hearing all of the positive feedback from satisfied sprint customers. im still rocking my og epic 4G. do for an upgrade later this year, so im excited for what the future holds. just hope a new badass device running jb stock is out by then. hahahaha! lets go sprint.

I live in west atlanta. Getting 11.5 download and 8mbps upload. It runs incredibly fast and im impressed. Evo 4g lte.

Being a long time Sprint user is about to pay off when my friends are saying,"Awe Man I wish I was with Sprint before so i could get grandfathered into unlimited hispeed data." Cause thats what its gonna come down to. Those who ride out the storm are gonna have the best smartphone plan available.

Test Date: Jul 15, 2012 1:22:59 pm
Connection Type: Lte
Server: Houston, TX
Download: 4.12 Mbps
Upload: 1.37 Mbps
Ping: 108 ms
This is all I'm getting I live in NW Houston BS what the hell sprint

I have been getting 4g LTE on galaxy S3 in somerville, Malden and other surrounding suburbs of Boston. One speed test showed 13.5 megs down, 7 megs up! not bad for not being officially released !