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Verizon ships USB720 USB wireless modem

updated 02:05 pm EST, Thu February 1, 2007

USB720 wireless modem

Verizon Wireless today announced that the USB720 -- its first CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) USB wireless modem -- will go on sale tomorrow. The device measures 3.52 x 1.49 x .69-inches, weighs 1.6 ounces, and offers broad compatibility via USB connectivity. The USB720 works with the Enterprise edition of VZAccess Manager software with support for Mac OS X as well as Windows 2000/XP/Vista. The USB720 is priced at $150 with a new two-year agreement or $200 with a new one-year agreement, and will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores inclusive of those in Circuit City on February 20th.

Verizon's USB720 is fully compatible with the company's enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks, as well as its NationalAccess network based on CDMA 1xRTT technology. The modem features an advanced dual band diversity antenna system design with an integrated flip antenna, according to Verizon, which maximizes performance and strengthens network signal reception.

Customers in Rev. A enhanced coverage areas who purchase the new device and who are current subscribers to BroadbandAccess will access improved speeds immediately for no additional charge, and customers with a Verizon Wireless voice plan of $40 or higher can sign up for unlimited BroadbandAccess with the new Rev. A speeds for an additional $60 monthly fee. BroadbandAccess is available to customers without a voice plan for $80 per month.

by MacNN Staff





  1. malax

    Joined: Dec 1969


    where's the announcement?

    Can't you link to the actual announcement? I went to the link in the article and couldn't find any reference to this product. Searching for USB720 turned up nothing.

  1. EVDOinfo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Verizon Rev-A Coverage

    Though Verizon launched their Rev-A network, the cities they've officially listed aren't the only places they have Rev-A turned on at. There are quite a few major markets they aren't announcing yet, for whatever reason. See for yourself by checking out a cool new google mashup at

  1. EVDOinfo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    V740 ExpressCard shipping

    Some dedicated Verizon customers who use laptops with an ExpressCard slot, relucatantly bought the USB720 because they could not wait for a Rev-A ExpressCard from Verizon.

    If you were one of the ones who stuck it out instead, WAIT NO LONGER!

    the Rev-A V740 ExpressCard is now shipping! ... get the V740 ExpressCard for $70 less than verizon stores, and get the best possible customer support by EVDO Experts, by checking out this site:

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