Sprint confirms 21 new 4G LTE markets up, now has 88 live towns and cities with the new tech online

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

April 19, 2013

1 Min Read
Sprint's 4G LTE: To Live & Roam in LA

Sprint has confirmed that Los Angeles and 20 other LTE markets are now live as it expands its big-city 4G footprint. Sprint confirmed the launches on its company blog. As well as LA, other markets include Contra Costa County, Calif., Charlotte, N.C., Norfolk, Va., and Memphis, Tenn. (See Sprint's Big City 4G LTE Gets Closer for a full list.) The third-ranked U.S. operator is trying to chase down AT&T Inc.'s and Verizon Wireless's larger 4G LTE deployments. To that end, it is presently offering people who switch their number to Sprint from another carrier a discount of up to US$100 on any smartphone with a new two-year service agreement and qualifying plan. Sprint has been asking users to hunt for the new LTE signal ahead of the launch. Early clouds of Sprint's LTE signal have been seen in NYC, according to information from mobile signal strength crowd-sourcing app MobilePulse and coverage maps at Sensorly. Sprint now has 88 LTE markets live. Here's where we're at overall with LTE in the U.S.:

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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