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  1. I suspect as NV is rolled out, these upgrades will begin to slow down in those markets. At least for now until they can assess network performance post NV?
  2. So the information on this site is not linked to the Network Vision rollout?
  3. Anyone know why the final version of the EVO 4G LTE was changed to exclude the Beats Audio logo and the Sprint logo was moved from the top to the bottom of the back panel? I was looking at a video that showed different versions, I suppose design prototypes including what appeared to be a dual camera 3D version, one with an all matte back panel instead of the shiny top and matte bottom. Just curious, does Sprint have to pay to include or maybe exclude the Beats branding on the exterior of the handset? I would assume HTC would prefer the Beats logo be on the device.
  4. Why this may be good for Sprint, a few things to consider... The WiMAX infrastructure is already built and maintenance costs to Clearwire are very low, as long as they dont plan on expanding it, which is fine because they are in all major metros, it should be a relatively low cost to support millions of paying users. Remember, prepaid customers are willing to receive 4G in only major metros as they pay a lower monthly fee, while Sprint customers expect nationwide LTE. Also keep in mind that with Sprint's upgraded 3G speeds (1.6 - 2.5 mbps), those prepaid customers will be a lot happier. WiMAX may not be as fast as LTE but it still offers good speeds when compared to 3G, I have tested WiMAX in many markets and the average speeds are around 6 mbps, maxing out at around 12 mbps. Another thing to think about is that 4G WiMAX chip prices have come down substantially, allowing Sprint to make this work. Additionally, wholesale / M2M agreements that Sprint has with major utilities, medical, manufacturing, automobile companies. Some of them run on Clearwire's 4G network and unless they want to move them to 3G or LTE, it would be wise for them to keep the WiMAX Network running as this is another revenue stream for the company supporting the Clearwire 4G WiMAX Network.
  5. They better not whore out LTE like they did with 3G. I know most of the capacity issues with 3G are due to the iPhone and smartphones in general, but still.
  6. I am seeing similar results in Tampa Bay, I know Network Vision / LTE is not here yet but as of late, data speeds have increased drastically. I am consistently getting 1-2.5 mbps on 3G.
  7. With the Network Vision / LTE rollout it shouldnt be an issue.
  8. Interesting, I thought I read an article on Phone Arena or Android Central that showed Sprint as having highest ARPU. THanks for the clarification.
  9. Actually, considering Sprint has the highest ARPU, and, proportionately to the number of subscribers, one of the highest ratios of smartphones vs. feature phones, I would not necessarily say their subscribers are low income. Also, just because Sprint's plans are a better value, is not an indicator of customer social class. There's a mix, just like with any other carrier.
  10. Now that it looks like Clear is moving full steam ahead with its TD-LTE network, how is the interoperability between traditional LTE (being deployed by AT&T, Sprint & Verizon) and TD-LTE? Furthermore, given the Chinese governments delay in issuing TD-LTE licenses for a few years, WHAT IF (big "what if"), China decides to go a different route than TD-LTE? What are the compatibility ramifications for Clearwire? It appears TD-LTE is a superior technology to traditional LTE given that its LTE advanced-ready and it is much better at penetrating walls in higher spectrum frequencies such as Clear's 2.5 GHz. However, if its not compatible with the rest of the world, isolation could cause all sorts of issues including lack of roaming agreements and OEM / device support. Just ask Sprint, they are spending billions to dump WiMAX and go LTE since they would have been in a similar situation.
  11. Not only does Verizon FiOS have a small footprint, they are not currently deploying additional markets due to cost of investment vs. ROI (below expectations mostly due to fierce competition from cable co's., and other issues) Verizon does not have fiber deployed all of its LTE cell sites, they use microwave, too.
  12. cervonim

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    I am in Tampa and voice is working just fine. 3G data is hit or miss across most of the Tampa Bay area. 4G is working great, unfortunately, 4G WiMAX is not available at home, only at work. Here are a few Speedtest.net tests from a few days ago. 4G 3G
  13. S4GRU do you have any info regarding Tampa, FL LTE deployment? or FL for that matter. I remember Tampa and Miami were fairly prioritized with WiMAX deployment, but that was mainly Clearwire.
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