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FAQs about the WiMax network shutdown


FAQs about the WiMax network shutdown

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2015

We are in the process of implementing major improvements to the Sprint 4G LTE Network, including the deployment of Sprint Spark, an enhanced LTE network. As a part of this process, Sprint will cease operating the Sprint 4G (WiMax) Network on 11/6/2015.

What this means to you:

  • On 11/6/2015, Sprint will no longer support Sprint 4G WiMax devices and services, your WiMax device(s) will no longer connect to a wireless network (see note below regarding dual-band devices), and the terms and provisions of your contract related solely to 4G WiMax devices, products and services will no longer be applicable.
  • For devices with Sprint 4G WiMax and 3G CDMA capabilities, the Nationwide Sprint Network will continue to support the 3G CDMA capability of the device after the Sprint 4G (WiMax) Network is shut down.
  • 4G WiMax-only devices, such as connection or broadband cards and modules, will no longer have service available and will not connect to a wireless network.
  • To continue to meet your wireless data needs, we have a selection of comparable devices using 4G LTE or Sprint Spark technologies which are not impacted by the shutdown of the Sprint 4G (WiMax) Network.

If you have immediate questions, please visit a Sprint store or shop on to check out the options available to you. We look forward to continuing to meet your wireless data needs and to bring you exciting new services.