| || I had lower latency and more consistently average faster downstream speeds with Sprint Wimax then I did with Verizon LTE. Sprint however initially capped the upstream at 1Mb and later increased it slightly to 1.5 Mb.|
I got the original Evo a few days after it came on in June 2010, and a few weeks later wimax was launched in Rochester, NY. Initially speeds were 6-8Mb down, then 8-10Mb and on my phone I was able to max out around 15-16 down. The above test is from my laptop with a USB modem, which always had faster speeds and lower latency then the phone.
Wimax was decent, coverage and speeds in Rochester were never an issue. There was an oddity when I was in a WalMart in one of the suburbs and I had full bar roaming for voice, but full bar wimax for data. Also one nice thing about wimax is Sprint and Clear had to 'unofficially' upgrade a certain number of markets to wimax in order to keep the spectrum. There are A LOT of little pockets of wimax all around. A few years ago I took a trip all around the state of Ohio, and I was in some dumpy hotel, not even sure where I was, but we just needed a place to crash and I was pulling in like 10-12Mb on wimax and I was not near any major city.
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said by BiggA:... in the USA anyway.
which is an abandoned wasteland.
with the way things are going Sprint won't be around in 10 years.. going from one bad deal to the next and at similar (HIGH) prices to AT&T and VERIZON?!? Good luck with that business plan!
The Japanese might as well have flushed their money down the toilet. At least Tmobile did some good flushing millions to get customers away from AT&T and Verizon post-paid accounts. Perhaps customers will force the industry to abandon contracts altogether one day if the money keeps flowing.
Meanwhile, AT&T and VERIZON are turning the SCREWs to MVNO prepaid plans with no roaming and throttling data to a crawl making about as useful as Cable companies' wifi networks.
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Re: with the way things are going
said by tmc8080:This made me laugh. Well said.
making about as useful as Cable companies' wifi networks.
Re: End of the road for FreedomPop?
said by lineofsight:They have been selling access points that use Sprint's LTE.
The free access is on the wimax system, as I recall, they charge for access to the sprint 3g signal.