Verizon 4G Wireless Internet Technology
4G Wireless Internet Plans and Features
Verizon wireless internet offers several mobile broadband wireless Internet plans, broken down to meet different needs of different customers. Plans differ by contract length, the type of device you plan to use, and more.
Some more details on Verizon’s features:
- Verizon offers Tablets, Mobile Hotspots, and Notebooks with data allowances ranging from 1GB a month to 10GB a month.
- 4G USB Modems with data plans between 4 GB and 20 GB per month
- 4G LTE Mobile Hotspots, also with data plans ranging from 4 GB to 20 GB per month
- Pay as you go, prepaid, and unlimited data plans that can be used across all devices.
Verizon’s 4G service is part of the LTE network, which they claim is, “America’s Fastest 4G Network.” In addition to the speed claim, Verizon also has coverage in more than 370 cities, and is constantly expanding. That coverage area makes it one of the predominant 4G networks in the United States, particularly along the east coast.
Your “data allowance” is simply a measurement of how often you’re using the internet each month. Anything from a simple search, all the way to heavy music downloading and video streaming uses data, and contributes to your overall total for the month. Verizon now has a “share everything” plan, meaning one data allowance per plan can be distributed among several devices.
The data usage allowances vary by device, as certain devices pull data faster than others. Of course higher allowances come with a higher monthly price. Even after selecting what you think is an appropriate plan, you still may go over your data allowance. If that happens, don’t worry – Verizon adds 1 GB at a time to your plan to cover overages, all at a small fee.
Abouot the 4G Internet Coverage
Verizon’s 4G LTE coverage is one of the most expansive in the United States, covering over 370 cities. As always, check to make sure coverage is available in the areas where you’ll primarily be using wireless internet. If you’re not in a 4G coverage area, your 4G device should automatically connect to Verizon’s 3G network, which has strong coverage nationwide.
Verizon has a wide variety of mobile devices designed to access the 4G LTE network. From smart phones and tablets, all the way to mobile hotspots and USB connections, Verizon has strong offerings in essentially every product class. In most cases, the prices of these items will be significantly reduced if you sign up for a Verizon contract.
Once again, remember that your data plan will be dependent on your devices, so make sure to pick a plan that most closely fits your needs. Picking an appropriate plan should help eliminate any issues with paying too much, or receiving too little.