Verizon LTE Launches Without Mac Support


Verizon today unveiled its first LTE modems, but they won’t work with your Mac.  Not if you’re using OS X, at least. The LG VL600, Verizon’s LTE launch USB modem device, is only compatible with Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7. Another modem, the Pantech UML290, will be available soon after launch, but it doesn’t appear to be Mac-compatible either, according to early reports.

If you run Windows using Boot Camp on your Mac, or use virtualization software like Parallels or VMware Fusion, then you might be able to take advantage of the new Verizon LTE service. But if you’re a Mac user, chances are you don’t want to have to depend on a Windows crutch to get you network access. Way to drop the ball, Verizon.

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