Sprint Spreads LTE to 70 New Markets, Covers 300 Total
Sprint today announced a significant expansion of its LTE 4G footprint. The company says 70 new markets have access to its faster data network, including Birmingham, Ala.; Little Rock, Ark.; San Diego, Calif.; Orlando and Panama City, Fla.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Louisville, Ky.; and Green Bay and Madison, Wisc., among others. Sprint said that its LTE network now reaches 300 markets. The company continues to roll out HD Voice, which it says will be available to 85 million POPs by the end of the year. Sprint also continues to upgrade its network, with more Sprint Spark and LTE network coverage planned for 2014.
T-Mobile Talks Up Coverage Improvements, iPhone Deals
T-Mobile said it has doubled the number of square miles covered by its LTE network over the last year, according to a blog post written by CEO John Legere. T-Mobile is on track to blanket another 600,000 square miles of area with LTE by the end of the year.
T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said the company's LTE 4G network now covers 280 million POPS. That's a slight improvement from the 275 million POPs T-Mobile said it covered at the end of April.
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.
T-Mobile Nearly Done Integrating MetroPCS
T-Mobile today said it has migrated the majority of MetroPCS customers off the company's legacy CDMA network and onto its own LTE network. T-Mobile says fewer than 500,000 MetroPCS customers are still using the CDMA network.
Patience Is a Virtue.
However, the areas that have been upgraded, have been significantly improved over the old in regards to 3G/4G performance. Signal strength has also improved.
It is definitely worth the wait and headaches. Speeds have been stellar.
I do hope your city gets Sprint Spark. The potential is amazing with that technology. Sprint Spark is bla...