Verizon Wireless Introduces AD3700 Global Broadband Modem

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2009-08-14 Print this article Print

Verizon launches the AD3700 Mobile Broadband USB modem handy for those trotting the globe. It offers connectivity in more than 175 destinations, is designed on a swivel for easier plug-in and uses Verizon's EvDO Rev. A technology.

Traveling Verizon Wireless customers no longer need fret about the quality, or existence, of Wi-Fi in hotels rooms, airports and beyond, according to Verizon. On Aug. 13 Verizon and ZTE USA introduced the AD3700 Mobile Broadband USB modem with global connectivity.

The AD3700 offers high-speed online access in more than 175 "destinations" via Verizon's EvDO (Evolution Data Optimized) Rev. A technology. Compatible wireless platforms including GSM, GPRS, HSPA and UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System).

The modem, which is black with a rounded red outline, measures 3.1 by 1.7 by 0.5 inches, weighs 1.6 ounces and features a swivel hinge, making it easier to plug into a USB 2.0 slot in some instances.

The modem comes with VZAccess Manager software for managing connections and installation. Once users activate the "global feature" on their Verizon Wireless accounts, explains the carrier, the AD3700 will detect the fastest available network.

According to Verizon, this travel helper is now in stores for $79.99 after a $50.00 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year contract.

Like Sprint, Verizon offers the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200, which uses mobile broadband to create a Wi-Fi cloud for up to five users.

Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.

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