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It's been a few weeks since we last saw any new Sprint 4G LTE coverage officially go live, but today the carrier revealed that its LTE network has gone live in parts of major cities like New York City and San Francisco. Sprint spokesperson Kelly Schlageter has confirmed to The Verge that the Now Network's LTE service is available in some areas of New York City, other portions of New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and select Florida cities, including Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa.

These activations are a bit more of like soft launches meant for network testing before the official, full-on rollouts, as the LTE coverage isn't totally widespread in the aforementioned cities. Schlageter explained that "deployment is just beginning in San Francisco," which Engadget has backed up by successfully latching onto an LTE signal in San Francisco neighborhoods like Potrero Hill and SoMa but not in areas like the Mission District.

Last year, Sprint began work on its 4G LTE network in over 100 markets across the country, including San Francisco and New York City, and the carrier has said several times that its customers with LTE-capable hardware are welcome to test out the LTE network while it's in the early stages of rolling out in those areas. That's precisely what's happening in cities like San Francisco and Washington D.C. today, as Schlageter has said that Sprint is simply leaving its LTE cell sites on after testing so that its customers can use them ahead of the official launches. That may be a bit frustrating for Sprint users that are only able to find LTE coverage in certain parts of their town for now, but it's also a good way for those subscribers to get an early taste of Sprint's LTE network before the service is fully rolled out. How many of you in cities like S.F., N.Y.C., D.C., and Miami are seeing pockets of Sprint LTE service this morning?

Via The Verge, Engadget

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Anonymous I live in Mary Esther Florida 32569 and not even a good signal or call quality on the 2 3G towers that are within 2 or 3 miles from my house. I have to usr wifi in my house to usr internet on my phone. I cannot wait for those towers to become 4glte! The verizion and at&t both have great 4glte signals around here. Thinking of making the jump to one of those.but I have 5 lines. And don't wish to pay for the outstanding premium data charges.
Roger Penn
Roger Penn None in southern VA
Juwon Donte
Juwon Donte Really don't care a long as i don't have to worry about going over my data limit
Julian Scott
Julian Scott Nope
Jason Mason
Jason Mason None in Washington, dc
Steven Quacoo- Dorby
Steven Quacoo- Dorby Yeah but with my iphone 5 indoors their signals suck
Wil Lebron
Wil Lebron No Sprint in Detroit
David DiPilla
David DiPilla Sprint sucks lol
Georgios Renieris
Georgios Renieris The bars mean nothing to me I can still talk and surf with no interruptions oh yeah and I dont have to worry about data with Sprint.
Luis Robles Figueroa
Luis Robles Figueroa No cause I am not a Sprint customer lol.
Ken McDowell
Ken McDowell I can't even get two bars with Sprint much less LTE.
Michael Alvarado Castellano
Michael Alvarado Castellano no 4 LTE n long beach , ca yet
Daniel Quintero
Daniel Quintero Nope
Keith UnCool Nicholson
Keith UnCool Nicholson The thing with NYC, LTE isn't official yet, but they've begun testing and I've been picking up LTE here
Matthew A Paulson
Matthew A Paulson No sprint is weak in my town.
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Yup i got LTE in Boston
Georgios Renieris
Georgios Renieris Sprint LTE is gonna be good when it finally gets to NYC. Only had it for a little but it works and BETTER then AT&T,
Steven William Oestreich
Steven William Oestreich Sprint sucks. I live in pretty much the sticks and I get LTE on Verizon. :)
Collin Hoylman
Collin Hoylman Who cares. Sprint sucks.
John Smith
John Smith Nope... But it will be here in the coming months! I have been hearing that for 8 months now.
Nathan Parks
Nathan Parks I left sprint due to their crap data. I get 23 down with T-Mobile.
Jessica Wiseman
Jessica Wiseman Too bad I'm not in Florida anymore, they've got it there :(
Jessica Wiseman
Jessica Wiseman Nope
Brian Dominguez
Brian Dominguez At&t LTE, blazing fast (;
Phil Ofthefuture
Phil Ofthefuture Nope. These assholes still haven't put lte in St. Louis. A city of nearly 3 million. But they put it in small ass Joplin, which has 16,000 people. Dumb fucks at Sprint.
Linda Beheller Mazziotti
Linda Beheller Mazziotti Not yet. ;(
John Resch
John Resch Yep...works great in Austin Texas..
Vic Licas
Vic Licas No love for North Jersey from Sprint ... no LTE
Michael Myers
Michael Myers No! Still waiting fir Sprint LTE in St. Louis.
Shawn Gergler
Shawn Gergler Not yet
Charles Datdude Knight
Charles Datdude Knight Not in Richmond, va. I clown my gurl all the time cuz my AT&T iPhone 5 has it. But it is up north closer to MD and she likes it.
Matt Peters
Matt Peters Lol. Pipe dream! We've been promised WiMax and then LTE in Omaha, NE for years. Meanwhile, AT&T and Verizon have had their high speed networks deployed for quite some time.
Jason Vargas
Jason Vargas Here in San Antonio Sprint's LTE is really fast
Jacob Grumbles
Jacob Grumbles Nope not here in Oklahoma just yet .
Brian J. Moore
Brian J. Moore I experienced it while in Chicago but it is not in the metro Detroit area, but my bill is only 60/month unlimited so I am not complaining. 8
Justin Wilson
Justin Wilson When is it coming to philly? That what I'm waiting for
Lincoln Tanksley
Lincoln Tanksley Its spotty here in DFW..but getting better
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Sprint doesn't have LTE in Louisiana..just super poor 3g I switched 2 Verizons LTE network
Stephanie Wall
Stephanie Wall I've been had it here in harford county md on my iphone 5 I love it.
Cesario Brito Jr.
Cesario Brito Jr. Abram, yes Sprint has LTE. I have it.
Josh Billingsley
Josh Billingsley That's the problem . You have to live in New York or Atlanta to get it... How bout Peoria illinois? VERIZON HAS IT. LMAO
Jennifer Craft
Jennifer Craft Yep in Houston. No complaints and it's unlimited. No caps or overages.
Alfonso Manuel Avalos
Alfonso Manuel Avalos I guess in Atlanta it does even 17 for lte is crap not like people really need anything faster but just saying
Anthony Ruiz
Anthony Ruiz Those are my speeds on my Nexus 4 on T-Mobile's 42 M Network. I can't wait to upgrade and get LTE.
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Sprint has LTE? Lol
Keith UnCool Nicholson
Keith UnCool Nicholson Got 2+ down in 3G in NYC last night
Keith UnCool Nicholson
Keith UnCool Nicholson Actually sprint in Atlanta I get 17+ down
Alfonso Manuel Avalos
Alfonso Manuel Avalos Sprints lte will be like everyone's elses 3g just sprint blows
Kyle Krause
Kyle Krause Nope thats why I switched to at&t sprint sucks here near the philly area

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