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I bet those of you who bought an LTE phone from Sprint had already forgotten about the high speed powers the nation's third-largest carrier promised you. No? You've actually been foaming at the mouth, eagerly waiting to sink your teeth into the new network? Ah, well, if you live in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, or San Antonio, then I've got some good news for you! Once July 15th hits, you can stop drooling! Or seek medical attention.

Sprint has just announced that on July 15th, the company will light up its LTE network in the aforementioned five cities, with more LTE markets to be launched by the end of 2012. The company also says it expects its LTE rollout to be "largely completed" by the end of 2013, so if you bought a new LTE device from Sprint this summer, you'll either get LTE coverage before you're due for an upgrade again...or never. Number 3 also promises the rollout will deliver an enhanced 3G network as well.

It's certainly about time.

Source: Sprint

Sprint to Unleash the Speed and Power of 4G LTE in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio on July 15

ATLANTA (BUSINESS WIRE), June 27, 2012 - As summer begins to sizzle, Sprint (NYSE:S) CEO Dan Hesse today invited Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio customers to harness the speed and power of 4G LTE on July 15 and to further enjoy the top-rated customer satisfaction experience among all national carriers, according to the 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index.

To better meet the growing voice and data demands of wireless customers, Sprint is building an all-new, nationwide 3G and 4G LTE network through the Network Vision program. This means that whether a Sprint customer is using a smartphone to share a picture or to check the Web, Sprint 4G LTE will make it faster. Coupling the speed of 4G LTE with the industry’s only truly unlimited data plan for smartphones makes Sprint the best choice in wireless.* Additionally, the new network provides significant enhancements to Sprint 3G service. Customers will experience better signal strength, fewer dropped/blocked calls, faster data speeds, expanded coverage and better overall performance as the improvements roll out across the country.

“The performance of both the 4G LTE and improved 3G networks are exceeding our expectations and we are pleased with the progress of the entire Network Vision program,” said Hesse.

With the launch on July 15, Sprint will have debuted 4G LTE to millions of people in five major metropolitan areas with more market launches in 2012 to be announced later this year. By the end of 2013, Sprint expects to have largely completed the build out of its all-new 4G LTEnationwide network – with an enhanced 3G network – covering 250 million people across the United States.

The Wireless Industry’s Most Customer-Friendly Data Plans

In today’s competitive wireless market, the value of unlimited has never been more apparent. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited data, texting and calling to and from any mobile phone in America while on the Sprint network, starting at just $79.99 per month for smartphones.

Sprint continues the trend of delivering value to customers through its portfolio of 4G LTE-capable devices and unlimited data experience with Sprint Everything Data plans. Sprint has already launched five 4G LTE-capable devices for less than $200 – HTC EVO™ 4G LTE ($199.99); LG Viper™ 4G LTE ($99.99); Samsung Galaxy Nexus ($199.99); Samsung Galaxy S III ($199.99 for 16GB version) and Sierra Wireless™ 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot, the nation’s first to support 4G LTE, 4G WiMAX and 3G ($99.99) (all pricing excludes taxes).

Over the past several years, Sprint has been working hard to deliver the best customer experience. Recently, the American Customer Satisfaction Index ranked Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers and most improved in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, over the last four years. Building an all-new network is the linchpin to make Sprint the company customers want to do business with.

The launch of these metropolitan areas demonstrates the continued commitment by Sprint to invest in its network through Network Vision. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • yarrellray

    We in New York City are waiting..

    • squiddy20

      Wait a sec. You ditched Sprint for Verizon because of your "pimp slapping" Galaxy Nexus that you just HAD to have "day one", and are now jumping ship to T-Mobile for the Galaxy S III. How does this even apply to you? Who's this "we" you speak of? You can't include yourself in the group, if you're not IN the group. Moron.

  • Vin

    Better late than never I suppose.

  • http://twitter.com/UnPerroDeSuerte Lester Walters

    After yesterday's announcement of rehiring 240 engineering staff from E// there might yet be a delay unless those new hires can hit the ground running.

  • mastermind26

    Come on San Francisco!

  • Krismith724

    Pittsburgh, Pa!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/morenicano Morenicano

    I'm bitter because Baltimore was supposed to be a launch city but now isn't on the list. :-(

    • Adam

       Sprint sucks in Baltimore. I haven't had service in about a month where I am.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    I know it's late, but I'm actually impressed.  To be honest, I didn't really think Sprint would deliver LTE until mid-fall or later.

  • Jason P

    Well, I"M just happy I have a cell phone... On another note, It kind of sucks that Sprint makes people pay for 4G (on the bill) when Cities either don't have it or won't get it for a long time... :-(

  • chuck decicco

    Service in hammonton, nj sucks. There only 2 3g towers. I'm roaming almost all the time.