I've heard for more than a year and a half now from employees in your stores that it's close to happening, but there's not been a peep about it on the interwebs. What gives?
I have the same question. I heard a story it had something to do about a church on the west side using some of the frequencies, but you know how that kind of thing is.
I would like to be able to use my 4G capable phone as it was meant to be used!
Please check out this post.
In the meantime, I can check a map that has a little more detail and post back the results. If you'd like to post an address that's near you, (not your personal address), and I check that location(s).
4G coverage from Cincinatti extends north as far as Hamilton and parts of New Miami, then breaks up north of Monroe near the I 75 and Hwy 63 junction. Dayton OH does not have Sprint 4G, even unofficially.
Change of circumstances: Clearwire has left the Dayton Market (I know, because I helped clean out their Beavercreek location). I asked the remaining rep about the partnership between Sprint & Clearwire. Clearwire owns the rights to the spectrum in Dayton that Sprint 4G uses. I asked since they were leaving the area, would that open up Dayton for Sprint 4G?
His reply was "no". He said it would probably make it harder to get 4G in Dayton.
We may have to wait for the iPhone 5 and LTE!
It's not all it's cracked up to be until they work out the battery life and availability issues. I understand you're running 2 antennas while accessing it, but I don't get a full day from a charge on my EVO with light use. We've had it in Cleveland for about a year now, but I leave it off 99% of the time and use Wi-Fi since it's just about everywhere. I won't miss it when my iPhone arrives. When the technology of the 4G phones improves and the coverage area expands, it'll be a different story. I know the Samsung Galaxy S II puts the 4G antenna to sleep unless an app needs it, and then it wakes up almost instantaneously. So it is getting better. As far as the $10 premium data add-on goes, all smart phones require it now (4G phone or not). Hopefully you'll get it to try it out, but you're not missing too much, especially if you have an EVO.
Heres the issue for dayton..... as of oct of 2010 4g was all go on the 2nd qtr of 2011, what happed was the spectrum for the Wimax usage was currently being use at sinclair community collage and was due to expire in may, however Sinclair decided to renew the licence for that spectrum. From what i am hearing it is again to expire in may and have not seen a renewal notice. however i dont know the status of deployment of new wimax. i also heard that the dayton area towers are already upgraded with wimax so it might just mean a matter of activating them. then that bring up my next question. will sprint still deploy lte in dayton or will they ride with wimax for awhile in dayton market. if anyone else has further please post the info.
here is the fcc info
Also it looks like Clearwire currently is in ownership and sinclair is leasing from them. go figure that.