Vodafone tries 3G data

Jan 26 2004 - 10:08 AM ET | 3G, Data, Vodafone
The Register is reporting that Euro-carrier Vodafone is trying out 3G data cards. The service should make it to the marketplace by Spring. However, the Register wasn't too impressed with the speed: bq. "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." Verizon Wireless has a similar program in two US cities, and plans to launch the service nationwide. Vodafone owns a minority stake in Verizon Wireless.