New Markets include Philadelphia; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Oakland, Calif.; and Portland, Ore.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 30, 2013 – Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) 4G LTE is now available in151 markets including today’s 41 new markets which include Philadelphia; the Bronx and Brooklyn, N.Y.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Oakland, Calif.; and Portland, Ore. Customers in these areas can make the most of seasonal fun by sharing videos of music festivals, quickly accessing the Internet, playing the hottest games, and posting summertime photos. Plus, with the groundbreaking SprintUnlimited Guarantee, available with an Unlimited, My WaySM or My All-inSM plan, customers can get unlimited talk, text and data while on the Sprint network guaranteed for the life of the line of service1.
Today, Sprint announced that 4G LTE service is now offered to customers in:
|—||Baraboo, Wis.||—||Kokomo, Ind.|
|—||Beaver Dam, Wis.||—||Laredo, Texas|
|—||Brownsville/Harlingen, Texas||—||Lebanon, Pa.|
|—||Bronx/Brooklyn, N.Y.||—||Morgan City, La.|
|—||Columbus, Miss.||—||Nacogdoches, Texas|
|—||Daytona Beach, Fla.||—||Nashville, Tenn.|
|—||Durham, N.C.||—||Oakland, Calif.|
|—||Dyersburg, Tenn.||—||Ocala, Fla.|
|—||Faribault/Northfield, Minn.||—||Palm Coast, Fla.|
|—||Fitchburg/Leominster, Mass.||—||Ponca City, Okla.|
|—||Flint, Mich.||—||Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda, Fla.|
|—||Fort Lauderdale/Pompano||—||Portland, Ore.|
|Beach/Deerfield Beach, Fla.||—||Rocky Mount, N.C.|
|—||Grand Rapids, Mich.||—||Saginaw, Mich.|
|—||Greenville, N.C.||—||Salinas, Calif.|
|—||Greenwood, Miss.||—||Springfield, Mass.|
|—||Holland, Mich.||—||Tulsa, Okla.|
|—||Homosassa Springs, Fla.||—||Tupelo, Miss.|
|—||Jackson, Tenn.||—||Wausau, Wis.|
|—||Jacksonville, Fla.||—||Wilson, N.C.|
Today’s announcement is also excellent for the environment. Sprint’s Network Vision buildout – which consolidates multiple network technologies into a seamless network for increased efficiency and enhanced coverage – uses less equipment and less energy. By 2017, Sprint’s total energy is expected to increasingly come from such renewable sources as wind, solar and hydrogen. 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. Sprint also ranks #1 among major carriers for its phoneBuyback Program, as named by Compass Intelligence Research.
“Sprint is committed to delivering the latest technology and providing more energy efficient cell sites,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. “We strive to be environmentally responsible and are proud of our track record. Our new 3G and 4G LTE network provides improved wireless service, and is also expected to help Sprint meet its commitment to reduce total energy demand and the company’s carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2017.”
Sprint customers are enjoying the ability to use 4G LTE on a variety of different devices such as the newHTC® 8XT, Sprint’s first Windows Phone 8 device, the popular Samsung Galaxy S® 4 and HTC One®. So, don’t put limits on your wireless data this summer at home, school, work or on the go. Sprint’s all-new 4G LTE allows you to do more in less time, from streaming videos to downloading large files. And, as Sprint turns on new cell sites across the country, customers are seeing better coverage, improved network reliability and voice quality on 3G in such cities as Boston, Chicago and Indianapolis.
Sprint continues to bring a better wireless experience to more customers across the country as it builds out its all-new 3G and 4G LTE network and is projected to provide LTE service to 200 million people by the end of 2013. The Sprint 4G LTE network is also offered through its industry-leading prepaid brands, Assurance Wireless, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA, as well as 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 4G LTE, visit www.sprint.com/network. Customers are also encouraged to check www.sprint.com/coverage often because the maps are updated when coverage is expanded.
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.
1 The guarantee will apply to customers 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.