Sprint announces plans to launch 4G LTE coverage in 9 more marketsAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Sprint's 4G LTE network is currently live in 32 cities, but the carrier has named many more that'll be lit up in the coming months, and today it added another 9 areas to that list. Sprint has announced that it's working to expand its LTE coverage to 9 new markets in different parts of the U.S. The list of newly-named areas is:
- Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
- Oakland/Fremont/Hayward, Calif.
- Key West, Fla.
- Fort Smith, Ark.
- Michigan City/La Porte, Ind.
- Bloomington, Ind.
- Eau Claire, Wis.
- Ardmore, Okla.
- McAllen/Edinburg/Mission, Texas
Sprint notes that customers in these areas are free to use the LTE network in these areas if they see anything light up during the pre-launch period. When it comes to an actual launch, the only information that Sprint has given for these 9 cities is they'll officially go live "in the coming months," which is the same timeframe that Sprint has given for the other 125+ markets that it plans to cover with LTE service. Once we get a more concrete idea of when Sprint plans to flip its LTE switch next, we'll give you a shout. Are any of you located in one of these 9 areas?