Sprint Hero Not A RevA Device?

Is there some sort of high-speed conspiracy going on at Sprint?

Quite a few early adopters are claiming that their Hero refuses to hop on the carrier’s EV-DO Rev. A network. I took a look back at the company’s press release for the Hero, and sure enough, the Rev. A experience is promised.

It turns out that while the phone reads that it is operating at EV-DO Rev. 0, there is a message error in the UI that states this, even if the device is working on a Rev. A network. So, the good news is that this does not at all impact the operation of the phone – if you are in a EV-DO Rev. A coverage area, you will get Rev. A speeds.

According to HTC the message that Sprint Hero users are seeing is merely a mislabeling. If you’re within an EV-DO Rev. A area, you’ll get Rev. A speeds — despite that fact that your phone says it’s only on Rev. 0.  A future maintenance release will address the message.

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