I read an article today (http://www.pcworld.com/article/245561/sprint_delays_4g_lte_rollout.html ) regarding Sprint 4G networks and their never ending promise to rollout their 4G Network. I live in Milwaukee, not a small city, and we appear to be nowhere near getting 4G. I have the HTC Evo, and originally charged the extra $10 4G Fee (now referred to as a smartphone fee). I had no issue with it at first figuring 4G would be available soon. Now I read that they are planning on releasing up to 15 additional phones with 4G LTE, which once again, would prove completely worthless to me and many of other subscribers around the country. This company really needs to get their act together. I don't think it's right to continue to release phones to their consumers that most can't even use the main benefits in their home cities.
My experience with Sprint has been very good so far.
The only problem I have is paying the extra $10.00 for 4G and not being able to use it unless I travel to the Boston Mass area.
I'm not going to drop Sprint for this because I am very happy with their service overall but we need a 4G solution soon.
The article in pcworld didn't say that the LTE won't be out, it said the phones were moved back a few months. Milwaukee/Waukesha area is the 6th largest metropolitan area in the US. That puts us in the first round of the backhaul. We'll probably have the LTE before the phones. Either way they should work a lot better. I say this with more confidence than the WiMax mess. Samsung has to fulfill it's contract with Sprint. The graph puts out numbers within the 2012 range. http://http://www.brightsideofnews.com/Data/2011_10_10/Sprint-Launching-Real-4G-LTE-WiMAX-Slipping-I...