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What happened to Wi-Max being superior?

justfinethanku

Mar 2, 2011, 5:26 PM
Naw, I'm just kidding.

LTE really seems like it is the way the industry is going. It'd be insane to not follow the trend on this one.

But i do expect Diamond to go nuts here, he's been an avid supporter of WiMax forever.
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DiamondPro

Mar 2, 2011, 6:10 PM
Wimax has more local and global coverage

It has 592 networks up and running world wide

Wimax is Unlimited (Sprint)

Wimax 2 is ready now and is faster then lte

Wimax has the ability to do triple play. Internet, cable, and phone simultaneously.

Wimax is running in its native spectrum 2500mhz

More devices

does not require a sim card

The list goes on and on but Sprint has to fight an uphill battle trying roll out Wimax vs all of its competitors going lte. Lte will become cheaper in the US with more hands in the same basket. The cost to produce lte will go down tremendously. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

There are so many reasons why Sprint is considering Lte. The biggest to me is competition and innovation will happen a lot faster with Sprint, ...
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Hitur Petar

Mar 2, 2011, 8:10 PM
Wimax was available so much earlier, hell, some company had to get the ball rolling while everyone else was sitting on their hands.
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Jayshmay

Mar 2, 2011, 10:44 PM
I don't know why Sprint doesn't consider WiMax 2.
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DiamondPro

Mar 2, 2011, 11:06 PM
They are probably have trouble with manufactures putting wimax into the equation. Microsoft and Hp said they have no plans for wimax. This could mean Sprint has to pay an additional premium to get them to produce a wimax version thus driving up the cost of new wimax phones. Which doesn't look like a bad idea if verizon is charging 300.00 for the thunderbolt. That's the only reason I can think of that makes logical sense. Wimax 2 is ready and has the support of Samsung and Motorola. Sprint just needs to make a smart long term decision. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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Jayshmay

Mar 2, 2011, 11:21 PM
Why does Microsoft need to support WiMax? Their a software company, not a hardware company.

Why does HP need to support WiMax? I have an HP laptop, but there is no hardware support for WiMax, that's what usb modems are for.

Really the only support for WiMax that matters are makers of usb modems, and makers of network equipment. Such as Alcatel-Lucent.
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pickles

Mar 3, 2011, 12:05 AM
*crickets*

this is the part where diamondpro would reply...IF he understood any of what you were talking about.
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Jayshmay

Mar 3, 2011, 12:08 AM
Yeah, that would be interesting to see Diamond Pro's response.
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DiamondPro

Mar 3, 2011, 1:06 AM
Microsofts new Wp7 has some potential as a new os. Im sure Sprint would want them to produce a wimax 4g wp7. Hp makes all the webos phones so if Sprint gets one and Hp doesn't wanna produce a wimax version no 4g webos phones will come to Sprint. If software makers and manufactures are not interested in Wimax and are more interested in lte Sprint could have a hard time making deals and beefing up there line up.
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CamelTowing

Mar 3, 2011, 2:56 PM
If Microsoft doesn't have drivers or software for W7 then it would matter. So far there is not a single "4G" W7 phone...from any carrier. I've seen it said more than once that MS did not include any kind of support for it(4G). Same thing for HP... if they don't include software to use the feature then that's how software providers have to be involved in the process.

I personally don't know why they wouldn't stick with the WiMax/WiMax2 family given that's what they have already and it works. I do have a theory tho...

This new "network evolution" from Sprint sounds kind of routine upon first inspection but some interesting things are happening along with it.
Sprint is going to sell a giant chunk of spectrum to Lightsquared. Apparently t...
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solioni

Mar 2, 2011, 10:47 PM
Dude there is so much misinformation in this post. You should take your talents to south beach or become the next white house press secretary. Yes wimax is Unlimited and for now have more devices. Wimax 2 hasn't even been finalized let alone finished. I heard its only suppose to be 3 times faster so that would put it close to Lte not faster. (Don't start quoting me no vitual speeds either. Tmo is pretty fast but have you ever clocked a device at 21 or 42 upload speed yet) 592 networks being "developed" not up and running. I still don't get the "triple play" bit. I guess you mean you can run your home cable with your phone now. Let me guess you can connect up to 5 cable boxes to your wimax2 device. I'm slow so you lost me on that 1. Sorry. I'...
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DiamondPro

Mar 2, 2011, 11:29 PM
Well you heard wrong...

