Feeds

Vodafone launches 3G data card trial

Faster mobile Net access

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Vodafone has begun testing a 3G version of its notebook-oriented Mobile Connect Card, the network said today.

The current version of the card provides notebooks with Internet access through dial-up GSM links or always-on GPRS connections. Neither is particularly quick, better for checking email on the move than heavy-duty web browsing.

Adding 3G boosts speeds by a fair margin, but not yet up to broadband or Wi-Fi data throughput rates. Coverage is limited too, to the UK's main metropolitan areas and along the M4. Vodafone's 3G service is expected to be launched in the Spring.

Vodafone's trial service will be offered to corporate customers, but the company said smaller businesses will be brought in further down the line. ®

Related Stories

Review: Sony Ericsson GC79 WLAN + GPRS card

Related Products
Buy PC Card phones in The Reg mobile store

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Same old iPad? NO. The new 'soft SIMs' are BIG NEWS
AppleSIM 'ware to allow quick switch of carriers
Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet
Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting
Brits: Google, can you scrape 60k pages from web, pleeease
Hey, c'mon Choc Factory, it's our 'right to be forgotten'
Of COURSE Stephen Elop's to blame for Nokia woes, says author
'Google did have some unique propositions for Nokia'
It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE
By 'eck! Eccles cake production thrown into jeopardy
Mobile coverage on trains really is pants
You thought it was just *insert your provider here*, but now we have numbers
Don't mess with Texas ('cos it's getting Google Fiber and you're not)
A bit late, but company says 1Gbps Austin network almost ready to compete with AT&T
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.