Sprint’s first LTE markets set to officially launch soon [Updated]

All of you HTC EVO 4G LTE users out there who have yet to experience LTE: listen up! According to the latest intel from Inside Sprint Now, which has been notoriously accurate with past leaks, Sprint is all set to launch LTE in Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. Customers in these markets will receive a text message notifying them of the new 4G network, and even more cities are expected to launch later this summer.

Sprint will send out this text on June 7, and it reads:

SprintFreeMsg: Ready for some GREAT news? Sprint is rolling out an all-new network in (insert city here). Learn more at sprint.us/sat Reply End to stop.

Additionally, along with 4G LTE, customers in these markets will also be able to take advantage of faster 3G as part of Sprint’s Network Vision enhancements. I don’t know about you, but to me this is very welcome news. I certainly took something of a leap of faith in order to buy a Sprint LTE device with no LTE network yet, so I’m happy to see that Sprint still seems to be on schedule with the rollout.

How about you? If you live in any of these markets, have you already gotten a glimpse of LTE on your EVO? And if so, what have your speeds been like? Let us know below!

Update: According to the latest report from Inside Sprint Now, it appears that the text announcement has been delayed for unknown reasons.

[Inside Sprint Now]
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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.