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The Now Network continues to march forward in its 4G LTE Network Vision build-out, today announcing four markets in which the LTE switch is being flipped. You may remember Sprint's July statement that it would be bringing LTE to four new cities by September 3rd, and it looks like the carrier has already made good on that promise, with one exception – the list has dropped Sherman-Denison, TX in favor of Sedalia MO. Here's the full lineup of newly christened LTE cities:

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Gainesville, GA
  • Manhattan/Junction City, KS
  • Sedalia, MO

While Sprint is more than a little late to the LTE party and still a bit slow on the pick-up, it's always good to see a fresh batch of areas getting access to the burgeoning network. Besides added 4G LTE coverage, Sprint also notes that their "all-new 3G service" has begun to light up in Baltimore, Boston, and Washington D.C.

Of course we'll keep you up to date as Sprint's LTE network continues to snake across the country. Until then, keep an eye on the Now Network's 4G progress here, and check out today's full press release linked below.

Source: Sprint

Liam Spradlin
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  • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

    It makes total sense that places like Sedalia, MO gets LTE before places like San Diego, CA.

    Not.

    • Tommy Thompson

      The places in KS and Mo were part of the KC market which is in progress which is why they are getting lit up.

    • benkoala

      I feel ya. I still don't understand why San Diego never got WiMax back when they were still rolling it out. Only the 8th largest city in this country, and the 5th most populous county.

      • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

        There actually is WiMax in San Diego...but you have to either be on the SDSU campus, on a boat out in the bay, or in the ghetto known as National City to connect.

      • ricky

        Cuz sprint does not have enough customers there to even make a profit and its more expensive for them to upgrade due to high land value and high taxes there in idaho where everythings cheap they have wimax like crazy and now they are getting LTE in 90 days

  • W. Rosen

    I actually get LTE coverage in a small area of Salem, Mass (right around the train station and in some downtown parts for those in the area). Hopefully this means full Boston-area coverage soon. We can dream.
    Not much hope for my beloved Amherst, I imagine.

  • Tommy Thompson

    Markets are made up of multiple cities. These are just cities..

  • Lexster

    Come on...can Cincinnati get some love here, Sprint? We're dying over here. At least give us that new and improved 3G service or SOMETHING!

  • IanMMA

    Well... At this pace they might catch verizon by 2175

  • http://twitter.com/Alphonso_S Joseline’s Spotter

    good to see my little area Manhattan/JC lighting up some LTE. I've been getting it sporadically on my EVO so this is a good sign of things to come. I have noticed my 3G signal is better too.

  • ProductFRED

    I left them for Straight Talk when I found out they weren't lighting up New York City as a launch city. Yeah I live in NYC, but if you're not lighting up major cities first, I can't take you seriously. Why? Because those are the most densely-populated areas and would really benefit from LTE. When I left Sprint, this was my data speed on my Galaxy Nexus. I was sick of giving Sprint a free pass for having unlimited data and being nice to customers compared to Verizon and AT&T. What good is unlimited data if you can barely use it? So thanks but no thanks Sprint. You really f$*#ed up when you spent $15.5 Billion on iPhones.

    Oh and the screenshot is from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Not even Manhattan. Pretty much everywhere I went, data speeds were either like this or slightly better (~100 kbps). I've had the Evo 4G, Evo 3D, Nexus S 4G, Epic 4G Touch, iPhone 4S (unfortunately), and Galaxy Nexus, and it got like this starting in ~2011.

    • TOMMMMMM

      Same for me, except I left for T-Mobile's $30/mo plan. I usually get speeds around 2-6Mbit/sec which is fast enough for me.

      • ProductFRED

        4-5 Mbps tops for me, but that's also fast enough for me. I don't know why people need 30 Mbps LTE and the battery drain that comes with it. I'd go with T-Mobile if they had better coverage here in NYC (most of my campus has EDGE) and they were done moving to 1900 MHz (I use an i9300).

    • Bob

      With straight talk can you stream music?

      • ProductFRED

        Yes. When you fill in the APN into the phone, make sure you leave out any proxy-related stuff except for MMS proxy. They try to block some services I think, but everything works fine without that stuff filled in. I've had them for about 3 or 4 months now and everything's great. I pay $50 after tax for pretty much unlimited everything, riding on AT&T's network. The data isn't really unlimited as they say, but I've gone above 2GB and nothing has happened. Worst case, you get a warning call and then they cut you off and you buy a new SIM. I get 4-5 Mbps tops around my area, which is plenty fast for anything. I don't need LTE and battery drain. Using a Galaxy S3 i9300.

    • fixxmyhead

      unfortunately sprint customers keep giving this POS carrier money and just keep giving them free passes. sure there's a couple people that get ok or (gasp) good speeds but the majority get dial up speeds. why they stay with them is beyond me. seriously if ur carrier cant provide decent speeds why are u with them?

  • Ryan Stewart

    Good luck guys. Atlanta finally reached 30% coverage after being "launched" a while ago. Sprint counts turning on a single tower as a "launch" so it might be a while before you see LTE in those cities. Just fair warning.

  • Paul_Werner

    Hopefully what I read about Milwaukee, WI getting it later near the end of this year will be correct. I'll finally get rid of my Epic 4G for the new Nexus (or one of them if there are multiple ones). Here's to hoping if there are multiple that Sprint doesn't get just one of the versions.

  • http://profiles.google.com/grremlin Konstantin Vishnevsky

    I live in Baltimore. The WiMax coverage was terrible and the LTE coverage looks the same so far. It's very annoying when you stream something on LTE speed and it keeps switching to 3G here and there, stopping the stream.
    If Sprint will continue having the LTE coverage as patchy as the WiMax was, I am heading back to T-Mobile after 3 years with Sprint. I think this is more than enough time to please me as a customer. Hasn't happened yet.