- Size (LWH): 3.52 inches, 1.49 inches, 0.69 inches
- Weight: 1.6 ounces
- Network Compatibility: CDMA
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 230 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 384 hours
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The USB720 is compatible with Verizon's BroadbandAccess and NationalAccess high-speed wireless data access plans. That means you can get the broadband-like speed you require to work efficiently outside the office.
A Verizon BroadbandAccess plan will give you the freedom to stay productive and connected whether you're on the road or in a meeting across town with broadband-like connection speeds. You will also receive NationalAccess service when outside the BroadbandAccess rate and coverage area. NationalAccess is available in thousands of cities and towns.
The NationalAccess plan is Verizon Wireless' national wireless Internet service, which enables users to access the Internet, email, attachments, and business applications with a laptop at average speeds of 60-80 kbps and bursts up to 144 kbps (you may experience slower data speeds).
Before checkout be sure to choose one of the previously mentioned Verizon wireless data plans to enjoy Unlimited access for Internet browsing, email, and Intranet access. Chose a plan that's right for you. Without a specified Verizon data plan, data service will be charged at 0.25 cents a minute.
Card Design and Features
The USB720 comes with VZAccess Manager software for easy connection management right out of the box. Easy to install and use, the card features a high performance, flip-up antenna for increased speed and coverage allowing you to easily connect from the comforts of your favorite coffee shop, in a board meeting, or on your sofa at home. The card's intuitive user interface is easy to manage while the bright service state LED indicator lets you know signal availability and data transfer status at a glance. There's even an optional external Antenna Connector (sold separately) for times when you need to boost connectivity.
VZAccess Manager is a new customizable tool that lets you manage remote access needs across the country. VZAccess Manager, developed by Verizon Wireless in conjunction with one of its parent companies, Vodafone, is available for BroadbandAccess and NationalAccess wireless PC cards, and Mobile Office Kits. It allows mobile professionals, business, and enterprise customers to easily access Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess and NationalAccess services, and their own Wi-Fi and dial-up networks so that they can stay connected wherever they go.
VZAccess Manager is easy to use and simplifies wireless remote access allowing users to stay connected to business-critical email, company databases, files and the Internet while mobile. VZAccess Manager is ideal for information technology managers who seek to deploy a remote access solution that is easy for their employees to use with minimum support requirements.
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The Verizon Wireless USB720 EV-DO Rev A USB Modem weighs 1.6 ounces and measures 3.52 x 1.49 x .69 inches. It is compatible with the Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS X (10.3.9 and later) operating systems. It operates on the CDMA 850/1900 EV-DO/1xRTT frequencies.
Top Customer Reviews
In fact latency times are so low that I can use remote desktop and other applications that require a fast response time. It's just as fast as its PC card equivalent and gives you the flexibility to use it on any PC.
The best part of the entire deal for me is the Mac compatibility. It works great on my Mac Book (even in Leopard) and was a breeze to install.
All in All very happy w/ this Card(UM150) and Service(Verizon)
Verizon's EVDO cell Internet access service with all the various cards we have is apparently MUCH faster than most of the other cell phone networks (except Sprint which is also EVDO and as fast). I have been using Verizon's PC5740 card for years and it was slower but still comparable to my 3 Mbps DSL ISP access at home.
We also have several other cards by other providers and their internet access is so slow it's dysfunctional. To name a few, T-Mobile - my GC89 usually connecting at horribly slow 100 Kbps; my fellow IT Director stating that his older T-Mobile card is as slow, if not worse; Other users at our organization confirmed that using AT&T card was slow as well, so if you need speedy mobile Internet access, go EVDO (Verizon or Sprint) and avoid GPRS/EDGE (T-Mobile & AT&T). I had a bad experience with their customer service in the past and bought a T-Mobile card when we needed another one, but the horribly slow speed of other cell ISP providers made me change my mind. I'm buying Verizon again because their cell PC cards' internet access seems to be an order of magnitude faster than most of other providers.
Blazing speed. Go for it.
PLEASE NOTE PROBLEM WAS CORRECTED BY OS UPDATE - WORKS FANTASTICALLY NOW!!
Speeds with Rev A. are noticeably faster than the older Verizon Broadband card. I'm in the South Florida region and have not found a spot where Rev. A is not available. The monthly fee is definitely worth the freedom of having fast internet connection virtually anywhere.
This is an external card that connects via the USB port and I have swapped it between a four year old Dell laptop and a six month old Gateway laptop, both run XP. The USB connector looks fragile. I signed a two year agreement, and I have serious doubts that the card is going to make it to the end of the contract. However, in the four months I've owned it I've given it a few accidental knocks and it hasn't snapped off.
There have been a couple of issues that required a call to tech support. I was very happy to reach domestic centers on both occasions. After bad experiences with Sony tech support compounding the aggravation of technical problems with language and cultural barriers, domestic tech support is high on my priority list.
The monthly fee is $59.99 for virtually unlimited access; 5G a month should be plenty for browsing and email. Tack on about another $20/month to your bill just for the taxes and junk fees. My monthly phone bill, with another carrier, suffers from the same type of surcharge inflation.
Highly recommended for laptop owners who want to cut the cord. If you use your laptop in the same spot every day - go with a cheaper DSL service.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
THE RECEPTION IS VERY GOOD ITS STILL SEARCHES SLOW I STILL LIKE THE SERVICE I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS SERVICE TO ANYONE!!Published on February 25, 2013 by sandra wells
Although this device is just like one I have had for a few years, I had to return this item to the seller. The whole experience went as well as could be hoped for. Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Jeanie B.
This was exactly what I needed to replace my original one that died so that I could stay on Verizon's unlimited plan.Published on December 26, 2012 by Linda L. Ellison
First, the device is solid state. It functions as it is designed to do.
The problem is NOT with the device, but with Verizon. Their speeds are laughable. Read more
The first month I had the service, it worked decently with 2 bars. At least it was better than dial-up. I had a 30 day free trial. Read morePublished on May 13, 2009 by Eleanor Faye Lewis
Incredibly fast if you are in a 3G area, otherwise it's faster than dial up. Never drops the connection. Easy to set up and use. Verizon rocks! Read morePublished on May 5, 2009 by Amazon Customer
I took me a while to decide which one to get. I read the reviews and comments between Tmobile and Verizon plans. Read morePublished on May 24, 2008 by eymawr
This modem is great. Customer reviewers from Arizona and Long Island, N.Y., may reflect their bad luck only. Read morePublished on May 15, 2008 by miroD