Roadmap of Sprint's WiMAX network release leaked for the rest of 2009

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Roadmap of Sprint's WiMAX network release leaked for the rest of 2009
If you've watched any Sprint commercials of late, you probably noticed towards the end of it that they state they're the first to bring 4G. Well, it's no secret that they've been making a push for WiMAX and a leaked roadmap shows exactly which locations will be getting it for the rest of 2009. Big name cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Charlotte are all on the list and expected to launch this year. Interestingly enough, other major cities like New York and San Francisco are omitted. The competition of LTE is slowly knocking on Sprint's door, so it seems they're stepping it up to get a head start. If they are able to penetrate markets across the country before the other wireless carriers can even blink, they'll be in a good position in commanding the 4G competition.

source: Engadget



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15 Comments

1. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

This could be a good move for them... lock people into a 2 year contract, charge 225 to disconnect when LTE comes out if they want to go with VZW or ATT. It would also depend on how many markets VZW will push out when LTE launches, as VZW likes to push many markets at once, while Sprint likes to release a small amount of markets at a time then push others out gradually... Let's see how it goes, and if it can help them regain the quarter million customers they lost last quarter.

2. Cooper33

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 31, 2009

it will take at least another 5 years before sprint regains any customers...and that's a lot of customers to regain

3. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Only problem is, it WONT! they will lose in just about everything. they have cheaper plans (people dont care), samsung Pre (people dont care) first 4g (people dont care)

5. Bawt

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Palm Pre you mean? And idk I'm excited about 4G. I'm not "everyone" though. Most people won't care.

13. pdpaiste

Posts: 9; Member since: May 15, 2009

Ignorant much????

4. Richcop

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 02, 2009

Some people do care and that why Sprint is one of the better companies. Everyone has thier own opinion which is better. I would not switch for anything and have been with Sprint for many years and worked in the Cell phone market in the past.

10. exidor

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 28, 2009

the crazies thing is that the most struggling company feels they can set the trend, they will run wimax, almost every other major carrier will run LTE. Is sprint strong enough to blaze thier own path for technology?

6. realism121

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 16, 2008

of course orlando is nowhere in the list...boise, id is on the list....but not orlando. figures. good job, yet again, sprint.

8. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

The roll out is all based on how where clear wire decides to roll out first. That is why Boise is on the list first, as it is already a clear market. You guys should read into things more before making hasty uninformed decisions, not to mention LTE is not operating any where in the world and wimax is in quite a few countries.

7. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Well I DO care about a 4G network, albeit one that's worth getting on. The WiMax network is such a joke in my opinion. I would have thought that the Pre would have helped boost sales for them this past quarter. In reality it looks like the Pre may have only just kept the lose of customers to the 1/4 million it was. IMO Sprint's not gonna have a network for long to even boast having a 4G network. Too bad, so sad.

9. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

and you are a moron that knows nothing. Companies don't just fold up and go away. if you read Sprints website and once again informed yourself you could actually read the financial results for Q2 and see that the company is not really in that bad of shape and see that they have made tremendous ground in 12 months. I am not saying they havent had they're downfalls because they have, however new management take a bit of time to turn a huge mess around.

11. exidor

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 28, 2009

no bad companies get bought up or they fold up and go away, twa, pan am, chrysler, gm, alltell.

14. pdpaiste

Posts: 9; Member since: May 15, 2009

dude you're a freakin idiot. the reason why twa and pan am went out is cause jet fuel was so rediculousely expensive that only the best of the best could merely survive. a little fyi, gm got a new ceo and is pretty well being run by the government and both gm and chrysler were both stupid cause they were so stuck on thinking that BIGGER is BETTER! that's why the got the crap beat out of them. BTW ford is the only one of the detroit 3 that didn't file a bail out. alltel? need I explain? a regional carrier that was swallowed up by greedy ass verizon. also BTW, alltel wasn't public when they were bought by verizon. they were owned by a private firm that held on to them for a while.

12. puggunit

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 31, 2009

did someone just say samsung pre? Sprint is making some good moves here besides the poor selection of phones. I am actually upset that I switched to VZW. I like my storm but I would have waited a few extra months with Sprint for the Tour. I actually had better call quality with sprint

15. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Papa just loves ragging on anything Sprint that he gets a little over zealous. It isn't surprising, the content I mean, considering that's his employer but to call a Palm a Samsung can't be excused. Hope he gets it corrected when they sell thier crippled one with the overpriced plan

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