Sprint adds 20 LTE markets, expects to cover 250 million by mid-year

“Sprint has expanded its LTE network as it attempts to catch up to AT&T and Verizon,” Don Reisinger reports for CNET.

“The company said Monday that it has expanded its LTE service by 20 markets to 402,” Reisinger reports. “Sprint has been investing heavily in building out its LTE network and expects to be able to cover 250 million Americans by the middle of 2014. Verizon covers more than 300 million people with its LTE network; AT&T covers nearly 280 million people.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Sprint’s 20 new markets:

Bakersfield, Calif.
Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, Conn.
El Centro, Calif.
Hot Springs, Ark.
Kenosha, Wis.
Lancaster, Pa.
Mason City, Iowa
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Nogales, Ariz.
Ocean City, N.J.
Omaha, Neb.
Peoria, Ill.
Provo/Orem, Utah
Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Shawnee, Okla.
Trenton/Ewing, N.J.
Visalia/Porterville, Calif.
Willimantic, Conn.
Zanesville, Ohio


    1. Well, I live in White Plains and had Clear Service which is now part of Sprint. A couple of years ago Clear was “done” in White Plains and it seems like they never came back, so based on my ClearWire experience, if your not done now, you may never be “done”. I suspect that the Sprint Trucks rolled away from Sarasota and are now covering new territory.

  1. To be honest…

    Sprint honestly sucks! Big area like SD county, they don’t even LTE. How foolish. Left them and went with METRO PCS and never looked back. Damn best gift to myself n fam!! Can’t beat $25 a line/4 lines and unlimited everything 😉

  2. Sprint is advertising Spark at Tri-band LTE, occupying bands 25, 26, and 41. However band 26, in the 800 MHz spectrum does not have any LTE from Sprint yet. It probably won’t go live until later this year.

    To call Spark trip and is false advertising.

  3. Additionally, the iPhone 5s only supports Band 25 and band 26 but not band 41. My day to day speeds in the Orem/provo market hover around 5-8 Mbps down and 2-1 Mbps up. These speeds were available on 3G networks 3 years ago.

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