Verizon vs. Sprint 4G LTE In New York City

My iPhone 5 4G LTE connection remains strong.

Verizon undeniably has the largest 4G LTE network in the U.S. while other carriers like Sprint are doing their best to rollout their networks, but the question is how fast are the speeds where LTE is available? Using a Verizon iPhone 5 and a Sprint HTC One review unit we were able to test Sprint’s […]

Sprint 4G LTE Live in Parts of New York City and San Francisco


Sprint’s 4G LTE network is now live in parts of New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C. The carrier’s 4G LTE network is also live in other sections of New York state and a few cities in Florida, including Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa. None of these markets are fully covered by Sprint’s new 4G […]

Sprint 4G LTE Goes Live in a New Market


In late October, Sprint promised new 4G LTE markets in the months ahead. One of those markets was Joplin, Missouri and it looks like service has gone live there for some people in that city today as we’ve heard that Sprint’s 4G LTE network is now active. Read: HTC M7 (HTC One) U.S. Release Date […]

Sprint Reveals 28 More 4G LTE Markets


Sprint today announced that its 4G LTE network will soon come to 28 new markets across the U.S. The new Sprint 4G LTE markets are mostly in the East Coast and Midwest of the U.S. with cities such as Gettysburg, Penn., Paris, Texas and Oxford, Miss. getting access to the faster network. Sprint subscribers in […]

Sprint 4G LTE Now Available in 49 New U.S. Markets


Today Sprint announced 4G LTE networks now newly available in six new markets, bringing the total to 49 markets in the U.S. Starting today Sprint users in Indianapolis, Ind.; Petaluma, Calif.; Fairfield, Calif.; Hanover, Pa.; Franklin County, Pa.; Page County, Va. and Southern Puerto Rico now have access to 4G LTE speeds. Users in those cities […]

Sprint To Buy Clearwire For Spectrum and Upcoming TD-LTE Network


Sprint today announced plans to acquire a 100 percent stake in Clearwire, which it already owns a majority stake in. As part of the acquisition Sprint will pay $2.97 for each stock it doesn’t currently own in Clearwire for a total of $2.2 billion. The acquisition would give Sprint control of the company and its […]

Sprint Buys Customers And Spectrum From U.S. Cellular


Today Sprint announced that it will buy a number of Midwest subscribers and spectrum from U.S. Cellular for $480 million. The deal, which will likely close in mid-2013 will transfer several U.S. Cellular markets in the Midwest including areas around Chicago, St. Louis, central Illinois, and three other markets. The deal will transfer a total […]

Sprint 4G LTE May Not Arrive In Some Scheduled Cities Until March


Sprint’s plan to bring 4G LTE to a large number of markets could mean some scheduled markets won’t get the new network until March 2013 according to a CNet report. After talking to “a person familiar with the carrier’s roll out plans” CNet says that Sprint’s “coming months” statement translates to “three to six months.” […]

Sprint Buys Majority Share of Clearwire


Sprint now controls 50.8 percent of Clearwire, giving it majority control over the company according to a Reuters report. With its majority control of stock Sprint can control what moves Clearwire makes without much interference. Sprint previously controlled slightly less than 50 percent of Clearwire’s stock. The deal to buy a majority control of Clearwire […]

Softbank Confirms $20 Billion Sprint Acquisition

Softbank logo

Japanese carrier Softbank announced today at a press conference in Tokyo that it will acquire a majority stake in Sprint for $20.1 billion. Softbank will purchase $8 billion of new stock and $12 billion of existing stock from Sprint to control 70 percent of New Sprint, a newly-constructed company that will control the existing Sprint company. […]

Sprint Bringing 4G LTE to San Francisco And 21 Other Cities Soon


Today Sprint announced that it will bring 4G LTE coverage to another collection of cities including San Francisco in the coming months. Sprint doesn’t give exact dates for the 4G LTE rollout, only that the build out of 4G LTE in a number of new cities is currently underway. San Francisco and the other 21 […]

Sprint 4G LTE Hitting 100+ Cities ‘Months’ after iPhone 5 Release

Sprint 4G LTE Coverage Map

Sprint just announced over 100 new 4G LTE cities which are currently under construction and should launch in the, “coming months.” The Sprint iPhone 5 didn’t look like a viable option last week, even though unlimited data is incredibly tempting, thanks mainly due to a lack of 4G LTE coverage. Today, Sprint drastically increased the […]

Sprint Expands 4G LTE Network in Four Markets


Sprint is slowly expanding its 4G LTE network to better compete with AT&T and Verizon. Today Sprint announced it now has a 4G LTE network in Baltimore, Maryland; Gainesville, Georgia; Manhattan/Junction City, Kansas; and Sedalia, Missouri. The four cites now have access to higher speeds on Sprint, assuming customers have a phone that works on […]

Sprint Just Testing 4G LTE in SF Bay Area


As we suspected, Sprint’s 4G LTE network which went live in parts of the San Francisco Bay Area yesterday was due to testing and not due to an early, official roll out. Sprint has confirmed the news to The Verge saying that it was only testing 4G LTE service in the Bay Area and that […]

Why I Want the Sprint iPhone 5


As the iPhone 5 launch comes ever closer and three of the big four carriers rollout their 4G LTE networks its time to stat thinking about changing carriers. Each of the three big carriers that currently sell the iPhone have their strengths. Verizon has a huge network that’s usually reliable, AT&T has a large and less […]

Sprint 4G LTE Arrives Early in SF Bay Area


It looks like Sprint has fired up its 4G LTE network early in several cities in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to Android Police, and several users on the S4GRU forums, Sprint 4G LTE data speeds have gone live in several Bay Area cities including Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Cupertino – the home of Apple, […]

Motorola Photon Q Announced for Sprint’s 4G LTE Network

The Motorola Photon Q is headed to Sprint's 4G LTE network.

Sprint has finally announced the Motorola Photon Q for its 4G LTE network after months of speculation and rumor. The Motorola Photon Q is indeed going to be headed to its new 4G LTE network sometime in the future and it will be bringing some interesting specifications to the table when it finally does. Sprint […]

Sprint 4G LTE Headed to Four New Cities

Sprint 3G will be replaced by 4G LTE In four new markets.

Sprint has announced that it will be expanding its 4G LTE network to four new cities by Labor Day 2012 which falls on September 3rd of this year. The four upcoming markets will join the 15 cities that Sprint has already lit up with 4G LTE speeds. We imagine that Sprint will likely add a […]

Sprint 4G LTE Arrives in 15 Cities

Sprint 4G LTE has arrived in 15 cities.

Sprint has rolled out its 4G LTE network to 15 markets across the United States, 10 more than the carrier previously announced would be available at launch. The 4G LTE coverage that launched yesterday extends to cities in and around the five launch cities that Sprint had said would get 4G LTE data starting on […]

Sprint 4G LTE Arrives Early in Four More Cities

Sprint 4G LTE is now live in three more cities.

Sprint 4G LTE has arrived early in three more launch cities just a day ahead of its official release date. According to S4GRU, Sprint has stopped blocking 4G LTE access in three more markets including Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas. It appears that those who own Sprint 4G LTE devices in and around Austin […]