Sprint to hold big press event October 7

Sprint may be the third largest wireless carrier in the US but the company was the first network to offer 4G speeds with its WiMax based network back in 2010, and is currently the only network that has a true unlimited data plan with no broadband caps or overage fees. But Sprint's WiMax network has fallen into disfavor as both Verizon and AT&T have decided to embrace the LTE protocol. Now it looks like Sprint may be getting ready for some changes.

A number of media outlets, including Engadget, have reported receiving invites for a big Sprint press event to be held in New York City on October 7. At the moment all Sprint is saying is that it will offer a "strategy update" with a presentation by its executives followed by a Q&A session. Those few words have prompted media outlets to speculate on what might be discussed during the event. One likely possibility is that Sprint could announce the launch of its own LTE based wireless network; the company hasn't added any new US cities to its WiMax network in 2011.

Another item that might be discussed during the press event are the rumors that Sprint will be selling Apple's iPhone 5. This could be a game changer for Sprint if it allows iPhone customers to access its unlimited data plan, something that AT&T and Verizon have abandoned for their new customers.

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I've had verizon and AT&T but sprint is the best for me, they might not have the best coverage but their price and their service is way better than the rest and as far as coverage goes there's an app that lets sprint users force roam on verizon towers if needed so you really have the best of both worlds.

Order_66 said,
I've had verizon and AT&T but sprint is the best for me, they might not have the best coverage but their price and their service is way better than the rest and as far as coverage goes there's an app that lets sprint users force roam on verizon towers if needed so you really have the best of both worlds.

I prefer paying more to get great service. Especially with my 4G LTE phone. Sprint just has WiMax. I feel bad for anybody that bought those phones recently. They would be stuck on it for two years when most likely Sprint's 4G LTE gets deployed by next year second quarter.

UndergroundWire said,

I prefer paying more to get great service. Especially with my 4G LTE phone. Sprint just has WiMax. I feel bad for anybody that bought those phones recently. They would be stuck on it for two years when most likely Sprint's 4G LTE gets deployed by next year second quarter.


I heard that newer phones from Sprint already have LTE built into them already. They would just provide an update to turn the feature on.

subcodec said,

I heard that newer phones from Sprint already have LTE built into them already. They would just provide an update to turn the feature on.

Wrong. Sorry. You would see those phones on the FCC listed as such.

TechieXP said,
Just remember, Verzion did allow new customers who bought an iphone to get the unlimited data plan.

then turned around and tierd them

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,

then turned around and tierd them

Makes me glad to have been one of the old VZW customers that was grandfathered in to unlimited.

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,

then turned around and tierd them


No they didn't. Anyone who signed up for any 3G or 4G Data plan before July6, 2011 is automatically grandfathered in. Please let's not confuse the facts.