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Verizon Wireless Broadband page on DSLReports
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Review by dplantz See Profile

  • Location: Roslindale,Suffolk,MA
  • Cost: $60 per month (24 month contract)
  • Install: about 2 days
Good "Very Fast with LTE, better upload than my RCN Cable Modem"
Bad "handoffs from 3g to 4g don't work well"
Overall "Very Fast in LTE area"
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·RCN CABLE
I Ordered a Mifi device just as Boston was lighting LTE up. I have the 5gig for 50 a month package. I don't use it enough to get the 10 gig for 80 package. The only issue I have is the handoff from 3g to 4g can cause you to need to reboot the device after returning to LTE area to get connectivity again. I see 18+ mbs down and 4+ mbs upload. Low latency also.

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Review by jlibuszowski See Profile

  • Location: Hoffman Estates,Cook,IL
  • Business customer Business customer
  • Cost: $130 per month (24 month contract)
  • Install: about 1 days
Good "fantastic connection,great customer support, works well even in rural areas, or urban areas"
Bad "none"
Overall "cdma by nature (which is what Verizon uses) is better than GSM in rural and urban areas"
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AT&T wireless - it didn't work since it is in a rural area by a lake.
Clear 4G- Would work, but at the time, we needed unlimited voice minutes, and also the phone to work in Datacenters and hosting companies in downtown chicago and also in rural areas, which strictly a 4G device may not have worked.

3g Verizon service. It was already setup on a corporate blackberry and works well. Monthly cost is about $130/month.

Customer support is picked up by a live person the 1st time you call. And it works hands down.

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Review by Fotch See Profile

  • Location: Burlington,Racine,WI
  • Cost: $50 per month (month by month)
  • Install: about 1 days
Good "4 to 5 times faster than Sprint Wireless that I just dumped after 5yrs."
Bad "None at this time. Should of got rid of Sprint sooner."
Overall "Less costly, really really fast compared to Sprint"
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Sprint started out being faster but each year it got slower and slower and s l o w e r, so even though I had unlimited use, even if I worked round the clock, I could not get close even if I had a cap. Sprint was usually around 250k download, 80 up, fastest lately at 500k down, 150k up. Verizon is running about 1.5 to 2M down, 400k up. Ping time is 1/3 of Sprints.

And no contract, purchased USB MIFI off of Ebay for $20, and now month to month at $50. Huge improvement. Maybe switch my 3 cell phones over from US Cellular to Verizon. I am looking forward to 4G if they eventually do SE WI.

Wish I would of done this sooner.

member for 5.9 years, 38 visits, last login: 1.5 years ago
updated 2.4 years ago

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Review by Rush8112 See Profile

  • Location: Altoona,Polk,IA
  • Cost: $145 per month (24 month contract)
  • Install: about 3 days
Good "Service"
Bad "No Unlimited Data"
Overall "Ok Service and good phones"
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·CenturyLink
I signed up with Verizon Wireless back in Feb of 2010. I'm very Happy with them and I love the phone it's a Motorola W766. I never had a drop call or no service. I'm on the 450 min plan and the price in ok

10/12/2011
I Drop Verizon in June of 2011 for Sprint's Everything plan and got a Blackberry Curve 9330

member for 6.4 years, 16 visits, last login: 1.9 years ago
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Review by RickT See Profile

  • Location: Clovis,Fresno,CA
  • Cost: $50 per month (24 month contract)
Good "LTE is super-fast compared to other wireless options"
Bad "Connection comes and goes at times"
Overall "LTE is far superior to satellite and 3G"
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Since moving to a rural area, I have had WISP, satellite, 3G and now 4G LTE. The last is far superior to the others. Even though I am near the far edge of the extended coverage footprint, downloads approach 10Mbps and uploads are in the 6Mbps range. The plan I selected is $50 per month for 5GB and $10 per GB above that. My monthly usage is usually in the 3-4GB range and may occasionally exceed 5GB, so I selected this plan rather than the 10GB for $80 plan. The folks at the Verizon store were very helpful and quickly had my UML290 USB modem ready to go. When I got it home, all worked well except for the occasional disconnect. For whatever reason, these now occur fewer than once a day. All in all, it's like being connected to DSL or cable, or maybe even better.

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Review by boosterP See Profile

  • Location: La Porte,Harris,TX
  • Cost: $114 per month (10 month contract)
  • Install: about 1 days
Good "Fast LTE, unlimitted"
Bad "Mobile hotspot costs, PDANet taken off market"
Overall "Great"
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On the phone it is amazingly fast. I have a steady 10Mbps home internet through another company and VZW's LTE is consistently 2 Mbps faster. Using PDANet I get a good solid connection through my networked computers. Love it.

member for 10.4 years, 178 visits, last login: 2.7 years ago
updated 2.7 years ago

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Shimanek

@charter.com

Broadband ripoff

Verizon convinced me to convert from 3g to 4g. They didn't tell me that there was a $300 penalty for doing so. I've called them many times and they will not refund any of the $200 that I have paid the past two months. I expected a refund because on my last vacation, 4g did not work in North Texas, New Mexico, Kansas (not even Kansas City), Missouri, nor Arkansas. This is the biggest rip off in telecom history, do not fall for their lies.






Review by davidhoffman See Profile

  • Location: Warner Robins,Houston,GA
  • Cost: $70 per month (24 month contract)
  • Install: about 7 days
Good "I get to use the internet when there are no public use WiFi APs available."
Bad "Low usage cap. No way to buy more GBs at reasonable cost. No linux support."
Overall "Extremely useful tool for web browsing."
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Service is still very good. I have gotten 1.5Mbps downloads on about 6 occasions. External antenna port on USB760 is extremely valuable. It helps me when I am way out or in tough reception areas to just hook up an external antenna. The contract is up and I looked into Verizon LTE. The LTE modems have bad reviews and the 4G tethering option is confused. We do not have LTE here in middle Georgia yet, so I will stay with 3G another year. I will probably switch to the Millenicom Advanced plan to get more value.

