Sprint PCS announces EV-DO high speed wireless network

by Todd Ogasawara

Related link: http://www.sprint.com/datalink



Sprint PCS is a bit late to the broadband mobile wireless game (though not as late as T-Mobile USA). But, its EV-DO offering looks interesting claiming 400 to 700Kbps downstream speeds with burst rates up to 2Mbps.


Sprint PCS' announcement of their high speed wireless service...


Sprint Enhances Sprint PCS Data LinkSM Capabilities to Enable Wireless Replacement of Wireline Data Access for Business Locations


...paints an interesting picture with promises of high speed mobile service.
If I'm reading their information page correctly, the monthly cost for unlimited data will be the same $80/month as their slower 1xRTT service.


Connection Card Plans

All pricing and available MBs are the same whether Customer Lines use the Sprint PCS Wireless High Speed Data network or the Sprint PCS Vision 1xRTT network. Sprint PCS Wireless High Speed Data coverage is not available everywhere and requires a Sprint PCS Wireless High Speed Data-compatible connection card. Where the Sprint PCS Wireless High Speed Data network is available and a Sprint PCS Wireless High Speed Data-compatible connection card is used, Customer Lines will first attempt to connect to the Sprint PCS Wireless High Speed Data network, then default to the Sprint PCS Vision 1xRTT network depending on coverage and network availability.


In any case, with Cingular and Verizon Wireless already offering high speed mobile wireless service, this leaves T-Mobile as one of the last major carriers still without a high speed offering.

Are you subscribing to a broadband mobile wireless service? How is it?