Watch out Sprint users! WiMax to be discontinued!
Watch out Sprint users in Memphis! Sprint has announced that they are discontinuing WiMax coverage. They are going to switch their network to a 4G LTE network, similar to what Verizon has running. This means two things:
- If you have a Spring 4g phone currently, such as the Samsung Galaxy S, SII, EVO 4g, or countless other Android phones, you will never get 4g coverage. As it stands, there is no WiMax service in Memphis. Since Sprint never expanded WiMax to Memphis, those phones will never be able to be 4G.
- If you purchase a new 4G phone like these from Amazon.com you will never have 4G coverage. For those of us that live in Nashville (which has WiMax coverage), WiMax will soon be discontinued all over the country.
Simply put, if you’re in the market for a new phone – WAIT! A patient play will win out this time.