Novatel V740 Aircard Review

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What’s Good:
The V740 lets you browse the net at EVDO Rev. A speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps. Supports Vista, XP and Macs.

What’s Bad:
Users with USB or PC Card slots may feel left out.

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Reviewed on: 10/08/2008

It’s a regular card that’ll cover your main bases. No bells and whistles to ring the fire alarm about here. Good price though.

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The Merlin is an average card. It’ll connect you at the standard Rev. A speeds where available. Otherwise you’ll be connecting at dialup speed.

While many laptops support the ExpressCard format, you might be one of the unlucky few that doesn’t have the ExpressCard 34 slot. If you don’t then a USB card may be in order.

While it may not have the beefed up features some Alltel cards or Sprint cards have, it’s still a good card. You can pick up the V740 for free here.


Novatel V740 PC/Mac Wireless Broadband Card


The Novatel Merlin V740 for Verizon Wireless works with either PC or Apple computers. Built to work in universal USB 2.0 slots, you get compatibility and data speed never seen before. EV-DO rev A support gives you download speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps and beefy upload speeds of up to 1.8 Mbps. Simple to use, the Novatel Merlin V740 lets you surf the Internet, send and receive email and text messages, and connect to corporate VPN networks.


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From the Manufacturer

  • Dimensions – 4.4 in x 1.3 in x 0.2 in
  • Weight – 1.4 oz
  • Data Download Speed – EV-DO rev A (Up to 3.1 Mbps Down/1.8 Mbps Up), EV-DO rev 0 (2.4 Mbps Down/153 Kbps Up), 1xRTT
  • Download Protocol – CDMA 850, 1900
  • Compatible Carrier – Verizon Wireless
  • Network Compatibility – CDMA 850, 1900
  • 3G Data Speeds – Yes

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