Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC EVO 4G

New Forums: Nexus 6 | Nexus Player | Nexus 9
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old May 31st, 2010, 12:12 AM  
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 159
 
Device(s): HTC EVO 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 55
Thanked 18 Times in 7 Posts
Default stuck with wimax

i know the greatest android phone ever is coming out on friday, but i have a slight concern about wimax. it seems to be a losing technology compared to lte which has support from 3 of the 4 big carriers, and im scared wimax will go the way of hd dvd before our contracts are over. anyone else have that thought?

Advertisements
ryohei47 is offline  
sponsored links
Old May 31st, 2010, 12:15 AM  
Member
 
Bales's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 120
 
Device(s): HTC Evo, Motorola Xoom
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 42
Thanked 36 Times in 18 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Bales
Default

Not really. WiMax still has quite a sizable head start on LTE. Also, Sprint has publicly stated that they haven't ruled out going with LTE in the future. I'd be willing to bet it'd be close to 2 years before LTE is even relevant. I personally get a new phone every year as I'm a Premier customer.

I'd actually be more worried about HSPA+ which T-Mobile just started to roll out. They already have HSPA towers in place. All they need to do is upgrade their technology. The main reason I'm sticking with Sprint is two-fold:
1. Lack of high end Android device.
2. Unreliable coverage in my area.
Bales is offline  
Last edited by Bales; May 31st, 2010 at 12:18 AM.
Old May 31st, 2010, 12:17 AM  
Junior Member
 
seretogis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Seattle
Posts: 50
 
Device(s): HTC EVO 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 37
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Default

If Sprint decides to go LTE in six months, our WiMax device will still be just fine.
seretogis is offline  
Old May 31st, 2010, 12:21 AM  
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 159
 
Device(s): HTC EVO 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 55
Thanked 18 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bales View Post
Sprint has publicly stated that they haven't ruled out going with LTE in the future.
thats the real concern. that my evo will get its wimax switched to lte anytime.
ryohei47 is offline  
Old May 31st, 2010, 12:24 AM  
Member
 
BigRick10's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 205
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 8
Thanked 99 Times in 27 Posts
Default

I see LTE being spread widely in about 2-3yrs
__________________
June 4th 1986: I was born
June 4th 2010: I get an EVO
BigRick10 is offline  
Old May 31st, 2010, 12:25 AM  
Member
 
Bales's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 120
 
Device(s): HTC Evo, Motorola Xoom
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 42
Thanked 36 Times in 18 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Bales
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ryohei47 View Post
thats the real concern. that my evo will get its wimax switched to lte anytime.
LOL. There's almost 99.9% chance of that NOT happening. Sprint has invested a lot of money in WiMax. If they were to shut anything off it would be 1x or EVDO. All carriers realize that the future of their business is in VOIP. I'd be willing to bet that they would phase out EVDO once their WiMax coverage is equal, regardless of whether or not they decide to pick up LTE.
Bales is offline  
Old May 31st, 2010, 12:33 AM  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,074
 
Device(s): Current: Nexus 5 Old: Moto Droid MAXX, Verizon SGS4, EVO LTE 4g, EVO 4g (OG)
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 732
Thanked 666 Times in 338 Posts
Default

no concern with this phone, LTE won't be a major contendor for ATLEAST another year. just enjoy WiMax while it's in use, if you keep waiting for the better technology then you'll never own a phone. LTE may stand for (long term whatever) but in another 5-7 years something will be blowing both WiMax and LTE out of the water, no point in playing the waiting game with technology, there never has been and never will be, it just moves too fast to find a "standard" or something that won't be outdated in the foreseeable future...

like i said, just enjoy WiMax, if LTE truly is that awesome then then you'll be long due for an upgrade from this phone by the time it's even usable as a phone service
Covert_Death is offline  
Old May 31st, 2010, 12:40 AM  
Premium Member
 
SprintFun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 1,547
 
Device(s): Evo
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 192
Thanked 658 Times in 289 Posts
Default

