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Sprint announced earlier today that customers in San Francisco's Bay Area "can have happy holidays this year with increased 3G coverage." For those who haven't been obsessively checking the enhancement tracker on Sprint's network site, the Now Network has implemented 130  capacity upgrades in the Bay Area over the past 90 days alone, with 62 more enhancements planned for the next 90 days.

Christopher Brydon, Sprint's Northern California Area Director, had this to say about the recent improvements:

Not only can customers in the Bay Area enjoy a better network experience, they can do so without worrying about their bill. With Sprint’s unlimited plans and the recent network improvements, customers can use their devices the way they were intended – unencumbered.

The improvements have also enhanced signal strength and voice connectivity, meaning fewer dropped calls, in addition to stronger data connections.

Sprint has been known to lag on promised upgrades before (or surprise us with sudden, unexplained boosts in data speeds), so news of such a large round of enhancements is certainly refreshing (even if limited to one market). That being said, Sprint's coverage in San Francisco still leaves a lot to be desired, and has a long way to go in being brought up to par with some of the Now Network's more extensively covered areas.

To see Sprint's full news release on the subject, head over to the Sprint Newsroom.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • William Diaz

    I can tell you that 6 mmonths ago they made a data capacity addition and swapped out a bad data card in the tower across from my house and I've seen absolutely the worst speeds since. Almost would kill to have the 300kbps sspeed

    • Jay

      if thats the case and really true you should have been all over Sprint with phone calls and emails

      • boe

        Doesn't do any good. I've called them for nearly two years about the crappy data speeds in Verizon - always the same lie to get you off the phone instead of actually handling a call... Tower issue in your area, we are upgrading that tower this weekend, we are putting in new towers, you should see an improvement within the next 6 months.

        The only way for me to have any impact with Sprint is to go to Verizon. I'm less than 1/2 mile from nearly 3 towers in Los Angeles and even at 4AM I can't get any speed - obviously it isn't a contention for bandwidth at 4AM - they are gimping speeds to cap customers without putting limits on data.

        • boe

          Whoops, meant crappy data speeds in Los Angeles

  • Steve

    My 3g has been horrible since July

    • boe

      Agreed. They keep saying they are making improvements to their networks but the data speeds keep going down.

      Great idea, offer unlimited data and do it at dial up speeds an no one will ever exceed 1GB of data per month.

    • http://www.prosoftstudio.com/ Brandon Enriquez

      Yeah it has been pretty poor lately. Both in the City and in East Bay things have been slower than ever.

  • Freak4Dell

    Too little, too late.

  • tjack

    Well I have excellent 3g service with Sprint and can't wait til they upgrade to LTE...

  • Freak4Dell
  • http://www.prosoftstudio.com/ Brandon Enriquez

    Hopefully this was the reason my 3G went to roaming only yesterday in Walnut Creek (East Bay)

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