Jun 17 AT 10:30 AM Nick Sarafolean 11 Comments

Sprint launches new LTE markets, reveals upcoming expansions


LTE is a must-have feature on our smartphones. So, it stands to reason that carriers would work as hard as possible to roll out their LTE coverage. Having launched LTE over a year later than Verizon and AT&T, Sprint is now playing catch-up with their coverage. Today brings in a new wave of LTE markets from Sprint that should help to greatly bolster their coverage. The list includes nearly two dozen cities and is fairly expansive:

  • Baton Rouge, La.
  • Centralia, Wash.
  • Clarksville, Tenn.
  • Corsicana, Texas
  • Dalton, Ga.
  • Dunn, N.C.
  • Fond du Lac, Wis.
  • Gainesville, Fla.
  • Henderson, N.C.
  • Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Lansing/East Lansing, Mich.
  • Longview, Wash.
  • Miami
  • Napa, Calif.
  • New Orleans
  • Palatka, Fla.
  • Raleigh, N.C.
  • Sebring, Fla.
  • St. Cloud, Minn.
  • St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Mich.
  • Tampa, Fla.
  • Warsaw, Ind.

But that’s not all. Sprint also named some cities that are next in their LTE rollout. Here’s that list:

  • Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Aberdeen, Wash.
  • Allegan, Mich.
  • Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Battle Creek, Mich.
  • Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Eagle Pass, Texas
  • Flint, Mich.
  • Laredo, Texas
  • Marshfield/Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
  • Mount Pleasant, Mich.
  • Oak Harbor, Wash.
  • Watertown/Fort Atkinson, Wis.

Sprint is definitely working hard to get their LTE coverage up to par with the others. These latest expansions cover a variety of key states that haven’t seen much love when it comes to LTE. However, Verizon holds a dominant place in the LTE market and AT&T is not far behind. Can Sprint really compete with them? In terms of speed and coverage, not yet. Verizon and especially AT&T both have far superior speeds and coverage. Sprint’s affordable pricing may sway some late adopters, especially considering Sprint offers unlimited LTE, something neither Verizon or AT&T currently do. If this new rollout affects you then give us a shout in the comments!

Via: Android Central
Source: Sprint

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