Hi there. I would like to look into this a bit deeper with you. May I have your cross streets for this area? It will help me narrow the search down to the towers you will be hitting. Let me know, I am here for you.
Sprint Social Care Team
Skinny9999, two of the 3 closest towers to that intersection have gotten their first LTE equipment, one of them just a couple weeks ago, which means it might not be quite up to full speed yet (there's basically a tuning period of about 30 days from installation). The 3rd tower isn't scheduled at this time, but that could simply mean that we haven't heard from the installation folks yet on when that will happen, or it could mean that there are access issues. Either way, there is LTE in the area with more to come.
Here the thing though, you're posting in the iPhone4S forum; I assume that's because you have a 4S and that phone is not LTE capable on Sprint. If you have another model of phone, let us know and we'll do some troubleshooting to see why you might not be picking up LTE signal.
Sprint Social Care
Hi dabber169, we would love for you to become part of the Sprint family. For detailed information about signal and coverage in Utica, New York please visit the Sprint coverage map clicking here.
There you can enter the address for the most accurate information.
If you have any other questions, please let us know.
Sprint Social Care.