International travelers take note, Verizon Wireless announced the Fivespot, a MiFi-like mobile hotspot device that works in the U.S. and around the Globe. The 3G mobile hotspot was developed by ZTE USA and provides access in more than 200 countries, 120 of which are at 3G speeds. It can connect up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices such as notebooks, tablets like the iPad and portable gaming systems.
The device must be purchased with a mobile broadband plan available in one of the following options.
Mobile Broadband pricing:
- Customers will need to choose from one of the various price plans to connect to Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Broadband network, which also gives them access to thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots at no additional charge and allows them to move easily from the nation’s most reliable 3G wireless network to those hotspots:
- $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)
- Customers traveling abroad can sign up for one of the following plans:
- $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.
The Verizon Wireless Fivespot will be available starting October 7th online and in stores for $99 after a $100 mail in rebate.