Posted by Taylor Hatmaker
Mobile data isn’t cheap these days — especially when it comes to 4G. We were admittedly nervous when Sprint announced that mobile hotspot plans would be moving away from a data free-for-all model. But it appears that the carrier’s new 4G network will indeed be unlimited, much like its existing 3G and WiMax 4G networks. Sprint remains the only carrier still offering unlimited data plans in the dark days of massive overage fees and bandwidth caps.
Sprint is just beginning to announce devices compatible with its 4G LTE network, and the LG Viper 4G LTE wil be the first of the new breed. Back in 2010, Sprint was actually first to the 4G market with the HTC Evo 4G, which runs on a different flavor of 4G known as WiMax.
Sprint joins Verizon and AT&T with the push to LTE, a flavor of 4G network that has quickly become the standard for new 4G devices. Apple has also thrown its weight behind 4G LTE with the new iPad, the company’s first 4G device to date.