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18 December 2012

 

Ring in the Holidays with Sprint 4G LTE: Available in Six New Markets, Including Indianapolis, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Southern Puerto Rico

 

 

 

 

Sprint’s all-new network brings power, speed and value to more customers

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), December 18, 2012 - Today, Sprint (NYSE:S) announced that it is delivering the speed, power and value of its all-new 4G LTE network to customers in six new areas. Customers can use Sprint 4G LTE to send holiday pictures, upload funny home videos, and check social networking sites for friend updates on holiday traditions all faster than ever before on their Sprint devices. Beginning today, customers in the following cities/counties can access 4G LTE service from Sprint:

  • Indianapolis/Carmel, Ind.
  • Santa Rosa/Petaluma, Calif.
  • Vallejo/Fairfield, Calif.
  • Southern Puerto Rico (including Ponce, Coamo and Guayama)
  • York/Hanover, Pa.
  • Franklin County, Pa.
  • Sprint also enhanced 4G LTE coverage around Shenandoah County, Va., and introduced 4G LTE to the neighboring Page County, Va.

“Just in time for the holidays, we are bringing 4G LTE to even more Sprint customers,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. “We strive to deliver a top-notch network experience, and customers in these newly launched areas will see 4G LTE service get better and better in the weeks and months ahead to reach even more places where they live, work and play. Customers should find Sprint 4G LTE consistent, reliable and fast.”

A strong, robust wireless network is increasingly important as wireless users want to access emails quickly, upload photos/videos to friends and family, and routinely check in with social networks – all on their smartphone. Customers in several new areas will be able to use their smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S® III, Samsung Galaxy Victory™ 4G LTE or HTC EVO™ 4G LTE to share a picture, download a video, or check the Web 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 brings 4G LTE but should also give 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, Chicago, 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, 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 49 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.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served nearly 56 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company.

i Anderson, Ind.; Atlanta; Athens, Ga.; Baltimore; Barnstable/Hyannis/Mid-Cape, Mass.; Calhoun, Ga.; Carrollton, Ga.; Chicago/Naperville/Joliet, Ill.; Clark County, Va./Jefferson County, W.Va.; Columbus, Ind.; Dallas; Franklin County, Pa.; Fort Worth, Texas; Gainesville, Ga.; Gary, Ind.; Granbury/Hood County, Texas; Hagerstown, Md./Martinsburg, W.Va.; Harrisburg/Carlisle/Hershey, Pa.; Harrisonburg, Va.; Houston; Huntsville, Texas; Hutchinson, Kan.; Indianapolis/Carmel, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Kankakee/Bradley/Bourbonnais, Ill.; Lawrence, Kan.; Manhattan/Junction City, Kan.; McPherson, Kan.; Muncie, Ind.; Newnan, Ga.; New Bedford/Fall River, Mass.; Page County, Pa.; Peabody, Mass.; Rockford, Ill.; Rome, Ga.; Salina, Kan.; San Antonio; Santa Rosa/Petaluma, Calif.; Sedalia, Mo.; Shenandoah County, Va.; South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.; St. Joseph, Mo.; Topeka, Kan.; Waco, Texas; Waukegan/Lake County, Ill.; Wichita, Kan.; Wichita Falls, Texas; Winchester, Va.; and Yauco/Ponce/Coamo/Santa Isabel/Guayama, Puerto Rico.

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I haven't seen coverage grow in York, PA since the Black Friday announcement. Hopefully this announcement means they turned on LTE on the tower nearest to my house today.

 

The announcements, press releases, don't change anything in regards to coverage or speeds. It just means that the marketing team thinks there is enough coverage that they can officially announce it. Coverage will still grow and fill in even after official announcements.

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The announcements, press releases, don't change anything in regards to coverage or speeds. It just means that the marketing team thinks there is enough coverage that they can officially announce it. Coverage will still grow and fill in even after official announcements.

 

Since following this site I've learned to accept that, although my point is that coverage hasn't grown in the actual city of York, since the mass upgrades on black friday. In that instance they should have announced York a month ago when they turned those towers on. But I am still waiting, the best way to pass the time is to not think about it and not come to this site 20 times a day.

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Since following this site I've learned to accept that, although my point is that coverage hasn't grown in the actual city of York, since the mass upgrades on black friday. In that instance they should have announced York a month ago when they turned those towers on. But I am still waiting, the best way to pass the time is to not think about it and not come to this site 20 times a day.

 

I don't know how they decided when to announce cities, I agree that coverage hasn't changed much since they announced the Black Friday markets, perhaps they were waiting for coverage in the surrounding area, which has changed.

 

Just be happy you're in a Shentel area, AL is really moving quickly with their upgrades for that market for some reason.

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I don't know how they decided when to announce cities, I agree that coverage hasn't changed much since they announced the Black Friday markets, perhaps they were waiting for coverage in the surrounding area, which has changed.

 

Just be happy you're in a Shentel area, AL is really moving quickly with their upgrades for that market for some reason.

 

Yea I'm pretty satisfied with the rate at which Shentel is moving, they are not playing around. Also Robert seems to have received a good deal of Shentel deployment information as there are a lot more sites shown on the NV Sites Complete map as well as "In Progress" Shentel sites.

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I don't know how they decided when to announce cities, I agree that coverage hasn't changed much since they announced the Black Friday markets, perhaps they were waiting for coverage in the surrounding area, which has changed.

 

Just be happy you're in a Shentel area, AL is really moving quickly with their upgrades for that market for some reason.

 

Shentel is providing the backhaul for the sites, that is why shentels sites get online faster. So many sites have the panels up and equipment ready in other markets. They have to wait on the slow ilec to provide the backhaul or whoever has the contract for that area. I know in chicago, centurylink is providing the backhaul. But they still have to get it from slow at&tttttt. Either way by next year this time, we will have lte coverage in all sprint market areas :-)

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If memory serves, Shentel had fiber to nearly half of its sites before Network Vision started, and Shentel already is a fiber backhaul provider for others in areas it serves.

 

Robert via Nexus 7 on Tapatalk

 

 

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