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Sprint 4G coming to South Florida this year

South Florida is one of several major markets that Sprint will be upgrading its system to 4G data speeds this year, the company announced today. South Florida customers are among the 120 million Americans it plans to equip with the faster service. Sprint did not release specifics in exactly when this year the upgrades would happen for South Florida.

Evo Devices that are built to handle 4G speeds will get the benefit out of it. Today Sprint announced that in the summer they will be selling the HTC Evo, the first 4G phone, which will run on the Android operating system and also serve as a mobile WiFi hotspot for up to eight devices.

Here is a list of South Florida neighborhoods that will be seeing the upgrade:

  • Atlantis
  • Bal Harbour
  • Bay Harbor Islands
  • Biscayne Park
  • Boca Raton
  • Boynton Beach
  • Coconut Creek
  • Cooper City 
  • Coral Gables 
  • Coral Springs 
  • Dania 
  • Davie 
  • Deerfield Beach 
  • Delray Beach 
  • El Portal 
  • Fort Lauderdale 
  • Greenacres City 
  • Hallandale 
  • Haverhill 
  • Hialeah 
  • Hialeah Gardens 
  • Highland Beach 
  • Hillsboro Beach 
  • Hollywood 
  • Juno Beach 
  • Lake Clarke Shores 
  • Lake Park 
  • Lake Worth 
  • Lantana 
  • Lauderdale Lakes 
  • Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 
  • Lauderhill 
  • Lighthouse Point 
  • Mangonia Park 
  • Margate 
  • Miami 
  • Miami Beach 
  • Miami Shores 
  • Miami Springs 
  • Miramar 
  • North Bay Village 
  • North Lauderdale 
  • North Miami 
  • North Miami Beach 
  • North Palm Beach 
  • Oakland Park 
  • Ocean Ridge 
  • Opa-locka 
  • Palm Beach 
  • Palm Beach Gardens 
  • Palm Beach Shores 
  • Palm Springs 
  • Parkland 
  • Pembroke Park 
  • Pembroke Pines 
  • Plantation 
  • Pompano Beach 
  • Riviera Beach 
  • South Miami 
  • South Palm Beach 
  • Sunrise 
  • Surfside 
  • Sweetwater 
  • Tamarac 
  • Virginia Gardens 
  • West Miami 
  • West Palm Beach 
  • Wilton Manors

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javier

hell yahhhhhhh i can wait for this to happen.

Ryan M Gallagher

Awesome. Look forward to it!

Mike

Does Wellington FL make the cut, or does this fall under West Palm Beach?

Bridget Carey

Hi Mike,

I'll check for you on Wellington. They have every other specific city mentioned that is around Wellington... seems kinda lame if every city around it has 4G but not Wellington itself.

Mike

Bridget,
Thanks I look forward to hearing about Welli.

Craig

Any updates on Wellington?

Bridget Carey

Sprint isn't able to give me a definite answer on Wellington.

This is what Sprint spokeswoman Crystal Davis was able to tell me: "As for Wellington getting 4G service, I think we'll know more closer to the launch and as coverage maps are developed. If Wellington is located in an area close to other slated 4G locations, there's a possibility the final build out plan could overlap into that area."

George

Are they currently doing any testing like they are doing in Jacksonville? If so, which neighborhoods are currently in the testing phase?

Angad

Would you happent to know if 4G is coming to Weston?

Thanks!

lou coma

Does bonit springs make it I just bought the HTC evo and want to use the 4g

Rob

Hope royal palm Wellington acerage and lox are covered I'm sure they will be. Don't see why they wouldn't be.

Joe

Definitely need coverage in Weston. When is that going to happen?

Ariel

Just wondering how far south will this area cover? Homestead, Florida City?

derrel hooker

kendall? its just south of hialeigha

Ian

Joe and Angad are right, we need 4g in weston, I have an iPhone 4 but i might get the evo 4g if there is 4g in weston

Julian

When will we have coverage in Weston, FL?

Julian

Alessandro

I think you guys in Weston will be fine. Sprint listed the cities based on population density. Typically cities with pop.100,000+ The closest pop.100,000+ city near Weston is Davie. So there shouldn't be any issues on coverage when they release 4G to South Florida.

Rick

Hi Bridget, any update as to when it's finally coming....EVA is hungry for 4G.

andrew flores

I'm picking up 4G in west palm beach already on 45th street. Just started getting the signal 2weeks ago. It's coming very soon seems sprint is testing it.

brian

Hi Bridget, I thought the 4g would be up and running by summers end or near for fort lauderdale area. Should be soon don't u think. Thanks Brian

william

I get 4g in kendall miami fl, 117 ave and 72 st sw yesterday with good signal, very goodddd

Yeison H

Any updates as to when 4G will be available? I'm in the plantation area close to broward mall.

Stephanie

So far I haven't heard anything, I would love to have 4G in my area. I live in Coral Springs, which is on the list mentioned above.

Cole

I too am in coral springs and waiting for this highly anticipated 4g...

Tito

I live in Pompano and 4G service is YET to be on the mainland. If you are sitting in your beach chair, it is. 2 miles inland...not so much. MY question is, Why can Sprint charge for a service that is not yet out? Isn't that a bit of a rip off and an unethical business practice?

Anthony

Tito - Pretty sure that charge would be for R and D costs as well as implementation of the network. As for unethical...lol At least it's itemized. It could have been rolled into the bill and never noticed. BTW, no I dont work for Sprint, just understand how things do not work for Free. However Like you, I AM waiting for my 4G in Western Pomp ano ( Coral Springs)

Bridget Carey

Sprint's 4G is finally working in South Florida as of this morning! Here's a new blog post with more details:

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/cache_carey/2010/11/sprint-4g-now-working-for-south-florida.html

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