Verizon Wireless has announced the launch of a new Fivespot internationally compatible mobile hotspot device that will let users to incorporate a Wi-Fi system on-the-move from anywhere in the world. The Fivespot system is compatible with the CDMA EVDO 800/1900 MHz, WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA 850/1900/2100 MHz and GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz frequencies and shall be available for purchase beginning the 7th of October at a price of $99.99. This includes a 2-year service contract that will provide users a $100 mail-in rebate. This will help the user access the mobile hotspot in over 200 countries with 3G-speeds in over 120 of these countries.
Verizon has also announced the data plans for domestic as well as international travelers and this is how the pricing will work out
- $39.99 monthly access for 250 MB monthly allowance and $0.10/MB overage
- $59.99 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance and $0.05/MB overage
- Prepaid Mobile Broadband plans are also available:
- $15 for 100 MB (one day of use)
- $30 for 300 MB (one week of use)
- $50 for 1 GB (30 days of use)
- $80 for 5 GB (30 days of use)
- $129.99 monthly access (5 GB allowance for the United States and Canada, $0.05/MB overage), 100 MB allowance in select countries ($0.005/KB after allowance)
- $219.99 monthly access (5 GB allowance for the United States and Canada, $0.05/MB overage), 200 MB allowance in select countries ($0.005/KB after allowance)
- GlobalAccess Pay Per Use for occasional use must be purchased with a $59.99 Mobile Broadband service plan in the United States. The Pay Per Use rate is $0.002/KB in Canada, $0.005/KB in Mexico, and $0.02/KB in more than 200 other destinations.
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