Wimax 2 is already finalized

http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/11/24/4g.ame ... »

Wimax 2 reaches speeds of up 330mbs

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/04/samsung-showing-o ... »

Samsung plans to have commercial roll outs of wimax 2 before the end of 2011

Clearwire expects to see above 100mbs compared to the 5-7mbs they are getting now

Comcast or Timewarner is "Triple play" its providing all three internet, tv, and phone at the same time over the same pipe. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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Azeron

Mar 3, 2011, 6:30 AM
Damn straight! It's easy to like an underdog like Sprint and I do, but this guy is even easier to dislike with all of his predictable bashing.
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CamelTowing

Mar 3, 2011, 3:01 PM
I'm still trying to find all the "misinfo" and "bashing" he did in this post...

The only thing I found that might be wrong is the 2500 number he was using. I'm pretty sure Clear and Sprint use 2600.
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WiWavelength

Mar 3, 2011, 3:29 PM
CamelTowing said:
The only thing I found that might be wrong is the 2500 number he was using. I'm pretty sure Clear and Sprint use 2600.


BRS 2500/2600 MHz band plan:

http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/brsebs/data/BRS-EBS ... »

AJ
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CamelTowing

Mar 3, 2011, 7:10 PM
So are you saying there is no difference?
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WiWavelength

Mar 4, 2011, 4:45 PM
CamelTowing said:
So are you saying there is no difference?


Just view the linked band plan. The BRS-EBS band extends across a large bandwidth -- 194 MHz to be exact. In comparison, the Cellular 850 MHz band has only 50 MHz bandwidth.

AJ
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CamelTowing

Mar 5, 2011, 3:19 PM
So then why the distinction? Sprint and Clear seem to be calling it 2600 and others are calling it 2500...
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Azeron

Mar 3, 2011, 8:04 PM
Since I actually like Sprint and we all know that he loves Sprint...I have actually agreed with him more times than not. Obviously one cannot judge him based solely on what he is saying in this particular forum. It is the stuff that he has said in other forums and then not been consistent when Sprint had done the same that is downright irritating.
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HawkeyeOC

Mar 2, 2011, 11:06 PM
DiamondPro said:
There are so many reasons why Sprint is considering Lte. The biggest to me is that since Sprint now says it's ok for me to like LTE, I can spit out such garbage as "competition and innovation will happen a lot faster with Sprint, Verizon, and att all using lte for 4g."


Fixed it for ya!
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DiamondPro

Mar 2, 2011, 11:32 PM
Haters gone hate. I never said I didnt like lte. I use whats best at the time Wimax was and still is the best option right now. Verizon has no 4g lte phones. But Sprint is fighting a uphill battle with being the only supporter of Wimax.
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HawkeyeOC

Mar 3, 2011, 12:24 AM
Whatever Sprint says you are supposed to like, you will like. WiMax yesterday, then when they make the switch to LTE it will be LTE.
Don't you get tired of being told what to do by Sprint? Don't you have a mind of your own? ๐Ÿ™„
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DiamondPro

Mar 3, 2011, 12:55 AM
I have always supported both tech. ๐Ÿ™„

Do you get tired of mindless babble and constantly following me around? ๐Ÿคจ
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HawkeyeOC

Mar 3, 2011, 1:50 AM
DiamondPro said:
I have always supported both tech. ๐Ÿ™„

Do you get tired of mindless babble and constantly following me around? ๐Ÿคจ


More lies and half truths and whats with the paranoia ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
I own you Diamond ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
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tmorep03

