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Sprint and Clearwire Launch WiMax in a Slew of Markets

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Nov 2, 2009, 8:20 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Nov 2, 2009, 8:35 AM

Today Sprint Nextel and Clearwire announced the official launch and availability of their WiMax wireless broadband network in a handful of markets. The largest two markets launched are Chicago, Illinois, and Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas. A number of markets are now live in North Carolina as well, including Cary, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, High Point, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem. Residents of these markets will be able to purchase laptop dongles that can access the WiMax network and Sprint's EVDO 3G network in areas where WiMax isn't available.

more info at Sprint Nextel »

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Nov 2, 2009, 12:15 PM

anyone know if...

you can play left 4 dead or unreal tournament 3 on clear's service?
From the posted numbers, I would assume so. Those depend on latency over raw bandwidth correct? won't be as quick as fiber optic, but it should be at least as good as DSL (heck 3g aircards are decent for latency)


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techjunky

Nov 2, 2009, 9:02 AM

4g!!

Good day to be a dallas texan. oooooh yeah. i have a u300 4g card...when i get off of work im so surfing the web. lol.
Yep, yep!!! Welcome to the 4G community Dallas!

P.S. Don't forget to check out Hulu, don't need cable tv anymore!!!
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Menno

Nov 2, 2009, 5:45 PM

$70 Unlimited plans...

so if you can roam off of 3g when you can't get 4g, does this mean you can get $70 unlimited plans even if you mainly roam on 3g, or is there some sort of roaming cap?
There's still a cap for consumers, but business plans (tax id's and such) will be allowed unlimited 3g data as well. Off-network roaming is still limited to 300mb though.
 
 
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