Cingular's 3G Network Roll-Out Exceeds Expectations

Many of you are currently taking advantage of Cingular’s 3G data network, ejoying DSL-like speeds from pretty much anywhere you care to. That’s good for you. But some of you aren’t impressed, seeing as how the coverage is only in certain metro areas, and as the service is still in the roll-out stages, you can never be sure if you’re in a coverage area or not.

The good news today from Cingy is that unless you’re in the sticks, you’re probably covered. Not only did the network hit the goal of being in 100 cities by the end of 2006, but actually surpassed it by 60% (that’s 160 cities, if you’re scoring at home), including the 100 largest metro areas. That takes care of the majority of the people in the US and A.

While I still think T-Mobile is a better choice overall, what with its customer service and reasonable rates, it doesn’t yet have the 3G data that Cingular does (though that’s set to change in ’07). That being said, we’re here to help you, so if we say, “yes, you’re probably covered by the data network,” to help you with your decision to go 3G, then that’s because it’s what we’re supposed to do.

Cingular Press Release [Cingular]