Sprint Finally Turns On LTE In San Francisco, New York City and Washington D.C.


Sprint has been racing to catch up with Verizon and AT&T with LTE coverage over the past couple of months, and while they don’t have nearly as much coverage as the two cellular giants, they’re starting to get LTE into some of the most important U.S. metropolitan markets now.

This morning Sprint activated their LTE coverage for San Francisco, however it’s not in full bloom just yet.

According to a Sprint spokesperson who talked to The Verge, the deployment has only just begun and will get better soon.

“Deployment is just beginning in San Francisco. Coverage area is somewhat hard to describe at this stage because sites generally aren’t contiguous. There are sites on air in and around SF, kind of like popcorn.”

Those new pockets of service come in addition to the 58 markets that Sprint announced earlier this year. Sprint won’t make an official announcement of the launch in San Francisco until customers can expect a consistent connection with Sprint’s 4G LTE network, but it’s a promising start for now.