Review: Verizon U620L by Novatel (USB Cellular Modem)

This device has been discontinued and we consider it obsolete. While current owners of this device may continue to find performance to be adequate for the foreseeable tech-future, we do not recommend upgrading to or purchasing this device.

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Potential Current Option:

This device has now been replaced by the Novatel USB730L, which is more modern and advanced device.

The Novatel Global Modem U620L was Verizon's flagship USB cellular modem, released in July 2015.

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  • Networks supported:
    Verizon LTE Bands: 2, 4, 5, 13
    Global Roaming on LTE Bands: 3, 4
    4G/3G: HSPA+ 850/1900/2100MHz - Global roaming supported.
    3G: Verizon CDMA EVDO Supported
    2G: GSM EDGE - Quad band global roaming.
  • LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes (2x 10MHz channels)
  • LTE Performance Category: Category 4
    (Max Theoretical Speed: 150Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
  • Cellular Antenna Ports: Single unofficial "test port" - TS9 connector.
  • Dimensions: 3.27" x 1.38" x 0.45" /  1.77 oz
  • SIM Card Type: 4FF / Nano SIM
  • Retail Price:  $199 (original price)

Testing Status: Novatel sent us a modem for evaluation, and we have spent some hands-on time testing it.

Members can follow along with our testing here: Cellular Equipment Field Testing Results – Netgear Modems / USB730 (Late 2017)

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Purchasing Options

The U620L has now been replaced by the Novatel USB730L, which is more modern and advanced device.

Verizon is still selling the U620L - but there is probably no good reason to purchase the older device any longer.

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Verizon's 2015 flagship USB Modem.

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