Cingular may roll out UMTS in November here in Puget Sound

AHHHHHHHH, yes that is the sound of me screaming! I just read on Engadget that Cingular will be rolling out UMTS and/or HSDPA this year in my area (Seattle/Tacoma) and I just missed canceling my new T-Mobile family plan by 6 days. Why do the have a 20 day period instead of a 30 day period? So now I am stuck with T-Mobile for at least another year, but am seriously considering a switch to Cingular next year with their better phone selection, rollover minutes, and cutting edge data network. T-Mobile can probably only keep me now if they improve their data network, but they just rolled out EDGE so I don’t think we’ll see changes anytime soon. EDGE is great, but UMTS/HSDPA would be even better with speeds 2-3 times what we are seeing on EDGE. In a couple years we won’t really need DSL or a home phone, which I am looking forward to.

  1. #1 by Darren Humphries on October 14, 2005 - 12:11

    Hey Matt,

    I just posted about Rogers announcing the same thing here in Canada.,v=display,b=news,m=1129306580

    The speeds are hard to imagine! There is a huge difference going from cellular to WiFi currently and with these new networks it will be WiFi-like speeds everywhere. Nice!


  2. #2 by Antoine on October 17, 2005 - 06:20

    Cant say that I wouldnt blame ya, but since I am with Cingular, in the DC Metro, I will let you know about those speeds if Palm ever releases a device that supports UTMS.

  3. #3 by Anonymous on November 25, 2005 - 15:42

    Hey Matt,

    I used to be a Cingular customer then switched over to T-Mobile because Cing used to have inferior data price plans and handsets. My, how times have changed. I’m only a T-Mobile customer because of $19.95 Hot Spots and $5 T-zones (I can’t believe Cingular is charging $20 for unlimited WAP access). T-Mobile’s current handset lineup stinks.

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