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Old 09-27-2011, 11:52 AM
 
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I wonder when they'll have CDMA + WIMAX + LTE phones on the market. I'm hoping sooner than later. I'm due for an upgrade.
I'm hoping they offer unlimited data on the LTE. That would definitely pique my interest.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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I'm hoping they offer unlimited data on the LTE. That would definitely pique my interest.
They've already committed to keeping the network unlimited.

Sprint confirms it will stick with unlimited data plans | Dialed In - CNET Blogs

For whatever it's worth...
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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My hunch is that Sprint is taking steps to tamp down PAM and mobile hotspot users so they can, in fact, protect unlimited data for handset users, who tend to not use as much data to begin with (as the tetherers I mean).

I tethered my Blackberry 8900 as my primary internet connection for a few crappy months at one point (it ran on EDGE speed only) with AT&T. I kept close track of the data because they had a 5GB soft cap...I think once I came close to 5 GB and that was with a lot of internet use, and I think I'm a pretty typical internet user. Only the hardcore geeks will catch a buzz kill over this, is my point. Last time I checked, Sprint didn't even advertise PAM as a feature for non-business accounts. (I spent some time looking into that earlier in the year.)
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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That's an interesting article. Question is, will they reverse course on the hotspots on the LTE side? THAT is what I'd be interested in seeing.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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My hunch is that Sprint is taking steps to tamp down PAM and mobile hotspot users so they can, in fact, protect unlimited data for handset users, who tend to not use as much data to begin with (as the tetherers I mean).
I think you've hit the nail on the head. There's only so much available spectrum, and Sprint is running out as fast as anyone. For myself, I use about 9 - 12 gigs of data with my LTE hotspot in a busy month. Without the hotspot, it's a lot lower. I think most people will fit in just fine in the 3-5 range, but it's nice to not have to worry about it.
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