Since their 2010 review, Verizon’s launched their 4G LTE network with plans for aggressive expansion right through to 2013 for 98% 4G coverage nationwide in only 2 years.
If not, when will it get there?
As always, this review will be broken up into:
- Verizon 4G Plans & 3G Plans
- Verizon 4G Speed
- Verizon 4G Coverage
- Verizon 4G Broadband Cards & Mobile Hotspots
Verizon 4G plans come in 5 GB & 10 GB data allowances. However, you can blow through it in 32 minutes thanks to LTE.
To their credit, overage charges are now $10/GB, down from $102.40/GB last year. That’s a 90.23% decrease.
Verizon offers 5 GB & 10 GB iPad plans.
That’s 250% and 500% more data than the 2 GB AT&T iPad plan, the highest they offer.
Verizon 4G speed tests showed download speeds of 20.29 Mb/s and upload speeds of 8.43 Mbps.
That’s faster than cable and DSL connections. Read on for detailed city-by-city speed test results.
Verizon 4G coverage is slated to cover 98% of the country to include even places where 3G coverage is currently non-existent.
That’s right, they’re planning to get rid of fringe areas.
Out of all Verizon 4G broadband cards & mobile hotspots, you’ll either want the Pantech UML290 USB broadband card or Samsung SCH-LC11 4G mobile hotspot.
Read on for why.
If you’re looking to see how Verizon 4G LTE compares to other providers, check out the Mobile Broadband Comparison.