Sprint adds new cities to its WiMAX network
“California - Merced, Modesto, Stockton and Visalia; Delaware - Wilmington; Florida - Jacksonville; Georgia - Atlanta and Milledgeville; Hawaii - Honolulu and Maui; Idaho - Boise; Illinois - Chicago; Maryland - Baltimore; Michigan - Grand Rapids; Missouri - Kansas City and St. Louis; New York - Rochester and Syracuse; Nevada - Las Vegas; North Carolina - Charlotte, Greensboro (along with High Point and Winston-Salem), Raleigh (along with Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham); Oregon - Eugene, Portland and Salem; Pennsylvania - Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Reading and York; Texas - Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Killeen/Temple, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, San Antonio, Waco and Wichita Falls; Utah - Salt Lake City; Virginia - Richmond; Washington - Bellingham, Seattle, Tri-Cities and Yakima.”
If you live in one of those zip codes, and happen to have a Sprint WiMAX device, do tell what actual download/upload speeds trickle down to your gizmo.
1. de 2 philly (Posts: 21; Member since: 11 Jun 2010)
I've had 4G on my EVO here in Wilmington, Delaware for the last few weeks. I guess they didnt want to officially "announce" it until now. But the 4G is gggggggggreat. I dont even use Social Networking apps when I have close to 10mbs speeds... facebook full site on my Dolphin Browser HD on my EVO takes under a second to fully load. Also I use "Music Wizard" to DL free songs; they take about 5-10 seconds to DL - faster than my Comcast!
14. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
Listen to the new clearer commercials lately they don't even mention Sprint. They're talking about how any phone with WiFi can use clearwires 4G data network, and to throw a little more salt on it, they say bump your iPhone data to 4G with clearwire wimax in their own commercials....seriously. why would anyone want Sprint, I can pay for mobile wimax for my pc but with that same subscription use my Droid incredible and hook it up 4G wimax style, are you guys writing this down, Sprint is the first company to pull wool over your eyes and tell you your the first to get 4G, but your not, clearwire is, and ANYONE can use it, your just sucked in to sprint, is the only difference. Smile your on I just got raped.
2. SoCalAdam (Posts: 8; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Hello Sprint? HOW THE F' are you going to put WiMax in Grand Rapids MICHIGAN and NOT put it in San Diego, CA (the 2nd LARGEST city in CALIFORNIA)????? Hello??? Is this thing on???? Customer service FAIL
3. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)
kinda looks like you tried to contact Sprint from an iphone 4...lol
6. phoneguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)
Sprints 4G roll out is based on clearwires roadmap as they are technically an MVNO, customer service fail??? ha that laughable since nobody else has 4G in san diego. Customer socaladam fail.
8. phonedemocracy (Posts: 98; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Someone call the WAAAAAAAAAAAHMBULANCE
4. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
FuCk I'm tired of waiting for sprint its taking forever to bring out 4G over here on Los Angeles ...
5. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 829; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Well I turned my 4G radio on here in NYC, and The waves lit up white today. Usually nothing happens, Could this mean I am fianlly getting 4G signal here in NY.
15. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
Nope, means your being charged roaming, lol.
7. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)
I work for sprint and I ask the same thing why does Modesto have 4g with a population of about 211,000 i reallly think its a blind folded exec spins around in a chair and throws a dart at a map to pick some of these cities
9. WKlingbeil (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
Well, I suppose you need 4G training then because there is a reason why Sprint (and most other carriers) bring new services out to mid or small markets first. They don't know how the network would react to say 1 million new customers on their network at one time. It could cause a huge crash, which is what happened with a lot of the Rev. A roll out for both Sprint and VZW. Just like when Sprint brought 4G to Dallas, they installed the network in the outskirts first, fixed all the bugs, then brought it in town. To go along with that, if they debut it in a large city without testing it first and there are kinks, that's so many million more people impacted as opposed to a few thousand. Sprint (or Clear rather), knows what they're doing, and you're a customer-facing rep for a reason.
11. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)
But when Bmore got it first it was in the middle of the city but i still understand what your saying ....sometimes sprint leaves us in the dark like explaining the $10 prem data charge
18. sprintgurl#1 (unregistered)
i work for Sprint,and everyone is ed to this charge where they purchased their devices,and then they still are routed to Sprint with their first call to re-confirm all the acc info(including the $10 premium charge)And the reason i know this cause i montor over 1000+calls a day,and yes all our agents are trained for this premium chg to be said.So if stores are not telling u guys about this charge don't blame Sprint,go complain to the store mangers,there's the ones we always have to deal with!!!!!!And for all those dedicated custumers of ours,thank you all for your support for all our 4G devices.And with this last note with our release date for the "EPIC" stay tuned,and we appreciate that
13. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
The higher cost is based on broader coverage footprint. Ppl like to take shots at Verizon for how much they cost but fail to realize that they continue to be rated #1 for a reason. Sprint can't standout for anything else...its short-lived 4G until LTE hits and oh its customer service (which is still not attracting an effective amount of new customers) so the only option is to cut prices. How else can they stand out? Even with the EVO...the needle for Sprint has moved very minimally. If cheaper were better KIA would be #1 car manufacturer and homes would be filled with Sylvania TV's instead of Samsung, Sony or LG. Last time i checked Sprint doesn't even own their own towers...i believe Ericsson does so lets not go there about who has worse business practices.
16. pattypatterson (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 May 2010)
your an idiot no cell phone carrier owns their towers they all are leased so they dont have to deal with fixing them...and fyi sprint has more spectrum available to use then any other carrier combined
17. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
yeah that means they have a lot of debt! ITS CLEAWIRE NOT 4G!!!! theres a difference. YOUR NOT THE FISRT COMPANY TO GET 4G WHEN YOU USE A WIRELESS COMPANIES NETWORK TO DO IT!! Freaking losers, I swear to god. My mom works for sprint she says people like all you crazies call in all the time and just wine and cry. Im going to go sign up for CLEARWIRE and turn on my WIFI CAPABILITIES and THEN I WILL HAVE 4G TOO!!!! YIPEEE!!! Freakin bull.....