Sprint launches Spark and HD voice in Philadelphia and Baltimore

Sprint Network VisionSprint customers in Philadelphia and Baltimore can now count themselves among the lucky few who can take advantage of both Sprint’s new Spark LTE network, along with HD voice.

In addition to Philadelphia and Baltimore, Spark is now available in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago; Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Fort Wort in Texas; Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa in Florida.; and Kansas City, Missouri. Sprint has also launched a new website to explain the benefits of Spark LTE at sprint.com/faster.

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 and 1900MHz ranges. Current devices that can take advantage of Spark include the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S4 mini, the Galaxy Mega, the LG G2, the Google Nexus 5, and the HTC One max. Sprint also noted that customers of its prepaid brands (Virgin Mobile and Boost) can also take advantage of Spark speeds, with compatible equipment.

Sprint describes HD voice as:

…a new Sprint standard for mobile phones where background noise is virtually eliminated and sound quality is dramatically enhanced.2 HD Voice is designed to provide a better experience than a landline. A typical phone without HD Voice offers four octaves of sound, but a phone with HD Voice offers seven (10 octaves is considered perfect hearing).

So tell us, Sprint fans: how is your new LTE and HD voice working out for you?

[Sprint]
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John F

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.