Sprint may have taken a backseat lately to John Legere and his unorthodox UnCarrier ways, but the Now Network's, once again, moving fast to cover new LTE territory. With today's market expansion news, Sprint LTE is now officially available throughout New York City -- not just in the Bronx and Brooklyn -- though note that 4G coverage is still not all-pervasive. Sprint's also continuing to roll out "enhanced 3G" service as part of its Network Vision plan, which should translate into better speeds and stronger signals for its subscribers -- all thanks to infrastructure upgrades. An additional 45 smaller markets, mostly located in the south, will also now see LTE service "turned on," bringing the carrier's LTE coverage to 230 markets in total. To see if Sprint LTE is now live in your area, check out the PR after the break.
Sprint Expands LTE Coverage Map and Turns on More 4G LTE Markets
230 total LTE markets across the country
45 more LTE markets launched today
Lexington, Ky., Pensacola, Fla., Santa Ana/Anaheim, Calif., Spokane, Wash., Tallahassee, Fla. – now live with 4G LTE
4G LTE coverage expanded into Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, N.Y.
October 29, 2013 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sprint (NYSE:S) today turned on 4G LTE service in 45 more markets to provide an enhanced customer experience with faster data speeds in more places where customers use their mobile device to access the Internet, upload photos, watch videos, and check social networking sites.
"Our advanced equipment on the new 3G and 4G LTE network provides service you can count on with faster download speeds and also provides state-of-the-art, compact and energy-efficient multimodal equipment."
Today's announcement also signals a major expansion of enhanced 3G service, improving coverage, signal strength and call quality. The new 4G LTE service is also now available in parts of Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, N.Y. Earlier this year, Sprint launched its all-new network in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
With an expanding all-new 4G network across the country plus the groundbreaking Sprint Unlimited Guarantee, business people, first responders, public safety officials and consumers can get unlimited talk, text and data while on the Sprint network guaranteed for the life of the line of service.i
45 more 4G LTE markets today
Lakeland/Winter Haven, Fla.
Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
Cape Coral/Fort Myers, Fla.
New Haven, Conn.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Columbia/Ellicott City, Md.
Eagle Pass, Texas
Red Bluff, Calif.
Fort Polk South, La.
Santa Ana/Anaheim, Calif.
Fort Smith, Ark.
Stevens Point, Wis.
Texarkana, Texas - Texarkana, Ark.
Jefferson City, Mo.
Warner Robins, Ga.
Sprint already offers 4G LTE in such major cities as Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. With today's announcement, Sprint now provides LTE service in 230 markets across the country, including New York City, providing one more reason for first responders, public safety officials, consumers and business people in the most competitive market in the world to choose Sprint.
"Today's announcement means that we are continuing our nationwide network enhancements, tower by tower, to provide even more Sprint customers the speed and power of Sprint 4G LTE," said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. "Our advanced equipment on the new 3G and 4G LTE network provides service you can count on with faster download speeds and also provides state-of-the-art, compact and energy-efficient multimodal equipment." Sprint was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the fourth consecutive year and was the first U.S. telecommunications company to commit to reducing its greenhouse emissions 20 percent by 2017.
Sprint customer service earns top awards
Additionally, Sprint has greatly improved the customer experience during the past several years. According to the 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index, Sprint is the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries measured, during the last five years. According to the Reputation Institute, Sprint is the only U.S. telecommunications company whose reputation improved from 2012 to 2013, with scores trending upward across each of the seven reputation dimensions measured.
When you combine Sprint's top-notch customer service with one of Sprint's powerful 4G LTE devices – such as the popular Samsung Galaxy S® 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note® 3 or the Moto X™ – it's easy to see that Sprint is the best choice in wireless. And now, with the Sprint Unlimited Guarantee, customers on an Unlimited, My WaySM or My All-inSM plan are guaranteed unlimited talk (calls to any wireline or mobile phone), text and data while on the Sprint network, for the life of the line of service. i
Customers of Sprint's industry-leading prepaid brands, Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile, also benefit from the new network and expanded 4G LTE service. The Sprint 4G LTE network is also offered through Sprint Emerging & Wholesale Solutions, which offers wholesale 4G LTE service to Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs).
For the most up-to-date details on Sprint's 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, visit www.sprint.com/network.