Alltel Begins EV-DO Rollout
Mar 28, 2005, 2:20 PM by (staff)
Alltel today launched CDMA EV-DO high speed wireless data service in three cities. Subscribers in Tampa, Florida and Cleveland and Akron, Ohio will be able to get unlimited high speed data on their laptops for $70 a month. Similar service from other carriers costs about $80. The PC Card modem required to access the service will cost $160 with a two year contract or $220 with a one year agreement. The carrier has not yet announced plans for expanding the high speed network or offering the service on handsets.
Cingular In Trouble
That means verizon, alltel, and sprint will whip cingular on data thus helping them steal voice customers from cingular as well.
The safe/low risk path (GSM to UMTS) is screwing cingular/att in this case.
I'm not sure I can make the connection there.
Docomo's HSDPA is delayed and it seems likely that cingular will be unable to have hsdpa up and running with adequate supply of handsets and/or data cards until late 2006.
That means verizon, alltel, and sprint will
Alltel is using their own EVDO service, not Verizon's.
I wonder if Verizon, Sprint and Alltel will ever put in data roaming agreements similar to what Cingular and the GSM carriers do.
off topic, just a little help please