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Sprint to Expand Its 4G Footprint, Offer More 4G Devices

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Mar 25, 2009, 7:50 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Sprint announced a major planned expansion of its WiMax-powered 4G footprint. Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Portland and Seattle will all see service launched some time during 2009. Sprint also said that it plans to launch WiMax service in Boston, Houston, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. during 2010. In addition to the new markets, Sprint plans to offer new devices this year, including a single-mode 4G data card, embedded laptops, a broadband modem and a tri-mode phone. For the moment, Sprint's WiMax service is still only available in Baltimore. Sprint didn't say exactly when these additional markets will go live.

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Mar 25, 2009, 12:51 PM

I thought this was supposed to be nationwide LAST year?

Hey Sprint, why don't you wait a little longer so we can ignore you completely?
bluecoyote said:
Hey Sprint, why don't you wait a little longer so we can ignore you completely?

I have quoted you for two reasons.
1) so I can isolate the poster that I am commenting to and
2)So you can see what...
bluecoyote said:
Hey Sprint, why don't you wait a little longer so we can ignore you completely?

Dont listen to this idiot!
What I'm confused about is how a measley 2-4mbps, the current real world speed for WiMax, or so that's what I hear, is considered "4G".

Mar 25, 2009, 6:01 PM

Have we forgotten Portland, OR

Wimax is available in Portland and has been for a few months. It has a footprint from Battleground, WA to Wilsonville, OR including all of Portland's suburbs.
It is selling very well and has received excellent reviews from all of the Portland news channels. It is marketed as Clear

It's flat rate pricing gives Comcast competition on fast internet.
We haven't forgotten but until Sprint annouces the Portland market we cant count it in this disscussion even though Clear is a Sprint product.

Mar 25, 2009, 10:29 AM


how long before sprint screws this up too?
So basically you had nothing remotely positive or even important to contribute and just wasted 30 seconds of my life by me clicking on your post. Thanks for that. And for those of us who actually care and follow this, it is good news.
For as much as we all beat up on Sprint (and I'm including myself here), they are the first ones to roll out 4G and it looks like they're going to have a pretty solid 4G foot print by the time Att & Big Red come out with LTE. With that being said, I'm...
Last I checked Sprint is tied with Verizon in call quality in the West and is exceeding Verizon nationwide. Would you call that a screw up? BY the way, what part of the network has Sprint screwed up??
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