updated 10:40 am EDT, Thu August 13, 2009
Verizon ZTE global modem
Verizon Wireless on Thursday announced it has added the AD3700 global USB modem from ZTE to its mobile broadband range. The device will connect to EV-DO, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, HSPA and UMTS networks in more than 175 countries, but uses Verizon's EV-DO Revision A network locally.
The modem is compatible with Windows systems and has a swivel-hinged USB 2.0 connection that hides away when not in use. It ships with VZAccess Manager software for connection management and automatic installation. To enable global network access, users have to activate the feature on their Verizon Wireless account.
When it arrives at Verizon stores on August 14th, the AD3700 will cost $80 after a $50 mail-in rebate, in the form of a debit card, and paired with a new two-year Mobile Broadband plan.