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Global Wireless Modem Hits Verizon Wireless

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Jun 18, 2009, 7:34 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Jun 18, 2009, 8:14 AM

Today Verizon Wireless announced the USB1000 Global Modem, a new dongle for laptops that will let subscribers access 3G wireless networks both in the U.S. and when traveling overseas. Radios on-board include 800/1900 EVDO Rev. A, quad-band GSM/EDGE and tri-band 850/1900/2100MHz WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA. The USB1000, which is made by Novatel, will cost $150 after mail-in rebate with new agreement. Verizon is offering several plans with the new device, starting with a $130-per-month global roaming plan that includes 5GB of data in the U.S. and 100MB abroad. It is also offering a $220 plan that bumps up foreign roaming to 200MB. The USB1000 requires a minimum 5GB plan in the U.S. for $60 per month. It wil be available online beginning June 19.

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rip_odb

Jun 24, 2009, 3:11 PM

This is...

geared toward international business users who can actually afford $200+ a month for internet. Yeah, it's a lot, but average users will likely just use Wi-Fi anyway, so why not charge an arm and a leg for it? Supply and demand: it's a simple concept.
acculabs

Jun 18, 2009, 10:28 AM

This is incredible

VZN is stomping AT&T into the ground.
How is this incredible.

Have you taken a closer look at the rates.

You have to pay $60/month for 5GB of USA Data and and extra $70/month for only 100MB of International Data. Last time I checked 100MB is only 10% of 1GB and we are paying more fo...
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100mb for 130$ and 220$ for 200mb for international access!! what are they kidding! you can go threw 200mb in a few hours with a netbook.. talk about rip offs.
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When you say this is incredible, are you talking about the plan or the device? I think the device is incredible, but I wouldn't say that about the plan.
What are you retarded? Congrats big Red for getting something AT&T has had for a year now (GSM, Global, laptop card) and $150 for the card AFTER REBATE???? Get the same thing, works in ALL of the same places, for FREE. I am sure you can get the same...
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