22
Oct
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Hey Sprinsters - guess what? The Now Network has some more LTE markets for you. It's a short list, but at least they're making progress, right?

  • Chicago Area Suburbs: Addison, Bolingbrook, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Kankakee, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Palatine and Plainfield
  • Gary, IN
  • Hutchinson and McPherson, KS
  • New Bedford and Fall River, MA
  • Wichita Falls, TX

If you're still waiting on Sprint's LTE to hit your area (which should be quite a few of you), don't sweat it. The network has already released a rollout schedule for the next few months - if you didn't make the cut this time, maybe you'll have better luck in the near future. Unless, of course, your area isn't on the list at all. In that case, it may be a while before you can finally get away from 3G.

[Sprint]

Cameron Summerson
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  • Edward Rubio

    Jesus. Austin is the tech center of Texas and still left in terribly slow 3g.

  • brian

    Gary Indiana? Really? Have any of you been to Gary? I don't mean to be judgmental, but wth I'm going to anyway. Gary is getto... and they have lte service. I live in Murrieta/Temecula CA and still no lte here.

    • Andy_in_Indy

      If they are building out the Chicago suburbs first (Sprint is based in that area) its not unreasonable to expand into the Gary market (which is a lot bigger than just Gary, IN, BTW). One of the largest east-west interstate highways runs through Gary as it enters Chicago (80-94 or the Tri State Expressway) and one of the major north-south interstate highways joins up with the Tri State in Gary. Additionally, some of the largest steel plants still in production in the US are in and around Gary, and I think Donald Trump still has a casino there.
      Past glory it may be, but I know where Gary Indiana is ("at the bottom of Lake Michigan") and have even heard its graces extolled in song. I had to Google Temecula CA. Relax, LTE will get there when the waiting is full.

      • DCMAKER

        someone with a few brains woot

    • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

      I live in San Diego, the 10th biggest city in the nation (I am not fact checking myself here as I just assume I'm right), and we will never get Sprint LTE.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Trisjen.Harris Trisjen Harris

      Homie, I'm from Gary and it isn't Ghetto! How can you speak on something you have no clue about? It's not good to stereotype things off what you heard but have never been!

  • DavidKeith

    YEAH Chicago area Suburbs!!!!! They have picked the major ones but there is a lot of "dead air" in between those areas

    • DavidKeith

      Although funny this is, if anyone remembers. Kankakee Illinois is where they first pushed LTE live before it was announce. I wonder why the place they did the beta live testing has taken so long to get full support

      • Ryan Stuckmaier

        Also, oddly enough, around the time of the LTE testing they turned on WiMAX in the area; only to turn it off about a month later. I live in that area and was left teased. I was planning to jump to T-Mobile next but now I have something to think about with LTE in the area.

    • http://www.facebook.com/thebadoneandy Andrew Aiello

      The coverage has been noticeably getting better over the past few week.s I travel from wheeling to northbrook for work and from northbrook to the loop for school and every week I seem to have 4G for longer and longer periods.

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    When reached for comment, the Sprint PR team was quoted as saying "This is a very exciting time for us and our customers. We look forward to continuing our LTE rollout campaign following the places in America people give the least shit about."

    • DCMAKER

      bitch bitch bitch...here we go again....keep bitching

      • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

        I stopped bitching and moved over to Verizon. Maybe if Sprint would get serious about open standards, and providing an acceptable level of service I would still be a customer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Werner-Salinas/707962640 Werner Salinas

    Jaja i told u guys like a month ago that we had LTE in the west n north side of Chicago with an impressive 24mbps speeds of pure unlimited data B-)

  • Blaine Magee

    Hutchinson KS? Pick a smaller town please in KS by all means.

    • DCMAKER

      bitch bitch bitch...here we go again

  • daddyj

    Hey sprint could we get some kinda LTE love in south Carolina some day? I know it'll never happen, just wanted to add to all the bs here today

  • Rob

    I live in the New Bedford/Fall River, MA area. It's certainly no prize. Lots of poor people here; probably many without 4G smartphones, but Verizon already has their 4G LTE here and I'm sure that's a clear reason why Sprint is bring theirs. Either way, I'm happy.

  • Rob

    Of course, I still don't understand all the excitement about 4G since it tends to kill the battery. When I was in Providence, RI last year, the 4G WiMax on killed the battery on my HTC EVO in a matter of hours. Now on a Galaxy Nexus and I still can't talk over LTE, and Sprint's 3G is still somewhat struggling. Oh well. Hopefully the Softbank infusion of capital will help in the long run.