I looked at my phone this morning and lo, it tells me I have an EvDO data signal here in Urbana. I've been waiting for this for over a year now, it's about damn time.
Now my phone will consume less power and data connections will run much faster. I also understand that this means that I can now receive an incoming call while using the data connection, which wasn't possible under 1xRTT.
I feel like we've finally joined the 21st century.