The difference between the Rev A technology and the existing EVDO is pretty significant. Rev A will have less latency than the current EVDO and will be able to handle VOIP. The speeds will be quite a bit faster, especially for uploading:
- dowloads up to 3.1Mbps (average will likely be 600Kbps - 1.0Mbps)
- upload to 1.8Mbps (average will likely be 400Kbps - 600Kbps)
The card is $99.99 with a new 2-yr Sprint contract (and $59.99 per month) or $174.99 with a 1-yr Sprint contract (and $79.99 per month). You can buy the card now - Sprint reportedly has about 500 currently available, and we know they'll go fast!
Compare Rev A and the current EVDO at EVDOforums.com
Discuss the Merlin S720 on EVDOforums.