SprintSprint today put out a nice little recap of its network progress in 2012, the year we finally saw it start to roll out its LTE network (and start to stick a fork in its old Wimax line).

The big strokes: 49 markets are now live, with a total of 150 "in the coming months." Some 70 markets have seen improved 3G service. You should see better signal strength for phone calls and data, and fewer dropped calls. Voice quality has improved. And data speeds are faster. Of course, you have to be in one of those improved markets, but progress comes one step at a time, we suppose.

But the more important part, we suppose, is that Sprint's teasing upcoming LTE roll-outs. We've got that full list after the break.

Source: Sprint

Here's the list of cities in which Sprint will be turning on LTE. (Again, "in the coming months." We really hate that phrase.)

  • Abbeville, La.
  • Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas
  • Blytheville, Ark
  • Brainerd, Minn.
  • Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, Conn.
  • Brownsville/Harlingen, Texas
  • Crowley, La.
  • Dalton, Ga.
  • Duluth, Minn.
  • Dunn, N.C.
  • Durham/Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Eau Claire, Wisc.
  • Greenwood, S.C.
  • La Cross, Wis.
  • Jackson, Tenn.
  • Lafayette, La.
  • Lawton, Okla.
  • Little Rock/North Little Rock/Conway, Ark.
  • Mankato/North Mankato, Minn.
  • Muskogee, Okla.
  • New Haven/Milford, Conn.
  • New Iberia, La.
  • North Wilkesboro, N.C.
  • Oklahoma City
  • Palm Coast, Fla.
  • Pine Bluff, Ark.
  • Ponca City, Okla.
  • Raleigh/Cary, N.C.
  • San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, Calif.
  • Salinas, Calif.
  • Santa Cruz/Watsonville, Calif.
  • Searcy, Ark.
  • Springfield, Mass.
  • St. Cloud, Minn.
  • Stillwater, Okla.