Sprint turns on 4G in New York and 5 other cities

November 1, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka



New York is finally a 4G town. Though areas of New York City have had limited 4G support in recent weeks, Sprint announced today that the Big Apple is officially supported.

Sprint also announced that 4G is available in Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut; New Brunswick and Trenton, New Jersey; and Tampa, Florida. Sprint customers with an HTC EVO 4G or Samsung Epic 4G should notice much faster speeds beginning today. Not all parts of these metro areas are covered by 4G, but over the next four days, subscribers should be able to discover which parts of town have 4G juice using our Sensorly tutorial.

It’s been challenging for Sprint to get WiMax up in New York, but the carrier managed to get it running before the competition that’s sure to come from Verizon and AT&T. However, its claims of being the “First 4G” network in New York are debatable considering that T-Mobile’s HSPA+ offers 4G speeds as well.

Here are a few videos showing the behind-the-scenes process for getting New York 4G-ready.