Despite being the third largest network in the US, Sprint is still on its way to expanding the scope of its newly established 4G LTE network. Just don’t underestimate its capacity because you will definitely be surprised to know that within such a short span of time, Sprint has managed to sell more than 1 million 4G LTE enabled devices and that number will continue to increase especially now that the carrier is already set to offer the new iPhone 5.
As of now, Sprint continues to offer its high-speed LTE service as it hopes to expand its coverage to more than 100 cities. Come to think of it, it is still way behind the coverage of Verizon and AT&T. As a matter of fact, AT&T has already launched its LTE service to 66 markets while Verizon tops the list with more than 370 cities under its network coverage.
Sprint, on the other hand, is currently serving a total of 19 metropolitan areas but its service will soon reach the areas of Boston, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. When compared to 3G, 4G LTE is way faster. The LTE network of Sprint could even reach a maximum speed of 25 Mbps while its download speed could peak at 8 Mbps.
The rapid increase of LTE coverage signals the evolution of wireless networks. This could mean a lot especially for individuals and businesses-minded people who are engaged to cloud-based services and streaming activities. In addition, the number of cloud storage services such as DropBox and Google Drive will definitely increase. It is also expected that the newer versions of smartphones and tablets will sell better than those devices without LTE.
Speaking of which, Sprint Wireless has a total of nine LTE enabled devices. This includes the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Motorola Photon Q, SIERRA Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi HotSpot, Samsung Galaxy Victory, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, LG Viper, HTC Evo and the newly launched iPhone 5. The latter is currently available at Sprint for pre-order and you can buy the 16GB model for $199.99. That is of course, inclusive of the carrier’s new two-year network service agreement. In case you want another option, you could opt for Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S3. Its 16GB model can be availed at the same price as the Apple iPhone 5. If you want to take the phone sans the contract, you will be required to pay its regular price which is $549.99.