sprint introduces 3G/4G "overdrive" mobile hotspot.

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by clevin, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    So this is just a MiFi but with 4G WiMax right?
     
  2. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    i dont know, im sure they will have review later with detailed comparison.

    price info is here:

    $99 after a $50 rebate with a two year $59/mo service agreement when it goes on sale January 10 at Best Buy and Sprint stores.

    press release http://www.businesswire.com/portal/...d=news_view&newsId=20100106007017&newsLang=en

    10x faster than 3G, download/upload gb size file in seconds, stream tv shows, hulu, etc.
     
  3. redknives macrumors member

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    Bought one today - taking it back tomorrow.

    Drove from one end of Seattle to the other and barely got above 2-3 bars the entire time. DL speed was 4.5mbps at the very best but UL never got above .2mbps with 250ms+ latency. Unusable at $60/mo pre-tax.

    Dang, I was so psyched. Serves me right.
     
  4. redknives macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16)

    P.S. - 3G was almost as fast 80% of the time with slightly less latency and higher upload speed. It's back with Sprint now.
     
  5. partyBoy macrumors 68000

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    I was looking foward to buying one of these so i can play pandora with my Touch in my car BUT the prices are so hi,does anyone know if "sync" is wi-fi or not ?
     

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