Verizon Wireless Announces Global Wi-Fi Modem
Verizon Wireless today announced the Fivespot, a new wireless modem that can provide hotspot coverage for up to five devices in countries around the globe. The Fivespot supports EVDO Rev. A in the U.S., and can access quad-band GSM/EDGE and 850/1900/2100MHz WCDMA/HSDPA frequencies in 120 countries. Contract pricing for the device is as follows: $40/mo for 250MB and $0.10/MB overage; and $60/mo for 5GB and $0.05/MB overage. Verizon is also offering prepaid plans: $15 for 100MB for one day; $30 for 300MB for seven days; $50 for 1GB for 30 days; and $80 for 5GB for 30 days. Last, Verizon offers global plans: $130/mo for 5GB in the U.S. and Canada and 100MB in select countries ($0.005/KB after allowance); or $220 for 5GB in the U.S. and Canada with 200MB in select countries ($0.005/KB after allowance). Verizon offers GlobalAccess Pay Per Use at the rate of $0.002/KB in Canada, $0.005/KB in Mexico, and $0.02/KB in more than 200 other destinations. The Fivespot costs $100 after rebate and will be available starting October 7.
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