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The cell operator releases USB to serve new those without PC Card slots: Vodafone is addressing the needs of desktop users, laptops with ExpressCard, and Apple MacBook Pro owners. Vodafone is specifically offering support for Mac users, which is almost always lacking. Vodafone started rolling out 3G in the UK in June. This is an HSDPA modem, so it’s not an entree into the U.S. market where Verizon Wireless, 45 percent owned by Vodafone, uses the incompatible EVDO standard for 3G. The USB modem will ship in the fall.
Posted by Glennf at August 2, 2006 8:27 PM
Vodafone UK have had a 3g broadband PCMCIA card available for a while.
I ordered one last week and then found that I only have an expresscard slot!
I spoke to customer services and they advised that an expresscard version will be available from 1st September.
They've also been nice enough to agree to swap it for my pcmcia card - and also refund me for the time I haven�t been able to use the service!
Posted by: Martin Miles at August 30, 2006 8:36 AM