Sprint's LTE Headed to Baltimore by End of August
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse today said that Sprint will activate its LTE 4G network in the city of Baltimore by the end of August. Baltimore was one of Sprint's first WiMax markets, and was expected to be among the initial batch of LTE cities. Sprint launched LTE in Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Kansas City, and San Antonio earlier this month. Hesse did not name any other LTE markets, nor did he say exactly when LTE will go live in Baltimore. Additionally, Hesse mentioned a previously unannounced device, the Motorola Photon Q, which is an Android smartphone that will include LTE 4G, worldwide roaming, and a QWERTY keyboard. No other details of the device were revealed, though Hesse said it is launching soon.
Motorola Moto E4 Plus Goes On Sale Aug. 3 for $180
Motorola today said the Moto E4 Plus, which it announced in June, will reach various sales channels later this week. The unlocked variant will be available from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Fry's, Newegg, and Motorola.com starting August 3 for $180.
Sprint Doubles LTE Plus Footprint
Sprint today said it has doubled the availability of its LTE Plus coverage from 77 markets in November to more than 150 markets today. Some of the new markets include Boulder, Colo., West Palm Beach, Fla., Cleveland, Ohio, and Syracuse, N.Y.
Sprint Says LTE Plus Now Available In New York City
Sprint today announced that its LTE Plus wireless service is available across all five boroughs of New York City. LTE Plus relies on Sprint's three LTE bands (800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2.5 GHz) and carrier aggregation to improve capacity and speed.
Sprint LTE and Spark Footprints Continue to Grow
Sprint today launched LTE service in 24 new markets and Spark service in an additional 24 markets. The company's LTE footprint now reaches 270 million POPs, while its Spark footprint reaches 125 million POPs.