- 05-14-2010, 02:04 PM #51
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- 05-15-2010, 09:27 AM #53
I've had the Overdrive for about a month now and just last week I started noticing 4G around the Dulles Airport area. I haven't traveled to Arlington or Fairfax to test yet but the speeds aren't good. I'm averaging about half a megabyte (500k) up and down. I'm not sure if they've turn it on but are limiting speeds or what but they're definitely lighting it up in this area.
- 05-15-2010, 04:38 PM #54
You know what's weird? Everett, WA isn't on that list, but when you look on Sprint's coverage map, it has full 4G coverage (with a few small spotty areas). Well, at least I have 30 days to figure out if I'm covered.
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- 05-15-2010, 08:53 PM #57
why no Phoenix, AZ.... would make me feel alot better about that 10 bucks if I could at least use it a couple times a month when I go down there, prescott valley would be nice but without even having 3G here I doubt they are too worried about the PV poopulation getting 4G...
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- 05-16-2010, 01:17 PM #63
...and Everett will NEVER miss you.
What do you find so bad about Everett anyway? I just moved here from Seattle and I like it better. I live about 3 blocks from Forrest Park...really nice neighborhood to say the least.
You of all people should know that WA has excellent Sprint coverage. Therefore, quite a few cities here are getting 4G (including Snohomish)
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- 05-16-2010, 02:11 PM #64
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- 05-16-2010, 03:28 PM #66
On NYC, no one can say for sure but here are some reasonable guesses based on other markets before they got 4G, like Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Vegas, etc.
Those markets worked many many months before officially released. The suburbs were covered sporadically, but more than 75% at launch. Given that NYC has been announced for this year, it's reasonable to say that at least a portion will function (unofficially) by the time Evo comes out. Given that other markets had suburbs working before launch, NYC likely will have at least a portion up and running too. When officially launched, expect at least 75% of metro (CT/NJ included) to have 4G.
I'm in KC, which was announced to get WiMAX this summer. I know someone already using it in may parts of the metro on both sides of state line, but there are some parts we'd expect to have it but doesn't yet. Downtown and most dense areas or business districts already have it, but not all major ones yet.
Someone else asked how much area does a site cover.... Typically 3-6 miles radius (30 to 100 sq. miles) depending on terrain/buildings. When MIMO antennas come out, probably more distance and better in-building access.
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- 05-17-2010, 11:24 AM #73
- 05-17-2010, 11:30 AM #74
I suspect Clear is way ahead of schedule on deployment for markets announced for this year. They may not have 90% of metro areas for official launch but I'd bet there be big swaths available by Evo launch and then they officially announce markets latter when having 80%-90% covered.
Actually it's not even worth betting on... it has been confirmed many of the planned markets already have access many months before announcement.
- 05-17-2010, 11:48 AM #75