Sprint has announced that it will close down its WiMAX network on November 6th 2015. So, if you haven't made the switch to LTE, you have about a year to consider your upgrade options
Sprint recently cancelled unlimited data for 4G hotspots, which sucked, but wasn't entirely shocking. Now they've announced new pricing plans for hotspots, tablets, laptops and dongles, offering more bandwidth than the competition at the same $50 and $80 monthly prices.
Spectrum. It sounds like a rainbow. I mean, it is kind of magical, right? It's what carries animated GIFs, YouTube videos and tweets to your phone. But like, what is it?
So! Sprint just made it official that they will be rolling out 4G LTE, and basically slowly backing away from their current 4G network, WiMax. What does that mean for you?
Sprint owns a majority of Clearwire, the company it partners with to deliver 4G WiMax. Clearwire is a troubled little company: It poops money like a baby with bloody diarrhea, and it needs to spend $600 millionish to upgrade its network to LTE.
A post on the Full Disclosure mailing list claims both CDMA and 4G WiMAX wireless networks were compromised using a man-in-the middle attack at Defcon earlier this week.
Sprint has signed and netted a massive $9 billion deal with LightSquared, which will give them access to their 4G LTE network for the next 15 years, and allow LightSquared roaming access on Sprint's 3G network in return. [BGR]
Motorola's Photon 4G is the first Sprint phone equipped with the dual core, 1GHz Tegra 2 chipset and it's their first 4G phone to have international roaming capabilities.
This photograph was taken at the SFMTA Customer Service Center, the 7th level of bureaucratic hell. I was working there, but I don't work there, feel me? I was using Clear's Mobile USB WiMax Adapter. Mobile connection dongles aren't particularly new; hell, 4G mobile adapters aren't even new. But six months ago the…
Sprint's latest 4G hotspot, the Overdrive Pro, is coming on March 20, allowing 8 users to connect over wi-fi b/g/n (instead of 5), and access the NAS-enabled microSD storage slot and GPS functionality. It's $50 with a two-year contract. [Slashgear]
From the way Sprint's Senior Vice President of Networks Bob Azzi was talking to PC World, LTE could be coming to Sprint sooner than later, thanks to a power struggle with Clearwire over their shared Wimax infrastructure. [PC World]
It's funny, the moments in your life that happen in slow motion. Like watching a $5000 camera with a $1700 lens bolted to it tumble onto concrete, followed by an ejaculation of glass.
The BlackBerry PlayBook, perhaps the first great 7-inch tablet, has found an "exclusive" home with Sprint. It'll be available this summer and the Sprint PlayBook will come complete with that 4G (WiMAX). Pricing details are unknown at this point but here's what the PlayBook's OS looks like to keep yourself excited.
Sad news, folks: Clear's iSpot WiMax hotspot is apparently being discontinued already—barely five months after being introduced.
In time for the onslaught of freshly-purchased Evos and Instincts, Sprint is giving life to San Francisco's 4G WiMax network next week on December 28. This also includes support for surrounding cities, including Oakland and the Silicon Valley. Sprint had previously said it would rollout 4G in support before the end of…
If you buy a new iPad from Best Buy, you'll get the chance to walk away with a free Mi-Fi from Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T (with new 2-year contract). A decent deal if you know you'll need the bandwidth.
Verizon's first LTE dongle is startlingly large. But not as startling as the speed.