Is the Epic 4G Touch LTE ready?

zackmack7

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I live in Baltimore and I am aware that Sprint is busy upgrading their LTE networks in the area. Is the E4GT capable of utilizing these faster LTE data speeds when they are introduced?

I am somewhat disappointed in the slow 4G speeds I have been experiencing after switching from T-mobile and a Sensation 4G. It seemed like T-mobile's network was much faster. I am just hoping that with Sprint's upgrades my Epic 4G will be able to reap the benefits.
 

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No, the 4g in the Epic Touch is Wimax, which is not compatible with the new LTE being rolled out...

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zackmack7

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Yep I am on Sprint. So is Wi-Max about to be a thing of the past in the next few years?

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Yep I am on Sprint. So is Wi-Max about to be a thing of the past in the next few years?

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From my understanding, Sprint will be using LTE devices instead of WiMax from here on out.

(someone correct me if I'm wrong)
 

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Yep I am on Sprint. So is Wi-Max about to be a thing of the past in the next few years?

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My understanding is that Sprint has stopped expanding WiMax and is working only on building LTE, which should start rolling out in a few cities soon. But they intend to keep the existing WiMax online for quite a while (at least a couple of years I think ... I saw through 2015 in one article). I believe new phones will only be LTE ... but right now, a Sprint LTE phone has no 4G service anywhere.

So if you have a WiMax phone and WiMax service where you live, you should be good for a few years with that. Whether you'll want to upgrade to an LTE phone probably depends on when the service gets to your neck of the woods.
 
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I'm in the same boat as zackmack. I just got my upgrade from sprint. I was stuck between the evo lte s3 and the s2. After a lot of reviews and comparisons I went with the s2 epic touch, Mostly because I got it for only a penny. Then come to find out that sprint is no longer gonna run 4g ( wiimax ) but lte. So my question is should I return the s2 for the s3 or evo lte. Cause as of right now I still only have 3g and they say by the end of the year but more then likely next spring summer
 

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Lte is supposed to be everywhere there is 3g by the end of 2013.

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