Getting Ready For SprintPCS's New Service
There’s a lot of attention in the wireless world this week in the general direction of SprintPCS as they prepare to launch their high speed data network – the first in the US that will be “nationwide”. While everyone knows that SprintPCS is finally launching it this week, they’ve been incredibly quiet on any details about what it will entail, what devices they’ll offer for it and (perhaps, most importantly) how much it will cost. The other wireless carriers are waiting to see what Sprint comes up with, and have even started offering some pre-emptive promotional deals to keep their own customers interested. The big question is whether customers will rush to sign up, or if Sprint is going to have to go all out on a crazy advertising campaign to convince each user to sign up for the new service. Update: Wireless Week is reporting that SprintPCS is launching their 3G service as early as this Thursday with ads in Sunday papers. The service will be called PCS Vision. SprintPCS will offer three color screen phones ranging from $180 to $300. Initial pricing will be $10 for 2MB of data for phone based applications. There is no indication yet of unlimited pricing or larger data buckets for PDAs and laptops. There is no link to an article yet, but we’ve posted the email alert below.