As a happy owner of the original EVO 4G I have to say I am very dissappointed that SPRINT never lived up to its promises of launching 4G coverage in my area as stated to me when I purchased the phone early in its release in 2010. Every month or so I would stop by the local SPRINT service center and chat with 'the guys' and the story was always the same: "Yeah...it's happening, but I, I can't say officially, uh, I mean, they're workin' on it, but it should be here by (some date in the future), BLAH BLAH BLAH.."! After reading the latest hype on SPRINT'S release this week of the next EVO 4G (LTE) my thoughts went back to my personal experience with SPRINT. This time I am doing my homework! Is LTE service available in my market? According to what I have read, no. In fact, according to THIS ARTICLE you might be surprised to know how many markets they are actually in! Bottom line - I won't be replacing this great phone until SPRINT has the infrastructure in place in my market.