Originally Posted by k9cachers
I have the 8703e and have been using it as a tethered modem with my Vista laptop. Is there any benefit to use a PC card or Air Card (not sure of the difference) rather than the tethered modem? Is it quicker with the PC Card as opposed to the tethered modem?
Any advice appreciated.
"Air Card" is a now a term often used to describe any PC card which provides wireless wan (WWAN) access.
Sort of like calling all cotton swabs "Q-tips", or all bandages "Band-Aids".
Verizon Wireless and Sprint both offver EVDO Rev. A cards for laptops.
They will be noticably faster that your tethered 8703e.
You'd also be able to use your phone during a data session, which you can't do on your tethered 8703e.