Life happens where you are, whether that’s in the heart of the city or the heartland. That’s why Virgin Mobile’s service is powered by Sprint’s nationwide 4G LTE network, offering overall network reliability that beats T-Mobile and performs within one percent of Verizon and AT&T.1
In addition, Sprint’s national average download speed is up 60 percent year-over-year according to Ookla Speedtest Intelligence data.2 In 2018, Sprint is dramatically increasing its network investment to further improve coverage, reliability and speed for its millions of customers across the country.
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This tool provides high-level estimates of our wireless coverage. Coverage is not available everywhere and varies based on an number of factors.
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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.
Sprint regularly measures the performance, coverage and speed of our 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.
LTE Plus: Our fastest data network. In LTE Plus areas, you can expect faster average download speeds of 12-30 Mbps compared to our 4G LTE network. LTE Plus is suitable for data-intensive processes, audio and video streaming and robust web browsing. Other general Internet usage consistent with Virgin Mobile'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 Virgin Mobile'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 Virgin Mobile's terms and conditions.
Nationwide Sprint Network: Expect to experience 50Kbps - 70Kbps download and upload speeds 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 Virgin Mobile’s network management tools, policies, including but not limited to access to network resources in congested areas and other related information, please visit virginmobileusa.com/#!/networkmanagement.
1Average network reliability (voice and data) based on Sprint’s analysis of Nielsen drive test data in the top 106 metro markets; latest drives completed from August to December 2017.
2Average download speed increase based on Ookla’s analysis of Speedtest Intelligence data comparing December 2016 to December 2017 for all mobile results.