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Sprint Fires Up LTE Near Chicago and Other Markets

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Oct 22, 2012, 9:17 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e
updated Oct 22, 2012, 11:10 AM

Sprint today announced that its LTE 4G network is now live in a handful of new markets around the country. Sprint customers in Hutchinson and McPherson, Kan.; New Bedford/Fall River, Mass.; Wichita Falls, Texas; as well as many Chicago-area suburbs can all use Sprint's high-speed 4G network with compatible hardware. According to Sprint, its LTE 4G network is now available in a total of 32 markets. Service is downtown Chicago is forthcoming.

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About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.

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Oct 22, 2012, 10:34 AM

To be fair...

Sprint's press release states: major Chicago suburban areas, not Chicago proper.It also mentions that downtown Chicago is still forthcoming.
Forgot link: http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cf m?article_id=2432
The headline does say 'near Chicago'

Oct 22, 2012, 11:50 PM

Took You Long Enough!

It's ONLY been since November 2011 that the entire mid west has been compromised due to "Network Vision".

Your employees from all lines of business were told to pacify customers with a knowingly moving target date for estimated time of relief or resolution.

Your network tools that did not accurately identify the customers real life in field experience were taken as gospel chapter and verse by agents and cannot be disputed by the customer. If the customer protest the network tool's results the customer is told it is an equipment issue and they need to take their device to the store to get them off the phone and waste the customers time when the rep knows fully well that the issue is a network issue that won't truly be resolved any tim...
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