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Are you talking about smartphones only? I just checked the hotspot service prices and its $50/5GB
Smartphone is true unlimited
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post #42 of 59
When I was doing testing on Clear/Sprint, I was getting between 4 and 16 on a USB adapter. It really depends on where the antennas are.
post #43 of 59
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Are you talking about smartphones only? I just checked the hotspot service prices and its $50/5GB
if you already own/plan to own a cell phone, why would you get a hotspot?

Wifi hotspot is free on Thunderbolt.

So for $30 you get unlimited 4G
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post #44 of 59
I don't have wi-max coverage here in oak ridge yet, but I get a constant 1-1.5 down on 3g on my evo. Just ran a speed test a few times and the lowest was 987kbps. I'd hate to think wi-max would be slower than 3g. Not doubting they are slower than the competition, but the numbers they give seem way off.
post #45 of 59
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Even then, Sprint's data service is insanely priced.

For the cost of sprint's data plan by itself I could get 3 entire basic smartphone plans through Virgin Mobile.
Virgin Mobile is Sprint...
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post #46 of 59
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if you already own/plan to own a cell phone, why would you get a hotspot?

Wifi hotspot is free on Thunderbolt.

So for $30 you get unlimited 4G
I'm tied into my AT&T family plan, our contract expires in 2 years

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post #47 of 59
Wow we are lucky then in Canada, on 3g I get 6.8 down 2.2 up

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post #48 of 59
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I'm tied into my AT&T family plan, our contract expires in 2 years

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post #49 of 59
Verizon's 4G sounds great... except it will be a long time before I get 4G coverage near me, 2012 at the earliest according to Verizon's 4G map. Cell companies are slow to expand their networks
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post #50 of 59
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My Verizon 3G is faster than wimax...
My Tmobile 3G is faster than most of those numbers from either provider. I regularly tip the scales at 7-10Mpbs down.
    
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