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Mobile Broadband Cards - The Best For Less
Connect anywhere, anytime for less than $100.

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by Todd Haselton on Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We tested these affordable ExpressCards and USB modems in three different locations: on the 21st floor of our office building in Manhattan, underground in Penn Station, and in Long Beach, Long Island. In each spot, we timed download and upload speeds of a 25MB file, as well as the time to load three Web sites. Which cards were the fastest at both downloading and uploading? Read on to find out.

Mobile Broadband Cards - The Best For Less


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AT&T Option GT Ultra Express

Price: Free

The Option GT Ultra Express sticks out farther than many other ExpressCards and was a slow performer to boot.
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Sprint Merlin EX720

Price: $99.99

The Merlin EX720 proved the fastest downloader among the competition, and nearly the fastest at uploading.
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Verizon Wireless KPC680 ExpressCard

Price: $49.99

The Verizon Wireless KPC680 ExpressCard was a top performer in two out of three of our testing environments.
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AT&T USBConnect Mercury

Price: $0.00

A manageable size and exceptional upload speeds made this USB modem a pleasure to work with.
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Sprint Compass 597

Price: $49.99

If you’re a Sprint customer, this is the connection card to get, but the performance could be better.
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Verizon Wireless USB727 Modem

Price: $29.99

The sleek, glossy black USB727 may not be the fastest card available, but for $29.99 it’s a steal.
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