The holidays are coming and the year is almost over, but Sprint has at least one more expansion planned for their WiMAX network before 2010 is up. Sprint announced today that they'll be lighting up San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, the Silicon Valley, and "other areas" with WiMAX goodness on December 28th, just like we've heard in the past. To coincide with the announcement, Sprint has delivered a brief video touting their 4G network and just how it works. Check out both the clip and the press release down below.
Users in the San Francisco area have been hopping onto Sprint's WiMAX airwaves for some time now, but it's good that Sprint is sticking to its word and making the network official just like they said they would. If Sprint maintains this speed while building out the rest of their WiMAX network, the 4G battle between T-Mobile, Verizon, and the Now Network is going to get pretty interesting next year. So, those of you in the SF area, if you're able to access Sprint 4G, let us know how it's been treating you!
Sprint Releases its Latest Behind-the-Scenes Video, “Wiring Up 4G in San Francisco: Devices”
As the Bay Area Prepares for the Launch of the Sprint 4G Network on Dec. 28, Sprint Offers Consumers Tips for New Technology Using Several High-Tech Devices
SAN FRANCISCO – Dec. 21, 2010 – Today, Sprint (NYSE:S) unveiled its latest video, “Wiring Up 4G in San Francisco: Devices.”[i] – including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago – Sprint 4G enables fast mobile downloads, video chat capabilities and turbo-charged Web browsing up to 10 times faster than 3G service.[ii] The official debut of Sprint 4G is coming to San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Silicon Valley and other cities throughout the Bay Area on Dec. 28. This latest installment in the 4G video series demonstrates the power of 4G devices for tech-savvy city dwellers and also explains the advantages of Sprint 4G vs. some of the competitors’ offerings. Currently available in 70 markets
This video the many advantages of Sprint 4G, including the variety of devices compatible with the technology. Here are a few tips for Bay Area residents to use Sprint 4G, especially when navigating through the busy holiday season: helps demonstrate
Want to send holiday cheers to your loved ones across the country? Access video chat apps, such as Qik or Fring on your HTC EVO™ 4G or Samsung Epic™ 4G phone, to talk face-to-face.
Did you find the perfect gift for your significant other but want to stay within your budget? Use Scan Life bar code scanning app on your Sprint phone to find the best prices for your holiday gifts.
Want to get out of the city to avoid the hustle and bustle of people buying and returning gifts during the holiday rush? Various navigation apps will help you check traffic with speed and ease and offer ways to avoid congested areas.
Healthy eating may be thrown out the window during the holidays, but don’t fret. Get back on track on Jan. 1 with health and fitness apps such as Diet Watcher Cookbook (search for millions of recipes, lists nutritional facts); Fast Food Calorie Counter; Cardio Trainer (training partner for running, cycling, hiking, and other fitness activities); Yoga Trainer Lite; and Exercise TV. Help your mind stay fit, too, with such games as Sudoku and Brain Strain 2 Lite.
“Free Wi-Fi Available Here” signs need no longer bind you to the coffee house. With the Overdrive™ 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless, you can connect a laptop or any Wi-Fi enabled device to the Internet virtually anywhere, such as downtown San Francisco, Palo Alto or San Jose, at speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G.
Looking for a great sushi restaurant for your important client in town? No problem! Use Sprint 4G to instantly find a nearby restaurant with the app OpenTable and book a reservation within seconds.
For more “behind-the-scenes” information about how Sprint has connected several other major cities with its 4G network, please visit the New York and Los Angeles video series: