Last night I had a long conversation with my friend Chris Miller about EVDO; he’s a Nextel user and is thinking about switching his company’s service to another carrier. At the time, my Treo 700w was showing 1xRTT service, as it usually does in the Perrysburg area. This morning, when I was letting the phone sync after being turned off overnight, I noticed that I was now getting an EVDO service icon– so apparently Verizon has quietly turned on EVDO in at least parts of the Toledo metro area. It may be because I live close to the VZW store at Levis Commons, but I’m not going to complain.
Update: my house is back to 1xRTT, but when I drove into Maumee there’s EVDO coverage at least as far north as the corner of Conant and Illinois.