Sprint Enters the Wireless Broadband Arena

Sprint Enters the Wireless Broadband Arena


Sprint Corp brings to you mobile Internet services. That’s right, this Overland Park, KS-based firm has joined the wireless Internet provider bandwagon and plans to service approximately 150 million subscribers by early 2006.

Sprint plans to offer its services to business locations and airports in 34 markets before the end of July 2005. As of now, the wireless broadband service is already available in 17 of the above mentioned markets (which includes Kansas City of course). Want to try it out first? A limited access plan goes for $40 monthly, if unlimited access is what you want, then it will cost you approximately $80 monthly. You also get the customary free email addresses, personal web space (about 6MB) and others.

This new service from Sprint comes a year and a half later after rival Verizon Wireless’ own launching of its mobile Internet service. Verizon started offering wireless Internet services in October 2003 in San Diego and Washington, D.C. and now serves 50 markets. Cingular Wireless is not that far behind either. It offers a similar service in six cities with plans for further market expansion by the end of 2005.

So, are you ready to conquer the great WWW with Sprint?