Sprint Wireless on Thursday announced the roll out of 4G LTE technology in 21 new markets.
According to Sprint, the company is now offering service in areas that include Los Angeles, Contra Costa County, California; Charlotte, North Carolina; Norfolk, Virginia; and Memphis, Tennessee.
In celebration of the new 4G LTE locations, Sprint Wireless is offering customers who switch to Sprint service $100 off any smartphone with a two-year service agreement.
4G LTE competition is heating up in the United States as more customers turn away from traditional voice services in favor of mobile gaming, social networking, and VoIP calling services.
AT&T Wireless, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile USA have all been busily rolling out their own forms of 4G LTE technology.
Sprint Wireless has attempted to woo customers with deep phone discounts and the promise of unlimited voice, text, and data with its premium wireless plans.
The company has seen some growth in recent years thanks to the iPhone line of smartphones and the meteoric rise of the Google Android OS.
If you are interested in Spring 4G LTE service, here are the 21 new markets that have now launched:
- Albemarle, N.C.
- Bloomington, Ind.
- Charlotte, N.C.
- Contra Costa County, Calif.
- Denison, Texas
- Greeneville, Tenn.
- Joplin, Mo.
- Kerrville, Texas
- Lafayette, Ind.
- Lincolnton, N.C.
- Los Angeles
- Mankato/North Mankato, Minn.
- Memphis, Tenn.
- Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Newport News, Va.
- Palm Bay, Fla.
- Port St. Lucie, Fla.
- Rochelle, Ill.
- Salisbury, N.C.
- Shelby, N.C.
- Tullahoma, Tenn.
- West Palm Beach, Fla.
Speaking of his company’s new 4G LTE offerings Bob Azzi, a senior vice president at Sprint writes:
“Today more Americans are using smartphones and tablets to consume entertainment, GPS and applications than ever before. In fact, in 2012, Sprint achieved annual smartphone sales of nearly 20 million. All this requires improved network reliability and speed. Sprint’s customers will experience immediate benefits on the 4G LTE network when they stream videos, socialize, play games and interact with thousands of apps using our unlimited data plans.”
Here is the full list of markets launching in the near future with Sprint Wireless 4G LTE technology:
Customers looking to capitalize on the company’s new 4G LTE technology can pick up various Sprint supporting devices with LTE technology. Sprint Wireless smartphones with LTE include the Samsung Galaxy Note, Kyocera Torque, and Sprint Force.
Do you think Sprint Wireless 4G LTE is worth switching over to the wireless carriers platform?