| Review by CaptainRR |
member for 7 years, 705 visits, last login: a few hours ago
updated 188 days ago
- Blue Rock,Muskingum,OH
- $50 per month
- (20 month contract)
- "Only alternative when I cant get a dailtone at the house for dialup."
- "Have to be carfull not to hit the 5 gig cap!"
- "Works fine in a pinch when my landline is dead."
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I have had Verizon Wireless Broadband service for several years now and finally using it at home. I have no other options for broadband were I live and probably never will as long as at&t owns the rotting copper lines around me. Last month Verizon Wireless activated a new cell site a mile from my house finally giving me cellular service and 3g service for my air card. I have tested it in and out for the past couple of weeks and it has been okay. The ping times are between 150-200ms. The speeds are really not that impressing. The best download and upload speeds are not as good as I expected them to be due to the fact that Time Warner cable ran fiber to the cell site and Verizon in my county is on the PCS bands. The best download speed I ever could get is about 900k down and uploads are about the same around 800k. Of course I am also running a CDMA modem that is over two years old and maybe getting tired. The upside of things is that I know the cell site is running on a fiber backbone and hopefully LTE comes in in the next year or so making things brighter around here. Nov. 16, 2012 Verizon Wireless activated the LTE on one of the two cell sites I am in between. My smartphone the LTE comes and goes but my hotspot solid 3-4 bars LTE! The ping times still stink runing between 150-350ms. But speeds are averaging 10mbs down and 5mbs up. Much better than 3g! But my at&t landline well still useless at 24k dialup.
In LTE service area I am currently working in a LTE area with my new LTE modem. If Verizon Wireless upgrades the whole footprint with this technology I will be a happy camper. The pages are lightning fast and very snappy! I did a speed check on it and my downloads are around 15mbs Down and 4.5mbs up. The latacy is still a little over 100ms but I dont care it is still 3 times faster than what the hotel wi-fi can give me. I will update this posting when I will get this service at home. By the way I am in Borea, OH by Cleveland Int'l airport with this test. The cell site I have in my township were I live in Blue Rock, OH also has Time Warner Cable fiber running into it so when the cell site ever does get upgraded to it I should see the same speed I am getting around Cleveland.