September 04, 2007
No Time to Wait: Faster Rev. A Sprint Mobile Broadband Expands in the Empire State
Sprint Mobile Broadband with EV-DO (Evolution - Data Optimized) Revision (Rev.) A technology, combined with a wide variety of EV-DO Rev. A-capable devices, allow customers to send and receive email with large file attachments, access the Internet in seconds and enjoy streaming video and other real-time applications, as well as location-based solutions, on the go.
Currently, Sprint Mobile Broadband is available throughout New York State in areas including Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. Recently, Sprint expanded EV-DO Rev. A coverage in the following areas:
City of Utica, New Hartford, Whitesboro, Rome, Clinton, Oneida Castle, Frankfort, Ilion, Mohawk and Herkimer
City of Watertown, Fort Drum, Lowville, Theresa, Philadelphia, La Fargeville, Brownville, Carthage, Alexandria Bay, Potsdam, Canton, Pulaski, and Parish
City of Ithaca, Cayuga Heights, South Hill, Dryden, Jacksonville and Lansing
City of Elmira, Southport, Corning, Wellsburg, Waverly and Owego
Lake Placid Village, Saranac Lake, Whiteface Mountain and North Elba
City of Glens Falls, West Glens Falls, South Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, Village of Lake George, Diamond Point and Katskill Bay
City of Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh West, Peru, Beekmantown and Champlain
"With the expansion of EV-DO Rev. A network capabilities in New York State Sprint customers in the area can experience the benefits of SprintSpeed," said Karen Paletta, area vice president for Sprint. "In addition to the $7 million that Sprint spent in New York State in 2006, Sprint expects to invest more than $7 billion this year to further enhance its networks and meet the demand for extensive mobile broadband coverage across the nation."
Today, Sprint reaches more than 211 million people, 10,582 cities and 1,002 airports with EV-DO Rev. A technology. On average, customers using EV-DO Rev. A experience significantly faster upload speeds of 350-500 Kbps (compared with 50-70 Kbps on existing EV-DO Rev. 0 networks) and download speeds of 600 Kbps-1.4 Mbps (up from 400-700 Kbps.) on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. To compare EV-DO Rev. A speeds against the speed of their current connection, Internet users can visit www.sprint.com/speedtest.
Sprint Mobile Broadband (EV-DO Rev. A-capable) Devices
Sprint offers a variety of EV-DO Rev. A-capable devices including PCMCIA cards, Express Cards and USB modems. Sprint also offers a variety of laptop cards, handheld computers and modules embedded with EV-DO Rev. A technology.
Sprint customers using select EV-DO Rev. A-capable devices can perform location-based searches that offer navigational support. With these select devices, basic Sprint location and search usage is included as part of Sprint's flexible data and unlimited data connection card plans.
In an effort to provide customers the best value in wireless broadband, customers signing a two-year Sprint subscriber agreement can receive unlimited data usage for $59.99 per month (no separate voice plan required and no additional discounts apply.) Other individual service plans for mobile broadband devices range from $39.99 per month for 40 MB to $79.99 per month for unlimited data usage with a one-year subscriber agreement. Rates apply to all Sprint Mobile Broadband customers.
For more information on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network, including coverage, service plans and the latest access devices, visit www.sprint.com/mobilebroadband.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks serving 54 million customers at the end of the second quarter 2007; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
Sprint Jack Pflanz, 315-374-0693 Jack.Pflanz@Sprint.com