Rumor – Will Walmart And Sprint Join Forces For A WiMAX Rollout?

I must say that I had to chuckle when I read a rumor about Walmart and Sprint joining forces for a WiMAX roll out. The rumor states that Walmart would be setting up towers on its property at every Walmart in the entire US. The rumors even get wilder when one claim states that 90% of the U.S. population lives within 20 miles of a Wally-World. Interesting statement.

Just out of curiosity I went to a Walmart site to find out how many Walmarts were with in 20 miles from where I live. WOW! I must live in Walmart country since there are eight stores within 20 miles of my home. There are a total of 16 stores within 40 miles from where I live. I didn’t know that! I’ve got to get out more.

But it gets even better. I mentioned this fact to my wife and she comes up with this humdinger. She volunteers for a local charity in our town that takes in donations. One of the donations was an actual Walmart store, with gardening department and all, plus tiny people, which represent you and me. LOL

On a serious note, this could happen. Walmart teamed up with Straight Talk to offer its cell phones online and in the stores. Walmart has expanded its electronic department and will begin offering setup services for home entertainment systems and HDTVs.

Could it happen? What do you think?

Comments welcome as always.


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  • Paytyler

    I doubt this will happen. I would like to see this happen, but I don’t think it will. There comes a lot of issues with making a world wide wireless network. Or even a country wide wireless network. One of the greatest challenges in the computer industry is making something functional and secure at the same time. When a wide wireless network comes along, identity theft is going to skyrocket, as well as piracy. And then there are the phone, internet and television companies. They’re not going to sit around and let something like this happen, they’re going to put up a real stink over it. Otherwise, I think we would have had a worldwide wireless network ages ago.