Sprint launches Xohm WiMax 4G - BUT iPhone 3G beats it during test

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  1. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure this has been posted as I searched for it first ;)

    http://news.cnet.com/1606-2_3-50004011.html

    What's funny is as they show Sprints new 4G network launch and they do a side by side with an iPhone 3G and Sprint phone on 4G and the iPhone smokes it... lol

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  3. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    That doesn't necessarily mean the network sucked--just that the iphone is a better piece of hardware. :) A more accurate test would have compared the exact same kind of handset.
     
  4. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    even if it works 45 a month is a lot, we already have people screaming bloody murder for AT&Ts increase
     
  5. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Can anyone see if the iPhone was on WiFi in the test house?
     
  6. aridon macrumors member

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    They can bump the speed all they want if the hardware is bottle necked or the software clunky what's the point?
     
  7. EarthDawn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just thought it was really funny to see a review of the BIG debut for Sprint and see the iPhone smoke it .... and see the newsgirl try and just talk her way past it and move on... quickly
     
  8. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    damn and i live in B-more and i thought it would be great
     
  9. Rybold macrumors 6502a

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    Sprint has been talking about WiMax for years. The only problem is that the network equipment (base stations) are VERY costly for the network operators; therefore the roll-out across the nation will be very slow. Lucky Baltimorers! (jealous)

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  10. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    at least they started it in a challenging area, it definitely shows promise but as someone who still doesnt have 3g in my area, which used to be the fastest growing area in the US, i think we need to have decent 3g coverage before just jumping to 4g
     
  11. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    Isn't the speed going to tank once they get millions of people using it?
    cough at&t 3g cough
     
  12. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Amen. I especially think it was crap for people outside of 3G areas. Very similar to paying the DSL price even if you only had dial-up access in your area. I'm sticking with my $20 EDGE plan until I can get a huge deal selling my iPhone, AT&T finds a way to lower prices, or I just gotta have 3G. :)

    AT&T and others should really worry more about getting 3G in more places before jumping to 4G/WiMax.
     
  13. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    hahahahaha
     

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