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Are they crazy!

andy2373

Mar 9, 2011, 12:55 PM
WiMax sucks!
I've never experienced any better speeds than 3G with WiMax, it can't penetrate buildings very well, it chews up your battery, and if you get a 4G phone they strap on an extra $10 charge for this crappy excuse for high speed data! 👿
This is most defiantly Mr. Hesse's fist misstep in awhile.
I'm just pissed that I'm locked into a contract for my Mi-Fi and live in a crappy WiMax coverage Area when the other carriers have better high speed coverage. ☹️
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Azeron

Mar 9, 2011, 12:57 PM
I think the 2.5 GHz frequency is more to blame than the technology itself.
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WiWavelength

Mar 10, 2011, 1:51 AM
Azeron said:
I think the 2.5 GHz frequency is more to blame than the technology itself.


The issue is cell site density as much as it is BRS 2500/2600 MHz propagation. Clear has not co located on every Sprint cell site. So, in many 3G/4G markets, Sprint PCS 1900 MHz site density is currently greater than Clear BRS 2500/2600 MHz site density. And that leads to inconsistent WiMAX coverage.

AJ
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Caucasian

Mar 9, 2011, 2:12 PM
Mi-Fi is 3G only. What does that have to do with 4G or WiMax?
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andy2373

Mar 9, 2011, 2:51 PM
Caucasian said:
Mi-Fi is 3G only. What does that have to do with 4G or WiMax?


http://reviews.sprint.com/5611v2/248/overdrive-3g-4g ... »

Just saying... 😲
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Caucasian

Mar 9, 2011, 3:04 PM
That's not a Mi-Fi. A Mi-Fi is 3g only for now.

That is an Overdrive.

http://reviews.sprint.com/5611v2/115/mifi-2200-by-no ... »

Just saying...
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JeffroPuff

Mar 9, 2011, 3:08 PM
Right. the MiFi is 3g only. You just linked to the specs for the overdrive. Those are two different products.
MiFi is a product made by Novatel, not a generic name for a personal WiFi hotspot. Like calling all gelatin dessert "Jell-O".
You said you had a 4G MiFi.... which don't exist. He was right to correct you.

Now, feel free to complain about your OVERDRIVE!

I don't talk about my Ford... because I drive a Jeep. See my logic?
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TheBlueCat

Mar 10, 2011, 1:00 AM
I am a happy user of sprints WiMax. I used to have not so great service in my building. Then when sprint fired up 4g my 3g service got a huge boost. I am using my evo right now as my main ISP. I just did a speed test and this is my result.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1193693011.png »
7mps download that is better then comcast many a times. Though I am sure there isnt as many users sharing my 4G then people sharing comcast.

I live in an old school building that was built in 1931 and its all brick. WiMax appears to penetrate great. I canceled comcast and now I am saving $35 a month. Do some research before you buy...

Darrell Lucas
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anjroo

Mar 10, 2011, 1:12 AM
andy2373 said:
and if you get a 4G phone they strap on an extra $10 charge for this crappy excuse for high speed data!


they charge the extra $10 on all smart phones, dont they?
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Joby Dick

Mar 10, 2011, 1:21 AM
anjroo said:


they charge the extra $10 on all smart phones, dont they?


Effective a few weeks ago, yes.
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