Novatel Wireless Ovation MC760 Broadband2Go Prepaid USB Modem (Virgin Mobile)

November 18, 2013 - Comment

MC760 Virgin Mobile Broadband2GoWireless USB CardGive your laptop wireless broadband connectivity wherever you roam with the Novatel Ovation MC760 Broadband2Go USB modem from Virgin Mobile–just plug this USB device into your laptop and connect to the internet from almost anywhere in the country. It features an advanced internal dual band antenna system that includes diversity

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MC760 Virgin Mobile Broadband2GoWireless USB CardGive your laptop wireless broadband connectivity wherever you roam with the Novatel Ovation MC760 Broadband2Go USB modem from Virgin Mobile–just plug this USB device into your laptop and connect to the internet from almost anywhere in the country. It features an advanced internal dual band antenna system that includes diversity for enhanced performance on network fringe areas, and it doubles as a flash drive with an integrated microSD reader (microSD card sold separately). The Broadband2Go modem also provides plug and play capability with automatic installation of software and device drivers built right into the device for both Windows and Mac users.

With a Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go plan, activation is simple and megabytes can be added as often as needed with credit/debit cards or Virgin Mobile Top-Up cards–which can be used to purchase data usage from 100 MB to 1 GB. For example, a 250 MB Top-Up card for $20 (good for 30 days of use) translates roughly into 12 hours of web browsing. You can choose the plan that fits your needs the best, and without an annual contract, monthly subscription or activation fee (see more details on pricing below). Depending on your Broadband2Go Plan, megabytes will expire 10 days or 30 days after you buy them.

Supporting the EV-DO Rev. A high-speed data standard, the Broadband2Go modem enables you to download and stream high-quality video, straight onto your phone. Where coverage is available, EV-DO Rev. A connectivity provides average download speeds ranging from 600 to 1400 Kbps, with peak rates up to 3.1 Mbps. And average uploads speeds are 350-500 Kbps, peaking at 1.8 Mbps.

You’ll receive coverage anywhere on Broadband2Go’s nationwide network. That means you can connect to the Internet from almost anywhere you bring your laptop–your house, the library, the airport, your favorite pizza spot, even outdoors at the park. No need to search for a Wi-Fi hot spot or anything like that. Service is provided in more than 4,300 cities (including 480 airports) across the country.

Key Features

Built-in usage meter lets you know how many megabytes you have left in your Broadband2Go Plan. Your Broadband2Go account page will automatically appear whenever you plug the USB device into your computer. Your megabyte balance will be displayed right on that page. You can also check your account anytime by logging into My Account. EVDO Rev A technology for fast data transfers Integrated microSD slot provides flexible memory storage options without hindering your Internet connection performance; compatible with cards up to 8 GB in size. NovaSpeed enhances broadband connections by allowing simultaneous upload and download, online gaming, video streaming, GPS maps and large file transfers with virtually no interruptions or buffering Compatibility: Windows XP, Windows Vista; Windows 7; Mac OS X, 10.3 and higher

What’s in the Box
Broadband2Go USB Device, quickstart guide, lanyard

Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go Pricing

Product Features

  • Prepaid USB modem provides mobile broadband speeds for your laptop via the EV-DO Rev. A 3G network
  • Simple activation and megabytes can be added as often as needed with prepaid data plans ranging from $10 to $60
  • Built-in usage meter lets you know how many megabytes you have left in your Broadband2Go Plan
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac laptops; microSD memory card slot compatible with cards up to 8 GB
  • What’s in the Box: Broadband2Go USB Device, quickstart guide, lanyard

Comments

D Jones "DP Jones" says:

Recommended with Caveats. Have been using this USB broadband modem for three weeks. We purchased the modem and a $20 top-up card to activate it. The modem automatically connects to Virgin’s website each time it is plugged in, allowing top up via credit card. Even if your allocation has expired, it connects to the website…convenient in a pinch. You can buy top-up cards from Best Buy and other stores.Installation was very problematic. We connected this modem to three laptop computers running Windows XP Pro, Service Pack 3. None loaded everything required to get the modem working without some type of problem.All software is loaded from the USB modem itself and cannot be downloaded from any website. One computer simply refused to load the software from the USB modem. Two computers loaded the software, however, the software failed to detect the modem when it was inserted into the USB port. All this after following installation instructions precisely, reviewing included…

Jackal24 says:

Fast and very easy to use Pros: Easy to use, fast, smallCons: Lack of plans that last more than 30 days, “built in usage meter” not really built inI just purchased this and was very surprised how easy to use it is. I had it all set up in less than 5 minutes while sitting at the airport. One very clever thing that they have done is that the installation software is included on the USB stick, so there is no separate CD to deal with and lose. It walks you through everything. The connection I have is extremely fast for web browsing and even viewing youtube videos (just don’t view too many and use up all your plan MB).The unit is very small compared to many similar type modems I have seen. It is the just a little bit larger than most usb memory sticks.There is an included lanyard, but I don’t know what anyone would use it for, and I can’t see where to attach it anyway.On to the cons: None of the plans lasts more than 30 days and unused data does not rollover…

tmint says:

Tips for installing the modem and getting stable coverage We needed broadband at a seasonal home only part of the year in an area where the phone lines are not even good enough to get DSL. Satellite internet was another option but we found it to be too expensive for what we needed. Plus, it required a year long commitment which we were not willing to do. Also, our next door neighbor complains that his satellite internet goes out when it storms.We have found Broadband2Go by VirginMobileUSA to be a “good enough” solution for what we need. We can get pretty consistent 3.1 Mbps per second speeds which is good enough for most things on the web short of streaming video.What is not good is the documentation that comes with the modem. For the benefit of new users, we offer these tips we learned from trial and error:PROBLEM: In some areas of the home where we thought the connection was strong, we found that when we would start to really draw data down the pipe, the connection would switch from EVDO (good) to 1XRTT…

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