Sprint Expands LTE Network By 20 Markets
Sprint today launched LTE 4G in 20 new markets around the U.S. Some of the markets include Hope Springs, Ark.; Bridgeport, Stamford, and Norwalk, Conn.; Sarasota and Bradenton, Fla.; Peoria, Ill.; Ocean City, N.J.; Omaha, Neb.; and Myrtle Beach, S.C. Sprint today also announced the launch of Sprint Spark service in Provo, Utah, and Trenton, N.J., as well as the upcoming availability of HD Voice in those markets. Sprint Spark is now available in 18 markets. Sprint said it is on track to cover 250 million people with 4G LTE by the middle of the year.
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.
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 Retires 'Spark' and Launches 'LTE Plus'
Sprint is rebranding its LTE 4G network in an effort to call attention to the technology involved in making the network tick. Sprint LTE Plus replaces the Sprint Spark name for the company's tri-band LTE network, which uses 800MHz, 1.9GHz, and 2.5GHz.
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 Expands Personal Concierge Service to More Cities
Sprint today said its Direct 2 You home delivery and setup service is now available to all customers in Kansas City, Chicago, and Miami. Sprint initially launched the service in those markets in April, but it was limited to existing customers.
You'll get LTE in about 10% of a given market.
I know that in non-Spark areas (where 800 Band 26 LTE is not deployed), I have to be within a 1-2 mile range of a given tower to use LTE. Otherwise, my phone switches back to 3G.
There aren't even enough Band 26 LTE deployments to objectively compare Sprint to the big boys yet.
Sprint has the most underpowered LTE implementation of all the carriers. It's no wonder they are so desperate to acquire T-Mobile.
Given equal cell site placement, channel width, and environmental factors, T-Mobile's Band 4 LTE signal reaches about 30-50% farther than Sprint's Band 25 LTE, with the testing I've done in my market.
Sprint can't even begin to touch Verizon and AT&T with their B25 LTE, it's like comparing a candle to the ...
I have been experiencing the ...
Wow, even NJ
Still keep your hands off T-Mobile. 4 national carriers are the best.