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Sprint to Extend WiMax Device Roster to Boost and Virgin

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Apr 25, 2012, 7:25 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sprint said today during a call with reporters that it intends to offer its WiMax 4G network to its Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA pre-paid businesses. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said that the service would launch for Boost and Virgin later this year, though he didn't provide specific details regarding timing nor the handsets involved. Sprint has a number of WiMax handsets still in service while it transitions to LTE 4G. Sprint has already made several LTE-capable handsets for sale, though its LTE network isn't expected to launch until mid-year. Sprint mentioned earlier this year that it will no longer sell WiMax handsets to its own customers.

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Apr 26, 2012, 12:59 PM

Bad Planning

Why call it 4G when it is really not? LTE is 4G. Sprint made a big effort to bring Wimax to the market then to find out LTE was much faster. Bad Planning Sprint.
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