More than a year after Sprint stopped launching WiMAX phones, it added a new paragraph to its terms and conditions that indicate its impending breakup with the wireless standard. According to PCWorld, the change (originally noticed by an S4Guru forum user) was implemented on May 22nd. You can read it in its entirety after the break, but to summarize: if you have a WiMAX device, you'll eventually have to decide whether you want to keep using your phone without it, deactivate your contract or transition to the carrier's LTE network. You won't have to pay an early-termination fee if you choose deactivation, while you'll get a "standard" LTE device (Sprint didn't specify which) if you opt for transition. The Now Network didn't say how long it will continue supporting the flagging wireless standard, but it's clear as day it's focusing its efforts on widening its LTE coverage.
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