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Sprint's Dual-Mode CDMA/WiMax Modem On Sale Next Week

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Dec 17, 2008, 8:16 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Dec 17, 2008, 8:26 AM

Making good on an announcement last week, Sprint has said that it will begin selling a dual-mode CDMA/WiMax wireless modem on December 21. The modem will be able to access the Clear WiMax network in cities where the network is active, such as Baltimore. Everywhere else, it will use Sprint's EV-DO 3G network to access the Internet. The U300 USB modem, made by San Diego-based Franklin Wireless, will cost $150 after rebates with new two-year agreement. Data plans will run $80 per month for the dual-mode card. Sprint already sells a WiMax-only card and charges $45 per month for network access.

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Dec 17, 2008, 3:08 PM

5xs faster

sprint already has the fastest 3g network and the new 4g will be 5xs faster; thats impressive and it will cover 60 million people by the end of 09. Way ahead of verizon and LTE which ATT n some others may do is at least a year away. With dropped calls between the carriers being a less than 1 percent this is def. a difference maker.
Sprint doesn't have the fastest 3G network... sorry.

And what kind of craptastically gimped WiMax are they deploying if it's only 5x faster than Rev A?

Dec 17, 2008, 9:54 AM


I wonder when this is gonna be available in other areas
So...you think $80/mo is sweet, huh?
Portland will be the next city, then it will expand to more cities later. However there were no specific dates for this.

Dec 17, 2008, 4:44 PM

whats 4G capabilities

Does it have video chat on there??
I heard rumors of this...
Faster speed and what about the quality?

Dec 17, 2008, 10:28 AM

This is great because...

it's forward compatible. For those who were holding off on getting or upgrading an air card, this solves that issue to an extent.

Unless you currently live in Baltimore and don't need your aircard when you travel, this is a really nice option.
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