|Sprint 4G LTE Now Available in Nine New Markets|
|Includes Prepaid Brands, Boost and Virgin|
|OVERLAND PARK, KS (March 4, 2013) Sprint (NYSE:S) is launching 4G LTE in Altoona, Pa., Asheville, N.C., Columbus, Ind., Elkhart/Goshen, Ind., Hammond, La., La Crosse, Wis., San Juan, Puerto Rico, Statesville, N.C., and Temple, Texas. Customers in these areas will now be able to experience faster speeds for uploading photos, surfing the Web and streaming videos. Sprint 4G LTE service has also expanded in San Germán, Yauco, Salinas and Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico. |
"With today's announcement, Sprint is enabling even more customers to sample the power of 4G LTE on their smartphones, tablets and wireless hotspots," said Bob Azzi, senior vice president - Network, Sprint. "The network team continues to build and test the new network across the country, including areas like San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Customers report they are already finding a 4G LTE signal in these places, and we look forward to providing even more reliable access to the data they need with our official launches."
Sprint says customers can expect to experience the following improvements once 3G upgrades and 4G LTE service come to their area:
• Faster data speeds to enable instant Web access for news updates, HD viewing and game-playing, quicker video downloads and clearer video chats.
• Better signal strength when accessing the Web.
• Fewer dropped calls for peace of mind when talking to friends, family or colleagues.
Sprint's 4G LTE network can also be experienced through two of its no-annual contract brands, Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile. Virgin Mobile now offers the Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, from Samsung along with its No Contract Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans. On March 7, Boost Mobile will begin to sell the HTC One SV and Boost Force - paired with Boost Mobile's no-annual contract $55 Android Monthly Unlimited with Shrinking Payments plan. These smartphones will operate on Sprint's 3G and 4G LTE networks.
Sprint's network buildout, known as Network Vision, is also expected to provide 3G customers better wireless signal strength, in-building coverage, and fewer dropped/blocked calls. All Sprint 3G customers, including the company's prepaid customers on Assurance Wireless, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA can expect to see better coverage and improved network reliability and voice quality once the improvements come to their areas.
Source: Sprint Nextel