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Sprint Launches 4G In Pittsburgh, Minneapolis
As PR push for NYC launch heats up...
by Karl Bode 11:54AM Thursday Sep 30 2010
Sprint and Clearwire today announced that the companies have launched the faster 4G wireless broadband service in both the Pittsburgh and the Minneapolis/St. Paul markets. According to Sprint, their 4G service is now available in 55 cities, and the companies still have some major market launched planned before the end of the year, including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Miami, Cincinnati, and Cleveland. Sprint this week posted new videos discussing their upcoming launch in New York (where service is already live in several areas). Apparently (see similar AT&T video), talking to your network guys on a NYC rooftop means you're super serious about wireless broadband.

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vlad1000

join:2005-05-19
Brooklyn, NY

clear in nyc?

when is the official launch already? this wait sucks
flyingjoey

join:2005-11-07
Jersey City, NJ

Re: clear in nyc?

You do know that there is Clear in NYC. I have the iSpot and I've had it working downtown, uptown, hells kitchen, east side, but for some reason I get no signal in and around Rockefeller center.

It also works in Jersey City, Union City, North Bergen, Newark, Bayonne and alongside the NJ Turnpike.

GabeH
Helpless In The Face Of Your Beauty
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join:2001-04-25
Wilmington, DE

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At least they're doing *something*

Can't say for sure if Clear is the best service around, but at least they're building when other providers (Verizon) are stuck in a holding pattern. Good for them!

hamburglar_

join:2002-04-29
united state

Re: At least they're doing *something*

Access around downtown up to campus in Columbus now as well. Not official but it's been slowing rolling out over the past few weeks.

OSUGoose

join:2007-12-27
Columbus, OH

Re: At least they're doing *something*

so would u say from lane ave south to short north has coverage?
hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH

Re: At least they're doing *something*

There is a map online that shows the coverage as people download the app and it uploads the data. i don't recall the name though but its been said on here many many times.

Oh ya

@wideopenwest.com
A little birdie has told me that all of Ohio goes live Nov 1, and this will include Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati

northman

@advanstar.com

Cleveland

4G is up in parts of Cleveland around downtown as well
hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH

Re: Cleveland

Cleveland's East side is covered to.
apok86

join:2006-09-09
Minneapolis, MN

Downtown Minneapolis Coverage

I just looked at clears coverage map and there is a giant whole over Downtown Minneapolis. I hope the 100,000+ people who work downtown don't need higher speeds. This seems like a major oversight for sprint/clear that I hopes gets fixed soon.
BlueC

join:2009-11-26
Minneapolis, MN
kudos:1

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Coverage

I noticed that too. It's rather blotchy coverage for an urban environment.
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taxpro

join:2001-09-03
Hopkins, MN

Local article

Local article on Clearwire in the Minneaplois Star Tribune:
»www.startribune.com/business/104049723.html?

fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2

WiMAX

I guess it could be called 4G.
DarnellP

join:2004-10-12
Las Vegas, NV

LTE

I guess it could be called 4G.
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vpoko
Premium
join:2003-07-03
Boston, MA

Re: WiMAX

That goes for all of these recent "4G" technologies (WiMax, LTE, or HSPA+). 3.5G is more like it.
iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2

Re: WiMAX

3.5G was HSPA. 3G was UMTS. Maybe 3.75G.

Jon Geb
Wal-Mart Sucks

join:2001-01-09
Howell, MI

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SE Michigan

How about Southeast Michigan? Havent we suffered enough here? To top it off its one of the top 10 largest metro areas in the country.

At least tomorrow I'll be working in Grand Rapids with full 4G from Sprint on my Overdrive.
hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH

Re: SE Michigan

You won't see anything in Grand Rapids until they finally kill their network partner there.
DarnellP

join:2004-10-12
Las Vegas, NV

Re: SE Michigan

said by hottboiinnc:

You won't see anything in Grand Rapids until they finally kill their network partner there.
Huh? What the heck are you talking about?
hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH

Re: SE Michigan

Sprint can NOT sell in Grand Rapids MI. Grand Rapids is a partner network not even owned by Sprint. Instead it is owned by: »www.ipcswirelessinc.com/ and their agreement- which is still being used gives IPCS the full right to sell in those markets. Until Sprint fully merges them into their company/brand of Sprint they will NEVER be allowed to sell in those markets with IPCS. If you took the time you would know that. It's always on the news here when Sprint launches something new there under their brand; especially with Virgin Mobile and Boost. They had to stop selling there.
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DarnellP

join:2004-10-12
Las Vegas, NV

Re: SE Michigan

if YOU took the time then you'd know that Sprint bought iPCS damn near a year ago: »bit.ly/aiQglV

Sprint can and does sell there and they have 4G launched there.

Do try and check your facts before spouting off...
hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH

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Re: SE Michigan

That was to BUY. Not finalized. If it was finialized iPCS website still wouldn't be releasing Press Releases and such regarding their shareholders sueing the company; as that company is already gone.

Now you should check your facts before you spout off at me.
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DarnellP

join:2004-10-12
Las Vegas, NV

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Re: SE Michigan

Nah, my facts are checked and correct. Unfortunately you don't know what you're talking about. Sprint has bought iPCS. They own it, its done. Flat out, bottom line, end of story. I don't know why their website is still up, but if you'll take the time to read, you'd notice that all of the "news" there on the front page is from 2009. Seems like that should have been your first clue...
Chaldo

join:2008-03-18
West Bloomfield, MI
What the hell does it matter he has a Sprint Overdrive 4G thats active on the Clear network. Clear has 4G WiMax there so it will connect to the 4G WiMax network and he can use it.
iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
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Getting the Epic 4G in a few days...

...will report back on whether we've got 4G turned on as a test network in Denver. I know T-Mobile is doing a pretty good job with their HSPA network here; friends are getting 3 Mbps down on their phones. HSPA+ will be here soon too...as will, I'm guessing, be Verizon LTE.

hdman
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Appleton, WI
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Why do they OVERLAP other providers???

What about the RURAL customers who have NO options???? Yes, they would not have as many potential customers per square mile, but I wonder how many people with DSL or Cable would want to jump to WiMax in a metro area???

I don't know, but sooner or later these companies will figure out that rural communities are chomping at the BIT for some form of broadband connectivity. The hardwire guys have all but forgotten about rural customers....

Oh Well....

HDMan
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chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA

Re: Why do they OVERLAP other providers???

no T1 at residential price. otherwise folks in many areas would get this one. its available everywhere where are the phone lines.

hdman
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Re: Why do they OVERLAP other providers???

said by chgo_man99:

no T1 at residential price. otherwise folks in many areas would get this one. its available everywhere where are the phone lines.
Not sure I follow you....
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chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA

Re: Why do they OVERLAP other providers???

»t1rex.blogspot.com/2005/05/how-t···eas.html

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jimbo48

join:2000-11-17
Hayward, CA

Someday I might get Premium Data Service

I'm still waiting to get the 20.00 a month additional for "premium Data Service" that I getting charged fro by Sprint. You activate an HTC EVO automatically you are charged an additional 10.00 a month for "premium data"
$g capability is being rolled out to locations that will not place a load on the Sprint infrastructure while the rest of the people who are paying for this service and not able to enjoy it fume!!

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