AT&T offers USBConnect Quicksilver
Folks who want to remain connected at all times can look forward to this new USB modem from AT&T known as the AT&T USBConnect Quicksilver.
The AT&T USBConnect Quicksilver is the first USB mobile broadband device worldwide to use the Icera Livanto chipset, providing the latest features in one of the world’s smallest HSPA USB devices that weighs just 1.2 ounces. Based on the global standard for wireless — GSM — the Quicksilver provides access to not only the nation’s fastest 3G network but also to international data roaming in more than 150 countries, with 3G available in more than 60 of those countries. AT&T has the nation’s fastest 3G network, delivering LaptopConnect customers typical downlink 3G speeds between 700 kilobits per second (Kbps) and 1.7 megabits per second (Mbps) and typical uplink 3G speeds between 500 Kbps and 1.2 Mbps.
You will be able to pick up the AT&T Quicksilver for free (hard to believe, eh) as long as you also sign up for two-year DataConnect plan of $60 or more. Of course, the USBConnect Quicksilver can also be picked up as a standalone device for $250.