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07-30-2013, 10:31 AM

For a few weeks Sprint seemingly slowed down their pace for opening up new LTE markets, but that must have been just a prep phase before another big push. They just sprouted a whopping 41 new markets for their LTE service. This includes some pretty big cities like: Brooklyn / the Bronx, Oakland, Nashville, Philadelphia, Grand Rapids, Fort Lauderdale, Greenville, Daytona Beach, Tulsa and many more. You can see the full list in the pic above, and we have the full press release below. Sprint's LTE network now covers 150 total markets and is well on its way to the 200 mark goal before the end of the year.

New Markets include Philadelphia; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Oakland, Calif.; and Portland, Ore.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 30, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE:S) 4G LTE is now available in 151 markets including todayís 41 new markets which include Philadelphia; the Bronx and Brooklyn, N.Y.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Oakland, Calif.; and Portland, Ore. Customers in these areas can make the most of seasonal fun by sharing videos of music festivals, quickly accessing the Internet, playing the hottest games, and posting summertime photos. Plus, with the groundbreaking Sprint Unlimited Guarantee, available with an Unlimited, My WaySM or My All-inSM plan, customers can get unlimited talk, text and data while on the Sprint network guaranteed for the life of the line of service1.

Todayís announcement is also excellent for the environment. Sprintís Network Vision buildout Ė which consolidates multiple network technologies into a seamless network for increased efficiency and enhanced coverage Ė uses less equipment and less energy. By 2017, Sprintís total energy is expected to increasingly come from such renewable sources as wind, solar and hydrogen. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nationís greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. Sprint also ranks #1 among major carriers for its phone Buyback Program, as named by Compass Intelligence Research.

"Sprint is committed to delivering the latest technology and providing more energy efficient cell sites,Ē said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. "We strive to be environmentally responsible and are proud of our track record. Our new 3G and 4G LTE network provides improved wireless service, and is also expected to help Sprint meet its commitment to reduce total energy demand and the companyís carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2017."

Sprint customers are enjoying the ability to use 4G LTE on a variety of different devices such as the new HTCģ 8XT, Sprintís first Windows Phone 8 device, the popular Samsung Galaxy Sģ 4 and HTC Oneģ. So, donít put limits on your wireless data this summer at home, school, work or on the go. Sprintís all-new 4G LTE allows you to do more in less time, from streaming videos to downloading large files. And, as Sprint turns on new cell sites across the country, customers are seeing better coverage, improved network reliability and voice quality on 3G in such cities as Boston, Chicago and Indianapolis.

Sprint continues to bring a better wireless experience to more customers across the country as it builds out its all-new 3G and 4G LTE network and is projected to provide LTE service to 200 million people by the end of 2013. The Sprint 4G LTE network is also offered through its industry-leading prepaid brands, Assurance Wireless, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA, as well as Sprint Emerging & Wholesale Solutions, which offers wholesale 4G LTE service to Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). For the most up-to-date details on Sprint 4G LTE, visit Sprint LTE Coverage - Sprint 4G LTE Rollout (http://www.sprint.com/network). Customers are also encouraged to check www.sprint.com/coverage often because the maps are updated when coverage is expanded.

About Sprint

Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 53 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nationís greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at Sprint (http://www.sprint.com) or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

1 The guarantee will apply to customers as long as they remain on the plan, meet the terms and conditions of the plan and pay their bill in full and on time.

Source: Sprint Turns up 4G LTE in 41 More Locations, Expands LTE Coverage to 151 Markets | Sprint Newsroom (http://newsroom.sprint.com/news-releases/sprint-turns-up-4g-lte-in-41-more-locations-expands-lte-coverage-to-151-markets.htm)