Connecting using sprint 4g, Checking the sprint 4g network status, Adding the sprint 4g widget – HTC EVO 4G User Manual

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Connecting Using Sprint 4G

Sprint 4G — a Mobile WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) technology — provides your
device with wireless Internet access over greater distances than Wi-Fi and delivers data transfer rates of up
to 30 Mbps. To connect your device to Sprint 4G network, you need access to a Sprint 4G base station.

For more information about the availability of Sprint 4G in your location, visit

on the


Turning Sprint 4G On and Connecting to the Sprint 4G Network




and tap

Settings > Wireless & networks



Scroll down the screen and select the


check box to turn Sprint 4G on. The device will automatically

scan for the Sprint 4G network and will automatically connect to it.

When your device is connected to the Sprint 4G network, the 4G icon (

) appears in the status bar and

tells you the approximate signal strength (number of bands that light up). If

Network notification

in 4G

settings is enabled, this icon (

) appears in the status bar whenever the device detects the Sprint 4G


Checking the Sprint 4G Network Status




and tap

Settings > Wireless & networks



Scroll down the screen and tap

4G settings

. The network provider name, signal strength, and IP address

are displayed.

Adding the Sprint 4G Widget

Add the Sprint 4G widget to the Home screen to make it faster for you to turn it on or off.

To learn how to add widgets, see “Customizing the Home Screen” on page 23.

Note: The availability and range of the Sprint 4G depends on a number of factors including your distance to the Sprint 4G

base station, and infrastructure and other objects through which the signal passes.

Note: The Sprint 4G network is self-discoverable, which means no additional steps are required for your device to

connect to it.

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