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Sprint 4G LTE roundup, part 3: More unofficial roll out updates

4g lte small - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereContinuing part 1 and part 2 of our series of gathering up all of the unofficial information on Sprint’s 4G LTE roll out, let’s get going with even more roll out info. And thanks again to S4GRU for doing all of the initial legwork!

  • New York City, NY: More than 30 Network Vision sites have been completed so far, although none are broadcasting LTE yet. It is believed that Sprint will try for an October launch for LTE in this market, which covers all of the New York boroughs and extends up into Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley, through Newburgh and Poughkeepsie.
  • Memphis, TN: This market covers western Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and northeast Arkansas, including Jackson, Dyersburg, Tupelo, Mississippi’s Golden Triangle (Columbus, Starkville, West Point), Greenwood and Jonesboro. Sprint is expected to begin Network Vision work in this market in September, with a potential LTE launch date in November.
  • Southwest Florida: This market includes Manatee, Sarasota, Lee, and Collier counties, including the cities of Sarasota, Bradenton, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, and Naples. Network Vision work is expected to begin in early August, and sites should start coming online at the end of September. A formal LTE launch is expected in mid December.
  • Central Jersey: LTE field testing in this area actually began in November 2011 in the Marlboro and Freehold areas. Supposedly 20 sites in this area are already broadcasting enhanced 3G and 4G LTE, and work is expected to begin soon in the rest of this market. A formal launch is expected in mid December.
  • Nashville, TN:  This market covers eastern Tennessee, and the tri-cities area of Western Virginia, includeing Chattanooga, Knoxville, Clarksville and Johnson City/Kingsport/Bristol. Network Vision is scheduled to begin in late July, with many sites coming online in August. A November launch is currently being predicted, although delay could be expected in this market.
  • Orlando, FL: This area includes the east central part of the Florida peninsula, including Melbourne, Palm Bay, Port St. Lucie, Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Lakeland, Winter Haven, Palm Coast, Titusville, Cocoa Beach, Space Coast, Deltona and Vero Beach. Network Vision work should start this month in July, and sites will start coming online in September. The formal launch is expected in January.
  • Tampa, FL: This market covers Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties, including the cities of  St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Pinellas Park, Seminole, Largo, Dunedin, Brandon, Plant City, Riverview, Palm Harbor, New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs, Zephyrhills, Spring Hill and Brooksville. Network Vision is scheduled to start in this area in August, with sites coming online in September. December looks to be a likely time for a formal launch.
  • Indianapolis, IN: This market covers all of central Indiana, including Bloomington, Lafayette, Anderson, Muncie, Kokomo and Columbus. Network Vision work is scheduled to start in August, with sites lighting up in September. A formal launch is expected in December.
  • Philadelphia, PA: This area includes southeastern Pennsylvania, including Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Reading, and Pottstown. It does not include the Jersey suburbs. Network Vision work is underway now, with sites coming online later in July. A formal launch is predicted in the December/January timeframe.
  • Raleigh/Durham, NC: This area covers eastern North Carolina, except for the coastal areas; this includes the cities of Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Greenville, Kinston, and Goldsboro. Network Vision work is currently underway, and sites should start coming live next month in August. A formal launch is expected in the December/January timeframe.

Keep in mind: this information is unofficial and based on inside information obtained by S4GRU. Things could change, and this also doesn’t represent everything that Sprint is doing right now. Additionally, Sprint generally blocks access to LTE until a market is formally launched, or a few days beforehand. Therefore, if Network Vision is active in your area right now, you might not be able to connect to LTE just yet; you should, however, be able to take advantage of enhanced 3G right away.

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17 thoughts on “Sprint 4G LTE roundup, part 3: More unofficial roll out updates

  • I’d be happy with “enhanced 3G”! Here in North Dallas/Carrollton area I’ve seen 4G once for about 30 seconds and some of the crappist 3G known to man from the 15th through today!

    • Avatar of evobluballs

      been waiting for this so called enhanced 3g myself here on Long Island,NY. speeds have been getting slower too, not a happy sprint customer right now.

  • Avatar of Kevin in Atlanta

    I’ll believe that when I actually get 4G in Atlanta. I live and work in areas that are supposed to be covered, but so far I’ve only had LTE for ~1hour on the 14th!

  • Why does Sprint lothe the west coast anyway? :(

  • Avatar of bboyAndroid

    I hope they meant Jackson Mississippi in this article and not Jackson Tennessee. It doesn’t make since to me to open up LTE in them little Mississippi towns when you have the state Capitol 2 hours away from them little towns.

  • Avatar of Jimbo Akins

    What’s with Sprint and all those “Joe Billy Bob Cletus” cities. Just cuz the Western States (not Arizona) own and read books instead of watchin’ Fox News.

  • Avatar of Jose Feliciano

    Yay Florida!!!

  • Avatar of Steve C.

    Is it me or does it appear that most of these areas are near NASCAR towns? Maybe they want all the Sprint NASCAR fans to be able to acctually use their phones at a race. I could be wrong.

    • I think your right on that one Steve, remember the Superbowl in Indianapolis? They made sure they had 4g and everything up and running for that event.

    • Avatar of mayberrry

      I live in Charlotte, NC the HQ to most of NASCAR related events…and… no 4g/LTE.. so.. your Sprint/NASCAR city theory is incorrect… however.. Charlotte did get an initial old-school 4g rollout about 3yrs ago.. which sucks monkey balls to be honest… 4mb at best sitting in the tower.

  • Avatar of evobluballs

    Looks like their going to forget about all of us on Long Island,NY again like they did with the original 4g on wimaxx. Plus our 3g speeds and signal strength is getting slower I feel each day. Still have my Evo 4g been waiting to upgrade to a new 4g lte phone, looks like I will wait a lil longer..

  • Avatar of Steve Gaudreau

    I keep getting error code 97 no data connection in NH and that’s 3g data connectivity.


  • Arkansas’ Sprint service has gone from bad to horrid over the last year… and since we never got Wimax I’m guessing it’ll be a while before LTE makes it here… And I refuse to buy another 4G phone (I’m looking at you Evo 4G) until I actually HAVE 4G service.. Verizon, here I come.

    • beginning to agree with that philosophy. Living in San Diego and never received WIMAX and if the unofficial list is true no sniff of LTE in 2012. Why have buy an LTE phone and half the time of the contract I’ll never enjoy the true benefits of it. But the monthly cost is significant compared to Verizon

  • Does that means Fayetteville /Ft Bragg area isnt getting 4g lte?


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