Sprint announces plans to launch 4G in several major markets in 2010, bringing a new and improved wireless experience to anyone on the go. The launch plans include the newly announced markets of Denver, Kansas City and Minneapolis.
Improved mobile Internet access is coming soon to millions more Americans, with plans announced today by Sprint to bring 4G to several additional markets across the country in 2010.
Sprint expects to launch 4G service this year in many markets, including Boston, Denver, Kansas City, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. These markets will join 27 cities where Sprint 4G is already available.
More Sprint 4G markets will be announced at a later date. Sprint 4G is expected to cover up to 120 million people by the end of 2010.
Matt Carter, President Sprint 4G - "If you use a computer, a smart phone, a gaming device, a DVD player or any Wi-Fi enabled device, your online life will change for the better when you experience the Sprint 4G difference. And the value of 4G makes using Sprint 3G/4G to enhance all of your wireless devices a no-brainer.
While other national wireless carriers are just talking about 4G, the Sprint Now Network already offers the reality of 4G now in a large number of markets across the country, with many more to follow this year."
More About Sprint 4G: Sprint 4G offers turbo-charged mobile broadband, delivering peak download speed up to 10 times faster than 3G.1 The result is the Sprint 4G difference – a new and improved Internet experience that benefits every kind of online user, for the same price as 3G - from the only national wireless carrier offering 4G service.
Sprint 4G's super-fast connections make the Internet better for anyone, whether you're downloading videos, playing interactive games with friends across the country or showing a business presentation on a smartphone or laptop. The potential is virtually limitless, especially for those using a 3G/4G device such as the Overdrive™ 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot. By connecting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to Overdrive, users can enjoy a new 4G Internet experience beyond anything they've known with 3G, including the following:
In the home: Through a single connection, you can bypass your cable provider and stream HD movies from content distribution providers (such as Netflix, Amazon and Blockbuster) right to your TV; connect your Xbox 360 and game real-time with someone located across the globe; move pictures wirelessly from your camera to a digital picture frame and surf the Web on your laptop while streaming Pandora.
In the dorm: Connect virtually anywhere on a campus with 4G coverage at 4G speeds: Turn your iPod Touch with Skype into a voice phone and make a call, or stream a live movie from Hulu or Netflix to your laptop.
On-the-go: Whether you're on a long trip or running a busy day of errands, use Overdrive to keep passengers entertained in the car.2 Stream your favorite TV show from Hulu to your Netbook; use a PSP gaming device to access multiple games and content; download music to your Zune HD; and turn your 3G iPhone into a 4G device. It's all very simple with Overdrive.
Mobile office: Join a video conference, e-mail critical files to co-workers and clients, and access all of your corporate websites while away from the office. When you travel with co-workers you can share Sprint 4G while waiting for your flight or taxi. You can also stay in constant contact with your office via unified communications.
For business: Transportation companies can access 4G speeds to improve customer experience, increase customer safety, support on-board marketing, monitor and manage fleet resources and enable wireless transactions. Home healthcare providers can implement higher-quality remote patient monitoring and faster patient data transfer. Public safety professionals can step up to another level in anytime-access to critical information, ability to document incidents, resource management and monitoring.
Sprint 4G Markets: As the first national wireless carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology, Sprint made history by launching 4G in Baltimore in September 2008. Sprint currently offers 4G service in 27 markets, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Portland, Ore., San Antonio and Seattle.
Following is a comprehensive list of markets by state where Sprint 4G is currently offered:
Georgia – Atlanta, Milledgeville Hawaii – Honolulu, Maui Idaho – Boise Illinois – Chicago Maryland – Baltimore Nevada – Las Vegas North Carolina – Charlotte, Greensboro, (along with High Point and Winston-Salem), Raleigh (along with Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham) Oregon – Portland, Salem Pennsylvania – Philadelphia Texas – Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Killeen/Temple, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, San Antonio, Waco, Wichita Falls Washington – Bellingham, Seattle.
1 "Up to 10x faster" based on download speed comparison of 3G's 600 kbps vs. 4G's 6 Mbps. Typical published 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps). Actual speeds may vary. 4G currently available in select areas /devices; check Sprint.com/4G for Sprint 4G coverage/device info.