Tech Talk: Sprint WiMAX
Posted October 28, 2008on:
After much debate and a year of testing, Sprint WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) announced the first carrier to provide B2C wireless broadband data service called Xohm (pronounced “zome”).
When I first heard about this through my BF, he said to me, “Think 4G.” 4G!? I’m still amazed at how fast my iPhone is with 3G! WiMAX will be that fast providing users with the Internet capabilities of a computer on a wireless device. I, too, thought about the iPhone. The difference? WiMAX is a service enabled on different types of wireless devices. As far as I know it, 3G is only available to the iPhone (someone correct me if I’m wrong).
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse believes by the year 2010, over 140 people will use the Xohm WiMAX service. More people are using their phones to browse the web and the need for a faster broadband service for wireless devices is inevitable. Hesse says WiMAX is ‘an alternate for universal broadband services’.
MaR_advice: Can you imagine a world where computers will be replaced by wireless devices? Are you guilty of using your phone for more than it’s purpose: making/receiving calls? With the way technology is moving, it’s no wonder that people are wanting more or the latest gadgets and gizmos a plenty. Do you want thingamabobs too? I’ve got 20 (hehe). My main point is, as fascinating as technology can be…we CAN survive w/o these new services and plans on our phone…we’ve done it before. Rather than advice, I want to challenge you. For one day see if you can actually use your phone just to make/receive calls. No checking your email, no texting, no games on your phone. Can you do it? Can you be a laggard?