If you remember, a few months ago, I found a nice, strong 4G signal around Mountain View/Santa Clara, right in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Sprint promised 4G in the Bay Area by the end of the year, so it was only logical to see them starting some testing. Today, it looks like Sprint kicked the testing up a notch and lit up San Francisco, according to reports by both IntoMobile and Engadget.

Being a San Francisco resident, I was unable to confirm around the Ingleside district, so the coverage is likely to be spotty and concentrated on the downtown area for now.

How about you, folks? Any luck seeing that sexy 4G symbol?

As Sprint’s 4G network expands, be sure to follow its growth on our up-to-date 4G Coverage Tracker, right here at Android Police.



Sources: IntoMobile via Engadget

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  • Jason

    getting it in Walnut Creek.

  • http://twitter.com/LipGloss712 LipGloss712

    I'm downtown in the Montgomery area and I don't see the 4G symbol yet. Btw, I live in Ingleside.

  • kevin

    i've gotten it in millbrae and mountain view

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Hmm, I was just at Millbrae on the way to Mountain View and didn't get any 4G. I'll try again tonight.

  • Jason G.

    I'm getting a weak 4G signal in SoMa.. tested at about 1.5 Mbps average.

  • Chris

    Also in SoMa, getting around 2Mbps down, 1Mbps up. It varies quite a lot, though.

  • Jason G.

    BTW, what is that device in the article? It doesn't look like a Galaxy S Pro or EVO....

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      It's Sprint Overdrive - a standalone 3G/4G mobile hotspot device.

      Here it is on Sprint.com.

  • Mike

    I'm in San Jose and I'm getting 7Mbs down and 1Mbps up, I can get a weak signal from castro valley too

  • jon

    What r u guys getting for pings on 4g. I want to know if online gaming will be accessible on 4g. 3g gives me pings from 160-200.

    • Chris

      Around 150ms here.

  • Melvin

    None in Daly City. I will be in SOMA later to test reception, and will report back in!

  • Me

    not getting anything @ San Jose State University while in class, however i didnt recieve any signal in Honolulu either and there was supposed to be 4g there. My PRI is 1.40, i updated my PRL, im on froyo with the latest radios.... sooo.. i dunno.

  • Mike

    Throughout the campus at SJSU I can't find a signal, but try the top of King Library, thats where I can get a connection

  • Melvin

    None at Van Ness and Market

  • Melvin

    Have a shaky connection at 3rd and Brannan by the ballpark. 145 ping with 0.81 mb down and 1.11 mb up. Tested with the Speedtedt app.

  • Lokesh

    I have 4G running here in Downtown SF, though I have just one bar in my apartment.

  • Lokesh

    Whoooa! 8.7mbps downstream!!

  • Dan

    Have 2 of 3 bars here in the financial district.

  • http://b3publishing.com neil

    Getting 4 bars of 4g in Emeryville at the Watergate towers: up to 5mps download and 1mps upload.

  • jimmy

    Been getting spotty connection in Union City in the east bay...not strong though and disappears when try to download with it...

  • EVOUser

    I am getting a one bar 4G signal in Outer Richmond/Seacliff in San Francisco, clocking at ~5Mbit/s down and ~1Mbit/s up.