Sprint rolls out 4G to more locations

Sprint, the first national carrier to deploy a 4G network, has announced a few more cities to its growing blanket of WiMax coverage. The lucky cities of New York City, Hartford, New Haven, New Brunswick, Trenton and Tampa can now all enjoy faster download and upload speeds with their 4G enabled devices. 

Sprint claims that its 4G network is up to ten times faster than current 3G speeds, which will be a huge improvement for downloaders on the go. Sprint is looking to cover as much of the United States as possible before its competitors, Verizon and AT&T, deploy their upcoming 4G networks that will boast similar speeds.

4G represents the next great wave of wireless broadband, and with speeds that can match low end home cable offerings, it provides a viable alternative to dropping your home broadband. Neowin was in Las Vegas live at CES when Sprint unveiled its first 4G device which you can read about here.

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I have 4G service from Clear(clearwire) and it is crap. This is on my home system, and I can not get speeds above .60/KPS up and down! There tech support says that the tower that we are connected to is overloaded and that there are not any other towers in the area that we can connect to. So if anyone else happens to experience the same trouble that I am with the new wonderful 4G service...

este said,
Wow... So 4G is that much of an improvement over 3G? the speeds are noticeably different?

Oh yes, their's a huge speed boost.

este said,
Wow... So 4G is that much of an improvement over 3G? the speeds are noticeably different?

yeah the speed increase is unreal. it's lightening compared to 3G. but yes, the battery drains really really fast w/ 4G enabled. With current gen 4G phones, you simply have to disable 4G when not in use.

este said,
Wow... So 4G is that much of an improvement over 3G? the speeds are noticeably different?

Well, Sprint advertises 3-6mbps. AT&T's 3G for me is right at 2.5-3mbps (and the coverage is better as is the battery life) so this whole 4G hype makes me yawn.

That, plus the fact that Spring charges an extra $10/mo to users of 4G enabled phones even if there is no 4G coverage in your area. That ****ed my GF off when she wanted to upgrade to the EVO 4G. She decided to wait to see what other phones come out. Seems stupid to pay $10 extra a month to use a phone with features you can't access.

Shadrack said,

Well, Sprint advertises 3-6mbps. AT&T's 3G for me is right at 2.5-3mbps (and the coverage is better as is the battery life) so this whole 4G hype makes me yawn.

That, plus the fact that Spring charges an extra $10/mo to users of 4G enabled phones even if there is no 4G coverage in your area. That ****ed my GF off when she wanted to upgrade to the EVO 4G. She decided to wait to see what other phones come out. Seems stupid to pay $10 extra a month to use a phone with features you can't access.


I have read on the net people have been able to call Sprint and opt out of that $10/month 4G crap.

ir0nw0lf said,

I have read on the net people have been able to call Sprint and opt out of that $10/month 4G crap.

Are they finally buckling? When I was researching the EVO 4G for my girlfriend last summer, all I read on the net were people who said they called Sprint and they were not willing to drop the $10/month charge. They said it was a "media enrichment" fee for using the phone's internet media enriched features, and not specifically to use 4G. Thats how they were spinning it last summer anyway.