Update: Since the release of this list, many much more detailed lists have been posted from a variety of sources. We did not post a detailed list of smaller markets because they are likely to change and are in a much more fluid state of deployment. The cities posted below are much more likely to deploy in their stated timeframes. Rest assured, Sprint will be deploying in rural areas between now and the end of Q1 2006, it will hardly be a “when all urban areas covered” style of deployment.
This is Sprint’s internal schedule for EV-DO launches, and is subject to change, and most likely will change.
Atlanta, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Connecticut, Dallas (partial), Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Ft. Myers (partial), Indianapolis (partial), Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark, New Orleans, Omaha, Orlando (partial), Philadelphia, Releigh-Greensboro, Sacramento (partial), San Antonio, San Francisco (partial), Tampa (partial)
Austin, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Rio Grande Valley, St. Louis
Chicago, Corpus Christie, Milwaukee, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle
Dallas, Ft. Myers, Sacramento, San Francisco, Washington DC
All remaining corporate markets, and affiliate markets
Partial launches refer to either an airport-only launch, or an airport-and-partial-metro launch.
In addition, Sprint will still be testing these areas and fine-tuning them until the official launch of consumer EV-DO services, in the third quarter. Based on the deployment outlook, it is currently expected that EV-DO will launch in August, though that also depends on the ability for Sprint to maintain this schedule as well as device availability and approval.