It may be a day later than expected, but better late than never, right? Today Sprint announced that they've flipped the WiMAX switch in Bridgeport, Conn. and Denver, Colo., bringing the total number of Sprint 4G markets up to 70. Included in the Denver expansion are several other cities along Colorado's front range, such as Boulder, Fort Collins, and Greeley. Check out the full press release down below.
Sprint customers in Denver have unofficially been able to use WiMAX for a couple of weeks now, but it's still good to see Sprint make everything official just like they said. Now that Verizon's LTE network is live and will be expanding every month, you have to wonder if Sprint is beginning to feel pressure from the other CDMA carrier in the U.S. Perhaps we'll see faster expansion from Sprint as a result?
Sprint Turns On 4G Service in Denver and Bridgeport, Conn.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), December 20, 2010 - Today, Sprint (NYSE:S) officially launched 4G – the next generation in wireless service with download speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G service1 – in Denver (along with other cities along Colorado’s Front Range, including Boulder, Fort Collins and Greeley) and Bridgeport, Conn. With Sprint 4G, wireless customers will experience faster mobile downloads, video chat capabilities and turbo-charged Web browsing – all on the first wireless 4G network from a national carrier.
Customers in the Denver and Bridgeport areas can take advantage of the Sprint 4G Network with a range of 4G-capable devices. For example, tourists visiting Denver’s 16th Street Mall can snap a photo of the Paramount Theater or the Denver Pavilions with their Samsung Epic™ 4G and use Google Goggles to pull up facts about each using visual search technology powered by Sprint 4G. Customers can use video chat on their HTC EVO™ 4G , and families traveling for the holidays from can power up the Overdrive™ 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot to share 4G speeds with up to five WiFi-enabled devices – such as an iPad™, laptop, iPod Touch™ or game console – making downloads, streaming video and Web browsing fast and easy.
“Sprint is the leader in providing 4G service, and we’re proud to extend our advanced mobile broadband network to two more cities today,” said Matt Carter, president-Sprint 4G “Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to make 4G a reality for our customers, and now Sprint 4G is available in 70 markets across the country. We are delivering on the promise of 4G to meet the demand from our customers.”
Sprint 4G is now available in 70 markets: California – Los Angeles, Merced, Modesto, Sacramento, Stockton, Visalia; Colorado – Denver (includes Fort Collins and Boulder); Connecticut – Hartford, New Haven; Delaware – Wilmington; District of Columbia – Washington D.C.; Florida – Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa; Georgia – Atlanta, Milledgeville; Hawaii – Honolulu, Maui; Idaho – Boise; Illinois – Chicago; Maryland – Baltimore; Massachusetts – Boston; Michigan – Grand Rapids; Minnesota – Minneapolis-St. Paul: Missouri – Kansas City, St. Louis; New Jersey – New Brunswick, Trenton; New York – New York, Rochester, Syracuse; Nevada – Las Vegas; North Carolina – Charlotte, Greensboro (includes High Point and Winston-Salem), Raleigh (includes Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham); Ohio – Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus; Oregon – Eugene, Portland, Salem; Pennsylvania – Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading, York; Rhode Island – Providence; Tennessee – Nashville; Texas – Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Killeen/Temple, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, San Antonio, Waco, Wichita Falls; Utah – Salt Lake City; Virginia – Richmond; and Washington – Bellingham, Seattle, Tri-Cities, Yakima.
For more information, visit www.sprint.com/4G.