Originally Posted by bobby2478
What happens to all the people who buy a WIMAX device up through the middle of next year, only 6 months before they turn off WIMAX and go to LTE in 2013? They have a 2 year contract and can't "upgrade" to an LTE device until well after Sprint has turned off WIMAX and started using LTE.
They won't turn WiMax off in 2013 if they're still planning on selling WiMax devices through 2012. Remember that their new tower equipment will support both. I suspect WiMax will hang around until 2015, but that's just a guess. They are probably assuming most people will upgrade to an LTE device by 2013 or 2014.