Verizon 4G : Data Plans, Transfer Speed and Bandwidth Test

Verizon 4G LTE

It’s finally here. The much awaited and future of wireless technology that will change the way you live online. The Verizon wireless is all set to launch their 4G services in US from Dec 5th. The Verizon 4G LTE ( Long Term Evolution ) boasting a speed that is 10 times faster than the current 3G technology will invade your space soon. Verizon is set to roll out 4G initially in 38 markets and 60 airports. By the end of 2013 Verizon expect that they can have a coverage similar to their 3G coverage today. Something worth noting here is this so-called ’4G’ technology is actually a pre-4G technology as per standards by ITU. But wireless carriers for marketing use the term 4G wherever possible.

With Verizon 4G LTE you can expect very high-speed capable network that lets you stream HD videos, download big files in no time. Also with such high bandwidths especially upload bandwidth the latency will be less than 30 milliseconds causing the devices to respond quickly without delay. This will allow real-time applications, video streaming, multi player games etc. Verizon claims that their 4G network is “The Largest, Most Advanced 4G Network In The World.”  Without doubt LTE is far more superior in performance and stability. Bandwidths possible with Verizon 4G LTE in comparison with WiMax and HSPA+,

  1. Verizon 4G LTE = 5-12 Mbps
  2. WiMAX = 3-6Mbps
  3. HSPA+ = 1-7Mbps

The Verizon 4G LTE uses the unique 700MHz  spectrum which will not be used by any other service providers. This would allow Verizon deliver a reliable cutting edge service.

Verizon 4G LTE Spectrum

Verizon 4G LTE : More Than Just Speed

Watch this video to get an idea of what exactly a LTE network can deliver and it’s advantages.

Verizon 4G LTE Data Plans :

Initially only data cards will be available. Verizon 4G data cards available now are the LG VL600 and Pantech ULM290.Verizon Wireless 4G LTE will give you up to 5GB of data for $50 per month and up to 10GB of data for $80 per month, if you go over your allowance you will get charged $10 per GB.

Verizon 4G LTE bandwidth and speed test :

Verizon suggests that in a real-world situation with a loaded network their LTE network should be able to deliver 5 to 12 Mbps (downlink) and 2 to 5 Mbps (uplink), with a very less latency of about 30 milliseconds.

Verizon 4G LTE SpeedTest

Verizon 4G LTE Transfer Speeds

Via @GigaOm

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