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Sprint expands 4G LTE to 4 more towns, enhances 3G

Sprint is moving forward with its 4G LTE deployment throughout Puerto Rico. (Credit: © Mauricio Pascual)

Sprint is moving forward with its 4G LTE deployment throughout Puerto Rico. (Credit: © Mauricio Pascual)

Sprint announced today it has improved 3G service in Puerto Rico and also expanded 4G LTE service to more customers – launching its faster data network in Aguadilla, Isabela, Cabo Rojo and Mayagüez.

These cities are in addition to Ponce, Coamo and Guayama – which have offered 4G LTE since 2012, the company said.

With 4G LTE service from Sprint, wireless users can take full advantage of faster speeds to upload photos, surf the web and stream videos on their Sprint smartphone.

“Now residents and tourists in Puerto Rico can experience 4G LTE on their smartphones, tablets and wireless modems,” said Jeffrey Bennett, regional vice president of consumer sales for Sprint.

“Sprint customers in Puerto Rico will find that their 3G service has improved – bringing better voice quality and a more reliable signal,” he said. “We continue to invest in and make improvements to Sprint’s 3G network in Puerto Rico so customers can expect to encounter fewer dropped and/or blocked calls as they reach out to their friends and family.”

In addition to these cities in western Puerto Rico, Sprint also launched 4G LTE service in: Austin, Texas; Boston; College Station/Bryan, Texas; Columbia, Tenn.; Emporia, Kan.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Framingham, Mass.; and Gettysburg, Pa.

Sprint’s network build-out, known as “Network Vision,” couples delivering 4G LTE with delivering better wireless signal strength to its 3G customers, in-building coverage, and fewer dropped/blocked calls.

These 3G improvements are already available to customers in several cities across the country, such as Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., Sprint said.

Sprint began rolling out its 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers service in 58 markets.

This is the second announcement from the wireless carrier in the last month on network upgrades in Puerto Rico. In December, Sprint confirmed the availability of its 4G LTE service in Ponce, Coamo and Guayama.

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Business reporter with 30 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.

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