Sprint just announced that its new LTE network will be coming to over 100 major cities around the US, though it's still not clear exactly when the service will be activated. Customers in major metropolitan areas like New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, and many more will see LTE turned on "in the coming months." Unfortunately, that's as much detail as Sprint is offering right now, so there's no way to say when exactly customers will start to see the benefits of this new network. Sprint also noted that service may be activated in these cities ahead of an official announcement, much as it did earlier this year for the company's first launch markets.

As the end of 2012 isn't terribly far off, we expect the majority of this rollout to take place throughout the next calendar year. Indeed, Sprint noted that it expects to have its LTE rollout complete by the end of 2013 — so if you're a customer in one of the many cities Sprint lists, it might be worth buying an LTE-capable handset next time out. Check out the full list to see if your city is on it.