Sprint announced today according to The Verge that Sprint will finally roll out the LTE network to major markets (NY, SF, Washington, etc). This is great news for those who use Sprint. Lets be honest we have dealt with a lot!
First Sprint users had to deal with a decade of mediocre phones compared to those coming from Verizon, and eventually AT&T (iPhone). Finally in the later part of the decade Sprint produced a line up of phones that as comprable to the market competitors.
However if you are a Sprint user (and I am) you have undoubtedly found yourself in a situation where you and a friend are standing in the same spot and you have no signal and they have 4G. I have asked myself how it was possible that Sprint can lapse on such big markets and provide considerably lower speeds across the board.
The good news its coming, and those of us who use our phones often will finally feel like we have joined the mobile revolution, except i regret to say that while Sprint is catching on to the previous decades technology… we are advancing into the technology of the next one.
Sprint has come out with a pretty cool customer service app with their service locator map. Since today is the first time I am seeing or hearing of it, its fair to assume that the company would like to keep it a secret.
So generally this is a good step, but incremental change is not the recipe for success in this game.