Sprint Fires Up EV-DO Revision A and Announced the Novatel Wireless Ovation U720 USB Broadband Card

Sprint subscribers living in or traveling to San Diego (you lucky dogs) will get a taste of the good life. Sprint just turned on the juice for its EV-DO Revision A. mobile broadband network today, blanketing San Diego with lots of high speed love. The new Sprint Power Vision network gets a real-life upload speed of 300 to 400 kbps and 450-800 kbps for download speeds. Sprint promised that 20 additional markets including LA, Washington, Las Vegas, and among others will get the same Rev A. love by the end of the year.

The other bit of good news is the announcement of the Novatel Wireless Ovation U720 USB EV-DO card! The new card will be available early November for a retail price of $249.99 or is available for as low as $49.99 with a two-year subscriber agreement and mail-in-rebate. Mac owner rejoice!

Service plans range from $39.99 per month for 40 MB to $79.99 per month for unlimited data usage. However, if you're willing to sign a two-year Sprint subscriber agreement, the monthly cost drops to only $59.99. Unlike Verizon, you don't even have to get a stinking voice plan if you don't want to!

Sprint Launches Nation's First EV-DO Revision A Mobile Broadband Network [Thanks Amy!]