| Review by dataice |
member for 10.6 years, 1961 visits, last login: 165 days ago
updated 2 years ago
- $80 per month
- about 1 days
- "Excellent Nationwide 3G Coverage"
- "Expensive. 5 GB monthly data cap."
- "Unbeatable 3G coverage. The 5 GB data cap is an insult, but otherwise am pleased with the service"
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05/21/11: I just started service today and I will provide a more detailed review once I run it through its paces. So far 3G coverage area has been excellent, even in rural areas. I purchased the Verizon branded Novatel Wireless USB760 USB modem at Wal-Mart for $130. I didn't want to commit to a 24 month contract so I decided to go with their prepaid offering instead. The service cost $80 for 30 days of service and 5 GB of data usage. The software required to connect is stored on the device itself, making setup foolproof. The software allows you to keep track of usage, and also allows you to purchase an additional 30 days of service. If you go over your allowed usage before your 30 days are up you can purchase a new card from the software and the clock starts over.
06/16/11: So far I am very impressed with the coverage and speeds in my local area. The speeds are far more consistent than they were when I was using AT&T Wireless Broadband. Not to mention AT&T has a 2GB cap for the same cost. Verizon Wireless Broadband is comparable to a entry level DSL connection. The 5 GB data cap is a disappointment. I have been averaging 1.1-1.4 Mbps down and 500-800K up here at home. This is my only option for broadband at home because my local Verizon central office has been oversold and Verizon has no interest in upgrading it to allow for more capacity. This will do for now until I move next year. It's certainly better than dial-up. I feel the cap should be increased to at least 10 GB which is what it is for their post paid customers. Their prepaid customers are paying the full unsubsidized price for the USB modem after all. I'm patiently waiting for Verizon to upgrade my area to 4G LTE. However, being in a rural county we are probably far down at the bottom of the list. They didn't upgrade our area from 1x-RTT speeds until 2009. I don't expect 4G coverage for at least another 12-18 months. Otherwise I am very pleased with the service so far.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Made the right choice I see.. Glad you're enjoying it.. I am too.
IF If i had to pay $80/mo for 5 lousy GB transfer i would go to dial-up
Re: IF You may want to look into Millenicom. They offer 20GB a month on Verizon for $60, and 50GB a month on Sprint for $70. No contract and no taxes. www.millenicom.com and »Millenicom
Corpus Christi, TX
Re: IF Thanks for the info tman. The available carriers in my area of the county I reside in are Verizon and AT&T. I will look into them, because 20GB for $60 a month is far better than $80 a month for 5GB.
Re: IF When did you sign up for service directly with Verizon? If it's within 30 days I believe you can take it back and get a full refund on everything besides the activation fee. Good to hear that worked out though, I know it's helping a lot of us out who can't get normal wired broadband.
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