Ever since the shutdown of Nextel, Sprint has been preparing to make use of the newly vacated spectrum for its tri-band LTE known as Spark. The carrier has announced today that Spark is launching in six more markets, bringing to total to 11. Virgin Mobile broadband customers can also get a taste of the speed starting today.

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Here is the full list of markets with Sprint Spark, new locations marked with an asterisk:

  • Austin, Texas *
  • Chicago
  • Dallas *
  • Fort Lauderdale, Fla. *
  • Fort Worth, Texas *
  • Houston *
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New York                     
  • San Antonio, Texas *
  • Tampa, Fla.

Spark is capable of delivering LTE speeds as high as 60Mbps, but you need to have a compatible phone like the HTC One Max or upcoming LG G Flex. Users of Virgin Mobile's pre-paid hotspot service can also access Sprint's Spark network now with the Netgear Mingle hotspot.

[Sprint]