Verizon today announced that the USB1000 Global Modem from Novatel Wireless will be available tomorrow. The new USB1000 Global Modem gives customers high-speed data connectivity whether in the U.S. or beyond its borders. Here is more info from today's announcement:
"The Verizon Wireless USB1000 Global Modem can be ordered beginning Friday in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. The USB1000 Global Modem joins a host of sophisticated global devices that include the BlackBerry Storm smartphone and the HP Mini 1151NR netbook. Verizon Wireless global devices use the latest technology for multiple frequency bands and multimode operations on CDMA and GSM networks. Customers can browse the Web, access the Internet, download files, and send and receive e-mail wirelessly.
Following are features and specifications on the USB1000 Global USB Modem:
Features ? Mobile Broadband and GlobalAccess-capable ? Chipset: Qualcomm MDM1000 (GOBI) ? Fixed Type A USB port compatibility ? Pre-installed SIM Card ? VZAccess Manager for easy connection management ? Antenna System: integrated (five bands); global diversity; external antenna connector ? Service status indicator (LED) ? one color ? Two-way text messaging-capable ? VPN Compatible; Dial Up; NDIS-support ? Auto connect
System Requirements ? One Type A USB Port ? Processor: 166 MHz or higher ? Disk Drive: CD ROM ? Memory (RAM) requirement: 256 MB ? Hard disk space requirement: 100 MB ? Internet browser software
Operating System Support ? Windows Vista and Windows XP (Note: device is not MAC OS-compatible)
Specifications ? Dimensions: 3.43?(h) x 1.46?(w) x 0.47?(d) ? Weight: 1.59 ounces ? SAR: 0.775 w/kg user-lap position
The Verizon Wireless portfolio of global services includes:
* GlobalEmail ? Access personal or corporate e-mail and attachments on a global-capable smartphone like the BlackBerry Storm smartphone or the Samsung Saga in the U.S. and abroad. * Global Travel Program ? Customers traveling for fewer than 21 days in countries with GSM coverage can use a ?no rental fee? voice or data device. Customers keep their Verizon Wireless phone numbers and voice mail passwords and transfer their contact lists to the phones they are using with Backup Assistant(SM). There are no daily rental fees or security deposits required. * Global Value Program ? For frequent international travelers the Global Value Program offers discounted rates from approximately 150 GSM destinations for just $4.99 per line a month. * Take your Verizon Wireless phone with you ? Customers can stay connected while traveling outside of the U.S. in more than 40 destinations. In addition, Verizon Wireless? Cruise Ship Services allow customers to make and receive calls while traveling on most major cruise lines.
Pricing GlobalAccess is available either as a monthly plan or a pay-per-use plan. GlobalAccess Monthly Plans start at $129.99 monthly access, offering a 100 MB allowance in 31 select destinations ($0.005/KB after allowance) as well as access in the U.S. and Canada (5 GB allowance in the U.S. and Canada and $0.05/MB overage). Additionally, for $219.99 monthly access, customers can have a 200 MB allowance in 31 select destinations and a 5 GB allowance in the U.S. and Canada with the same rates for overage as the $129.99 monthly access plan.
GlobalAccess Pay Per Use must be purchased with a 5 GB monthly allowance Mobile Broadband service plan in the U.S. for $59.99 monthly access. The Pay Per Use rate is $0.002/KB in Canada, $0.005/KB in Mexico, and $0.02/KB in more than 175 other destinations. Verizon Wireless? GlobalEmail Plans begin at $20.00 monthly access when added to a Nationwide Email Plan. Corporate e-mail and Web access is available as are data only plans for $64.99 and $69.99 monthly access respectively.
To learn more about international products and services from Verizon Wireless, customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/international Business customers can contact their Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representatives by calling 1-800-VZW-4BIZ."