|[December 18, 2012]
Ring in the Holidays with Sprint 4G LTE: Available in Six New Markets, Including Indianapolis, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Southern Puerto Rico
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. --(Business Wire)--
(NYSE:S) announced that it is delivering the speed, power and value of
its all-new 4G
LTE network to customers in six new areas. Customers can use Sprint (News - Alert)
4G LTE to send holiday pictures, upload funny home videos, and check
social networking sites for friend updates on holiday traditions -
all faster than ever before on their Sprint devices. Beginning today,
customers in the following cities/counties can access 4G LTE (News - Alert) service
Santa Rosa/Petaluma, Calif.
Southern Puerto Rico (including Ponce, Coamo and Guayama)
Franklin County, Pa.
Sprint also enhanced 4G LTE coverage around Shenandoah County, Va.,
and introduced 4G LTE to the neighboring Page County, Va.
"Just in time for the holidays, we are bringing 4G LTE to even more
Sprint customers," said Bob Azzi (News - Alert), senior vice president-Network, Sprint.
"We strive to deliver a top-notch network experience, and customers in
these newly launched areas will see 4G LTE service get better and better
in the weeks and months ahead to reach even more places where they live,
work and play. Customers should find Sprint 4G LTE consistent, reliable
A strong, robust wireless network is increasingly important as wireless
users want to access emails quickly, upload photos/videos to friends and
family, and routinely check in with social networks - all on their
smartphone. Customers in several new areas will be able to use their
smartphones - such as Samsung
Galaxy S® III, Samsung
Galaxy Victory™ 4G LTE or HTC
EVO™ 4G LTE - to share a picture, download a video, or check
the Web with greater speed.
When you combine the power of 4G LTE with an Everything Data plan with
Any Mobile, AnytimeSM, which includes unlimited Web, texting
and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint
Network, Sprint becomes the best choice in wireless.
Sprint's network buildout, known as Network
Vision, not only brings 4G LTE but should also give 3G customers
better wireless signal strength, in-building coverage, and fewer
dropped/blocked calls. These 3G improvements are already available to
customers in several cities across the country, such as Baltimore,
Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. All Sprint
3G customers in these areas, including the company's prepaid customers
on Assurance Wireless, Virgin Mobile (News - Alert) and Boost Mobile, can expect to see
better coverage, improved network reliability and voice quality once the
improvements come to their areas.
Sprint introduced its all-new 4G
LTE network in July 2012 and now offers service in 49 marketsi.
For the most up-to-date details on Sprint's 4G LTE portfolio and
rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE.
For detailed 4G LTE maps, providing coverage information right down to
the address, please visit www.sprint.com/coverage.
Customers are encouraged to check back often, as the maps will be
updated when coverage in these markets is enhanced.
About Sprint Nextel (News - Alert)
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline
communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers,
businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served nearly 56 million
customers at the end of the third quarter of 2012 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 No. 1 among all national
carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47
industries, during the last four 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
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W.Va.; Columbus, Ind.; Dallas; Franklin County, Pa.; Fort Worth, Texas;
Gainesville, Ga.; Gary, Ind.; Granbury/Hood County, Texas; Hagerstown,
Md./Martinsburg, W.Va.; Harrisburg/Carlisle/Hershey, Pa.; Harrisonburg,
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Ind.; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Kankakee/Bradley/Bourbonnais, Ill.;
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Ind.; Newnan, Ga.; New Bedford/Fall River, Mass.; Page County, Pa.;
Peabody, Mass.; Rockford, Ill.; Rome, Ga.; Salina, Kan.; San Antonio;
Santa Rosa/Petaluma, Calif.; Sedalia, Mo.; Shenandoah County, Va.; South
Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.; St. Joseph, Mo.; Topeka, Kan.; Waco, Texas;
Waukegan/Lake County, Ill.; Wichita, Kan.; Wichita Falls, Texas;
Winchester, Va.; and Yauco/Ponce/Coamo/Santa Isabel/Guayama, Puerto Rico.
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