Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Verizon Wireless Launches EV-DO Rev-A

Verizon Wireless is launching its CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) service. The upgrade is available initially in Mass., including Boston and its suburbs, the Richmond and Hampton Roads, Va. areas, Chicago and its suburbs and including Gary, Ind., Salt Lake City and other cities in Utah, as well as in Florida throughout the state's entire existing area of Verizon Wireless' wireless broadband network.

Verizon Wireless said customers with the EVDO Rev. A service should expect average download speeds of 450-800 kbps and average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps.

Verizon Wireless also announced a new compact USB720 wireless modem with a USB interface, enabling Rev. A connectivity for laptops and desktops. The USB720 from Novatel Wireless joins the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless as the first two enhanced wireless broadband network devices from Verizon Wireless. The USB720 is $149.99 with a new two-year customer agreement or $199.99 with a new one-year customer agreement.

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