Verizon Announces Nationwide EV-DO
Jan 8, 2004, 11:14 AM by (staff)
Verizon Wireless today announced that it will immediately begin to expand its BroadbandAccess EV-DO high-speed data service nationally. EV-DO service provides average user speeds of 300-500 kilobits per second (kbps), and is currently available in Washington, D.C. and San Diego. Verizon will spend $1 billion to deploy EV-DO nationally over the next two years. The service will be available in many major cities this summer, with additional deployments through 2005. The company also plans to offer a lineup of EV-DO phones later this year.
Nation's LTE Networks Ranked, Verizon Tops Competition
Verizon Wireless has earned the title of America's zippiest LTE network this year from PCMag. The PCMag/Ziff Davis Fastest Mobile Networks 2014 project ranked the speed and reliability of the nation's major wireless network providers in testing that spanned 30 cities and collected tens of thousands of data points across thousands of miles driven by cars.
Verizon Adds 2 GB Option to Prepaid Plans for $40
Verizon Wireless today announced a new service plan for its prepaid business, offering 2 GB of data for $40 per month. The plan includes unlimited texting and, for customers who make on-time payments, carry-over data from month to month.
Verizon, Samsung Offer Small Cell for Improved In-Home Coverage
Verizon Wireless today announced the 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and small businesses. The small box provides LTE coverage in buildings up to about 7,500 square feet, including services such as HD Voice and high-speed data.
Verizon Debuts $80 Unlimited Plan for Prepaid Service
Verizon Wireless today added an unlimited data option to its series of prepaid plans. According to Verizon's web site, the new $80 plan includes unlimited high-speed service without a contract, though video is capped at 480p and prepaid customers may see slower speeds when the network is congested.
Verizon Opens LTE Network to Prepaid Customers
Verizon Wireless this week announced that, starting tomorrow, it will allow Allset prepaid customers to use 4G LTE phones and the faster LTE network, as well as mobile hotspot features to share the LTE connection with other devices. Previously, Verizon prepaid customers could only use the CDMA network, which is much slower for data.
And they think they are going to get 300-500 Kbps out of it? Whatever. To make matters worse, they have a smaller digital network than T-Mobile. So where is the smart choice?