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Sprint announced several cities officially had 4g LTE go live. Here you go.

 

Hutchinson & McPherson, KS

http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2429

New Bedford & Fall River, MA

http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2430

Wichita Falls, TX

http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2431

 

Additionally, earlier sprint announced the several Chicago suburbs now had LTE service up and running.

 

http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2432

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Sprint announced several cities officially had 4g LTE go live. Here you go.

 

Hutchinson & McPherson, KS

http://newsroom.spri...article_id=2429

New Bedford & Fall River, MA

http://newsroom.spri...article_id=2430

Wichita Falls, TX

http://newsroom.spri...article_id=2431

 

Additionally, earlier sprint announced the several Chicago suburbs now had LTE service up and running.

 

http://newsroom.spri...article_id=2432

 

This link in the sprint community has a new video from chicago

http://community.sprint.com/baw/community/sprintblogs/announcements/blog/2012/10/22/sprint-4g-lte-network-update

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That's a much better video than what they put out when they initially launched the first 5 markets.

 

Robert via Nexus 7 using Forum Runner

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That's a much better video than what they put out when they initially launched the first 5 markets.

 

Robert via Nexus 7 using Forum Runner

 

Agreed. Also, the Samsung cabinets are nice and small. Maybe that's a contributing factor to the now breakneck pace they're achieving in CHI? It's good to see a double-handful of sites with completed 3G, 1x on SMR and 4G in the area, too...should help folks a bit with coverage.

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I saw the announcement about central Jersey but when I opened the article, read and observed the maps I did not see much along the Jersey Shore. Is it on an older map or located somewhere else? I was up in the Freehold area and conducted a speed test on my phone. The ping was 77ms, download 27.00 Mbps and the upload was 5.28Mbps.

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I saw the announcement about central Jersey but when I opened the article, read and observed the maps I did not see much along the Jersey Shore. Is it on an older map or located somewhere else? I was up in the Freehold area and conducted a speed test on my phone. The ping was 77ms, download 27.00 Mbps and the upload was 5.28Mbps.

 

What announcement about central Jersey?

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I wonder why all these suburbs are getting lte instead of the bigger cities? Is it more difficult with lease agreements?

 

Big cities have more towers that cover less area (sometimes only a few blocks), while suburbs have cell towers that can cover a few miles, therefore making it easi and quicker to deploy in the suburbs. Thats my theory anyway.

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More like the suburbs cover more people per tower and would have the greatest effect on customers. When people get home after work, they get leisure time and the first thing they'd probably do is use their phone to play some games or two, check social sites etc while they do what ever. Then you have the kids who have smartphones. Keep the kids happy with their smartphones (downloading apps, streaming music, surfing web etc) = less complaining to parents = less complaints to sprint = sprint -> happy.

 

Then you get the actual city. In my city, these "towers" are on 10+ story buildings out on the edge (or on the side) of the buildings. These are much harder to get to locations than a suburb tower which you can literally park next to and use a crane to do whatever. Can't really do that on these tall buildings easily. Not to mention there's more of them and they will likely only be heavily utilized during the daytime when everyone is at work. Inner city areas usually become quite devoid of people when the business day is over as everyone is going home to the suburbs. So i suppose they're focusing more on the easy spots with the most obvious impact on customers then tackling the inner city areas where there's much harder to reach places.

 

Correct me if I'm wrong but this is just my interpretation. Of course this may not always happen and they'll go to wherever a location is ready so take it with a grain of salt.

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