Verizon adds Mac compatibility to 4G LTE broadband modem

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By: switchtoamac at: 11:32 AM on February 2, 2011 | Comments (0)
Mac users were left in the dark when the Verizon LTE network was launched last year as the 4G LTE modems lacked Mac OS X compatible drivers.  Well the wait is over!  Verizon's latest version its VZAccess Manager for Mac (version 7.2.4) introduces compatibility with the Pantech UML290, one of the network's two 4G LTE USB modems.  Mac support for the LG VL600, is pending.
vzw_pantech_uml290.pngThis is welcome news for Mac users as they will have access to Verizon's high-speed LTE network in over three dozen markets across the United States.

Mac requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.4.7 or higher (Tiger), Mac OS X 10.52 or higher (Leopard) 32-bit, OS X 10.6.2 or higher (Snow Leopard) 32-bit
  • PowerMac G3 or newer with appropriate device interface

Key Features of the Pantech UML290 4G USB Modem:
  • 4G Technology
  • Up to 10X Faster than 3G
  • Backwards Compatible to 3G
  • Fold-away USB Connector
  • External Antenna Connector
  • LED Service Status Indicator
The UML290 costs $99.99 with a 2-year contract or $249.99 full retail.  The 4G monthly access fee costs $50 per month for up to 5GB of data or $80 per month for up to 10GB of data.

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