Verizon enters world arena with their global wireless USB modem

Verizon enters world arena with their global wireless USB modem
So you thought that Big Red was going to sit around and not take advantage of seeing competitors offering data services abroad? Verizon took a step forward today by announcing the USB1000 Global Modem which offers EVDO Rev. A service domestically and tri-band HSPA when traveling elsewhere. It's made by Novatel and will cost $150 after a mail-in-rebate for anyone signing a two year contract. If you think the price is a bit hefty, then the minimum $130 per month international plan offered may add up over the course of the agreement. Luckily you'll be getting the standard 5GB of data use while in the U.S. and 100MB to carefully chomp up when using internationally. If you want to have a bit more room, you can opt to go with the $220 plan that offers you 200MB of global roaming. Sure it might not be for everyone, but at least the solution is there for the people that need it. Verizon will start offering it online on June 19 and must be activated on a minimum 5GB plan for $60 per month.

source: Verizon via Phonescoop

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3 Comments

1. jrg11

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

Meh, not really news or "Verizon entering world arena" since they've had a global broadband card available for a few years now, just in the Express card size. But nice try. The plans have been available for a while too. The only semi-news here is that it's a global USB card.

2. VZW Employee

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 25, 2009

that is correct jrg11

3. jrg11

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

Yes, I know this is correct. That would be the reason I posted it, but thank you for the reassurance. At least my confidence just went up 3 points!

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