WiMax Cellphones Phones From Sprint Later This Year

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During the earnings call where Sprint got to chat about bleeding $29.5 billion this past quarter (thanks to the Nextel merger), CEO Dan Hesse confirmed that they'll be releasing dual CDMA/WiMax handsets sometime this year—the first solid word they'd be packing WiMax in phones. Question: Do you care? [mocoNews]

DISCUSSION

skepticalgeezer-old1
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Customer service at sprints SUCKS when I have to try to get someone in India to understand my problem (their speaking is far better than their understanding) but eexcellent when I get a service center in U.S. or Canada. If I get frustraed enough with the Indians, I can get them to switch me to a more local service center, although I then have to wait 15 minjutes on line. All this said, the reason I was with sprint was that, until recently, they were the only ones wiht an unlimited data plan at a reasonable price. Things are changing and I may too. I have yet to understand what WIMAX will give me over the present EVDO-REV A (which gives me better speed than my crappy old DSL line from AT&T - formerly SBC- formerly PacTEl- formerly PacBell- formerly a sbusidiary of AT&T)