3G or something like it arrives


Three out of total six carriers are now offering some semblence of what is 3G wireless technology. Verizon Wireless and Sprint PCS users could get all you can eat almost high-speed, but always on internet access for about $80 a month. Now Cingular Wireless has become the first of the three GSM providers to offer a 3G-EDGE service. (Click here to read the press release.) According to Cingular, “EDGE is a software enhancement for Cingular’s General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) data network that can support peak data rates up to 170 kilobits per second with average data rates of 75-135 Kbps.” But is this service available nationwide? fat chance, only residents of Indy, the city famous for its races is the first one to taste Cingular’s almost fast wireless internet access.

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