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    I called XOHM on 9/29/2008 at 5:00pm EST and asked if they had a 5GB CAP, bandwidth throttling, lower your speed like t mobile. AND HE SAID NO NO NO THEY DO NOT DO ANY OF THE ABOVE.

    HOW AWESOME IS THAT O YEAH DA DA DA DA DA DA DA CANíT CAP THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Anybody know where service is going to be available? Yesterday Baltimore, next???
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmHead View Post
    Anybody know where service is going to be available? Yesterday Baltimore, next???
    According to an AP article:

    Quote Originally Posted by Article from the Associated Press
    The next cities to get Xohm will be Washington and Chicago, according to the Xohm Web site.
    For those interested, the entire article is below:

    Sprint Nextel Corp. opened its new wireless network to customers in Baltimore on Monday, offering Internet service for laptops for $45 per month. It's the first commercial network in the U.S. to use so-called WiMax technology for mobile customers.

    Compared to more mainstream cellular broadband technology, WiMax provides fast downloads and is cheap to deploy. Sprint is betting on the technology, championed by Intel Corp., to give it a few years' head start before cellular broadband catches up.

    Sprint's network carries the "Xohm" brand (pronounced "zoam") and provides download speeds of 2 to 4 megabits per second, slightly more than twice as fast as the current cellular broadband networks of Sprint, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile USA and AT&T Inc.

    To use the network, customers need a $60 laptop card or an $80, coffee-brewer-sized home modem. Sprint expects additional devices, like a USB modem and laptops with built-in WiMax modems, to become available this year.

    With the home modem, Sprint will be competing not just with cellular broadband, but with fixed broadband services like DSL. It will charge $25 per month for home access for the first six months, then $35 per month.

    Sprint's launch of Xohm in Baltimore was widely expected, but it hadn't previously revealed pricing details.

    Xohm service will be activated by users online, much like the way people sign up for Wi-Fi access at hotels. In addition to the monthly plans, Sprint will offer a day pass for $10. No contracts are required. The plan for laptops costs $30 per month for the first six months.

    The next cities to get Xohm will be Washington and Chicago, according to the Xohm Web site.

    Sprint is spinning off Xohm into a joint venture with Clearwire Corp., which already has a WiMax-like network in parts of the country. That deal is expected to close before the end of the year. Google Inc., Intel and a group of cable companies are investing billions into the venture, which will carry Clearwire's name.

    Smaller firms have launched WiMax service for consumers and businesses in a few markets, including Grand Rapids, Mich., but laptop modems have not been available for these services.

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    By The Associated Press


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    How much will it be after 6 months for laptop connection? I also read about $50/month for life if you get home and on-the-go service. That's amazing price. Just hope that it will be available in more cities.
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    Anybody use it yet?
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    Hey MikeCC -

    For just the laptop connection, you would fall under the On-The-Go plan which starts at $30 monthly, and returns to the regular price of $45 monthly after the first 6 months.

    I'm actually working with XOHM, so let me know if I can be of any help.
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    yet.....


    verizon wireless, sprint, and comcast where all really unlimited until their networks got overwelmed. since there's probably 8 people in baltimore using it right now there's no need for caps at the moment.

    wait a year or 2 till it catches on and see if unlimited means unlimited anymore.

    But yeah- go ahead and enjoy it but I don't think this unlimited with limits bs stops untill the ftc or someone steps in....
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmHead View Post
    Anybody know where service is going to be available? Yesterday Baltimore, next???
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddygear View Post
    I called XOHM on 9/29/2008 at 5:00pm EST and asked if they had a 5GB CAP, bandwidth throttling, lower your speed like t mobile. AND HE SAID NO NO NO THEY DO NOT DO ANY OF THE ABOVE.

    HOW AWESOME IS THAT O YEAH DA DA DA DA DA DA DA CANíT CAP THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by efudd View Post
    yet.....
    verizon wireless, sprint, and comcast where all really unlimited until their networks got overwelmed. since there's probably 8 people in baltimore using it right now there's no need for caps at the moment.
    wait a year or 2 till it catches on and see if unlimited means unlimited anymore.
    Exactly. There will be caps, there are just so few customers at the moment.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikecc View Post
    I also read about $50/month for life if you get home and on-the-go service. That's amazing price. Just hope that it will be available in more cities.
    Access prices for a given technology have always fallen. So getting a price for life isn't a deal.
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    Sprint had some mobile "kiosks" in Baltimore the other weekend. I tried 2 of their laptops and got speeds of about 2.5mb up and down. Not too darn bad.
    Yes, that is my boat.

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