Review by dmc271
Good "Fast LTE speeds most times"
- Location: Stillwater,Payne,OK
- Cost: $50 per month (24 month contract)
- Install: about 1 days
Bad "Signal can be unreliable; sometime disconnects"
Overall "A viable option if you don't have a wired connection"
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LTE can be both very fast and very slow, depending on the time of day. At its best, I get speeds up to 20 Mbps. At its worst (during some peak times), my speeds have dropped to as low as 1.5 Mbps and ping times worse than dialup (400+ ms; though, see my update below). This is with a UML290 aircard.
Overall, 4G is still much, much better than the WISP that I was using previously. If you're like me and don't have access to a wired connection, keep 4G LTE in mind, but do some thorough speed and ping tests during your 14-day trial.
Update December 2011:The manager of the local VZW store sent a local tech to investigate the issue. It was corrected, and the speeds are now consistently high. I always keep my eye on the speeds now. In fact, I waste much of my quota just running speed tests!
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