Sprint to launch EV-DO this month

Sprint said it will launch its long-awaited 3G CDMA2000 EV-DO wireless data service in select airports and 34 markets later this month. The carrier plans to roll out EV-DO service in 60 major US markets covering 150 million people by early 2006. The service will offer download speeds of between 400 Kbps and 700 Kbps, with surges of up to 2 Mbps. EV-DO service will start at $40 per month for up to 40MBs of data and will go up based on the amount of data used. Sprint said it will cap the price at $90 per month. Business users can also sign up for an unlimited EV-DO data plan for a flat fee of $80 per month. EV-DO wireless data cards will be available for $250 before discounts.

For more on Sprint's EV-DO launch:
- read this article from CBS MarketWatch