Sprint is moving away from WiMAX and switching to LTE for 4G service — but its plans won't be realized until 2013. The carrier has been behind the 8 ball after Verizon and AT&T beat it to the punch on LTE, but it's playing catch up by partnering with LightSquared and possibly Clearwire to ensure it can make the switch.
Nearly 1.4 million iPhones sold, 40 percent of which were to new customers
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.
Sprint's LTE coverage now includes Baltimore, MD; Gainesville, GA; Manhattan/Junction City, KS; and Sedalia, MO.
Sprint's LTE service in San Francisco today was part of system testing, a representative has informed us.
CEO Dan Hesse has a much simpler idea that customers can keep in mind: Sprint wants to be the "good guys." Another way to put it: he's betting that nice guys don't always finish last.
Five more cities — Baltimore, MD; Gainesville, GA; Manhattan / Junction City, KS; and Sherman-Denison, TX — will get their 4G fix from Sprint "before Labor Day."
Sprint has posted its Q2 2012 financial results, revealing an operating loss of $629 million resulting in a net loss of $1.38 billion.
While Sprint may have turned on its LTE service a little early over the weekend, the carrier has officially announced the 15 total cities where users can get on its new network.
Some Sprint customers are getting access to the carrier's new LTE network in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Kansas City, and Atlanta a day before its official launch.