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Verizon Expands 4G Portfolio

Basking Ridge, N.J. –

Verizon Wireless

expanded its
selection of 4G USB modems and launched the first of two planned 4G mobile hot

The Samsung-made 4G LTE Mobile
Hotspot will be available in stores on March 31 at $99.99 with a new two-year
customer agreement on a 4G Mobile Broadband plan. It will enable up to five
Wi-Fi-enabled devices at a time to share a 4G LTE connection to the Internet
with download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps. The
device, which measures 2.32 by 3.54 by 0.45 inches, also operates in Verizon’s
3G CDMA 1x EV-DO Rev. A markets.

 The Novatel-made Verizon USB551L USB modem will
join two other 4G USB modems, one by LG and one by Pantech.

The new model connects with laptops
based on the following operating systems: the Windows XP 32-bit, Vista
32/64-bit (SP2), Windows 7 32/64-bit, and MAC: 10.4 or higher.

The Novatel-made modem became
available to order March 31 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and on
the carrier’s web site at $99.99 with two-year customer agreement on a 4G
Mobile Broadband plan.

Verizon’s 4G plans start at
$50/month for 5GB of data usage.

Currently, the only 4G phone
offered by Verizon is HTC’s ThunderBolt, but LG plans to offer

first LTE phone

for Verizon in the second or third quarters, LH has said.
Both models are Android smartphones.