View Poll Results: Do you think Sprint made a mistake by not going with EV-DV?

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  • Yes

    2 13.33%
  • No

    5 33.33%
  • WiMax is the better option

    4 26.67%
  • LTE is the better option

    4 26.67%
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  1.    #1  
    What people should understand is, Sprint was an inch away from deploying CDMA EV-DV. (Evolution, Data and Voice) But they chose to go with EV-DO (Evolution, Data Only)

    CDMA is, was capable of data AND voice, just like GSM. But it didn't happen.

    And as for you Sprint bashers... The Nextel purchase was worth $35 Billion dollars. Because of the government friendly iDEN network, and Nextel's holdings of 40+% of the 2.5 Ghz spectrum.

    Oh, and I forgot to add... Sprint/Clearwire own 88% of the 2.5 Ghz spectrum. While 6-8% percent will be unreachable due to University of Michigan owning all the spectrum for their state. Which means, No roaming.
    It was decided by the FCC that the 2.5 Ghz frequency was to be used for education. (i.e. Universities, and Colleges) But somehow the Telecomm. people got a hold of it... Which is good for me as a Sprint customer.

    These two maps show IMPROVED CDMA Coverage from 12-2007 to March 2010.

    Sprint Coverage as of December 2007--Via Gizmodo

    Sprint Coverage as of March 2010--Via Sprint. (If someone has a higher quality map, please edit it.)
    Clear Wireless. 85+% ownership of the 2.5 Ghz frequency. As of today these current and future cities could possibly be expended a 1,000 fold with a partnership with Wal*Mart.
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    Last edited by DeltaSPARTAN003; 03/31/2010 at 04:30 PM.
  2. #2  
    The only problem I have with Clear/WiMax is their transmitters. They are all over the city of Portland, but if you stop and look at them, you'll see huge warning signs that the RF levels at that location exceede what the FCC considers safe and allowable for humans. No mention of what the range of that is, or any other information. Their transmitters are on telephone type poles and parts of them can be reached from the ground. I took some pictures about a year ago and sent them our city commissioners and no one bothered to answer me back.
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