Important Coverage and Performance Information
Our coverage maps are high-level estimates when using your device outdoors under optimal conditions. Estimating wireless coverage and signal strength is not an exact science. There are gaps in coverage within our estimated coverage areas that, along with other factors both within and beyond our control (network problems, software, signal strength, your wireless device, structures, buildings, weather, geography, topography, etc.), will result in dropped and blocked connections, slower data speeds, or otherwise impact the quality of services. In addition, off-network 3G data roaming is not included in As You Go plans.
Sprint regularly measures the performance, coverage and speed of our 3G and 4G data networks in an effort to ensure our coverage maps and performance information are accurate and up-to-date. Our average speed and latency estimates are based on a combination of independent third-party testing and Sprint-generated results. Coverage isn't available everywhere, and speeds may vary considerably from these averages when users are on one of our roaming partner networks.
Sprint Spark™ enhanced LTE: Our fastest data network available. Expect variability in service as Sprint continues to deploy Sprint Spark tri-band capability on its new network. In Sprint Spark areas you can expect faster average download speeds of 12-15 Mbps compared to our Sprint 4G LTE network. Sprint Spark enhanced LTE is suitable for data-intensive processes, audio and video streaming* and robust web browsing. Other general Internet usage consistent with Sprint's terms and conditions also is supported.
Sprint 4G LTE network: Expect to experience download speeds of 6-8Mbps and upload speeds of 2-3Mbps with an average device to network edge round-trip latency of less than 60ms. The average speed and latency of our 4G LTE network is suitable for video* and audio streaming, web browsing and other general Internet usage consistent with Sprint's terms and conditions.
Sprint 4G/WiMax network: Expect to experience download speeds of 3-6Mbps and up to 1.5Mbps upload with an average device to network edge round-trip latency of 120ms. The average speed and latency of our 4G (WiMax) network is suitable for video* and audio streaming, web browsing and other general Internet usage consistent with Sprint's terms and conditions.
Sprint 3G network: Expect to experience 600Kbps - 1.4Mbps download speeds and 350Kbps - 500Kbps upload with an average device to network edge round-trip latency of 160ms. The average speed and latency of our 3G networks is suitable for video* and audio streaming, web browsing and other general Internet usage consistent with Sprint's terms and conditions.
Nationwide Sprint Network: Expect to experience 50Kbps - 70Kbps download speeds and upload with an average latency of 800ms. The average speed and latency on our Nationwide Sprint Network is suitable for web browsing and other light data applications.
Services that rely on location information, such as E911 and GPS navigation, depend on your device's ability to acquire satellite signals (typically not available indoors) and network coverage. E911 services also depend on local emergency service provider systems/ support. Estimated future coverage subject to change.
Network Management and Performance: For important information on Sprint's network management tools, policies, including but not limited to access to network resources in congested areas and other related information, please visit Sprint.com/networkmanagement.
*Note that some customers may choose service plans that include throughput limitations of 600 kbps – 1 Mbps for streaming video applications.