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What is a USB Dongle Modem?

Are you looking for a for a mobile broadband to connect to the web while on-the-go? Or simply want a pay-as-you-go plan for your internet connection? Well, if you’re looking for the fastest speeds, then you should go with USB dongle modems.

Today, more and more dongles come with a built-in “plug-and-play” technology, this saves users from the hassles of installing software and inserting SIM card and sticking the device in your USB. It will load the files it needs automatically, and will get you online within a couple of minutes.

What Are USB Dongles

Dongle modems are small devices you can attach to your computer the way you stick a USB memory stick. As soon as you plug it in and you’re inside the range of your mobile phone mast, the mobile broadband lets you connect to the web, wherever you go with your laptop computer, tablet, or iPad, or other mobile devices.

How Does USB Modem Dongle Work

Your mobile broadband provider will give you a SIM card for your USB dongle when you sign up for their service. This is essentially the same thing when you get a mobile phone with a network connection. Just as the SIM tells you the duration and number of times you called and talked to someone with your phone and send text messages, the SIM card for USB dongles gives you a certain amount of data for your internet needs, such as surfing and downloading.

Why Use A USB Dongle Modem

With just about the same size as a regular flash disk, a USB dongle is a small and pocket-sized device that lets you to take your mobile device and connect with the internet wherever you go. These dongles are compatible with any type of web-enabled device with a spare USB port, be it a netbook, a tablet computer, a laptop, or even a desktop PC or Mac

CDMA/EVDO

Literally means Code Division Multiple Access/Evolution-Date Optimized, this is a protocol for high speed wireless internet connection. Along with EVDO, 1xEvDO and 1xEV-DO, it belongs to major Third Generation (3G) wireless data standards. Mobile devices that use this technology are able to upload and download various data from the internet quickly, not to mention this technology is always up and running whenever there is signal available from the wireless tower.

This pocket-sized device can either be plugged directly into a USB port or through a stand on a small upright dongle. Some products come with headphone jacks, so it can be used as a mobile phone and support 800 Mhz and 1900 Mhz bands.

Own a 2G GSM USB dongle modem from ymoz.com online shop and get connected to the world anytime, anywhere, without any hassles. This devices works perfectly with laptops, PC, and MAC, lightweight, and provides a speed of up to 7.2Mbps, making internet access a treat. It’s a plug-and-play device that is worth of its name, allowing users to take advantage to the internet all with a quick installation feature.

What This Means for Its Users

The biggest advantage of EVDO technology is that, it makes use of existing CDMA networks, which are also same broadcasting frequencies. This way, it gets away from the expensive regulatory agencies, bringing down the cost of building and using new networks. Though HSDPA offers faster download speed, its higher service is also very expensive. Mobile internet users, especially frequent travelers, may need to consider investing on a device that will work on international networks to avoid problems such as dropped calls, data sending issues, or other problems.

2G GSM USB Dongle Modem

The 2G GSM USB Dongle Modem gives you the freedom to access the internet, anytime, anywhere, and get the service as you roam. Windows XP, Tablet XP, Pro & Mac OS. Keeping you in touch with your friends, partners, clients, and loved ones 24/7, anywhere you go.

2G GSM USB Dongle Modems are high speed (download speed up to 7.2 Mbps, upload speed up to 5.75 Mbps) modems that comes with auto-install software, phone book, SMS support and features and specs which supports Quad band network (EDGE, GPRS, GSM) and single band 3G network (2100 MHz UMTS) and is ready to use via standard SIM card that works with all GSM/2G/3G SIM cards. They are plug-and-play devices that support all major OS such as Windows and Mac OS, and they very portable and easy to use via USB port v2.0 and using a MicroSD card. It can also be used as a storage device, as it can store data up to 8GB.

3G UMTS

The 3G UMTS USB Dongle Modems (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) is a 3rd generation mobile cellular system, it is in different networks that is based on the standards of GSM. It uses W-CDMA or wide band code division multiple access radio access technology to provide better efficiency and bandwidth to mobile network operators. This technology is sometimes referred as Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access (FOMA) or 3GSM. This technology supports a maximum speed of theoretical data transfer of 42 mb, a speed that is significantly faster than the GSM. This speed was originally designed for phone tasks, such as calls, voice mails, and paging, but new innovations made way for Internet Access, SMS or text messaging, and videos.

The 3G UMTS modems sport plug & play USB dongle modems with internal cellular antenna for maximum data transmission (though some allow you to connect external antenna to improve connection or solder a UMTS-antenna cable on to its board, but will invalidate the warranty), memory storage accessible to the OS and can be used as a USB mass storage device on CDFS format, imitating a CD-ROM drive. The 3G dialer written by network operators, allow these devices to get the original firmware and updates for as fast as a whopping 7.2 Mbps. This speed supports steady video streaming, movie downloads, and video conferencing.

Bottom line is, by combining both wireless connectivity and satellite cellular technologies, the 3G UMTS technology makes functionalities of a home computer available while on the go. These USB modems support Windows 2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS along with SMS Services.

In addition in this category, we offer USB modems with GPS function, such as the OPTION iCon 461 USB Modem 7.2 Mbps GPS. These modems come with internal GPS receivers for uses where location of the device is required, as well as high speed data transmission over 3rd generation mobile networks.

4G LTE

There is no doubt that the 4G LTE is a giant leap in the speed of mobile connectivity, as it really is a big step forward from fixed connection. The 4G is an acronym for Fourth Generation Wireless technology, a technology now widely used for mobile phones, mobile devices, and wireless computers. This technology from different network paved the road for faster internet access; faster than the previous technology of 3G. This new technology is said to provide a maximum speed of 100 to 150mb per second for high mobility users.

Get seamless wireless internet connection from YMOZ with 4G LTE USB dongle modems anytime, anywhere. Speed of these USB dongle modems can go up to 40 Mbps for download speed, and 20 Mbps for upload speed, giving you freedom for all your internet needs. These lightning fast communication devices are easy to set up and can be connected to internet using one single Ethernet cable or LTE. It is 20 times faster than the data transmission speed of the existing 3G network, providing ultra-speed Internet surfing, high-definition video downloading and online viewing, video transmission and real-time 3D photo navigation.

With 4G LTE USB dongle modems, you can do video chat with your family and friends at lightning speed and with uninterrupted connection; watch videos in video streaming sites, watch live sports events, download and watch HD movies, download and upload large files in a few minutes through multi-mode data download capability.

Many of ymoz.com’s products are come with self-installing connection manager, saving you from the hassles of installation. All you have to do is to plug it in your laptop/PC, and voila! You’re ready to enjoy seamless internet connection. Not to mention they can work as a memory stick to keep your important files and documents. Also, while supporting a high speed internet connectivity with 4G technology, our 4G LTE USB dongle modems remain compatible with 3G UMTS, 2G GSM and CDMA networks.

Another great feature of products in this category is the Dual Carrier Technology, such as in Huawei E397 4G LTE Dongle USB Modem 100Mbps, where connectivity is like dual band wireless routers, which allow you to send and receive wireless data over two different channels simultaneously on the UMTS HSPA+ network. THis dongle modem from Huawei works with 4G LTE in different bands, with backward compatible connectivity and can be used on DC-HSPA+ 3G and 2G CDMA where there is no 3G/4G coverage, meaning, you’ll always get the fastest network connection, wherever you are.

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