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HTC Sprint’s plan of massive LTE expansion brings good news to HTC EVO 4G LTE users

Sprint’s plan of massive LTE expansion brings good news to HTC EVO 4G LTE users

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LTE coverage in US shores has always been Verizon’s strong suit because it has the widest coverage as of the moment among the carriers offering the service. AT&T comes in at second place while Sprint is still huffing and puffing to catch up with the other two carriers. Sad to say, the LTE network of Sprint is still pretty young having been lit up just a couple of months ago in July. As of the moment, Sprint’s LTE network covers a total of 19 markets which is a far cry to what Verizon and AT&T have accomplished so far. The carrier is not to be deterred though and has once again reiterated its mission of largely completing its Network Vision plan by the end of 2013.

And to reassure its subscribers that it has plans of playing with the LTE big boys in the market, Sprint has announced that it is already in the process of expanding its LTE network which is expected to get lit up in 100 new markets in the coming months. Along with the announcement came the list of markets that are expected to get some Sprint LTE love in the following months and this include metropolitan areas such as New Orleans, Nashville, Miami, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Chicago, Charlotte and Boston among others.

Come to think of it, the list of new markets is pretty extensive as it will cover areas from coast to coast. We have the complete list below so go see if you are bound to get some LTE goodness from Sprint in the future.

• Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
• Albermarle, N.C.
• Anderson, Ind.
• Asheville, N.C.
• Athens, Tenn.
• Athens, Texas
• Austin, Texas
• Barnstable Town (Hyannis/Midcape), Mass.
• Baton Rouge, La.
• Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Md.
• Boston
• Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, Mass.
• Charlotte, N.C.
• Chattanooga, Tenn.
• Chicago
• Clarksville, Tenn.
• Cleveland, Tenn.
• Coamo, Puerto Rico
• College Station, Texas
• Columbia, Tenn.
• Columbus, Ind.
• Cookeville, Tenn.
• Crossville, Tenn.
• Daytona Beach-Deltona-Ormond Beach, Fla.
• Elkhart-Goshen, Ind.
• Fayetteville, N.C.
• Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Fla.
• Gainesville, Fla.
• Gary, Ind.
• Goldsboro, N.C.
• Greenville, N.C.
• Greeneville, Tenn.
• Guayama, Puerto Rico
• Hammond, La.
• Harriman, Tenn.
• Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, N.C.
• Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, La.
• Hutchinson, Kan.
• Indianapolis-Carmel, Ind.
• Jacksonville, Fla.
• Johnson City, Tenn.
• Jonesboro, Ark.
• Kankakee-Bradley-Bourbonnais, Ill.
• Kerrville, Texas
• Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
• Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn.
• Kinston, N.C.
• Knoxville, Tenn.
• Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
• Lancaster, S.C.
• Lawrence, Kan.
• Lincolnton, N.C.
• Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, Calif.
• Lumberton, N.C.
• McPherson, Kan.
• Memphis, Tenn.
• Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Fla.
• Morgan City, La.
• Morristown, Tenn.
• Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
• Muncie, Ind.
• Nashville, Tenn.
• New Orleans
• New York-White Plains-Wayne, N.Y.
• Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.
• Ocala, Fla.
• Ocean Pines, Md.
• Palatka, Fla.
• Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla.
• Peabody/Lawrence-Methuen/Gloucester, Mass.
• Philadelphia
• Ponce, Puerto Rico
• Port St. Lucie, Fla.
• Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
• Rochelle, Ill.
• Rockford, Ill.
• Rocky Mount, N.C.
• Salina, Kan.
• Salisbury, Md.
• Salisbury, N.C.
• San German-Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
• San Juan, Puerto Rico
• Sebastian-Vero Beach, Fla.
• Sevierville, Tenn.
• Shelby, N.C.
• Southern Pines-Pinehurst, N.C.
• Springfield, Mass.
• Statesville-Mooresville, N.C.
• St. Thomas, USVI
• Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.
• Topeka, Kan.
• Tullahoma, Tenn.
• Tupelo, Miss.
• Warrensburg, Mo.
• Washington, D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria, Va.
• Waukegan-Lake County, Ill.
• West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Fla.
• Wichita, Kan.
• Wichita Falls, Texas
• Wilson, N.C.
• Worcester-Fitchburg-Leominster, Mass.
• Yauco, Puerto Rico

With this expansion, users of the HTC EVO 4G LTE are bound to rejoice because not only will they get more areas to user their handsets in but they can now say goodbye to spotty coverage thanks to the expansion and upgrade Sprint will be undertaking. After all, rocking an LTE-capable device with little to no areas where you can maximize the LTE network of Sprint is tantamount to just having a 3G or HSPA+ device for that matter.

Which the HTC EVO 4G LTE is not.

Come to think of it, the handset is one of the more capable devices available in the market today. It almost has the same innards as the version of the Samsung Galaxy S III released by Sprint for that matter because the HTC EVO 4G LTE packs the same QualComm MSM8960 SnapDragon chipset with a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor. The only difference is that the HTC handset only has 1GB of RAM while the Samsung flagship comes with a staggering 2GB of system memory. Aside from that, the HTC EVO 4G LTE comes with an onboard storage amounting to 16GB with the option to add as much as an additional 32GB using its microSD card slot. In terms of its display, the HTC EVO 4G LTE sports a 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 panel with an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 while its camera department includes an 8MP shooter at its back panel and a 1.3MP video call camera out front.

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  1. Why all the little Kansas towns and not Omaha? I’ve been using a 4G phone on a Sprint 3G network for over 2 years. They keep saying it’s coming. . . when???

  2. This sucks Phoenix Arizona left out in the cold again! switching to sprint from Verizon was a waste. All so I could save $20 a month…not worth it…this service is horrific…as soon as my contract is up I’m gone!

  3. Why is Fresno, CA left out again. Here we were promised the release of 4G Wimax but never received it. Now the wait is on again to see if we receive LTE!!!!

  4. Awesome News! And the HTC EVO 4G LTE Rocks!!

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