Today Sprint announced several expansions to its’ 4G LTE network, and in the process gets “bigger in Texas.” Customers located in Austin and Bryan-College Station (Texas) are “now able to experience faster speeds for uploading photos, surfing the Web and streaming videos.” Additionally, Sprints states that 4G LTE connectivity also launched in “Boston; Columbia, Tenn.; Emporia, Kan.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Framingham, Mass.; Gettysburg, Pa.; and Western Puerto Rico (including Aguadilla, Isabela, Cabo Rojo, Mayagüez).”
Sprint launched their 4G LTE service back in July 2012, and has already covered 58 markets. Not too bad actually! So for those customers getting the green light today, let us know how much this news excites you. Full press release below.
Sprint 4G LTE Network Gets Even Bigger in Texas
Starting today customers in Austin and Bryan-College Station will benefit from the increased power, speed and value of unlimited high-speed 4G LTE from Sprint with a comprehensive selection of smartphones and Truly Unlimited data plans
AUSTIN, Texas (BUSINESS WIRE), January 28, 2013 – Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced that it is offering 4G LTE in even more cities in the Lone Star State. Customers in Austin and Bryan-College Station will now be able to experience faster speeds for uploading photos, surfing the Web and streaming videos. Sprintcontinues to show significant progress in the buildout of its all-new 4G LTE network – reaching more customers every day. In addition to Austin and Bryan-College Station, today Sprint launched 4G LTE in Boston; Columbia, Tenn.; Emporia, Kan.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Framingham, Mass.; Gettysburg, Pa.; and Western Puerto Rico (including Aguadilla, Isabela, Cabo Rojo, Mayagüez).
“Everything is bigger in Texas and now so is Sprint’s 4G LTE network allowing more Texans to experience 4G LTE on their smartphones, tablets and wireless hotspots,” said John Stevens, regional vice president – Consumer Sales, Sprint. “In Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World, customers will find that 4G LTE will increase the speed of streaming and downloading music and sending emails and videos to friends and relatives.”
In Texas, Sprint also offers 4G LTE service in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Granbury/Hood County, Huntsville, Wichita Falls and Waco. Customers will be able to use their smartphones – such asSamsung Galaxy S® III, Samsung Galaxy Note® II or LG Optimus G™ – to share a picture of their favorite musical group or college football team or check the Web for sports scores with greater speed. When you combine the power of 4G LTE with an Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM, which includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, Sprint becomes the best choice in wireless.
Sprint’s network buildout, known as Network Vision, not only delivers 4G LTE but also is expected to provide 3G customers better wireless signal strength, in-building coverage, and fewer dropped/blocked calls. These 3G improvements are already available to customers in several cities across the country, such as Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. All Sprint 3G customers in these areas, including the company’s prepaid customers on Assurance Wireless, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile, can expect to see better coverage and improved network reliability and voice quality once the improvements come to their areas.
Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers service in 58 marketsi. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE. For detailed 4G LTE maps, providing coverage information right down to the address, please visitwww.sprint.com/coverage. Customers are encouraged to check back often, as the maps will be updated when coverage in these markets is enhanced.