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Clearwire/Sprint 4G Launches In Houston
Expect a flood of additional market launches soon...
by Karl Bode 10:01AM Monday Mar 29 2010
Both Sprint and Clearwire have issued press releases announcing that the companies have officially launched Mobile WiMax service today in Houston, Texas. That brings Clearwire's total deployment to 27 markets, the majority of those smaller market launches in Texas. Last week Clearwire announced they'd be launching service in Los Angeles, Miami, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Salt Lake City this year -- in addition to previously-planned 2010 launches including New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Denver, Minneapolis and the San Francisco Bay Area. Clearwire hopes to reach 120 million potential customers by the time 2011 rolls around.

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vlad1000

join:2005-05-19
Brooklyn, NY

dslreports editor does not know how to count well

it's 28 markets now:)))
hopefully it won't be too long to get 4G in new york city...tired of the wait:(

MineCoast
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Re: dslreports editor does not know how to count well

said by vlad1000:

it's 28 markets now:)))
hopefully it won't be too long to get 4G in new york city...tired of the wait:(
Source? I counted 27 on the map and I counted twice to be sure.

compuguybna

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I'm amazed that NASHVILLE, TN isn't slated for an upgrade/rollout.....
Neither is Memphis or Knoxville.

Did they just totally forget out the deep south???

said by vlad1000:

it's 28 markets now:)))
hopefully it won't be too long to get 4G in new york city...tired of the wait:(
decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
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Re: dslreports editor does not know how to count well

Heh, yeah, because through many's eyes, we just a bunch of inbred hillbilly's.. And the freaking people they put on some reality tv shows simply does not help!!!!

Now wheres my sister hiding at..

said by compuguybna:

I'm amazed that NASHVILLE, TN isn't slated for an upgrade/rollout.....
Neither is Memphis or Knoxville.

Did they just totally forget out the deep south???

said by vlad1000:

it's 28 markets now:)))
hopefully it won't be too long to get 4G in new york city...tired of the wait:(
vlad1000

join:2005-05-19
Brooklyn, NY

28 markets source

With today's launch, Sprint makes Texas the "biggest 4G state" in terms of the number of people who have access to the Sprint mobile network. In addition to Houston, the 4G network is currently operating in Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Killeen/Temple, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, San Antonio, Waco and Wichita Falls. Nationwide, Sprint boasts 28 markets that have 4G capability today.

www.4ginfo.com

MineCoast
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Re: 28 markets source

said by vlad1000:

With today's launch, Sprint makes Texas the "biggest 4G state" in terms of the number of people who have access to the Sprint mobile network. In addition to Houston, the 4G network is currently operating in Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Killeen/Temple, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, San Antonio, Waco and Wichita Falls. Nationwide, Sprint boasts 28 markets that have 4G capability today.

www.4ginfo.com
Interesting. I'm not sure how legit that site is however.
mobbo

join:2005-04-13
Denton, TX

Big green blob

Again... the coverage map for Houston has a nice big green blob over the whole city giving the impression the entire city is covered seemlessly. Clear does not give anyone access to the REAL coverage maps, which has been incredibly annoying for me. I have to go to the guy in the mall at the Clear kiosk to look to see if a spot is ACTUALLY covered because that green blob is not even close to accurate.

Houston Clea

@comcast.net

Re: Big green blob

And those kiosks are at Katy Mall, Baybrook Mall, Woodlands Mall, Willowbrook mall and First Colony Mall... Just opened yesterday...

dcplaya

@uc.edu

Cincinnati?

I am surprised Cincinnati is this early. If I used sprint it would be very excited (I would get the Evo). The more the better though, they are pushing this fast I think.

JoeMAC1212

@208.251.50.x

Re: Cincinnati?

said by dcplaya :

I am surprised Cincinnati is this early. If I used sprint it would be very excited (I would get the Evo). The more the better though, they are pushing this fast I think.
Cant wait till they turn on Cincinnati. I'll dump Cincinnati Bell DSL like a bad habit. I'm stuck with 4 down .5 up for the last 8 yrs. Bring it on Clearwire.
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Likely partially available unoffically in planned metros

Metros that have been announced to have WiMAX for this year likely have at least a small portion up and running.

Downtown Kansas City recently went live unofficially, and likely other parts of town. It's likely business centers and high income areas of a metro that would go live first - just a guess as it was the pattern when 3G rolled out.

This occurred with Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago, etc. Parts of the metro were working many months before officially announced. They of course make the announcement when everything has been tested for the whole metro, but it's likely available well before. Don't expect tech support until it's officially announced.
kem09030

join:2004-11-29
Rushville, IL

Re: Likely partially available unoffically in planned metros

From what I have heard the area around the Sprint campus has WiMax up and running. I have heard parts of New York City are up and running.
vlad1000

join:2005-05-19
Brooklyn, NY

Re: Likely partially available unoffically in planned metros

hmm really? where where where? brooklyn? queens? what speeds?
gimme all the info:)))
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Re: Likely partially available unoffically in planned metros

^Ask here....
»4gforums.com/viewforum.php?f=1

Philly/DC/Baltimore users might be able to report NYC hotspots.

DC isn't officially available yet but has had unofficial access for almost a year.

PAnet

@clearwire-wmx.net

Re: Likely partially available unoffically in planned metros

Is Baltimore available? According to Clear's coverage map there's nothing in Baltimore.

Sabre
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Re: Likely partially available unoffically in planned metros

Baltimore has coverage as it was the one and only deployment under the old Xohm name. Now that Sprint has finally turned that over to Clear, they're replacing the old Xohm-branded equipment with theirs, but it is available.

Of course that's no help as they haven't put it on their website (and Xohm.com just redirects to Clear.com now), and even more sadly the street-level coverage map that was on the Xohm site is gone too. If they would actually get information out there I'd be more interested in trying them.
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xenophon

join:2007-09-17
Baltimore was rolled out under Sprint's Xohm banner. It merged with Clear but not sure how fully merged to date. Baltimore was the first large US market to get true mobile WiMAX.
WernerSchutz

join:2009-08-04
Sugar Land, TX

data caps ?

Are there any data caps on this service ?

Duramax08
To The Moon
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San Antonio, TX

Re: data caps ?

Nope. None at all for now.