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Sprint Spark support is gradually rolling out to some of the carrier's devices, but there is something to be said for learning how to walk before learning how to run. Large swaths of the US still do not have access to Sprint's LTE network at any speed. Consider the state of Ohio, which until now has only had one city (Salem) on the complete list of supported areas, and that location only joined just last month. Now Sprint has added four more, in addition to 36 other markets, bringing the total to 340 areas nationwide.

Sprint's new LTE markets:

  • Mobile, AL
  • Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR
  • Yuma, AZ
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Idaho Falls, ID
  • Evansville, IN-KY
  • Glasgow, KY
  • Owensboro, KY
  • Paducah, KY-IL
  • Monroe, LA
  • Midland, MI
  • Owosso, MI
  • Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL
  • Jackson, MS
  • Concord, NH
  • Laconia, NH
  • Rockingham County-Strafford County, NH
  • Camden, NJ
  • Carson City, NV
  • Reno-Sparks, NV
  • Hudson, NY
  • Olean, NY
  • Greenville, OH
  • Marion, OH
  • New Philadelphia-Dover, OH
  • Springfield, OH
  • Eugene-Springfield, OR
  • New Castle, PA
  • Providence, RI
  • Anderson, SC
  • Georgetown, SC
  • Hilton Head Island-Beaufort, SC
  • Spartanburg, SC
  • McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Olympia, WA
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
  • Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH
  • Point Pleasant, WV-OH

For those of you whose city just received LTE, Sprint has a new way you could break it in. Today the carrier has announced that its customers can now get 5GB of Pogoplug cloud storage for free, and unlimited storage is available for another $4.99 a month. Note, this isn't a discount. Pogoplug's regular price is already $4.95 a month or $49.99 a year. All this means is that you can lump the cost with your Sprint bill. Convenient? Maybe.

Source: Sprint [1],[2]

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Peter Oliver

    http://www.reddit.com/r/SprintFramily for those who didn't know.

  • xsirxx

    Columbus, OH?

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  • Cesar

    Colorado Springs but not Denver? Seriously Sprint?

    So glad I don't have their service. I feel bad for my niece though.

    • earth
      • we are talking lte here

        Thats wimax dips*it

        • Anon

          Weird because the link says "http://sensorly.com/map/4G/US/USA/Sprint/lte_310sprint".

          • Anon

            Weird, my message was cut off. It says "LTE" in the link is my point. But keep on trollin' internet tough guy.

    • Robb Nunya

      Well, in all fairness, Springs is MUCH nicer than Denver. :D

      • Eddie Hoose

        You've obviously never been to Colorado Springs

  • Matthew Fry

    Utah sends their displeasure.

    edit: Wait SLC? Yay! FIN-A-LLY.

  • Brad

    Good ol' Cleveland getting the short end again

  • newark nj

    Dam n.jersey get played out all the time...going to t mobile fuck that...

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    Wow they keep going cmon tmo even sprint is beating ya

    • mr973

      T mobile is better than sprint in North Jersey

      • dontsh00tmesanta

        Its also better in central CA

        • earth

          Looks like Sprint LTE has significantly passed Tmo, but you need a new Spark phone to get 800Mhz LTE.

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

          • GiantJay

            A spark phone with the Spark update with backhaul installed, at least in the western USA. In Samsung markets you cannot get lte on your phone until the backhaul is all done.

          • dontsh00tmesanta

            In CA Sprint is LAGGING BAD!!!!!!!!!!

            Tmo, VZ and ATT have that state covered

  • SprintNexus5

    I don't suppose that Sprint has said when they are going to enable the Nexus 5 to work on Spark? It's HIGHLY frustrating owning one knowing that it will work on Band 41 and 26 and they won't allow it to. I've enabled it in the engineering settings but it still doesn't work without Sprint doing something on their end. Thinking of taking my N5 over to Tmobile at this point.

    • Eric Jones

      I'm in the same boat. Now that Tmobile is offering to pay Sprint's ETF, I'm seriously considering it.

  • Sasquatch4ever

    I wonder if this will affect Republic Wireless.

  • Ian

    I am in Mesa / Phoenix AZ and have been getting a lot of 4G the last 2 months or so. Seems I have been getting more and more 4G coverage every week or so.

  • Josh Flowers

    I'm still holding out for a WiMax expansion with my Evo... They had as much gusto for that rollout as they seem to have with Spark at this point, so...here's hoping.
    /s

  • frafri

    Springfield Illinois??
    never??

    • earth

      Starting to add E of Springfield...

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

      • frafri

        what do you mean by E??

        thank you

        • earth

          East, look at the map.

          • frafri

            Thank you .

            I did . I actually work right by it. I drove. turned off my phone and turned back on and it picked up 4G LTE !!!

            do you know when they will expand it to downtown and such!

          • JRJB

            For the first time tonight I noticed Sprint 4G LTE over in the 11th Street (a few blocks north of Cook) area of Springfield, IL. I don't remember seeing Sprint 4G LTE anywhere in Springfield up until now (although there is a pocket over by Decatur that has it). I guess I'll start paying more attention to that now. Hopefully all of Springfield will have Sprint 4G LTE soon!

          • frafri

            I used the android app Sensorly and I have mapped a good chunck of the 4g data..

            http://sensorly.com/map/4G/US/USA/Sprint/lte_310sprint#q=Springfield%2C+IL%2C+USA|coverage