Verizon 3G Launch Details
Jan 28, 2002, 2:09 AM by (staff)
Verizon is preparing to launch its new 3G cdma2000 1xRTT network this week. The new service will be called Express network, and will offer Internet access for laptops and handhelds at speeds up to 144 Kbps. Coverage includes the northeast from Norfolk, VA to Portland, ME, and the areas surrounding San Francisco and Salt Lake City. The service will cost $30/month, in addition to regular plan charges, including airtime minutes while using the service. The Sierra Wireless AirCard 555 PC Card and Kyocera 2235 phone will be available for use with the service.
Charter Joins Comcast with Plans to Launch Wireless
Charter Communications followed Comcast's lead this week and also disclosed plans to offer wireless service in the future. Charter's offering will mirror that of Comcast's.
Verizon Improves BART Service with XLTE and HD Voice
Verizon Wireless today said it has completed upgrades to its service along portions of San Francisco's BART public transit system. Verizon has enhanced coverage with XLTE (1700MHz) throughout BART tunnels, stations, and the Transbay Tube.
Verizon Adds 2 GB Option to Prepaid Plans for $40
Verizon Wireless today announced a new service plan for its prepaid business, offering 2 GB of data for $40 per month. The plan includes unlimited texting and, for customers who make on-time payments, carry-over data from month to month.
Google's Wireless Service to Launch Wednesday
Google is prepared to launch its wireless service as soon as tomorrow, according to the Wall Street Journal. Google's wireless service will rely on the mobile networks operated by Sprint and T-Mobile, in addition to WiFi.