said by zephxiii:
WiMax was being used in 2.5ghz band on cell phones
Firstly Sprints WiMax in Kansas City was primarily in the 2.6 Ghz band. Sprint is no longer releasing WiMax enabled phones for a reason. We are literally saturated with WiMax in Kansas City and you can't even hold a connection inside a car with an EVO4G.
At one point they were giving away 4G/Wimax access point for peoples homes so they wouldn't return their devices.
Sprint is now focusing on developing the 1900 Mhz band.
99% of Wimax uses fixed receiver base stations with significant power to reach the multi-mile point. (In exactly the same way you can achieve multi-mile access over wifi - minus interference )