Philadelphia is in the first wave of markets to receive C Spire's next generation of mobile broadband services.

C Spire Wireless customers will soon be able to experience the speed and advanced capabilities offered by 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband services.

The Philadelphia launch will provide consumers and businesses with access to the C Spire Wireless 4G LTE personalized network to stay in touch with family and friends, download apps faster, open files almost instantly, do real-time video chat and stream movies, music and video at speeds up to 10 times faster than before.

When C Spire launches 4G LTE services in Philadelphia, customers who live nearby or visit the area will have access to the nation's only personalized 4G LTE network, according to Bryan Templeton, regional manager of Retail Services for C Spire Wireless. 

"Our engineers and technical teams have been hard at work ensuring the network meets the highest standards for reliability and speed, and that means customers will enjoy a best-in-class 4G LTE personalized wireless experience," Templeton said.

 "A 4G LTE network is only as good as the devices that accompany it - bringing the high-speed mobile broadband experience full circle," Templeton said. "C Spire has that covered as well with the availability of several leading 4G LTE smartphones and connected devices with our service launch."

C Spire customers will be able to choose from several 4G LTE smartphone and connected devices to experience the nation's only personalized 4G LTE network. 

Devices include the Motorola PHOTON Q, the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Franklin Wireless 2-in-1 smart USB modem, which are available online and in retail stores.  

 Philadelphia will be the 33rd Mississippi market to receive C Spire's advanced 4G LTE services since the initial rollout began in September 2012. Several other markets are being added as part of the company's multi-million dollar investment in the coming weeks. The markets cover 2,700 square miles, a population of 1.2 million and 364 cell sites.

"C Spire 4G LTE gives consumers and businesses more of what they want than ever before on the nation's only personalized 4G LTE network," Templeton said.

 Personalized wireless from C Spire is a package of different wireless services and programs that combine to reflect and serve each customer's unique needs. Customers see this unique personalization in apps and content that fit them, services that anticipate their needs, and rewards they get just for using their phone in new ways. In addition to PERCS®, specific examples of C Spire's industry-first personalized wireless services include SCOUT, CIRCLE and NEWSLINK.

 "4G LTE is the next generation of high-speed mobile broadband services from C Spire that allow you to access SCOUT for recommendations on apps, music, books, and movies; earn PERCS® points through our loyalty program; and engage in CIRCLE, our customer community, faster than ever before," Templeton said.

"Basically with 4G LTE, everything you love about personalized wireless gets to you even faster now."