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.
Sprint Offering $20 LTE Starter Plan
Sprint today added a new option to its list of service plans. The Starter Unlimited Data Plan includes 1GB of high-speed data and unlimited 2G data for $20 per month.
U.S. Cellular Adjusts Prepaid Plan Pricing
U.S. Cellular has tweaked its prepaid service plans, which range from $30 to $60 per month.
Verizon Debuts $80 Unlimited Plan for Prepaid Service
Verizon Wireless today added an unlimited data option to its series of prepaid plans. According to Verizon's web site, the new $80 plan includes unlimited high-speed service without a contract, though video is capped at 480p and prepaid customers may see slower speeds when the network is congested.
Google Debuts 'Bill Protection' - Effectively Unlimited Data - for Project Fi
Google today rolled out a new plan for its Project Fi wireless service that lets people use more mobile data at a lower cost. Since launch, Project Fi has charged $10 per gigabyte, pro-rated so people pay for exactly the amount of data they use.
LG Announces Music Service for Its High-End Phones
LG today announced a high-fidelity music service for several of its flagship handsets. The Hi-Fi music offering will make high-quality tracks available to LG owners in about 70 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, France, Italy, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S.
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