Mar 3, 2011, 2:54 PM
Hawk i am surprised your still arguing with this guy. I agree with you hawk i have never seen him post anythin positive about lte before this article.
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DiamondPro

Mar 3, 2011, 3:51 PM
I said lte and wimax are real 4g and both deserve the label of 4g. Hspa+ on the other hand is 3g rebranded as 4g and is not a true 4g solution. I also said verizon lte network is the fastest. This can change once they get more users but as off right now nobody but verizon can consistantly hit 20mbs+ using there lte network. Your biased against me and u here what u wanna hear just like hawkeye. I try be fair but he is just terrible and will troll me till he/she's blue in the face.
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Azeron

Mar 3, 2011, 9:46 AM
Wonderful! And that's all I am saying. It was only a little annoying until he tried to justify the $9.99 Premium for all devices. Don't love ANY carrier enough to enjoy being raped. It's okay to still like or even love Sprint without arguing that a bad policy or decision is good just because they are "your" carrier. That is just insanity.
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HawkeyeOC

Mar 3, 2011, 2:10 PM
Every carrier has its strengths and weaknesses, but you are correct. When you can't step back every once in a while and question a bad move/direction or policy by the carrier you are on, you become what DiamondPro is.

If Sprint told people like him that walking off a cliff is good for them...He would defend his decision to die all the way down.
It's a questionable move for only one major US carrier to adopt a technology that the others didn't care about. Especially one that is struggling after a few years of bad decisions. Hey at least they understand that and probably will be flipping that switch to turn LTE on.

Dumping iden is a great move too. Any time I have been forced to carry one of those around in my life, I have had to carry...
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DiamondPro

Mar 3, 2011, 3:42 PM
HawkeyeOC said:
Every carrier has its strengths and weaknesses, but you are correct. When you can't step back every once in a while and question a bad move/direction or policy by the carrier you are on, you become what DiamondPro is.

If Sprint told people like him that walking off a cliff is good for them...He would defend his decision to die all the way down.
It's a questionable move for only one major US carrier to adopt a technology that the others didn't care about. Especially one that is struggling after a few years of bad decisions. Hey at least they understand that and probably will be flipping that switch to turn LTE on.

Dumping iden is a great move too. Any time I have been forced to carry one of those ar
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HawkeyeOC

Mar 3, 2011, 3:49 PM
DiamondPro said:


Yeah ****ing right. I would not walk off a cliff you probable would. If sprint made some bad decision and tmobile att or verizon where a better option id cancel my contract with Sprint etf and all and switch in a heart beat. Sprint has been ahead of it competitors and on the bleeding edge of technology where I like to be for the past few years and I dont see that changing no time soon. You cant speak for me but you can speak for yourself and you havent done a very good job. Troll on


If Sprint tells you that it's good, then you blindly trust them and then try to convince the whole world it's good...Blind Fanboyism is your downfall. Thats why everyone thinks of you as a joke ๐Ÿคฃ
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DiamondPro

Mar 3, 2011, 3:54 PM
No you just dont want to admit Sprint is making some smart decision and when I agree with them you attack me instead of the topics because u know im right. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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HawkeyeOC

Mar 3, 2011, 4:08 PM
DiamondPro said:
No you just dont want to admit Sprint is making some smart decision and when I agree with them you attack me instead of the topics because u know im right. ๐Ÿ˜Ž


See this post blind faith boy:
https://www.phonescoop.com/news/discuss.php?fm=m&ff= ... »

Again...more lies. You have to make things up again and again... ๐Ÿ˜ณ
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Azeron

Mar 3, 2011, 8:21 PM
As a disgruntled, former employee I hate Verizon greatly.
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HawkeyeOC

Mar 3, 2011, 10:30 PM
Hands down one of the best reasons to hate Verizon in your case. That sucks
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tmorep03

Mar 3, 2011, 11:18 AM
I remember reading tons of post by diamond saying how wimax is superior to lte now all of a sudden hes on the lte band wagon.
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DiamondPro

