America’s third largest carrier, Sprint, has announced that it will formally shut down its WiMax services from November 6, 2015. Current crop of Sprint handsets based on WiMax networks will run on the carrier’s 3G HSPA networks beyond November 2015. The carrier has even informed MVNOs to educate customers regarding the change and entertain a possible switch to 4G LTE networks. FreedomPop, which is one of Sprint’s MVNOs is already offering an LTE device swap program where customers can trade in their old WiMax phone in return for an LTE offering.
Reports over the weekend suggested that the carrier would terminate its WiMax services in late 2015, and now we’ve got confirmation coming straight from the horse’s mouth. It was only a matter of time before WiMax received the boot as Sprint has been pushing its 4G LTE networks forward in a bid to compete with the likes of Verizon, AT&T as well as T-Mobile.
Do you use a WiMax device on Sprint? What do you make of this news?
Source: Fierce Wireless
Via: Android Central