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    Will Virgin Mobile USA ever get 4G internet?

    Know that sprint has 4G internet what about sprint's prepaid group like virgin mobile?

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    Not yet. Maybe when Sprint postpaid gets 5G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Churner View Post
    Not yet. Maybe when Sprint postpaid gets 5G.
    Ha rats cause I sure don't want to get rover, clear or postpaid

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    Whenever Virgin Mobile decides to charge monthly for hardware...

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    according to vmobi we will be getting 4g services in 2011. he didnt specify whether it would be 4g for phones or 4g mifi.
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    There is no 4G officially in USA. It was just marketing "gimmick".
    http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/L...ally-4G-111040
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    For years you've probably seen people argue that WiMax technically is not true fourth generation ("4G") wireless because it didn't meet certain criteria. Though technically, since the International Telecommunications Union had never set a standard for what 4G was, it was a little hard to make any qualification. But now the ITU has officially come out with a statement declaring that only WiMax 2 (802.16m, or WirelessMAN-Advance 2) and LTE-Advanced can technically be declared "4G":
    ITU's Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) has completed the assessment of six candidate submissions for the global 4G mobile wireless broadband technology, otherwise known as IMT-Advanced. Harmonization among these proposals has resulted in two technologies, "LTE-Advanced1" and "WirelessMAN-Advanced2" being accorded the official designation of IMT-Advanced, qualifying them as true 4G technologies.
    In other words, 4G is not deployed currently in the United States or anywhere else, and there won't be any 4G deployed in the United States for some time. Verizon and Sprint will have to stop using the 4G label in advertising -- as will T-Mobile -- who insists their HSPA+ upgrades deliver "4G-like speeds."

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyhrn View Post
    There is no 4G officially in USA. It was just marketing "gimmick".
    http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/L...ally-4G-111040
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    For years you've probably seen people argue that WiMax technically is not true fourth generation ("4G") wireless because it didn't meet certain criteria. Though technically, since the International Telecommunications Union had never set a standard for what 4G was, it was a little hard to make any qualification. But now the ITU has officially come out with a statement declaring that only WiMax 2 (802.16m, or WirelessMAN-Advance 2) and LTE-Advanced can technically be declared "4G":
    ITU's Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) has completed the assessment of six candidate submissions for the global 4G mobile wireless broadband technology, otherwise known as IMT-Advanced. Harmonization among these proposals has resulted in two technologies, "LTE-Advanced1" and "WirelessMAN-Advanced2" being accorded the official designation of IMT-Advanced, qualifying them as true 4G technologies.
    In other words, 4G is not deployed currently in the United States or anywhere else, and there won't be any 4G deployed in the United States for some time. Verizon and Sprint will have to stop using the 4G label in advertising -- as will T-Mobile -- who insists their HSPA+ upgrades deliver "4G-like speeds."
    wow you just melted my brain lol. i guess 4g will just be another one of those things we say that dont make sense, llike vasaline and kleenex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyhrn View Post
    There is no 4G officially in USA. It was just marketing "gimmick".
    http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/L...ally-4G-111040
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    For years you've probably seen people argue that WiMax technically is not true fourth generation ("4G") wireless because it didn't meet certain criteria. Though technically, since the International Telecommunications Union had never set a standard for what 4G was, it was a little hard to make any qualification. But now the ITU has officially come out with a statement declaring that only WiMax 2 (802.16m, or WirelessMAN-Advance 2) and LTE-Advanced can technically be declared "4G":
    ITU's Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) has completed the assessment of six candidate submissions for the global 4G mobile wireless broadband technology, otherwise known as IMT-Advanced. Harmonization among these proposals has resulted in two technologies, "LTE-Advanced1" and "WirelessMAN-Advanced2" being accorded the official designation of IMT-Advanced, qualifying them as true 4G technologies.
    In other words, 4G is not deployed currently in the United States or anywhere else, and there won't be any 4G deployed in the United States for some time. Verizon and Sprint will have to stop using the 4G label in advertising -- as will T-Mobile -- who insists their HSPA+ upgrades deliver "4G-like speeds."
    oh ok, so then they can say stuff like "we have really fast internet speeds for you, much faster than 3G but we cant quite call it 4G"... hmmm, what might they call it...

    As for the thread topic... there has been indications from Sprint over the past few months indicating that there will be a prepaid 4G product. No mention of phones, so perhaps a broadband2go device similar to what Clearwire offers. Prepaid 4G phones would be a fantastic, but expensive, addition to Virgin Mobile's line-up but it's not likely to happen in the near future.
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    I don't know about 4G, but I wish they would finish deploying 3G. Lots of little hick towns still only have GPRS/1X, for crying out loud! Luckily my little hick town has EVDO, but only because Sprint didn't have service here at all until 2008. I know one tower between my home and my brother's only has 1X and that is Verizon's tower -- didn't they claim faster data than AT&T a year ago?

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    Wink 4g is really here in eastern nc

    4g service is now a reality and availible on the verizon network in eastern Nc , sprint and att to launch soon .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Skyedance View Post
    This is the speed evolution from 2G...
    That's pretty helpful. Except I don't know exactly which ones are related to GSM or not...

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    I wish VM's 3G was actually 3G. 87 Kbps down and 140 Kbps up is not 3G, IMO.

    If VM doesn't offer 4G on prepaid services before 2011 is over, I don't see how they'll remain competitive against offerings from Straight Talk or T-Mobile. The expectations threshold for prepaid service has been increased in recent years (due mainly to VM's strategy back in 2010) but VM is now falling way behind in the game.

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    The way things are going now, I could see Boost getting 4g first. lol

    But seriously, only time will tell. I'd be happy with full speed 3g (full bandwidth for sprint's prepaid), and let postpaid keep 4g, and the price premium.

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    Boost and Virgin will eventually get 4G. I dont know if it will be WiMax though. I would wait and see what happens with Sprint's new plans for 4G / LTE and I am sure Sprint will eventually share it with their prepaid to gain some customers. It's going to happen the question is: when? Eventually 2G and 3G networks will be shut down but that could still be 20 years out
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