Mar 3, 2011, 3:36 PM
I just made a post on how wimax is superior to lte. Did you read it? Do I need to make a post on why Sprint is considering lte for you to under my position?
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tmorep03

Mar 3, 2011, 4:11 PM
Oh my bad i dont follow you around diamond and read every time you decide to post something. I have better things to do with my life than follow you around and read all the bs you decide to post.
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HawkeyeOC

Mar 3, 2011, 10:33 PM
tmorep03 said:
Oh my bad i dont follow you around diamond and read every time you decide to post something. I have better things to do with my life than follow you around and read all the bs you decide to post.


Now thats funny ๐Ÿคฃ Ok, everyone has convinced me. I'll leave the little pathetic wretch alone ๐Ÿคฃ
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Azeron

Mar 2, 2011, 6:23 PM
Sorry. Whatever Sprint decides to do he will back a hundred and ten percent. If Sprint laid off twenty percent of its employees, he would state that they were merely cutting lose dead weight and those employees should have been more productive.
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DiamondPro

Mar 2, 2011, 6:38 PM
Your delusional!

you statements you just made couldn't be more wrong. But you seem to be perfectly fine with that.
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pickles

Mar 2, 2011, 8:24 PM
DiamondPro said:
I'm delusional!

my statements i just made couldn't be more wrong. But I seem to be perfectly fine with that.


there, fixed it for ya diamond. how much longer do I have to keep cleaning up your posts for you dude? jeeze.
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DiamondPro

Mar 2, 2011, 10:20 PM
pickles said:


there, fixed it for ya diamond. how much longer do I have to keep cleaning up your posts for you dude? jeeze.

You work for me now... Until I say you can stop! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
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pickles

Mar 2, 2011, 10:40 PM
DiamondPro said:


You work for me now... Until I say you can stop! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ


๐Ÿ˜ฒ i didn't know you were such a slavedriver diamond
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DiamondPro

Mar 2, 2011, 10:44 PM
Only to my trollposters ask hawkeyeOC. I make him work double overtime. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Jayshmay

Mar 2, 2011, 10:49 PM
๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ ! ! !
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pickles

Mar 2, 2011, 10:51 PM
Jayshmay said:
๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ ! ! !


indeed!
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HawkeyeOC

Mar 2, 2011, 11:01 PM
DiamondPro said:
Only to my trollposters ask hawkeyeOC. I make him work double overtime. ๐Ÿ˜‰

God..you lead a sad little life in your mom's basement ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
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DiamondPro

Mar 3, 2011, 1:13 AM
What are you a really bad psychic?

That maybe how you lead your life but that's nowhere close to mine. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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HawkeyeOC

Mar 3, 2011, 1:51 AM
DiamondPro said:
What are you a really bad psychic?

That maybe how you lead your life but that's nowhere close to mine. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Your mom finally threw you out? ๐Ÿคฃ
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Cosmic Spiderman

Mar 5, 2011, 5:02 PM
I handle this one for you DP.

That didn't happen at all! But your mom must have thrown YOU out! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

pretty sure that's your standard type of answer.
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HawkeyeOC

Mar 2, 2011, 10:59 PM
DiamondPro said:
Your delusional!

you statements you just made couldn't be more wrong. But you seem to be perfectly fine with that.


Your delusional...Please back up your claims that he is wrong ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
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Cosmic Spiderman

Mar 5, 2011, 4:58 PM
Dude, Diamond, why do you think everyone is saying the same thing about you? Everyone is delusional? Everyone has a personal vendetta against you? Everyone is jealous of you because you are always right and perfect? What sounds more delusional, you are always right or everyone has heard the same comments from you? Step back, look at yourself. It is fine to have opinions and favorites, but people will respect you more when back up what you say with fact and when you stand by your convictions. Not everyone likes the iPhone, but Scott Herman loves it and understands that not everyone loves it, but people respect him because he doesn't try to force it down everyone's throats and insult people and change his position constantly and say things abo...
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