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Review by Mike_ See Profile

  • Location: Fort Lauderdale,Broward,FL
  • Cost: $75 per month (24 month contract)
  • Install: about 3 days
Good "LTE is blazing fast.. Even 3G is consistent."
Bad "Still fringe 4G in my area and it falls back to 3G often."
Overall "The best current wireless provider. Period."
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Switched from at&t and their draconian ways. Ignoring my complaints of dropped call issues in the area. Extremely frustrating as calls would often not complete upon dial. Got the Droid Charge for $249.99 over at Wirefly. Order process straight forward and simple. Arrived in 2 days, activated, ported in 5 minutes, and done. Will update the review and post some speed-tests at some point. Since I'm border-lining the current 4G footprint, It works best near my window, but falls back to 3G elsewhere. Will update 4G experiences around town soon as well. The 3G is quite consistent with downloads around 1mbps, uploads of 850k.

All I can say is I'm not sure what made me stick with at&t for so long, but I now see the grass from the other side, and it is greener.. So far

Update: 5/24/11 - I'm not sure How I can post the link from the mobile speedtest.net app from the phone, but I was able to email the .csv info for it..

4G best speed so far : 12.9mbps/2.6mbps 126ms
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Date: 2011-05-20 23:36, Conn. Type: LTE,
Download: 12915 kbps, Upload: 2607 kbps, Latency: 126ms, Server: Miami, FL, Int. IP: 10.185.171.xx, Ext. IP: 166.248.64.xxx
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3G best speed so far : 1.3mbps/868kbps 181ms
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Date: 2011-05-20 23:24, Conn. Type: Ehrpd, Download: 1315kbps, Upload: 868kbps, Latency: 181ms, Server: Miami, FL, Int. IP: 10.171.133.xx, Ext. IP: 166.248.65.xx
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Not bad at all The 4G link stays pretty low 100ms, though I have not yet seen it go into 2 digits, it's still a great connect to game on, with very little jitter. I'm sure it will improve with time.. Once 4G becomes more widespread here I will probably try just linking my pc's to the connection, and cancel the physical line.

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Review by Makoto See Profile

  • Location: Mineral,Louisa,VA
  • Business customer Business customer
  • Cost: $30 per month (24 month contract)
  • Install: about 1 days
Good "The 3G coverage is great"
Bad "Unlimited data is no longer unlimited."
Overall "It's the best of the worst."
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I guess I'm a little jaded right now, but verizon is throttling my bandwidth because I have downloaded more than 10GB of data in one month. I use my phone all of the time for doing deliveries for my business, I watch youtube at home, and I download games. Some of the games on the google market require you to download 1.5+GB of data. They encourage you to use wifi to download it, but I don't have wifi because I live in the middle of nowhere and verizon is too cheap to run a DSL extender an extra 2 miles to my neighborhood.

My three options are verizon wireless, hughesnet, and 56k. I hate my life. I guess I have to move to have decent internet because there isn't a single competent provider who can supply unlimited data for those of us who need a lot of data.

Also, tech support is always hit and miss. Last time I called, the guy tried to get me to buy a $250 signal extender and then he basically said I should use a different company. This time the guy told me that I was being throttled and that he could change my number to get around it but it wouldn't last long.

They throttled me to 7kps, but only at home. At work, I have plenty of bandwidth, so if I have to do a delivery near my house, my internet cuts out and my GPS doesn't function properly. If you're going to throttle bandwidth then at least have the decency to give the minimum required for functionality. I literally have no other options here or I would have a real ISP. If 4G doesn't meet my expectations, I'm going to have to move.

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Review by jlsamsel See Profile

  • Location: Rogersville,Hawkins,TN
  • Cost: $65 per month (24 month contract)
  • Install: about 2 days
Good "Stable and 'fast' connection"
Bad "Expensive compared to DSL's price for level of speed"
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I've gone through dial-up, ISDN and Satellite (both dial-up return and system return). When I had DirecPC in the olden days, it worked really well on downloads (upload was limited to dial-up) buuuut that was then and no use talking about it anymore. Starband didn't need a phone line but it would have been an improvement from what it actually offered. ISDN was flaky, lots of problems with Bellsouth/AT&T's lines.

Now on Verizon's Wireless Broadband. Started with tethering (by USB) my Incredible but couldn't keep a good signal. Ordered a MiFi 2200 to place in a window (and a wireless G adapter from Amazon). I can usually keep 4 out of 5 bars of signal (was worried once everything began to bloom but it's holding on quite nice).

I have the $80 package but also receive a discount from employer that makes it run $65.10. I've only used 5GB of data in my heaviest month (out of 10 allowed) so that hasn't been a problem. I have 5 electronics 'connected' to the Mifi...computer, ipod, Blueray player (for updates..haven't tried to order a movie over it) Wii, and I use data for the Incredible when it doesn't have a good signal on it's own. The Mifi is very handy without being overrun with cords!

Just ran two speed tests on different servers and these are the results:

588 Kbps 777 Kbps
833 Kbps 765 Kbps

...and looking over my test history the download average is probably in the 500's. Upload is higher! LOL I'm not a super heavy user...all's I know is that my connection is alot snappier than what it used to be! I wish I could get DSL or cable, but this suits me for now!

Thanks for taking the time to read!

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