Last Updated: Nov 15, 2013
Answers to some of your questions about the difference between the Sprint networks and Wi-Fi
What are the benefits of the Sprint data networks?
Sprint 3G and 4G networks
Your Apple iPhone 5 supports 4G LTE and 3G, not 4G (WiMAX).
You can browse the Internet, download, or stream content on a Sprint data connection anywhere you can access a Sprint data signal.
Sprint 4G LTE, Sprint 4G (WiMAX), and Sprint 3G networks are the three technologies that power Sprint data connections.
With a Sprint 4G LTE connection, your iPhone 5 has faster access to services such as streaming video, sharing photos, and accessing social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Sprint 4G LTE is the newest and fastest of the three platforms. It is available now in select markets with a planned full roll out to millions of Sprint customers.
What are the benefits of Wi-Fi?
Wi-Fi is one of the most underused and useful features on a smartphone, tablet, or a computer.
It's a short-range static wireless connection. Anyone can set up a Wi-Fi network with an Internet connection and a router or a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Some benefits of using Wi-Fi:
Easy connectivity to Wi-Fi networks: Even though Wi-Fi offers static coverage to a specific area, you can connect to Wi-Fi networks without needing to re-enter the settings each time.