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Network Vision has been a fairly slow process for Sprint, but the carrier is flipping the LTE switch in nine new markets today.

  • Altoona, Pa.
  • Asheville, N.C.
  • Columbus, Ind.
  • Elkhart/Goshen, Ind.
  • Hammond, La.
  • La Crosse, Wis.
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Statesville, N.C.
  • Temple, Texas

This brings The Now Network's LTE footprint up to a whopping 67 markets, some one-point-seven gazillion short of Verizon, five-hundred-million behind that of AT&T, and negative sixty-six short of T-Mobile's LTE network count (on a good day). Note: those numbers are estimates, and may not be exact. 

The company is still working on testing and implementing its high-speed network in other areas across the country, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Many customers are already able to grab an LTE connection in various places, but Sprint says it's looking forward to "providing even more reliable access to the data they need with [its] official launches."

For more information on Sprint's Network Vision plan and LTE rollout, head here.

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Cameron Summerson
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  • Antae Seo

    Columbus IN? Please.. I want to use lte in Columbus OH!

    • xsirxx

      I second this! Cmon were not THHATTTT back country!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jon.shanks.COS Jon Shanks

      We don't have it in Denver yet either, yet I noticed 4G on my drive through the middle of nowhere Kansas. HUH?

      • TomasHunter

        Yep, and silly me. I let them talk me out of my old EVO 4G (with ok WIMAX access) into a shiny new EVO LTE. Still waiting for Sprint to show a little LTE love to Denver because I am stuck with their god awful 3G service.

  • fuerst

    Lets go MN

  • Scott

    "Our 3G speed are already good"

    Oh OK. Got it.

    /s

    • fixxmyhead

      yea they gotta be on some good shit to say that. everyone i know that has this joke ass carrier gets slow ass speeds. cant even pass 400kb

  • ryanferg

    Phoenix, AZ - 6th largest city in the 12th largest metro area (by population). No Sprint 4G options. And no solid plans for any!

    • DCMAKER

      bitch bitch bitch...my town is the 100th largest and i still dont have it whin whin whin

    • Fraydog

      Sprint is already deploying towers there.... what's your information source?

  • Tom

    Still waiting in Brooklyn, NY and New York City. WTF Sprint!

    • http://www.facebook.com/alexis.urena.3 Alexis Urena

      check sensorly.com BK and NYC are well! underway!

  • http://www.facebook.com/davidtb Dt Bell

    Hey Cam:
    Would you be able to list all the areas sprint LTE is in? A link would be great..Thanks
    db.

  • Max Chiu

    Ugh... Still no Omaha, NE...

    • djteqneek

      screw omaha, where's lincoln at?

      • NiteSnow

        Not many people actually know...

  • http://twitter.com/xenophonkc earth

    Check sensorly map. There are many cities that have Sprint LTE but not yet announced...

    http://sensorly.com/map/4G/US/USA/Sprint/lte_310sprint

  • http://www.ericschuetz.com/ Eric Schuetz

    You know what would be great? If sprint actually bothered putting in more coverage across the country...and not just 4G LTE in a splash of cities here and there. Sprint is a dying company, and no one notices.

  • RonD45

    Yep, Rochester, MN is getting some of that great 3G, ie 1 second ping times and 16kbs speeds. Net work errors and data connection errors. Things are really improving. /s

  • John O’Connor

    For all things regarding Sprint LTE, I suggest you check out http://s4gru.com

    • LocdoGg602

      s4gru was good like a year ago when it was just Robert... now its nothing but a bunch of idiots giving updates that aren't always correct and get pissed when u tell them or prove them wrong... god forbid you get annoyed by the answrs you recieve.... eff s4gru.. do not go there..

  • nolteinseattlewtfsprint

    Seattle?..

  • Ryan

    What's that? You live in the north west? Portland and Seattle? No that's cool, we'll just do Puerto Rico first....

  • johnforamerica

    Statesville, NC - Population, 24,633

    • ver2go

      I know right??? I live in Statesville and I thought this was a joke. I'm not complaining though :).

  • KingRando

    This rollout is unacceptably slow. Meanwhile I've been paying for LTE for almost 2 years now.

  • Aaron Quevedo

    So they open LTE in Asheville and Statesville, but not in Charlotte? Looks like I am headed to Asheville when vacation time comes

  • Up yours Sprint

    Phoenix kicked in the nuts once again.

    • Jack T.

      I live in Glendale and I have had 4G in certain areas, and Sensorly is showing LTE in areas too. It speedtests aat around 20 mbs down and 4-5 up with pings from 40-200 ms. I would take this as a sign (considering its not officially live yet) that they are working on our market and we can expect it soon

  • https://www.facebook.com/MusicalWolf Todd Wolf

    I saw Columbus and almost jumped for joy... And then I saw IN next to it.

    Dammit, Indie!

  • Dan

    OH MY GOD!!!! STOP SHOWING THAT VIDEO THUMBNAIL!!!!

  • Annoyed customer

    need 4g in phoenix az by summer or ull sue due to damages for you guys taking that 10 bucks for 4g n also deception for changing the description to smart phone data fee...