Sprint Announces First 4G Mobile Network In The Big Apple


by casey on November 1, 2010

Sprint has officially announced its 4G mobile network in the Big Apple, that is the New York City. Other places where Sprint launched its WiMax includes Hartford, New Haven, New Brunswick, Trenton and Tampa. According to the company, the 4G powered network is now available to 61 Markets.

It has already been roaming in the technology news on different websites but Sprint has officially announced it today. Sprint 4G enabled network allows downloads, video chat and super speed browsing up to 10 times faster that 3G service. That is surely a good news for the users of 4G enabled phones that HTC Evo 4g or Epic 4G.

“Sprint has provided customers with 4G service since 2008 and we’re proud to extend our leadership to six more cities today, including New York City,” said Sprint’s president of 4G, Matt Carter. “Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to make 4G a reality for our customers and with the addition of these six new markets we are now in 61 cities, including Chicago, Baltimore and Houston, and are growing. By the end of the year Sprint 4G plans to light up several major new markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Denver and Washington DC to name a few.”

According to the Press Release: “Up to 10x faster” based on download speed comparison of 3G’s 600 kbps vs. 4G’s 6 Mbps. Industry published 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps). Actual speeds may vary by plan or based on other factors.

That is surely a great news for the people in the Big Apple. So turn on your 4G device and tell us how much difference you can feel in the speed.


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