Sprint Accelerates 3G Plans with EV-DO
Jun 22, 2004, 3:39 PM by (staff)
Sprint today announced fast-track plans to add EV-DO high-speed data technology to its CDMA network. Upgrades will begin immediately, with service available in some areas by the end of the year, and remaining major metro areas to follow in 2005. EV-DO offers average data rates of 300-500 Kbps - up to 10 times faster than Sprint's current network. Sprint had orginally planned to skip EV-DO in favor of EV-DV technology. However, competitive presure from Verizon Wireless and delayed availability of EV-DV equipment likely contributed to the change of plans. Pricing, equipment, and specific services will be anounced in coming months.
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HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
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Sprint to Skip 600MHz Incentive Auction
Sprint today said it will not participate in the 600MHz reverse auction planned for next year. The company believes its spectrum position is "sufficient to provide its current and future customers great network coverage." Sprint owns significant amounts of spectrum, but much of it is concentrated in the 2.5GHz range.
Sprint Offering DirecTV Customers a Free Year of Service
Sprint rolled out a promotion today that takes direct aim at rival AT&T. The company is offering DirecTV customers who switch to Sprint 12 months of free service.
Boost Mobile Bundles Taxes and Fees Into Service Plan Cost
Sprint-owned Boost Mobile today said taxes and fees are now included in the cost of its monthly service plans for new and existing customers. Boost's current customers will not need to do anything to reap the benefits of this change, which will be automatically adopted on all bills after September 8.
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