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    DeathtoToasters's Avatar
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    Review: Verizon Wireless v640 Express EVDO Card
    I don't seem to see too many reviews on this site. I have to say for a group of people that want to turn people to their cause you sure make it hard :bushman:

    Anyway. I just received my Verizon Wireless v640 EVDO card from a guy off of eBay ($185 delivered)

    Anyway I just activated it and did three test from the nearest location (Los Angelenos)

    Anyway, here are the results: ( I did them from speakeasy)



    Not bad

    So I recommend it.

    It gets... 5 Burnt pieces of toasts! Top Honors.

    FYI: I want to give it 4 Burnt pieces but I cannot fault the equipment for the price of the service.
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    sweet, i was under the impression that no mac could run these as they did not have supported drivers at all...what machine are you using this on? and are you using supported drivers or odd 3rd party ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skye23412 View Post
    sweet, i was under the impression that no mac could run these as they did not have supported drivers at all...what machine are you using this on? and are you using supported drivers or odd 3rd party ones?
    We've sold and supported the V640 for MacBook Pro's for months now. Our price is $80 less than verizon store has them for. The v640 can actually run with Apple drivers built into OSX 10.4.7 and most have found the built in drivers to be faster than the VZAccess Manager that verizon ships out with each V640. Check out this forum thread:

    Mac OS X 10.4.7 vs. VZAccess, Speed Comparisons
    For the best EVDO deals, hook up with the Mac/EVDO Experts at EVDOinfo.com
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    FYI, Verizon Rev-A is out there
    The V640 is a Rev-0 device. That means it can only take advantage of 1st generation EVDO speeds, much like deathtotoasters speeds reported above.

    But Verizon has already rolled out the 2nd generation "Rev-A" network in some cities, which provides for faster speeds than are possible on Rev-0. For an idea of where Verizon's Rev-A can be found, and the incredible speeds being reported (like 2000+ kbps downloads!) check out our new google mashup at http://EVDOmaps.com

    Rev-0 devices like the V640 are not upgradeable to Rev-A, because they need an entirely different chipset. There will be a Rev-A expresscard for MacBook Pro's but it may be a few more weeks yet.

    That said, we are taking backorders on Verizon's new Rev-A USB720 which will work with any Mac running OSX 10.3.9 and above, and has an available USB port.
    For the best EVDO deals, hook up with the Mac/EVDO Experts at EVDOinfo.com
    If you have EVDO questions, find us on iChat as BoosterAntenna

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    I noticed that the mbp found and had drivers installed.

    When it comes to the phone number settings, since i purchased it used it has the persons info in it. Do i just change it to mine?

    Glad you chimed in.
    "Death to Toasters" - John Connor

    "All Hail the Power of Bauer"

    "The Heavens will run red with Blood, but in the End, As Always, Thanos will Stand Triumphant!" - Thanos

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    Good info. Now I wish the monthly costs were cheaper. Maybe in about a year.

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    I just ordered the USB720. I am juiced up!

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    27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 10.10.2 -64Gb iPad 2-64 Gb iPhone 6+-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage
    I might consider this when I get my MB later in the year.


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