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Sprint Begins Revision A Rollout

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Oct 24, 2006, 11:21 AM   by (staff)

Sprint today launched EV-DO Revision A in San Diego, and with it has begun its official rollout of the faster 3G data service. Higher data speeds are now available at no additional cost to data subscribers with one of four cards: Novatel S720 and U720, Pantech PX-500, and Sierra Wireless Aircard 595. Customers with those cards can expect 450-850 kbps download and 400-700 kbps upload in San Diego. Sprint expects to launch Revision A upgrades in additional markets this year and complete their upgrade network-wide by third quarter of 2007. Sprint will launch upgraded data networks in the following cities before the end of the year: Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Denver, Detroit, Hartford, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York City, Newark/Trenton, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

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Oct 24, 2006, 12:06 PM

First to REV. A

Sprint is again the first to the industry with a new data technology.
Verizon, Cingular, nobody can touch that.
Cingular was the first to HSDPA in the entire world buddy.

And if I recall, Sprint wasn't the first to EV-Do Rev. 0, Verizon was.

Oct 27, 2006, 10:42 PM

I don't get you people...

Who care who was first US carrier the have the first high speed data network. I don't understand people who where their brands on their sleeves. Don't you realize the large coporations have you right where you want them when you do that?

If you use cingular and you're happy, GREAT! Keep using it. If your happy with sprint, GREAT! I think people should stop so blindly falling in love with products and start being wiser consumers who don't fall so easily to marketing.
Sure the corporations have us right where they want us. They invest billions of dollars to make sure that happens. Good for them in making a wise financial decision. If I were in their position, you can can bet I would do the same thing.

Its a mat...
The most effective form of marketing is word of mouth. When someone finds a product they like, or are excited about, they share with thier friends.

You catogorize all cell phone geeks together.. I have had Verizon. I have had Cingular. I've sold T-...
If you were a company that had to compete for the hearts and wallets of millions of consumers, and your company came out with a product that made their lives easier and also gave you more money and more customers, wouldn't you want the people who use ...

Oct 29, 2006, 5:27 PM

The Numbers

I found these numbers on a reliable website and backed up these numbers with about three other sources.
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EV-DOr0: 400-700kbs (with burst speeds of 2mbs)
EV-DOrA: 450-800kbs (with burst speeds of 3mbs)

EVDOr0 is available to 158 Million Customers
EVDOrA will be available to 158 Million next year.

When not under EVDO coverage, expect speeds of 144kbs (1xRTT)

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EDGE: 70-135kbs
UMTS: 384kbs (with burst speeds of 2mbs)

EDGE is available to 250 million customers
UMTS is available to 70 million customers

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By the numbers, Sprint appears to be superior.
If you have diff...
If you hadn't noticed, Cingular is launching UMTS w/ HSDPA.

Therefore, your numbers are skewed. 😉

Oct 24, 2006, 12:43 PM

What happened to "Up to 6.0 mbps"?

I swear there was a press release not too long ago that stated Rev A would be capable of providing up to this speed, to be comparable to cable broadband. Maybe I'm losing it.

Only a 50mbps increase at minimum is somewhat depressing.
It is isn't it... we'll see what vzw does.
Say what? Where did you see that? 😕

3.1 Mbps peak downlink is the most I've ever seen touted for rev. A, and that's been the peak rate consistently since it was announced, AFAIK. If you saw 6, it had to be a typo.

...which is more than most DS...

Sprint To Launch 4G in 2007

Date Posted: Aug 8, 2006, 12:47 PM
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint today announced they will roll out their 4G wireless broadband network beginning in the fourth quarter of 2007. Though it tested many

Oct 24, 2006, 3:41 PM


i belive
SK telecom (owner of Helio) was the first carrier to start HSDPA in the world . now the KTF (another south korea carrier will begin HSDPA nationwide in korea by next spring )
and SK will rollout 4G service around 2009, probably first in the world
?! What are you talking about? Are you even in the right thread?! EVDO rev A has nothing to do with HSDPA. 🙄
Sprint is only in North America so when comparing worldwide technologies, please remember that Sprint can't release a technology in korea or japan, or anywhere.
Plus, I live in the US, so having a technology elsewhere doesn't really matter to me, be...
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