2009 Verizon Mobile Broadband Review

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Sprint Mobile Broadband
Make no bones about it. Verizon Mobile Broadband can definitely hold their own. If you took away the 5 Gigabyte cap (that just about everyone except Alltel has now), they could very well be the go-to carrier.
How’s this for some highlights?

They give Sprint a run for their money when it comes to the ‘largest mobile broadband network’ claim.

Also, they also give T-Mobile some serious competition when it comes to the best customer service. What about speed, coverage and Verizon broadband cards?

Don’t worry, we’re getting into it all.

Verizon Plans & Prices

Sprint Prices

Verizon is one of the few companies to still have multiple mobile broadband plans to choose from.

Besides a 250 MB plan and a 5 Gigabyte plan, there’s also a Day Pass plan for those who only need mobile broadband occasionally.

In all honesty, the 250 MB plan isn’t for heavy users. Read on to find out why most people will end up with the 5 GB plan.

Verizon Mobile Broadband Speed

Verizon Mobile Broadband Speed
Verizon Mobile Broadband Speed is advertised as “average download speeds of 600 Kbps – 1.4 Mbps and average upload speeds of 500 Kbps – 800 Kbps”.

Like Sprint, the maximum download speed is 3.1 Mbps while the max upload is 1.8 Mbps.

One might ask, why is it that Sprint and Verizon’s speeds are practically identical on paper? Read on for the details on Verizon’s 3G speed.

Verizon Wireless Coverage & Reliability

Verizon Wireless Coverage
Verizon’s mobile broadband network rivals Sprint (the largest mobile broadband network). Add the fact that they’re the most reliable and you have a winner. Not only does Verizon’s coverage rival Sprint’s largest mobile broadband network, but, they also have the most reliable network.

With the only coverage tool that compares coverage with another provider, they must feel pretty bold about their standing. Read on for the details on Verizon Wireless Coverage.

2009 Verizon AirCard & Broadband Card Reviews
Verizon Wireless USB760 Modem
Verizon has a variety of broadband cards for PC and Mac users alike. Sprint Broadband Cards come in quite the variety. For the netbook crowd, there are a number of USB broadband cards to choose from.

For those who like small form factors that probably won’t break off, they’ve got ExpressCards with built-in GPS.

Don’t worry Macbook fans, they’ve got you covered too. Read on to find out what Verizon broadband cards can do for you.

Verizon Customer Service

J.D. Power & Associates Awards
Verizon came short just a few points of winning the award for customer care. While they didn’t win, they still got 5 out of 5.Verizon customer service got 5 out of 5 power circles in the latest J.D. Power & Associates study for Customer Service.

That’s pretty big stuff.

While they didn’t beat T-Mobile, they came a close second. Read on for the full details of the 2009 Wireless Customer Care Study.

Looking for a Comparison?

If you’re looking to see how Verizon compares to other providers, check out the Wireless Broadband Service Comparison.

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