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Sprint Begins Selling EV-DO Card

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Mar 3, 2005, 2:41 PM   by (staff)

Sprint will begin selling the Sierra Wireless Aircard 580 EV-DO data card today through business sales channels, however the carrier has not yet launched EV-DO any markets. Sprint said it will announce EV-DO pricing in the near future, and still plans on launching the high-speed data service in select major markets by mid-year, expanding to most major markets by year's end. Subscribers who buy the card will be logging on via Sprint's existing 1xRTT network in the meantime.

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SaMiChi

Mar 3, 2005, 4:34 PM

What is a EV-DO card?

What's it for? What's it do?
EV-DO is CDMA high speed data. A EV DO card is like a network card that plugs into your laptop and allows you to connect to the internet anywhere in Sprints/Verizons coverage area, which is quickly expanding.

EV-DO is equivalant to broadband speed...
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HeroPsychoDreamer

Mar 3, 2005, 3:18 PM

Umm

What's the point of launching an EV-DO card if you don't even offer the service yet and aren't going to for another half a year? Sounds pretty senseless and pointless to me.
sneaky bastards Mad
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Let's think about it. What use would it be for Sprint to launch their EV-DO service with no one being able to use it? Getting the equipment out *before* the launch, as soon as EV-DO goes live, there's an instant customer base using the product.

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What are you guys griping about? This sounds like a smart, customer-centered decision for once.

Pretend you need a wireless card NOW - and all they have is the normal 1xRTT. So you buy it (there goes a chunk of cash) and in six months a much faster...
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HeroPsychoDreamer said:
What's the point of launching an EV-DO card if you don't even offer the service yet and aren't going to for another half a year? Sounds pretty senseless and pointless to me.
What does it matter?...
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Well, for someone in the market for a card now, wouldn't it be better to have this option, than to be forced to pay a few hundred bucks for something guaranteed to be obsolete in a few months?

If I were a business customer (which this is clearly ai...
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Since the launch of Verizon's EV-DO network, I'm selling on average 4-5 EV-DO cards a week, just as a indirect dealer. I can only imagine what the corporate stores are doing here in Orlando. Sprint could be trying to hold off potential customers from ...
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