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Sprint 4G live in Chicago, Dallas, North Carolina

updated 11:20 am EST, Mon November 2, 2009

Sprint 4G finally active in Dallas and NC

Sprint began the week by bringing its 4G WiMAX service into action for several key areas promised earlier. The Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth areas as well as several North Carolina cities, including Cary, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, High Point, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, all now have access to the wide-area wireless. The carrier still promises downstream speeds of about 3Mbps to 6Mbps in real situations, all of which allow VoIP, video and other tasks normally off-limits to 3G.

Service primarily hinges on a $70 monthly plan that offers unlimited 4G and 5GB of 3G transfers, but visitors to a particular area can pay $10 for a day pass with unlimited 4G during the period. Sprint's dual-mode 4G/3G U300 USB modem is the primary device for the network, but some notebooks and other devices also connect to Sprint's WiMAX.




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  1. dagamer34

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Costs

    Service just costs too much for 5GB. Ugh. When will economies of scale kick in?!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Costs

    That's $70 for unlimited 4G. Its only limiting you to 5GB for 3G.

    It's the best plan you can find in the US.

    As for 'economies of scale', they'll never be reached. There's too much demand now for wireless bandwidth (hence all the whining over ATTs 3G service). And you want them to make it cheaper? So what? More people can get on? And have it suck even worse? Until their networks can handle more traffic, the prices will probably stay right where they are.

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