WiMax and LTE can co-exist on the same network. In fact, WiMax can be used to backhaul LTE in densely populated areas.
SprintFun is offline  
Old May 31st, 2010, 01:05 AM  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 163
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bales View Post
. I personally get a new phone every year as I'm a Premier customer.
anyone on the plan that the evo requires will automatically be considered premiere in about 90 days
eyecon82 is offline  
Old May 31st, 2010, 01:08 AM  
Member
 
Bales's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 120
 
Device(s): HTC Evo, Motorola Xoom
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 42
Thanked 36 Times in 18 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Bales
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eyecon82 View Post
anyone on the plan that the evo requires will automatically be considered premiere in about 90 days
True It's the single best reason to switch to Sprint IMHO. I got tired of having to wait 2 years to get a new phone on Verizon. Phone technology is advancing way to fast to have to wait another year and see all my friends get better phones than me.
Bales is offline  
sponsored links
Old May 31st, 2010, 01:11 AM  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 30
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Wimax is supported more companies than just Sprint including Intel, Comcast Comcast High-Speed 2go(TM) | 4G Mobile Broadband Service, and many more members WiMAX Forum Member Companies | WiMAX Forum . Clearwire has just hit Houston the last few months and they're ads, including kiosk set ups in BestBuy and Frys, for home/mobile internet have been running none stop. Wimax is bigger than just Sprint and its going to be around for a while.
timlot1 is offline  
Old May 31st, 2010, 01:44 AM  
Member
 
NSXLA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 247
 
Device(s): BB Tour
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 55
Thanked 51 Times in 25 Posts
Default

Yep, its pretty alarming that T-mobile HSPA coverage is broader than WIMAX. With quite a bit faster download speeds, awww the good old days when Sprint was the fastest. =( at least Sprint is the most dependable - wait I've stated that already some thread, but its true!

I've come across loads of bad reviews for wimax, I understand, its still new technology but if it doesn't work well in-doors how can they ever improve that ?!?! They can't all of a sudden have it at a different freq! FAIL ::weeps::
NSXLA is offline  
Old May 31st, 2010, 02:05 AM  
Senior Member
 
Thefoodman52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,312
 
Device(s): Galaxy, herp derp.
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 104
Thanked 333 Times in 215 Posts
speedracer1991@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NSXLA View Post
...it doesn't work well in-doors how can they ever improve that ?!?! They can't all of a sudden have it at a different freq! FAIL ::weeps::
With a magnet, magic, and a pocket full of dreams.
Thefoodman52 is offline  
Old May 31st, 2010, 03:41 AM  
Senior Member
 
Android 17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 575
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 107
Thanked 176 Times in 89 Posts
Default

Do you have a picture for every single situation that pops up? Heh
Android 17 is offline  
Old May 31st, 2010, 05:25 AM  
Member
 
TheBlackPrince's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 238
 
Device(s): HTC Evo 4G, Nexus S 4G, Galaxy Nexus (GSM)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 15
Thanked 30 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NSXLA View Post
I've come across loads of bad reviews for wimax, I understand, its still new technology but if it doesn't work well in-doors how can they ever improve that ?!?! They can't all of a sudden have it at a different freq! FAIL ::weeps::
If they build a whole bunch of towers, wouldn't penetration of signal improve due to there being more available?
TheBlackPrince is offline  
Old May 31st, 2010, 05:58 AM  
Member
 
drksilenc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pittsburgh area
Posts: 420
 
Device(s): Htc Hero (Sprint)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 56
Thanked 68 Times in 37 Posts
Default

exactly tbp thats the main advantage of wimax you can connect to multiple towers at one time 5 if im not mistaken. so they can have a repeater on a bus a main station near the building your in one thats bairely in range and another bus going the opposite direction and you can catch all there signals at 1 time for a magnified coverage
drksilenc is offline  
 

HTC EVO 4G
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

When Sprint announced their first ever 4G handset at CTIA in March 2010, they dropped a bombshell on the mobile world. The HTC Evo 4G is a device that introduces a lot of firsts when compared to other North American handsets. This is the first Andr... Read More

Tags
lte, wimax

Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC EVO 4G
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:38 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.