Sprint Nextel, serving over 48 million customers and committed to deliver the most advanced range of wireless as well as wireline communication services to consumers, launched the first ever wireless 4G service in the United States. 4G network has the capability of downloading 10 times faster compared to a 3G network.
Industry experts have published an average speed of 600 kbps – 1.7 Mbps for a 3G network while the latest innovation in communication, the 4G, brings in speed ranging from 3-6 Mbps.
Sprint went live, as 4G which is tagged as the next generation in wireless service was launched for customers in Minneapolis-St.Paul and Pittsburgh. The wireless service has the ability to deliver 10 times faster service compared to the older network, the 3G. Sprint 4G guarantees to provide faster mobile downloads, video chat capabilities as well as super-charged Web browsing.
Users from Minneapolis-St.Paul and Pittsburgh can take advantage of Sprint 4G Network over 4G-capable devices which are widely available from Sprint. The service will also be available to tourists who sign-up with the carrier and can upload images directly using their 4G-Smartphones.
Sprint also offers coffee houses, restaurants, snack bars to share 4G speeds using the Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot with up to five WiFi-enabled devices. Visitors can experience the flash downloads, streaming videos, Web browsing and much more, to experience what the 4G is capable of.
Matt Carter, President Sprint 4G, told:
Since 2008, Sprint has provided customers 4G service and we’re proud to extend our leadership to two more cities today. Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to make 4G a reality for our customers, with Sprint 4G now available in 55 cities across the country. Customers in the Twin Cities and Pittsburgh can now take advantage of 4G speeds and devices from Sprint that allow them to turn an iPad into a 4G device, download a presentation or a music file faster, record and watch HD-quality videos and more.
The Sprint 4G Network is now available in 55 cities and 22 states.