Sprint forced to move to 4G LTE?

Julez6245

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Sprint hasn't being getting anywhere with its 4G. The last time they announced a new city was a long time ago. Now due to clearwire and other stuff like not going anywhere, they might just be forced to move to 4G LTE. Do you think it'll be better if sprint got LTE?

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Will Sprint's 4G devices ( epic, EVO, and shift) be compatible with LTE technology or are they restricted to Wimax?
 

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I believe they should be able to get LTE. But they might be restricted to WiMax.

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Ever since Sprint launched their WiMAX network, there has been a lot of speculation that Sprint would eventually make a move over the 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution). In a round table discussion at Mobile World Congress this week, Sprint's Vice President of Networks, Bob Azzi said the carrier will be evaluating customer migration from EVDO (3G) to WiMAX (4G) over the next four to six months. They will then be evaluating the best way to use their existing spectrum before reaching a decision on a potential switch from WiMAX to LTE. While Verizon's 4G LTE network offers building penetration and coverage, Sprint's 4G WiMAX is the only wireless provider that offers unlimited data access on 4G. If they decide to make the transition to LTE, the switch should be as easy as swapping out a new baseband card and issuing a software patch.
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Then they'd have to find some way around that. Thousands of customers aren't in the position to change their phones just because .....

You adopted early into a new technology. Look at Blu-ray vs HD DVD for example. People that bought into HD-DVD took a risk. Same with phone technology. You adopt early, you risk it not going mainstream.
 

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I have the EVO and even I hope Sprint adopts LTE. Even though I'm under contract until 2012 I know LTE is better. Sprint should start putting WiMax/LTE radios in phones now. Then the transition will be less painful.

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i have an evo and i agree sprint should go with lte...they should also compensate those of us who have their current wimax capable phones....
 

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You adopted early into a new technology. Look at Blu-ray vs HD DVD for example. People that bought into HD-DVD took a risk. Same with phone technology. You adopt early, you risk it not going mainstream.

That's not the same. Sprint locked early adopters into a 2 year contract and charged a $10 fee (which I'm happy to pay) because they were the first to 4g. If they switch tech to LTE before I get subsidized on a new phone, I'll be pretty pissed. I use 4g 99% of the time.
 

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They don't charge $10 for 4G they charge for 3G smartphones also. Its just a desperate money grab.

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You adopted early into a new technology. Look at Blu-ray vs HD DVD for example. People that bought into HD-DVD took a risk. Same with phone technology. You adopt early, you risk it not going mainstream.

wimax is not that new it the more widely deployed then lte by far
 

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