4G service from Sprint is now available in Minneapolis/St. Paul and Pittsburgh. The carrier promises speeds 10 times faster than 3G, resulting in faster mobile downloads, video-chat capabilities and turbo-charged” Web browsing. Customers in 55 cities across 22 states now have access.
Since 2008, Sprint has provided customers 4G service and were proud to extend our leadership to two more cities today,” said Matt Carter, president of Sprint 4G. Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to make 4G a reality for our customers … Customers in the Twin Cities and Pittsburgh can now take advantage of 4G speeds and devices from Sprint that allow them to turn an iPad into a 4G device, download a presentation or a music file faster, record and watch HD-quality videos and more.”
Sprint this past summer released the first 4G smartphones the HTC EVO and the Samsung Epic getting a jump on its biggest competitors in the wireless game, AT&T and Verizon, which have yet to debut their 4G networks. Verizons is slated to go live by the end of the year, while AT&Ts wont be available until sometime in 2011.
Sprint delivers 4G as the majority shareholder of Clearwire, the company building its WiMAX network. Clearwire recently took the wraps off a trio of mobile hotspot devices intended to make your 4G experience better and faster in more places.