I agree, good move on Sprint's part (since they're moving to LTE) and perfect for marketing.
I activated a new line on the old SERO-P plan last year - and boy was I disappointed with WiMAX. Horrendous battery life + poor coverage = you're better off on 3G. However, WHEN there was WiMAX coverage, it worked decently well. It's obviously not going to be bleeding edge tech since it's on prepaid, but I still think it's nice to have the option regardless.
I'm sure they're going to charge a premium for "4G" - can't expect them not to. This isn't exactly a game changer but if they play their cards right, they can still make some money off selling WiMAX service.
The next two years should be interesting in the wireless world. Can't believe Sprint is launching LTE already. Verizon expects to have the largest 4G footprint by summer. T-Mo has the spectrum now (thanks AT&T!) to launch LTE. We'll see how it all turns out.
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 is my drug of choice.
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