After Verizon released two USB LTE 4G modems, one from Pantech and one form LG, today Verizon Wireless and Novatel Wireless today announced that the Verizon USB551L made by Novatel Wireless will be available to order on March 31 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at http://www.verizonwireless.com We have been getting very impressive speed from the LG VL600 LTE 4G USB modem, getting at least 12 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload with peak speed at 23Mbps down and 16Mbps up. It's good to see that USB551L comes with Mac support at launch! We will bring you a review of the USB551L. Here is the more info in the mean time:
The USB551L gives businesses and consumers expected download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas in a portable device, small enough to fit in the palm of the hand.
Compact and lightweight USB modem with advanced proprietary antenna technologies to maximize data throughput and operating range Supports Windows XP 32-bit, Vista 32/64-bit (SP2) and Windows 7 32/64-bit, MAC: 10.4 or higher
Pricing and data plans:
The Verizon USB551L will be available for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a 4G Mobile Broadband plan.
4G LTE Mobile Broadband plans begin at $50 monthly access for 5GB. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Data usage can be tracked by logging on to My Verizon online at www.verizonwireless.com/myverizon