Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sprint Adds LTE Roaming Coverage

Sprint seems to be working diligently to compete with the other big 3 LTE providers in the U.S. As of Monday, they announced that they will now offer their 4G LTE network via roaming agreements with 12 rural and regional carriers. Those carriers include the following:
  • SouthernLINC Wireless, covering 127,000 square miles and 18 million people in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida 
  • nTelos, covering 66,000 square miles and 6.1 million people in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky (previously announced) 
  • C Spire Wireless, covering over 61,700 square miles and approximately 5.5 million people in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee 
  • Nex-Tech Wireless, covering 35,000 square miles and 286,000 people in Kansas and Colorado 
  • Flat Wireless, covering over 29,000 square miles and 2.1 million people in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona 
  • SI Wireless dba MobileNation, covering 10,000 square miles and 830,000 people in Tennessee and Kentucky Inland Cellular, covering 9,000 square miles and 297,000 people in Idaho and Washington Illinois 
  • Valley Cellular, covering 5,500 square miles and 250,000 people in Illinois Carolina West Wireless, covering 3,100 square miles and 585,500 people in North Carolina James 
  • Valley Telecommunications, covering 4,000 square miles and 45,000 people in South Dakota 
  • VTel Wireless, covering 791 square miles and 60,450 people in Vermont Phoenix Wireless, covering 800 square miles and 17,000 people in Maine 
Of course since you’ll be roaming on the network, you’re likely to incur some hefty fees on top of your regular monthly bill. Although, when it comes down to it, if you depend on mobile broadband with Sprint, you now have a better chance at picking up a faster connection!