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  • mcnabney - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    No ICS for Viper until 2H2012? Seriously, it is going to be a year behind? Pass. Reply
  • dagamer34 - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    What's even worse is using the MDM9600 when the MDM9615 will have been available, making battery life totally suck on the viper. Reply
  • djc208 - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    I've been a Sprint customer for a lot of years, and generally happy, but I've got about 8 months before my contract is up and I'm not sure I'm going to stay with Sprint this time. Their network is a mess, and given my data use I'm not sure their "everything" plans are actually cheaper than I can get elsewhere. Verizon and AT&T are actually running 4G in my area, still no idea when Sprint will get here.

    I've got time for things to shake out but I may just become a Verizon customer unless Sprint gives me some reason not too.
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  • slaughter111 - Thursday, January 12, 2012 - link

    I'm with you. I got the EVO 4G as soon as it came out and was under the impression that we would have 4G towers here in Oklahoma City within a couple months of my EVO purchase. Well, here it is almost 2 years later and no sign of 4G. I have about 3 months left on my contract, and i'm almost certain i won't sign another Sprint contract. Verizon now has 4G towers in our area, and i'm wondering how they beat Sprint to the punch? I've been eye-balling Verizon as well, and Sprint will have to really make me a sweet deal (not likely) to sign another contract. Reply
  • MilwaukeeMike - Sunday, January 15, 2012 - link

    Same for me here in Milwaukee. I have to wait a little longer than you to re-sign, but I have little hope for Sprint. When travelling through Chicago I can get a 4G signal, but it doesn't stay connected (on my phone, or my wife's Evo Shift) for more than a minute or two before dropping back to 3G. And the speed test is less than half what my Verizon 4G friends get in milwaukee.

    My only hope is that they leapfrog some cities and install LTE in cities without 4G before going back to do cities with it already.
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  • mbzastava - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - link

    sprint/nextel/clearwire bought almost all available spectrum for the new Wimaxx standard. their 4g investements will mostly be for Wimaxx , and as you know there are no smartphones out there with Wimaxx recievers... atleast none that I know of.

    even if there were phones with Wimaxx recievers, it would still be more profitable for them to license out the spectrum to other carriers and let them do all the legwork, as opposed to installing towers and offering the service themselves. this is why they purchased as much as they did.
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