Sprint Mobile Broadband review: Sprint Mobile Broadband

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.3
  • Installation and interface: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 8.0
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The Good Sprint's Mobile Broadband service gives you relatively fast throughput anywhere within the carrier's growing coverage area.

The Bad Compared to landline broadband services such as cable and DSL, Sprint Mobile Broadband is relatively pricey, and it isn't available in all areas.

The Bottom Line For mobile professionals, Sprint Mobile Broadband offers a compelling alternative to hot-spot services.

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Sprint Mobile Broadband

DSL and cable broadband are great when you happen to be sitting in a room with an activated modem, but what are you supposed to do when you're away from home or the office and need a fast Internet connection? Well, look no further. Sprint's Mobile Broadband service lets you access the Internet via the wireless carrier's relatively small but growing EV-DO network. EV-DO, which stands for Evolution Data-Only, is one of a handful of 3G technologies that cellular carriers have been rolling out over the past couple of years. EV-DO is faster than Cingular's EDGE service but slower than the new HSPDA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) services that are beginning to appear in a few cities. Today, Sprint's Mobile Broadband service covers most major metropolitan areas and a lot of places off the beaten path as well. Check out Sprint's coverage maps to see if the service is available in the areas where you travel.

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Sprint Mobile Broadband

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Sprint offers pricing information for the Mobile Broadband service directly through its Web site.