Cingular Launches BroadbandConnect 3G Network
Dec 6, 2005, 11:30 AM by (staff)
Cingular today launched their long awaited 3G network in 16 metro areas. BroadbandConnect is the first HSDPA service to launch world-wide. HSDPA increases UMTS's download speeds to an average of 400-700 Kbps. Initially the high speed service is only available to laptop users through the Sierra Wireless AC860 and Novatel 720 PC Cards. The cards cost $100 with a 2 year contract. Unlimited data service is being offered for a promotional price of $60 per month. The service is available in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland OR, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Tacoma and Washington D.C. Cingular will launch HSDPA handsets at a later date. Additionally the company has said it will expand BroadbandConnect coverage to 100 markets during 2006.
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Any real-world results to share yet?
no the main reason is that they are doing EV-DO REV O, which doesnt let you do anything with voice, BUT REV A does. (VOIP)
Last week in Houston I was able to access HSDPA and the speeds were fantastic. This week I can barely access EDGE.
Can the RAZR V3x come out now?
Can the RAZR V3x come out now? Isn't this (3G) the network which the phone was going to use for its video capabilities?
Now it seems like they can actually launch the phone, correct?
Anyboy know for sure?
Is Cingular's WCDMA implementation going to allow voice calls?
$60--promotion price--a month?
Okay, I can see business users being okay with their company ponying up the $60 a month for this service, but what about everyone else? Unless you are a hard-core laptop-in-the-coffee-shop person, I can't imagine that an
I'm predicting we'll be seeing a data price war coming on very soon, which will lower those costs quickly enough.
if $60.00 is the promo price.......................
yea, i have the pc-card with sprint and it is quite fast.. my avg speeds are around 900kb/s-1mb/s. pretty good. going 50mph i also experience 900kb/s. on the cell edge i get around 700-800kb/s. my peak has been 2mb/...