4g in LA, do i believe this?

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  1. douglaslem88

    douglaslem88 Well-Known Member
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    I called sprint to ask about a mobile hotspot and the person tells me that LA will have 4G by May 1st. They are waiting for this nationwide rollout of 4g to launch the EVO. She says the EVO will launch at that time. I don't beleive this at all. Has anyone else heard 4g in LA?
     

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  2. Eguy

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    Yeah, LA is getting WiMax this year (Hopefully when the EVO launches).
     
  3. SoFLO

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    LA will be getting WiMAX yes. No way the EVO launches May 1st though.
     
  4. drexappeal

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    I don't believe LA will have 4G/WiMax until Fall. If that May 12 launch party in NY is legit, I believe NY will be the first major market to have 4G/WiMax and then slowly it'll build and be available in the other major markets.

    A friend of mine made a good point about 4G/WiMax being available in smaller markets first vs. larger markets. If anything goes wrong in those smaller markets, it's easier to focus on the issues in the smaller markets, as supposed to making it available in larger markets first (which would be a nightmare if anything went wrong).

    Then, by the time they've figured out the problems/issues (if any), they can put more time, money and energy into making sure the major markets won't have any problems, which will also help marketing (which is crucial in major markets) and sales.
     
  5. Eguy

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    They will definitely roll it out before the end of the year. Hopefully sooner than later!
     
  6. drexappeal

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    I agree. I believe that all the major markets should have 4G connectivity by the end of the year. That's just my opinion, of course.

    As long as I've been with Sprint and as loyal as I've been, I've always been skeptical of their follow-thru with technology advancement, so hopefully 4G/WiMax will be something that they're really ready for and allowing the company to be an innovator, not a follower.
     
  7. neodorian

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    They usually spend a good several months testing before officially offering Wimax service to customers. We had it in Baltimore for a while before they sold the service to the public. I was lucky enough to get in on the testing and got a free laptop out of the deal :) I think the goal is to at least get NYC, DC, and LA up and running with the Evo since that will allow them to cover a large population. It makes more sense to start in the big cities and work your way out. That's how you reach the most people right off the bat.
     
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