Sprint Evo 4G and Epic 4G

Sprint and Clearwire this morning officially popped the cork on 4G service in a trio of cities -- Boston, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Providence, R.I. We'd been seeing reports of sporadic service for a few weeks, but now there's there, it's official, and it brings Wimax data to the Evo 4G and Epic 4G Android smartphones. [Sprint]

 
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ace_spades says:

I wish they ( sprint ) would show virginia some 4g love

marioc says:

It's up and running in Richmond and most of Northern VA.

crxssi says:

That is true. The coverage in Richmond is pretty spotty, though.

They need to get working on Hampton Roads!!

EVO NYC says:

Ummmmm......helllooooo??? Providence RI gets 4G before NYC?!?! WTF? They dont even know what a cellphone is in RI let alone 4G!! This is getting ridonkulous!!!

I'm loving having 4G in both Boston and Providence :D

newboyx says:

I would love to upgrade my moment to one of the new 4g phones, but I can't justify the extra $10 a month for something that is not going to be in my area (Indianapolis) for a long time.

dullgeek says:

Wow. The screen on the Evo looks totally washed out compared to the Epic. Is this just this picture or is the difference that stark in reality?

newboyx says:

I didn't notice that at first. Now that I look again that is a HUGE difference.

crxssi says:

You are seeing glare, not necessarily a difference inherent in the screen. The phones are not at the exact same angle.

If you look at the Epic, the same glare can be seen in a diagonal stripe on the top right... If you moved the Epic a bit, it would have the same glare over the whole screen.

nate14ri says:

what perfect timing.... I live in Boston and got my evo yesterday....or did I plan that on purpose!

the 4g is super fast. way faster than I anticipated. holla!

wimax evo stoppin on at&t and makin apple (iphone4) sauce.

jcmyers79 says:

I live in Salt Lake and we got 4g a little while ago. I tethered my work PC and the 4g was faster than my office connection. Amazing. Plus I can browse the web in private. He he he.

Kburgess says:

Can we get some love in louisiana

I am now getting great (3 mbps) average performance in northern Virginia (washington D.C. Area)! Sweet! And one reading over 4.
I can't imagine it getting better when they officially turn it on here.

I'm getting 4g in Orlando! Spotty but its there! Official announcement soon to come...

Are you near the Maingate or just near downtown for 4G reception?

I can see how Providence is a bigger city than New York or even Cleveland for that matter. Come on Sprint, get your shit together, enough is enough already.

estebancam says:

Honestly, I think 3Mbps is slow. Why? Because on the 4G network I pick up in Fuller, CA I consistently get over 6Mbps. Every time I test it. My fastest was 9.23Mbps. I'm not kidding. I was blown away.

thegeester68 says:

Personally, I think its the lighting and probably the screen brightness setting as my Evo looks vibrant and crisp sitting on my work desk. It certainly doesn't look all washed out like the photo above. Also peeps, remember, this is Clearwire that Sprint backbones for 4G so everyone needs to holler at the Clearwire folks to build out their NYC and other metro services out quicker. Thank goodness I'm already in a 4G metro. I love it!

Rockblast says:

It is the lighting compared do your work desk, but the Epic is under the same lighting as th Evo in that shot.

That is really the difference.

crxssi says:

You are seeing glare, not necessarily a difference inherent in the screen. The phones are not at the exact same angle.

If you look at the Epic, the same glare can be seen in a diagonal stripe on the top right... If you moved the Epic a bit, it would have the same glare over the whole screen.

Is it just me or has the 4G in Boston been, well...slow?

puchdog says:

I'm getting 4g in Newark, NJ

Still waiting in Bay Area + Sacramento

thetony2313 says:

A lot of people don't realize that the 10 dollar charge is not only for 4g its for truely unlimited data instead of the 5gb "unlimited" that other phones get.

ZDriver says:

I wish they would show Cincinnati some love seeing how they did earlier say 4g by the end of summer!

spartini says:

Loving the 4G in Grand Rapids, MI

frankiepapa says:

I have had 4g coverage (mostly 2 but sometimes 3 bars) the last few weeks in brooklyn, ny so it is certainly here or at least being tested!

WhitePhone says:

Just started receiving 4G in Pittsburgh last night but I have like no bars and its slower than 3g. Probably very light testing considering we are supposed to be like the last ones of 2010 to get it.

Egen says:

Can't wait for Phoenix area to get upgraded. I was up in Vegas a couple weeks ago and got to use the 4G up there. I got spoiled.

I duno if anyone has noticed I'm living in bronx, ny and I've been getting a 4g signal now for a couple of days...i can't be the only one of my coworkers evo is also doing the same....can anyone else confirm this....I'm just as surprised about this as anyone else seeing as how nyc hasn't been announced as having 4g yet....guess I'm getting my 10$ worth early lol

ro1224 says:

I say... Yay! and Boo! at the same time or "YaBoo"!. I just quit a job in Boston for one closer to home, and while I'm closer to Providence, RI now, the 4G signal isn't likely to cover the 26 miles to my home (I just checked) or 32 miles to my workplace, so Boo!

Just how far does 4G travel? I've asked a Sprint store rep, but never got an answer; I assume they don't know or aren't trained to address these types of questions. If 4G is only good in the cities where it is activated, then I could have purchased ANY 3G Android phone versus all the work to get an EVO.

Personally, I don't EVER see Sprint or the other carriers bringing 4G speeds to the hundreds, if not, thousands of smaller towns surrounding the cities they are now bringing online for 4G. Maybe I'm wrong... I hope I'm wrong.

TheRock6650 says:

WOOT DAYTONA :D
Too bad I'm on T-Mobile but glad to see my town getting 4G.

philb#AC says:

I live about 45 miles from Boston to the west and 45 miles from Providence to the north (Worcester Ma) I wonder if 4G connects here?

mike31082 says:

5 miles just north of Boston, time to throw the 4g switch on Evo 4g, and see if I'm getting my $10 premiums worth of service.