Sprint WiMax: 2-4Mbps, $55/month, Open Access? Yes, Please.

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Here's yet another reason to hold off on buying that iPhone this year: Sprint's 4G WiMax wireless broadband is coming along nicely, and by next year should be available to 100 million customers.

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Rather than lock yourself into two years with 2G web access, why not wait for WiMax? When it's unrolled in DC and Chicago early next year it'll provide 2-4Mbps speeds for $55 a month, and it'll be open access. That means you won't be stuck in the "walled garden" of approved sites that some cellular web carriers put you in, and it'll provide open access to the Internet like your broadband account. If it's as reliable and as fast as they claim this has the potential to replace cable and DSL lines as people's connection of choice. Let's make NYC the third city you roll this out too, OK Sprint?

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Sprint WiMax: $55, Open Access? [DSL Reports]

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For those who don't know. SERO is for "Sprint Empoyee Referral Offer". I'd give you my code, but it requires you to know my work e-mail address, and I don't want the h8ters to start spamming me.

WiMax is going to be billed as a separate network, perhaps eventually to replace WiMax. I'm starting to wonder if the reason ALL the cable companies are signing deals with Sprint is to allow them to get rid of the last mile, and allow Cable/VOIP over WiMax (when speeds are upgraded).

Look for Intel-based UMPC's before you see this in cell-phones folks. Remember, Sprint's brass are still idiots.

Disclaimer - I AM NOT making this statement as a Sprint employee, I know nothing, and I am just a flunkie who is speculating.