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Sprint Expands LTE Network By 20 Markets

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Mar 17, 2014, 9:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

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.

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Mar 18, 2014, 3:24 PM

You'll get LTE in about 10% of a given market.

...On a good day.

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 ...
Only 10%? Is this true? Or is this a fabricated figure? With a perception that your knowledge is more advanced in network science over most on this site, I would expect a more truthful answer from you in this respect.

I have been experiencing the ...

Mar 17, 2014, 4:38 PM

Wow, even NJ

While not by me, nice start. In the past I have said not the nicest things about Sprint, but my mind may change if they keep this up.

Still keep your hands off T-Mobile. 4 national carriers are the best.
You Damn right,
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