While Sprint may be a distant third place in the wireless wars, the folks in yellow are not going down without a fight. Earlier today, the company announced a plan to roll out a new 4G LTE network in more than 100 cities during the near future.
Right now, Sprint only has LTE service in 19 metropolitan areas, mostly in Georgia, Texas, and Missouri.
The full list of areas set to be upgraded to LTE is below, but the company says the following major cities are set to receive the faster service in the next few months: Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Memphis; Miami; Nashville; New Orleans; New York; Philadelphia; and Washington, D.C.
Sprint says that customers with LTE-compatible devices in these areas may begin seeing LTE service pop up before an official turn-on announcement is made in that city.
This news comes as Apple is set to announce its latest iPhone, which is expected to be LTE-compatible. Sprint has invested heavily in iPhones and continues to push its unlimited data plans, which competitors AT&T and Verizon no longer offer to new customers.
The company says it aims to have the full build-out of the network completed by the end of 2013.
Here is the full list of coming LTE sites from Sprint:
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
Barnstable Town (Hyannis/Midcape), Mass.
Baton Rouge, La.
Coamo, Puerto Rico
College Station, Texas
Daytona Beach-Deltona-Ormond Beach, Fla.
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Guayama, Puerto Rico
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, La.
Johnson City, Tenn.
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, Calif.
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Fla.
Morgan City, La.
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
New York-White Plains-Wayne, N.Y.
Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, Va.
Ocean Pines, Md.
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla.
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
Rocky Mount, N.C.
San German-Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sebastian-Vero Beach, Fla.
Southern Pines-Pinehurst, N.C.
St. Thomas, USVI
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.
Washington, D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria, Va.
Waukegan-Lake County, Ill.
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Fla.
Wichita Falls, Texas
Yauco, Puerto Rico