Novatel V740 Rev. A EV-DO ExpressCard/34

Novatel V740 Rev. A EV-DO ExpressCard/34

Summary: Wouldn't you know that almost immediately after I post my review of the Verizon Wireless V640 EV-DO Express Card/34 from Novatel, they announce the successor? Moore's Law at it's finest.

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Novatel V740 EV-DO cardWouldn't you know that almost immediately after I post my review of the Verizon Wireless V640 EV-DO Express Card/34 from Novatel, they announce the successor? Moore's Law at it's finest.

The new Novatel V740 is a Rev. A ExpressCard which is faster than the Rev. 0 V640 card. According to Wikipedia:

EV-DO Rev. A is becoming the successor to the first revision of the standard, EV-DO Rev. 0… Rev. A offers fast packet establishment on both the forward and reverse links along with air interface enhancements that reduce latency and improve data rates. In addition to the increase in the maximum downlink rate from 2.45 Mbps to 3.1 Mbps, Rev. A has a significant improvement in the maximum uplink data rate, from 153 kbps to 1.8 Mb/s. This improvement assumes early acknowledgment of the first subpacket, typical data rates therefore average below 1 Mbps

3Gstore.com is selling the V740 Rev A ExpressCard for US$110 with a new two year service plan. The monthly fee is US$60 per month for existing Verizon cell phone customers and US$80 per month for new customers.

Look for a review in the coming weeks. 

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  • No thanks needed

    I posted about this card yesterday, first comment on your V640 story.

    Your welcome.
    CoolCat312
  • Using EVDO older version

    I have been using Verizon EVDO older version for about 2 years. Can't do without it now. Will using this one make my on the road like a lot easier, given other network restrictions. Overall, I like my current one, but there are instances when the connection becomes dormant and I have to disconnect and reconnect. Will the new one make it any better, or it could just be due to network?
    online123
  • EVDO Older version

    I have been using Verizon EVDO older version for about 2 years. Can't do without it now. Will using this one make my on the road like a lot easier, given other network restrictions. Overall, I like my current one, but there are instances when the connection becomes dormant and I have to disconnect and reconnect.
    online123