For the most recent info see the 2011 Verizon 4G Review.
Verizon mobile broadband made a strong showing last year and has only improved since then.
This time they bring on board prepaid mobile broadband, the 2nd fastest 3G speeds, potentially the largest 3G network, and a good selection of broadband cards to top it off.
Verizon 3G speed is second in line right behind AT&T, the “nation’s fastest 3G network”. However, they’re a full 20% more reliable than ‘ma bell’.
Verizon 3G Coverage ties with Sprint for the largest mobile broadband network title. One study shows the carriers being within 1 percentage point of each other’s reliability.
There’s a wide selection of Verizon AirCards, broadband cards and mobile hotspots to choose from. While Sprint has a few more, there’s more than enough here to go around.
Verizon now offers up prepaid mobile broadband in sizes of 75 MB, 250 MB, & 500 MB.
The astute observer will quickly realize those data sizes were selected and priced specifically not to compete with its flagship postpaid mobile broadband.
Even so, it can save the occasional user money. If you plan to use mobile broadband regularly however, you’re better off with their 5 GB plan.
If you’re looking to see how Verizon mobile broadband compares to other mobile broadband providers, check out the Wireless Broadband Service Comparison.
Need more info? Check out the rest of the mobile broadband reviews.