Sprint just announced the expansion of its 4G LTE data network to Boston, Mass., Austin, Texas, and other areas.
Sprint carries the iPhone, and recently began offering the fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini, but it still boasts a relatively thin LTE spread. The carrier has subsequently tried to thicken 4G LTE data coverage within the last year and even rolled out 4G LTE data to 100 additional U.S. cities in fall 2012.
According to Sprint’s press release:
Add Boston, Austin, Fort Wayne, Ind., and western Puerto Rico to the expanding list of areas receiving Sprint 4G LTE service. We are starting 2013 by building on the progress we made last year to introduce an all-new 4G LTE network.
The full list of new areas:
- Boston, Mass.
- Austin, Texas
- College Station/Bryan, Texas
- Columbia, Tenn.
- Emporia, Kan.
- Fort Wayne, Ind.
- Gettysburg, Pa.
- and Western Puerto Rico (including Aguadilla, Isabela, Cabo Rojo, Mayagüez).
Sprint was the first national wireless carrier to introduce 4G WiMAX service in 2008, and it now offers service in 58 markets. The carrier also revealed enhancements to its 3G network today and said improvements are immediately available to customers in cities like Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Sprint previously said it planned to complete the nationwide build out of its 4G network by the end of 2013.
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Sprint brings 4G LTE to Boston, Austin and growing number of cities in 2013
Add Boston, Austin, Fort Wayne, Ind., and western Puerto Rico to the expanding list of areas receiving Sprint 4G LTE service.
We are starting 2013 by building on the progress we made last year to introduce an all-new 4G LTE network. Sprint now offers service in 58 markets .
With 4G LTE service from Sprint, wireless users can take full advantage of faster speeds to upload photos, surf the web and stream videos on their Sprint smartphone.
Sprint’s network build out, known as Network Vision, not only delivers 4G LTE but also is expected to provide 3G customers better wireless signal strength, in-building coverage, and fewer dropped/blocked calls. These 3G improvements are already available to customers in several cities across the country, such as Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. All Sprint 3G customers in these areas, including the company’s prepaid customers on Assurance Wireless, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile can expect to see better coverage and improved network reliability and voice quality once the improvements come to their areas.
“Now our customers can keep track of their favorite local basketball, football and baseball teams with 4G LTE on their Sprint smartphones, tablets and mobile hotspots,” said Karen Paletta, regional vice president-Consumer Sales, Sprint.
We are expanding 4G LTE service in the Bay State, bringing faster speeds for uploading photos, surfing the web and streaming homemade videos to residents in Boston and Framingham, Mass.
In Massachusetts, Sprint 4G LTE also is available to customers in Barnstable/Hyannis/Mid-Cape, New Bedford/Fall River, and Peabody.
We are offering 4G LTE service in Austin and College Station/Bryan.
In Texas, Sprint also offers 4G LTE service in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Granbury/Hood County, Huntsville, Wichita Falls and Waco.
We are launching 4G LTE service in Fort Wayne.
In Indiana, Sprint also offers 4G LTE to customers in Anderson, Gary, Indianapolis/Carmel, Muncie and South Bend/Mishawaka.
We have significantly improved 3G service in Puerto Rico and also expanded 4G LTE service to more customers – launching our new, faster data network in Aguadilla, Isabela, Cabo Rojo and Mayagüez. These cities are in addition to Ponce, Coamo and Guayama – which have offered 4G LTE since 2012.
Sprint continues to show significant progress in the build out of its all-new 4G LTE network – reaching more customers every day. In addition to the Boston area, today Sprint launched 4G LTE service in: Austin, Texas; College Station/Bryan, Texas; Columbia, Tenn.; Emporia, Kan.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Gettysburg, Pa.; and Western Puerto Rico (including Aguadilla, Isabela, Cabo Rojo, Mayagüez).
Please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE for the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout.
For detailed 4G LTE maps, providing coverage information right down to the address, please visit www.sprint.com/coverage.