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

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • funkyv

    Although, they have not gone live, 4G LTE has popped up for me in Seattle. I have received 4G LTE in Belltown on 1st and Cedar, Interbay on 15th by the driving range, Seatac Airport, and Kerry Park.

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    Too bad, it is still a CDMA carrier when you get dropped back to 3G. Less coverage than the big 2 is one thing. Less coverage + less phone choices? Not my cup of tea, sorry.

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  • Bob

    Finally, I get LTE in Gainesville.

  • Jon

    no ohio love? i feel sprint has abandoned the ohio markets. no wimax or lte at all….

  • SGB101

    4G is just rolling out in the UK and it not worth it in my opinion. You have to give up the unlimited for very limited and for what? The 3g is quick enough to stream Netflix. So until the caps get dropped of increase to 10gb force decent price, I’m out.

    Not that I use 10gb,usually sub 1gb but when my broadband went down I went through 17gb on 3g with no complaint from T-mob, my wife about 11gb and the oldest lad about 5gb.

  • brack

    no ohio love either cant wait to drop them to verizon sprint softbank dont like whats comming down the track for sprint people softbank seems to be very very bullish to want to be their customer and see my money goto the japs or chinamen

    • Rob


      You’re using an android phone so your money is already going to the Koreans/Chinese..

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  • Julio Chavez

    Sprint continues to disappoint me with lack of any kind of 4G coverage in Denver, CO…

  • RonW

    Here in Kalamazoo Michigan I am now nearly surrounded by Sprint LTE coverage by the newly announced and upcoming cities but still officially 3G only. I’m hoping that by the end of summer they will have closed in on me.