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.
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... (continues)
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.
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 ... (continues)