Sprint EVDO Rev A added to Chicago

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Friday, 23 March 2007

Sprint Adds EVDO Rev A to Chicago and Suburbs

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Sprint EVDO Rev A Now Live In Chicago, March 23, 2007

According to users of, Sprint has enabled EVDO Rev A in Chicago and surrounding suburbs over the last 12 hours. Users in Chicago should see around a 25% increase in download speeds and 400% - 800% increase in upload speeds and lower latency (compared to EVDO Rev 0).

Users with the latest firmware upgrades in their EV-DO Rev A cards (EX720, U720, S720, PX-500, AC595), should automatically see speed improvements.

We ran a test in Cary, Illinois (60013) and just saw these speeds:

To see the latest coverage sightings BEFORE they are officially announced, see:

Sprint EVDO Rev A Coverage Sightings -

Mac Users who would like to go with Sprint, can purchase from (our sister site) and get working ExpressCards or USB EVDO Modems along with free Mac Support.

Also, for users in Chicago OR traveling through Chicago, please read this important information:

Sprint EVDO Required Firmware 4/30/2007



Sprint EVDO Rev A is now available in the following areas (many not listed):

• Aurora
• Berwyn
• Brookfield
• Cary
• Chicago O’Hare International Airport
• Downtown Chicago financial district
• East Chicago
• Hinsdale
• Joliet
• Lake Forest
• Midway Airport
• Northbrook
• Oak Brook
• Oak Lawn
• Oak Park
• Schaumburg

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 March 2007 )
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