11 thoughts on “Sprint EV-DO Rev-A Arrives”

  1. “Average download speeds should also increase to 450–800 kbps from 400-700 kbps.”

    wow! what a whopper increase…are they kidding> this is where the billions are going? 10ish percent increases?

  2. Does anyone know a guide hat shows how to use Sprint service with ahome networking set up – much like cable or DSL service?

    I would like to dump my cable and get Sprint EV-DO.


  3. Comment to Dave:
    – The improvements in Rev A are in: upload speed (big enough for voip and other applications now)
    – QOS i.e. latency (as I recall)

    Download got a bit better, but this wasn’t the main advantage.

    Main question from me is – does Sprint allow VoIP traffic on their network? Are all ports open. I’m on Cingular, and it seems like only HTTP and HTTPS work.

  4. I’ve skyped using my Verizon card without too much trouble. I wouldn’t want it as my home connection, but it’s great for travel.

    I’m in San Diego… looks like I may have to switch to Sprint!


  5. Om,

    These speeds are alot lower than I have been told is possible. That makes me wonder what is really happening here.

    Oh, I have to find out if the cards are even Mac friendly before I run out and buy one.

  6. EVDO Rev A is live in Milwaukee. Downtown I saw DL speeds of 1Mbps and UL speeds of 400kbps with average round trip delay of 100-200ms. Out near Pewaukee with a weaker signal at 86dbi I had 450kbps DL and 400kbps UL. Very respectable performance. The delay improvement alone blows EVDO Rev 0 away.

  7. I tried the San Diego Qualcomm parking lot with my new Rev A card.

    It was definitely not a rev A site.

    If anyone does know of a San Diego Rev A tower, please post.

  8. I just purchased the Spring PCS USB Broadband adapter and I have never had a worse piece of equipment. Its bulky, hangs down from the computer, and I have never reached even the average download speed of 400-800k. Even on a private FTP server and numerous bandwidth meters.

    I live in Waco and work in Dallas which are both part of the EVDO network. I had to think that Dallas, being one of the largest cities in the country, could not reach the average speeds. I have even attempted it at 2am to see if maybe it was due to network congestion.

    Fact is, the network is slow, customer service is outsourced overseas, and the hardware might as well come from Toys R Us.

    I’ve had this device for a bit over a week and I will be returning it tomorrow. Cingular may not have so called broadband speeds in every network, but they offer better average speeds, and faster dns lookup than Sprint.

  9. Does Sprint run Rev A in Sacramento, CA?

    For Sacramento, who has the best speed / service, Verizon or Sprint?

    Each at this point are $59/mo. – 2yr. agreement.

    Thanks – Kent

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