Mobile Citizen currently provides Internet service on the Sprint 4G WiMAX network. Sprint bought CLEAR (the original WiMAX network operator) last year.

Sprint recently confirmed that it plans to decommission the WiMAX network on November 6, 2015 (next year) and transition it to Sprint’s 4G LTE network.

At Mobile Citizen, we are committed to working on behalf of our partners to navigate this upcoming transition. As part of this transition, our program offerings may change. Our goal is to preserve our low-cost offer and to mitigate the costs this transition could generate.

Once the transition is complete, current partners and their beneficiaries, as well as those who wish to enroll, will need to obtain new devices that are compatible with the LTE network.

Mobile Citizen is excited about the opportunity to offer Sprint’s 4G LTE service to our nonprofit partners and their beneficiaries. Based on the information Sprint has released about its LTE network, we anticipate you’ll have access to a network that provides even faster speeds, better in-building coverage and more places where the service will be available.

Sprint 4G LTE* Sprint/CLEAR 4G WiMAX†
Average Download Speed: 6-8 Mbps Average Download Speed: 3-6 Mbps
Peak Download Speed: 25 Mbps Peak Download Speed: 10 Mbps
Upload Speed: 2-3 Mbps Upload Speed: Up to 1.5 Mbps
Network Coverage: available in more than
470 markets in the U.S.
Network Coverage: available in more than
100 markets in the U.S.

While specific details have not been finalized, we want you to know that our commitment to providing you with a low-cost Internet offer and mobile, 24/7 connectivity remains unchanged. Even as technology and networks evolve, our goal to close the digital divide in America remains constant.

* Expected speeds based on testing of deployed areas prior to network launch. Peak speeds may not apply to all markets. Actual speeds may vary.
† Performance claim based on average download speed results obtained during tests conducted by CLEAR on the CLEAR commercial network. Actual CLEAR network performance may vary and is not guaranteed.