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WiMAX IS THE FUTURE

bluecoyote

May 20, 2010, 1:18 PM
... or Not! Laughing
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muchdrama

May 20, 2010, 4:26 PM
bluecoyote said:
... or Not! Laughing


Have fun with your slower iPhone for quite a while.
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Jayshmay

May 20, 2010, 8:21 PM
That's precisely the reason I left ATT, lack of ambition!
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muchdrama

May 20, 2010, 9:10 PM
Jayshmay said:
That's precisely the reason I left ATT, lack of ambition!


They just got on the bandwagon late. Just like they did with GSM.
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Jayshmay

May 20, 2010, 9:13 PM
Wow, your quite the wireless historian! So ATT was late with GSM also? When was the switch over from TDMA to GSM? I think it was like 1991?
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muchdrama

May 20, 2010, 9:16 PM
Jayshmay said:
Wow, your quite the wireless historian! So ATT was late with GSM also? When was the switch over from TDMA to GSM? I think it was like 1991?


Hello, no--AT&T didn't make the switch to GSM until early this decade. I think they finally overlaid their network by...the end of 2004?

I remember selling TDMA phones to customers at Circuit City in the summer of 2002.
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Jayshmay

May 20, 2010, 9:20 PM
Oh, well my first cellphone was the Nokia 3390 that was GSM, and I got that Jan. 2002 (Cingular)
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muchdrama

May 20, 2010, 9:27 PM
Jayshmay said:
Oh, well my first cellphone was the Nokia 3390 that was GSM, and I got that Jan. 2002 (Cingular)


Ha! I remember that phone. I sold it. Nokias always sold best when it came to GSM back then.
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Jayshmay

May 20, 2010, 9:28 PM
Yeah, and I liked playing Snake on it too!!!
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muchdrama

May 20, 2010, 9:30 PM
Jayshmay said:
Yeah, and I liked playing Snake on it too!!!


Ah, Old Snakey--that ruled!
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diggitydogg76

May 21, 2010, 12:49 PM
Cingular & AT&T were 2 different companies at that time, so again, wrong comparison!
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diggitydogg76

May 21, 2010, 12:38 PM
AT&T was TDMA in 1999 when I first started with them, so no 1991 is WAY off!
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JeffdaBeat

May 20, 2010, 11:09 PM
Ambition? It's just a cell phone company. You guys act like it's some institution for curing cancer..
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Jayshmay

May 20, 2010, 11:13 PM
Well I'm sick of reading aboujt LTE this and LTE that with Sprint and Verizon in the headline, but not ATT.
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Slammer

May 20, 2010, 4:57 PM
No one said WiMAX was the future. Many would have hoped it would be. I personally highly support it because:

1) It allows a choice between LTE or WiMAX.

2) Acts as a governor for LTE.

Personally, I don't understand the hate for WiMAX. LTE and WiMAX are almost identical in how they operate and are both based off of OFDM technology. Essentially, the difference is more of just the names. Yes, LTE is newer in development, But so is CDMA yet GSM took hold of the world.

If technology was to be the attraction for super fast 4G, UMB would've been the ultimate choice. Far faster than LTE.

I really don't see a rush for Sprint/Clearwire to switch just yet. The difference in overall capacity of the two, is miniscule. Why switch so fast a...
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ARR22

May 21, 2010, 1:35 AM
I would be 100% shocked if sprint did not release a lte/wimax modem in the next 10 years. I would also be 100% shocked if verizon did not. Wimax and lte are made to work together. LTE is for mobile device. Wimax is made for wireless broadband. Wimax will back haul lte.

In the future you will be with either sprint or verizon. You will move from lte to wimax to lte with out losing any signal. They will support each other.
Wimax has the bandwidth, hardware, and software flexibility to function 100s of times better in dense urban landscapes like new york or los vegas. It is so cheap to install and run that most people reading this post can afford it.

So in the future, you will use wimax when you are in the city. You can put 100's of bas...
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