Sprint’s first LTE markets are set to go live tomorrow. Users in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Atlanta, and Kansas City will be able to get in on the action in just a few short hours, but some customers are reporting that they have already connected to the carrier’s new 4G network. Local Sprint representatives have informed us that the company’s LTE service is already intermittently available across the five metropolitan cities with certain small pockets experiencing inconsistent service while Sprint technicians are testing.
Currently, users are reporting speeds of about 10Mbps down and 2Mbps up, faster than Sprint’s WiMax network, but much slower than LTE offerings from AT&T and Verizon. If you want to take advantage of the new network, you’ll need an Evo 4G LTE, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S III or Viper 4G LTE. Either way, it’s good news that Sprint has held true to its promise to bring faster 4G to users this summer.