Helio Discontinues EV-DO/WiFi Access

All seven of Helio’s EV-DO/WiFi hybrid PCMCIA card users are SOL. That’s a lot of acronyms that mean users of the wireless data cards that seamlessly switch from Helio’s high-speed data network to WiFi hotspots will have their service discontinued on May 8.

We’re sad to see this go, as it was one of the more innovative plans Helio, our favorite MVNO, has come up with. While being a virtual network is hard, it gave Helio a distinction, which is now gone.

Those paid through May 7 are welcome to keep their cards, those paid from the 8th and forward will be issued refunds or credits. Sorry, kids. I hate bringing you the bad news.

Helio to Shut Down Hybrid