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Updated EVDO Maps!

Discussion in 'Alltel Forum' started by TWX, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. TWX

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    They have added Sprint's EVDO coverage to the maps. For instance, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio are shown as EVDO. Alltel does not have native coverage in those cities.

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    Sprint's EVDO has been added in for certain areas, but alltel's EVDO coverage has also been updated to include new areas also. Good find alienware! :) I bet this might be a little confusing if it includes places where Sprint has EVDO, but not alltel.
     
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    I didn't realize how well Alltel built out in North and South Dakota. I really like how Alltel commits to providing solid coverage and providing EV-DO to rural areas. Too bad Alltel doesn't have licenses in Vermont.
     
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    I know, it's pretty amazing at how much EV-DO coverage they actually have in Michigan. They basically have the whole lower penninsula covered when the include Sprint's coverage. They just need to build out the upper penninsula better. So are those coverage maps the actual areas that they cover or just their service area? Cuz if that is their real coverage, they have drastically increased their coverage since the last time I checked their coverage. They now cover almost every part of the lower penninsula of Michigan that they service, like I said before! That's pretty amazing!!!
     
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    I think the biggest and most reliable network is starting to become better. :D
     
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    They updated native evdo as well...
    It is actual areas not a license map. That is just the data coverage. The UP is covered better then that thing shows voice wise, you have service on all the major roads except parts of the seney stretch, where no one covers.
     
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    Well, this makes my decision easier. With Alltel & Sprint roamning, I get high speed in areas that ATT/GSM partner won't have for years, or ever. The only draw back with Alltel is the lack of new phones...As soon as the new Q9 comes out, I'm a new customer for them.
     
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    Well...a "new" phone is only as good as the network its on. ;)
     
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    any knowledge when the Q9 is coming to alltel?
     
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    Not sure, they have the htc 6800, and will be getting the touch soon, but I don't know if/when they'll be getting the q9.
     
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    I saw the maps for Florida, Alabama, and Georgia! I am amazed that most of these states are covered... mostly by Alltel. The only 1X only areas in GA is the area around Macon and the mountains. I am surprised that Sprint doesnt have EVDO in Macon... Verizon does. Nice to know that Alltel isnt waiting for the roamers to improve.

    Now if Verizon launches evdo roaming with Alltel, all will be well with me.

    I wonder if Alltel is using Sprint's EVDO in Newnan (an ATL suburb covered natively by Alltel) or did they recently launch EVDO there themselves? I saw a press release stating that Augusta and Columbus are now evdo, but I saw nothing stating whether their EVDO went that far north to Newnan :confused:
     
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    So when will Alltel launch a street level map like att, tmobile, sprint, verizon, etc... they are the last major one!
     
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    I've just checked the maps and I notice that in the part of Oklahoma that I'm in I should be able to get up to 144 speeds as it's in light blue. Do I have to update my PRL, (I think that's what it's called), to receive these speeds?

    Thanks in advance

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    Just do a *228 and it should update. Even if you don't need to it never hurts. Who knows, you might get EVDO.
     
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    I've done that but I thought that there was a way to update my Moto Q phone to use the PRL's that they issue for data cards so that I can take advantage of the EVDO speeds from Sprint?
     

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