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Sprint Launching First LTE Phones, but the Network Is Yet to Come

Sprint plans to start selling its first LTE-capable phones, though it has yet to officially launch LTE service.

Today, the No. 3 U.S. carrier will start selling both the Galaxy Nexus and the mid-range LG Viper 4G.

But don’t expect the high-speed service just by purchasing the phone. Neither phone supports Sprint’s existing Wi-Max network, nor has Sprint officially launched LTE service in any major cities.

The company has said that it expects by midyear to launch service in six areas — Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Kansas City and Baltimore — and go on to cover 123 million people by the end of this year and 250 million by the end of 2013.


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