Sprint’s 4G LTE arriving early in Chicago and Boston

by: Bams SadewoSeptember 14, 2012

When Sprint made the announcement earlier in the week that it’s bringing its 4G LTE network to 100 cities, it was mentioned that Chicago – alongside Boston, New York, and Los Angeles – would be getting the high-speed Internet connection “in the coming months”.  A leaked internal document suggests that it’ll be arriving shortly on some lucky cities.

The memo reveals that Sprint will be turning on the LTE cell sites for a trial run in several areas in Boston and Chicago. In some places, the 4G LTE switch has already been turned on two days ago, such as Barnstable Town and Hyannis-Mid-Cape. Meanwhile, those in Waukegan/Lake County Illinois should be seeing those 4G bars this Saturday on September 15.

And as for the finale, Sprint will turn on its 4G LTE network for the rest of the Chicago and Boston markets on September 21.

Now, you may be able to get 4G LTE already in some of the areas named above. It’s worth giving it a go and see if you can get the signal. Since this isn’t an official launch yet, however, connection may still be patchy.

Got some good news to share about the 4G LTE signal in your area? Do so below, please.

  • cyndi

    sprint 4g lte signal in zion, IL with a Samsung galaxy s3. At 230

    • Todday

      at 2:30 pm?? or am?

  • Same here in Waukegan and started seeing it around that time also

  • Rey

    Got 4g lte in north Chicago.

  • someguy

    Seeing 4G near Gurnee, IL. Download speeds were terrible (512Kbps) but uploads were good (5 Mbps)

  • Jain

    Boston got 4g on Friday. Download speeds clocked in at 20,000kbps

  • Terence

    Got 4G LTE in Downtown Boston, MA and also in a very small part in Walpole, MA. Speed testing in Walpole got me 20M Down / 7.6M Up and about 11M Down in Boston (this was while streaming music too!). Awesomeness!!

  • dmeridith

    Woodridge il 15 megs down and 9 up

  • vinnie

    So far nothing in Midlothian, Crestwood, Oak Forest, Tinley Park, and Orland Park areas. :-(

  • Randy

    Nothing yet in Alsip.

  • Curtis

    Got connection in lake zurich by century theaters and also by costco. You have to update profile in every new city to pick up 4g. I got speeds of 22m down 21 up its amazing how much better my netflix and pandora and other apps worked. Another great thing i know get phone calls when ppl call me and not voicemails. I can call ppl and not drop one call hopefully this 4g will be by my house in palatine soon. I get 40 calls and may 4 will go through.

  • Curtis

    Heres a link to speeds i recorded i did get faster speeds than this.

  • Martin

    Worked all day in Elmhurst IL and I got 4G LTE signal , HTC EVO 4G LTE

  • zach

    when will sprint have 4g lte in lubock tx?

  • rick

    I’m in Humboldt park still on 3g.. hmm

  • Exslave

    I’m getting 4g bars on my S3. Are 4g and 4g LTE the same on this phone. ATT has an indicator lite for LTE.