Psst. Sprint 4G is Lit up in San Francisco

SOMA 4G thumb

You folks in Silicon Valley who are waiting for Sprint to light up the 4G network are going to like what I have to tell you. I’ve been in San Francisco for four days and have tested the 4G coverage all over the SOMA (south of Market Street) area. Not only have I found active Sprint 4G everywhere I’ve tested, but it’s a very strong signal.

I have used my Sprint EVO 4G smartphone to connect to the 4G network, and a friend was able to connect with an Epic 4G at even faster speeds than my EVO. How fast? I saw 7+ Mbps down and 1.5 Mbps up, which is true mobile broadband. I have averaged nearly 4 Mbps down everywhere I’ve used it, and see no speed degradation when tethering the phone to my laptop. Here’s a teaser to get you SFers heading to the Sprint store.

Wake up San Francisco, your 4G is ready.

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