One of the small nuggets of news that slipped through the cracks last week during CES was Sprint’s announcement that Spark is now available in six more markets: Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio in Texas, as well as Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
Spark is also already available in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Tampa. Spark takes advantage of Sprint’s Clearwire spectrum in the 2500-2600MHz range to increase speeds, range, and capacity. It also combines spectrum from LTE on the 800MHz range, formerly of Nextel fame, and 1900MHz.
The only phones that can currently take advantage of Spark are the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S4 mini, the Galaxy Mega, the LG G2, the Google Nexus 5, and the HTC One max. According to Sprint, these devices can see peak speeds between 50-60Mbps, although some customers have reported LTE connectivity issues with these devices in areas where Spark has not yet been deployed. As always, your mileage may vary.
If you do live in one of these areas, though, do let us know what your speeds are like in the comments below![Sprint]