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Verizon adopts USB modem with microSD

updated 12:15 pm EDT, Thu September 27, 2007

Verizon USB727 modem

Verizon Wireless has adopted the USB727, a wireless modem built by Novatel. The device plugs into the USB ports of both Macs and PCs, and provides EVDO Rev. A broadband, allowing download speeds up to 1.4Mbps, with an average of 600Kbps. Uploads are said to average between 500 and 800Kbps. The modem's other main feature is a microSD slot, which allows it to behave as a conventional flash drive, holding up to 4GB depending on the size of the inserted card.

The 727 is designed to be pocket-sized, and connects using flip-up antennae rather than internalized ones. The modem requires Mac OS X 10.3.9, or Windows XP, 2000 or Vista; it should ship to retail stores on October 5th, costing $200 with a two-year contract. Ordering online, however, will cut the price to $150 with a contract.

by MacNN Staff




  1. EVDOinfo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    microSD lot pics

    For those interested in the USB727's microSD slot, we've included revealing photos at end of this press release:

  1. dliup

    Joined: Dec 1969



    iMac Aluminum, released August 7, 2007. It's now late September.

    7 week seems to be enough time to knockoff the design of the iMac to make some software rendered product images.

    Not shipping until when?

    iMac has better specs, better price, AND OSX. Enough said.

  1. notehead

    Joined: Dec 1969


    yeah, but its Verizon...

    ...and Verizon is about as focused on customer satisfaction and accuracy as, say, WorldCom. I've been a Verizon customer for local, regional, and long-distance land-line service, cell phone service, and DSL service, and they overbill for stuff ALL THE TIME. I suspect it's a combination of constantly changing plans and a poorly-run IT department, but it strikes me as curious that their "errors" are never to my advantage, only to theirs.

  1. EVDOguy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    $69.99 @

    The USB727 is now listed at for $69.99 (after $50 mail-in rebate), $90 less then Verizon :)

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