Sprint’s LTE roll out has been breathtakingly painful for Sprint customers. After many rural areas got LTE, some of the bigger city customers started feeling a little left out. Sprint’s trying to keep up and have announced that Boston, Massachusetts and Austin, Texas are getting LTE flipped on very shortly.
For Boston residents, this will be the second time Sprint has announced LTE. The first being back in September 2012. So we’re not sure if Sprint balked on the release or if only part of the city was covered. The full city should be full of Sprint LTE in the coming days.
For everyone else, this is the first time the nationwide carrier has promised LTE. Here is the full list of places getting LTE from 9 to 5 Google:
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Austin, Texas
- College Station / Bryan, Texas
- Columbia, Tennessee
- Emporia, Kansas
- Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
- Western Puerto Rico
So, as has become the norm for Sprint, there are a couple of big places and a bunch of smaller places. What’s confusing is that they have gone from the East coast to the Midwest and have managed to skip a number of states in between. Michigan and Ohio still have no LTE coverage whatsoever.
Will Sprint ever get this done?
Sprint has openly promised that they’ll have their Network Vision done by the end of this year. So there is always a chance that 2013 will be the last year Sprint customers have to suffer through this. However, based on this list and ones prior to it, Sprint still has a very long way to go and delays along with slow progress could see it go to 2014.
For everyone who just got some Sprint LTE, has anyone given it a shot yet? Let us know if it’s a major improvement in your area.