Sprint takes its WiMax act on the road to San Francisco on December 28th

Sprint takes its WiMax act on the road to San Francisco on December 28th
Sprint will officially start offering its 4G WiMax service (Thanks ITU!) starting on December 28th to more cities. San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Silicon Valley and other areas on the West Coast will be receiving Sprint's 4G service.

On the video below, Sprint compares its 4G service to an 8 lane super-highway and shows off some of the devices that are WiMax enabled. The carrier currently offers the HTC EVO 4G, the Samsung Epic 4G and the Sprint Overdrive which lets you turn a Wi-Fi enabled device into a 4G running powerhouse. Before the new additions, WiMax was running in 70 markets, offering web browsing speeds as much as 10 times faster than 3G.

source: Sprint

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9. aidedbasehirm unregistered

The Borrower Arrietty legendas

6. gr3atone

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Iusacell currently owns a gsm network in addition to its EVDO network. That is the reason it has the iPhone 4 and not because it is a CDMA iPhone.

5. WillieFDiaz

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Back on topic here.... Im writing this while using Sprint HotSpot on my EVO. Its currently flickering (is that a word) back and forth between 3G and 4G because Im on the train moving at high speed. Some places in downtown San Francisco, like 8th and Market Streets near Civic Center are experiencing 7mbps+ DOWN data speeds with 1.5mbps UP, however it drops off drastically from there, SOMA, Mission Bay, Mission District, Castro, all other areas have 3mbps to 4mbps PEAK with and average of 1.5mbps DOWN. This is NOT what I was expecting and is worse then AT&T (who has the worst network in SF). I hope when December 28th comes, WiMAX is FASTER, more ROBUST, and offers better coverage then Ive got in the testing phase. With less then a week remaining till official launch, I see NOTHING on 4G speeds or coverage that would make me actually want to keep my EVO save for the fact the phone itself is cool.

4. HockeyDood

Posts: 80; Member since: May 14, 2010

@ Jenna - It's highly unlikely you would be able to do that with Sprint, Boost or Verizon seeing as CDMA dedicated serial numbers instead of SIM cards. And those serial numbers are preregistered with each network. So when the serial number is activated the system already knows what kind of phone it is. With Metro they have the ability to reflash the phone's software so the phone will work on their network, whereas Sprint, Boost and Verizon do not offer that.

3. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

@ jacky well i had never heard of that mexican iusacell company so i had to see it for myself to believe it i looked it all up wikipedia and other pages nd yes indeed that iusacell company is a mexican cdma company indeed mexicos largest cdma network and on there website it does say iphone 4 muy pronto (iphone 4 coming soon) so my question how come verizon or sprint have not announced this? And why is mexico gettin a cdma iphone first? And also could i go into mexico buy a cdma iphone with out a contract pay full retail price for it and activate it here in the usa on verizon or sprint or boost mobile or metro pcs? Since they all use cdma

2. jacky_luvsjrod

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2010

i know this has nothinq to do with it so i migh get a lot of thumbs down i dnt care but did anyone else knew that mexico is getting a cdma iphone 4? There getting it first than verizon or sprint look it up if u dnt believe me mexican cellphone carrier iusacell is gettin an iphone its on there website it says its coming soon they made it official iusacell is a cdma cellphone carrier it is not gsm i repeat not gsm they have all the same phones verizon has here in the usa only with a iusacell branding instead of a verizon branding iusacell is like the verizon of mexico

1. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

yum go sprint. sprinting to the finish line of 2010

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