Sprint has recently released an ad showing iPhone using Sprint's 4G/WiMAX network via its Overdrive 3G/4G Hotspot mobile router. Basically sprint has introduced a mobile 4G Hotspot in the form of a mini router which serves any Wi-Fi enabled device in its coverage like iPhone/iPad. For those who don't know, iPhone currently don't operate on 4G networks including WiMAX and LTE, but it does have Wi-Fi, so Sprint's Overdrive service is acting as a bridge to connect iPhone and 4G.
Here is the ad, featuring iPhone using 4G. This is what Matt and his mate Steve say about the service.
"My friend Steve’s iPhone is cool, but it’s limited to AT&T’s 3G speeds," Matt says. "So I’m going to use the Overdrive 4G mobile hotspot to make it up to ten times faster. And while that’s happening, I’m going to enjoy this tasty snack," at which point Matt pulls out an apple(fruit) and takes a bite. Steve connects to the Sprint 4G WiFi network on his iPhone and quickly begins streaming a music video which leads him to exclaim, "Whoa. Done." The ad ends with Matt asking, "What can you do with 4G?" before the narrator chimes in, "Whatever you do, do it up to ten times faster than 3G with 4G from Sprint."
One drawback is that you will have to carry an extra device if you interested in using this service, but this isn't a hard thing to do when you are enjoying 4G speed on your iPhone. Pricing details could be found at http://www.sprint.com/4G. [via TUAW]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback