Today, Spring announced it will extend its 4G LTE coverage to an additional 28 cities across the United States already covered by Sprint’s 3G network. The move is a part of the company’s Network Vision strategy, which has an eventual goal of consolidating various network technologies to provide better network coverage and data speeds.
Existing users with 4G LTE-compatible devices may begin to see coverage in the new areas being improved even before the official launch date. Though it won’t be official, Sprint customers will still be able to use the 4G LTE network and take advantage of the speedier connection. Sprint says the new coverage will not only improve data speeds, but also provide stronger signal strength, fewer dropped calls, and superior voice quality with less background noise.
Sprint’s 4G LTE coverage is currently available in 49 cities across the States, and the network provider has announced 200 markets that can expect the improved coverage next including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Nashville. The upgraded network is already available to customers in Houston, Kansas City, Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas/Fort Worth, Waco, and San Antonio.
The really attractive part of this, besides a faster, better network, is that Sprint is still planning to support unlimited data plans with no throttling and no metering. It’s comforting to know there is still one major network provider that isn’t solely motivated to nickel and dime its customers. For a full list of cities set to receive 4G LTE support, check out the full press release here.