11/21/2006 2:46:00 PM
Voda launches USB 3G modem
Users of Apple MacBooks as well as PC Laptops can now take advantage of
Vodafone's 3G broadband network with the introduction of the Vodafone Mobile
Connect USB Modem.
It is expected to retail at around £49 (ex VAT).
Since the modem plugs into a standard USB port, it is compatible with just
about every current portable computer. The device comes with a software CD
but those with newer MacBooks with Intel processors can download the
software from www.vodafone.co.uk/mobileconnect.
The company claims its broadband service is already accessible in most major
cities and towns. It says all 3G areas will be upgraded to 3G broadband by
Broadband provides much faster through put speeds of up to 1.4 Mbit/s which
is essentially three times faster than standard 3G.
Vodafone also claims an independent survey carried out in October in London
showed that its broadband network was almost 25% faster than its
Higher speeds will particularly appeal to those travellers who are also
heavy users of email.
The product is available immediately online and through selected Vodafone
business stores and through independent business specialists from Wednesday 22nd November.
It will be offered with three tariffs: an entry level Data 250 option; a
Data Unlimited option and a Data Travel option – which is unlimited in the
UK but also offers reduced tariffs abroad.