Sprint Fires Up LTE in 41 New Markets

Not only did Sprint sell 1.4 million iPhones during the last quarter, but 41 percent of iPhone sales went to new subscribers. This is welcome news for the carrier, which has released its second quarter results. Sprint also detailed a list of 41 markets that now have LTE service including Brooklyn, Jacksonville, Nashville, Oakland, Philadelphia, and Portland among others.

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The latest additions bring the total list of Sprint LTE markets across the country to 151. Unfortunately due to the closing of Nextel, the company lost 2 million customers and posted a loss of $874 million. Although Sprint is behind network giants AT&T and Verizon, the carrier expects to cover 200 million people with 4G LTE by the end of 2013.

Sprint made a splash in 2011 when it began offering the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S with an unlimited data plan. The carrier began offering the iPhone to customers in October 2011, leaving T-Mobile as the last top-tier US carrier not to carry the device. T-Mobile jumped into the iPhone game in April 2013, offering the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 with unlimited data.

Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility top the charts for coverage and speed respectively, however both companies have moved towards tiered data plans.