Sprint Turns on More 4G LTE Markets, Expands LTE Coverage

  • 185 total LTE markets across the country
  • 34 more LTE markets launched in September
  • Oklahoma City and Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas – now live with 4G LTE
  • Sprint backed by customer service rated “most improved” across 47 industries during the past five years

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--()--Sprint (NYSE:S) today turned on 4G LTE service in 34 more markets, featuring an enhanced customer experience that provides faster data speeds in more places where customers want it. With an expanding all-new 4G network plus the groundbreaking Sprint Unlimited Guarantee, customers can get unlimited talk, text and data while on the Sprint network guaranteed for the life of the line of service.i

 

34 more 4G LTE markets in September

                 
Alexandria, La. Longview, Texas
Allegan, Mich. Lufkin, Texas
Amarillo, Texas Lumberton, N.C.
Anniston/Oxford, Ala. Macon, Ga.
Bay City, Mich. Marshfield/Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas Midland, Texas
Bedford, Pa. Monroe, Mich.
Corpus Christi, Texas Montgomery, Ala.
Del Rio, Texas Muskogee, Okla.
Enid, Okla. Oklahoma City
Fort Atkinson, Wis. Ruston, La.
Greenville, Miss. Salem, Ore.
Houma/Bayou Cane/Thibodaux, La. San Angelo, Texas
Juniata and Mifflin counties, Pa. Sheboygan, Wis.
Kinston, N.C. Stillwater, Okla.
Lake Charles, La. Victoria, Texas
Lawton, Okla. Whitewater, Wis.
 

Sprint already offers 4G LTE in such major cities as Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and San Juan, Puerto Rico. With today’s announcement, Sprint now provides LTE service in 185 markets nationwide and is aiming to provide LTE to 200 million people by the end of 2013.

"Today’s announcement means that even more Sprint customers can enjoy the speed and power of Sprint 4G LTE – up to 10 times faster than 3G,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. “Our nationwide network build includes new 3G and 4G LTE, which provides improved wireless service and also provides new, state-of-the-art, compact and energy-efficient multimodal equipment." Customers of Sprint’s industry-leading prepaid brands, Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile, also benefit from the new network and expanded 4G LTE service.

Sprint customer service earns top awards

Additionally, Sprint has greatly improved the customer experience during the past several years. According to the 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index, Sprint is the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. When you combine Sprint’s top-notch customer service with one of Sprint’s powerful 4G LTE devices – such as Samsung ATIV S™ Neo and HTC® 8XT, Sprint’s first Windows Phone 8 devices, the popular Samsung Galaxy S® 4 and BlackBerry® Q10 – it’s easy to see that Sprint is the best choice in wireless. And now, with the Sprint Unlimited Guarantee, customers on an Unlimited, My WaySM or My All-inSM plan are guaranteed unlimited talk (calls to any wireline or mobile phone), text and data while on the Sprint network, for the life of the line of service.i

The Sprint 4G LTE network is also offered through Sprint Emerging & Wholesale Solutions, which offers wholesale 4G LTE service to Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs).

For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, visit www.sprint.com/network.

About Sprint

Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 53 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

i The guarantee will apply to customers on an Unlimited, My WaySM or My All-inSM plan as long as they remain on the plan, meet the terms and conditions of the plan and pay their bill in full and on time. Price and phone selection are subject to change.

Contacts

Sprint
Rachael Crocker, 913-762-6719
Rachael.a.hill@sprint.com
or
Kathleen Dunleavy, 310-709-3689
Kathleen.dunleavy@sprint.com

According to a recent IDC survey, email, social networking and web browsing – all through your phone’s network, like 4G LTE – remains to be the top three types of applications that Americans use on their smartphone.* So how does 4G LTE work? Footnote: *Report from IDC's 2013 Consumer Devices Survey, Part 1: U.S. Results (doc #242570, August 2013) (Photo: Sprint)

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Sprint today turned on 4G LTE service in 34 more markets, featuring an enhanced customer experience that provides faster data speeds in more places where customers want it.

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Contacts

Sprint
Rachael Crocker, 913-762-6719
Rachael.a.hill@sprint.com
or
Kathleen Dunleavy, 310-709-3689
Kathleen.dunleavy@sprint.com