Sprint-CLWR's hype that every mass market consumer device, video camera, appliance would be connected with WiMAX was nonsense. Its already obvious that no wireless carrier is going to allow true unlimited 4G data service at any price affordable to the mass market. Therefore, if consumers use wireless to offload digital video files and other data etc, they will continue to prefer fre-to-use unlicensed technology and save their metro-area wireless allocation for when they really need it.
Even if the WiMAX and LTE crowd deploy femtocells to every home in Amercia the service will still not be as free as Wi-Fi.
Just because the LTE crowd sadly joins the WiMAX camp in overhyping their flavor of wireless doesn't mean its a validation of either.