4G is Live in Washington, DC
Yeah Baby!!! Any other fellow DC'ers out there. I heard on WTOP (Local News Radio) today that 4G Went live over the Weekend. I did a little search to verify... And sure enough. This is gonna be so Sweet come Monday Morning at the office when I get to show this thing off. Yes I'm a Big Kid
Clearwire Launches Initial CLEAR¬ģ 4G Mobile Internet Service in Central Washington, D.C. Area - Yahoo! Finance
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clearwire Communications, LLC, an operating subsidiary of Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR - News) announced today the availability of CLEAR's super fast mobile Internet service to customers in central Washington, D.C. area with expanded coverage to surrounding areas expected in the months ahead
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wow really? manassas, VA? keep me updated, as i may buy a second car from there since i got a excellent deal for my BMW, and didnt realize there was an m3 motor inside it. hehe:-)
by the way, sprint.com isnt updated to reflect it. they have kansas city up but not washington, dc
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"What is the difference between Best CLEAR Coverage and CLEAR Coverage?
If your address falls in our Best CLEAR Coverage, CLEAR should work well in your home and office, and on-the-go virtually anywhere in the CLEAR coverage area. With Best CLEAR coverage, you can take advantage of any of our service plan offerings. If your address falls in CLEAR Coverage, you can use CLEAR out and about in your city, but indoor performance may be highly variable. With CLEAR coverage, you are only eligible for our on-the-go plans."
I just looked through the entire U.S. coverage map and there wasn't a single city that falls under "Best CLEAR Coverage". So much for using 4G indoors. Guess we're going to go have to sit in a park somewhere to take advantage of it.
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I know there are two Clear stores in Dupont Circle, or at least that is what I was told. I called one of them today and they stated they were live and functional. Good stuff!
- 06-01-2010, 10:04 PM #17
I spent the holiday weed at my brother's house in the Germantown/Gaithersburg area and tested to see if they had 4g coverage. they did - I was getting 5Mbps outside and around 3 indoors - but it was very wonky and unpredictable. Wouldn't stay connected, crapped out quickly, etc. Now I see the new DC coverage map doesn't have coverage anywhere near germantown. I wonder what issue is? Still some kinks to be worked out before officially launching along the 270 corridor?
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I don't think 4G is live yet in DC for the Sprint handsets. I know that Clearwire is live for their service, but Sprint denies availability (website and store employees). I've been getting intermittent coverage in DC, but it's very limited geographically. The good news is that the speed was just above 3mbps.
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- 06-29-2010, 04:07 PM #21
Geez, even in areas they say have coverage, it's really spotty. Look at Richmond, VA, which became "official" yesterday. There's almost as much area not covered as covered.
I can get a week signal (1 indicator) at work in Tysons Corner
According to the map, my house near Reston is in a covered area. I get 1 bar on the 2nd floor of my house but nothing on the 1st floor. If this is what Sprint calls 4G coverage, we've got a lotta years left before you can count on having it everywhere you go, even in "completed" cities.
- 06-29-2010, 11:28 PM #22
- 06-30-2010, 09:56 AM #23
Here is the actual 4G that real users have mapped with the Sensorly app for coverage around Washington DC:
We will be staying in the area next month. Does anyone drive south on 95 who could use Sensorly to check for signals south of DC? Or out past Gaithersburg?
Yes, I know what Sprint claims on their 4G maps but we know from the Sensorly maps how inaccurate the Sprint maps are...
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