Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Clearwire, Sprint 4G dated for NYC, LA, San Francisco

updated 07:25 am EDT, Mon October 18, 2010

Sprint 4G due for NYC Nov 1, LA and SF in December

Clearwire, Sprint and today finally committed themselves to launching their WiMAX-based 4G services in three of their most important markets. The companies will launch their flagship New York City access, along with rebranded Time Warner Cable service, on November 1. All will have a fallback to 3G for devices like the HTC Evo 4G or Overdrive routers that have both 3G and 4G onboard.

Los Angeles residents should get Clearwire and Sprint access without a cable partner on December 1. San Francisco will get its access only at the very end of December, but it will be supported by Comcast's rebadged Xfinity Internet 2go. Some readers have already reported getting 4G service on their smartphones in recent weeks, however.

Prices vary depending on the device and service, and whether it's fixed or mobile. Sprint's smartphone plans carry a $10 premium and cost $80 per month for unlimited data on 4G.

The expansion promises the first real 4G services in the respective cities and should give speeds between 3-6Mbps in real-world conditions, or about twice the speed of typical 3G. Clearwire and Sprint are nonetheless in a race as they already have to face T-Mobile's faster HSPA+ 3G speeds as well as the 12Mbps peaks of Verizon's imminent LTE network.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. facebook_Doug

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Oct 2010

    +1

    Clearwire, Sprint and today...

    I've never heard of a company called "today".

  1. AJgriffin2

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Oct 2010

    0

    Rover?

    I heard that new Rover service is launching then too.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Patriot Stellar Boost XT 64GB USB 3.0 drive

A vast selection of USB memory sticks means that consumers can often find exactly the size drive they need in a configuration that can ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News