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    Default Virgin Mobile Wimax Vs LTE

    Virgin Mobile announced a new LTE device today. While intriguing, I'm worried I won't continue to get unlimited data.

    When you use wimax, it doesn't get throttled over 2.5gbs... Because the LTE is directly Sprint's.. it's going to get throttled.. won't it?

    Virgin and Boost add LTE handsets to their pre-paid rosters
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    Default Re: Virgin Mobile Wimax Vs LTE

    WiMax is garbage. Here are a few reasons why...

    1) No one really supports it anymore outside of Clear wire. (Sprint)
    2) It doesn't work well inside of buildings.
    3) Current hardware that does support WiMax are now currently "years old."
    4) LTE has a future. LTE will see a lot of expansion in the coming years.

    With that being said...Will Sprint throttle it? After a certain amount of data it might. I dont think it currently does. However the Wimax towers wont last forever either. So its something to think about. have you thought about looking at some GSM carriers in your area? (att & tmo) Tmo has some good deals in your in a good coverage area. For prepaid Net10 and Strait talk seem to work well. Plus you could use the Nexus devices! HSPA+ is as fast as WiMax. Or it was in Boston for me when I had Sprint. Thats just what I think anyways. Take it with a grain of salt!
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    Default Re: Virgin Mobile Wimax Vs LTE

    I am actually very happy with my Wimax.

    I recently left T-Mobile because they had zero service where I work in Chicago. Zero.

    With virgin I have full Wimax and 3g service everywhere. It's not the 22mbps I was getting on Tmobile, but the 8-9 I am getting is just fine. - Especially at 35.00 a month.. unlimited data.
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    Default Re: Virgin Mobile Wimax Vs LTE

    Hi,

    Do you know if Virgin Mobile is static IP or Dynamic?

    Thanks,
    Carlos
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    Default Re: Virgin Mobile Wimax Vs LTE

    If i understand...I'm not 100% positive..

    I think it depends on the device if it is... but I assume the 4g devices would be considered dynamic.
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    Default Re: Virgin Mobile Wimax Vs LTE

    Quote Originally Posted by ibbyj View Post
    I am actually very happy with my Wimax.

    I recently left T-Mobile because they had zero service where I work in Chicago. Zero.

    With virgin I have full Wimax and 3g service everywhere. It's not the 22mbps I was getting on Tmobile, but the 8-9 I am getting is just fine. - Especially at 35.00 a month.. unlimited data.
    I've been telling people this lol. T-Mobile is garbage here for the most part in buildings

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.2 using Tapatalk 2
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    Default Re: Virgin Mobile Wimax Vs LTE

    Yes, don't get me wrong. They have a thick coverage in Chicago... it just doesn't penetrate anything more than a typical home. But, the data speeds are great!

    I couldn't believe it when I was getting faster dataspeeds than att's LTE!

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