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Sprint launches 4G LTE in 21 new markets in 10 states, including Los Angeles

Sprint LTE April 18 - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereIt looks like that rumor we told you about last week is true, even if it’s coming a bit later than we had hoped. Sprint has just announced 21 new 4G LTE markets in 10 different states, although most of the new places follow Sprint’s regular pattern of launching in small to mid-sized towns.

One notable exception to this is Los Angeles, which is now officially (finally) an LTE market. A couple college towns  are in the mix, too, including Mankato and Bloomington, as well as a few tourist destinations like West Palm Beach and Memphis.

Here’s the full list:


  • Contra Costa County
  • Los Angeles


  • Palm Bay
  • Port St. Lucie
  • West Palm Beach


  • Rochelle


  • Bloomington
  • Lafayette


  • Mankato/North Mankato


  • Joplin

North Carolina:

  • Albemarle
  • Charlotte
  • Lincolnton
  • Salisbury
  • Shelby


  • Greeneville
  • Memphis
  • Tullahoma


  • Denison
  • Kerrville
  • Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Newport News

Overall, this is a great announcement from Sprint, but I’m still wondering about the rest of those 100 cities that were supposed to get LTE soon and still haven’t. In any case, if you’re in one of these new markets, do a few speed tests and let us know your results!

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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.

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