Cingular gears up for high speed wireless wars

Cingular is looking to launch their UMTS network on November 1st according to Engadget.

They don’t specifically differentiate between UMTS and HSDPA zones, but residents of Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Baltimore, Boston, Washington, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, SLC, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, and Tacoma can expect a November 1st launch of a network providing at least “average download data speeds of 220-320 kbps.”

This is just the beginning. It’s amusing that so far, I’ve had the experience of talking to a friend that is on the Cingular network and it’s amazing how different CDMA versus GSM is when it comes to voice quality. Perhaps UMTS will be the deciding factor since if you can’t win by quality, win by speed.

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  • im still happy with my GSM
    although i do like verizon’s v-cast, if it were worth giving up my nokia phone for it… i would, but i cant find any other cell phone short of a treo that stacks up to a nokia
    im lookin at the nokia 6670, i like it

  • im still happy with my GSM
    although i do like verizon’s v-cast, if it were worth giving up my nokia phone for it… i would, but i cant find any other cell phone short of a treo that stacks up to a nokia
    im lookin at the nokia 6670, i like it

  • darkmoon

    Moto has some Q phone coming out. If you like that type of stuff. Personally, I prefer the MPx220 type. Still looks like a phone when you place it to your ear, and not like a monstrosity. To each their own.

  • darkmoon

    Moto has some Q phone coming out. If you like that type of stuff. Personally, I prefer the MPx220 type. Still looks like a phone when you place it to your ear, and not like a monstrosity. To each their own.