Millenicom 3G & 4G Speed | 2011 Prepaid Mobile Broadband

Millenicom 3G & 4G Speed

Millenicom’s 3G & 4G speeds reflect Sprint and Verizon, their underlying service providers. Since last year, their DSLReports 6 month average rating has dropped from 80% to 79%. Practically negligible and indicates a strong value offering that customers like.


3G Speed

Average speeds for mobile broadband are between 500 kilobytes per second to 1.5 megabytes per second download and about half that speed upload.

– Millenicom FAQ

That’s just about on par with both Sprint and Verizon advertised 3G speeds.


4G Speed

Since 4G speeds aren’t listed anywhere on Millenicom’s site and they utilize both Sprint & Verizon devices, it can be hard to tell at first glance how fast 4G speeds would be.

If they use Sprint 4G WiMAX then you can expect average download speeds of 3 – 6 Mbps. However if they use Verizon 4G LTE then speeds could be 5 – 12 Mbps on the downlink.

Luckily there’s one clue.

The 3G/4G Hotspot plan lists a “Samsung hotspot” as inclusive with the plan. Currently, only Verizon offers a Samsung mobile hotspot.

To an electron microscope over the issue, the 3G/4G plan also has a 10 GB limit which corresponds with the highest bandwidth mobile broadband plan available from Verizon.

With that being said Millenicom 4G speeds would reflect Verizon advertised average download speeds of 5-12 Mbps downloading and 2-5 Mbps uploading.

Furthermore, as the Verizon 4G speed review shows, it can go as high as speeds up to 20.29 Mb/s and upload speeds up to 8.43 Mbps.


As wonderful as these speeds are however, they’ll mean nothing unless you’ve got coverage where you need it most.


Next, Millenicom 3G & 4G Coverage

Also in this review:

Millenicom 3G/4G Review
Millenicom 3G/4G Plans
Millenicom 3G/4G Speed
Millenicom 3G/4G Coverage
Millenicom 3G/4G Broadband Cards & Mobile Hotspots


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