Earlier today, Sprint announced that "customers in the San Francisco Bay Area can have happy holidays this year with increased 3G coverage just in time for holiday shopping, festive parties and family get-togethers." Why all the merriment?
As it turns out, Sprint has completed 130 network capacity upgrades throughout the Bay Area and has plans for an additional 62 over the next three months. This comes just a couple days after Sprint announced that its first multi-mode base station went live in New Jersey.
This is, of course, all part of Network Vision, which Sprint is currently deploying nationwide. Network Vision will eventually bring down Sprint's operating costs (once it's all said and done) while increasing capacity and coverage for end users, like us
You can view specific network enhancements in your neck of the woods on Sprint's new network site. Good for Sprint that they're keeping their promises to improve coverage – even if it seems like it's taking an eternity if you are one of the unlucky ones in a poor-coverage area. If you have the patience to stick around, though, your HTC EVO will thank you later.[Sprint]