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perlsyntax

join:2010-03-20
Jefferson, WI

modem question

What the differnets with the overdrive hotspot and the sprint MiFi what one is a better modem to get and does anyone know who is getting the LTE network next year?

What are the speeds for the 3G network and 4G speeds?


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
said by perlsyntax:

What the differnets with the overdrive hotspot and the sprint MiFi what one is a better modem to get and does anyone know who is getting the LTE network next year?

Overdrive link:
»shop.sprint.com/mysprint/shop/ph···mbc&ptn=

Mifi 4082 link:
»shop.sprint.com/mysprint/shop/ph···mbc&ptn=

As for real world differences: price and battery life... most claim the overdrive has better battery life.

As for the 4G.. these devices use the WiMax 4G network, not the upcoming LTE network. You would need to get a new device to access the LTE network once they release some IF you want to switch (they will maintain WiMax and LTE at the same time for some time to come).

You might want to check to see if they even have 4G coverage in your area at this link:
»coverage.sprint.com

What are the speeds for the 3G network and 4G speeds?

The theoretical max download on sprint 3G (EVDO) is 3.1Mbs
The theoretical max upload on sprint 3g (EVDO) is 1.8Mbs

Depending on the tower you connect to (other users, backhaul to the tower, etc) you usually see anywhere from 400k - 2.5M down.

The theoretical max download on sprint 4G (WiMax) is 128Mbs
The theoretical max upload on sprint 4G (WiMAx) is 56Mbps

Depending on the tower you connect to you usually see anywhere from 1M-5M.

If you end up going with 3G only due to coverage, and plan to use more data than sprint offers consider Millenicom or Virgin Mobile. Millenicom offers more usage at full speed, and Vrigin Mobile USA offers unlimited (but they slow you down after 2.5GB of usage).