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Verizon mobile broadband is slow and overpriced
yeeheecom
Member

Road Runner 4G Mobile broadband just recently entered the market and it is only $34.95 a month for unlimited bandwidth.  Why can't verizon do this? Its like most companies these days, GREED. It will eventually be there downfall.

 

Verizon has only 3G and does not get the speeds the advertise.

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Re: Verizon mobile broadband is slow and overpriced
Zehan
Novice
It's because Road Runner has more bandwidth than Verizon, and since it's home service, they allocate bandwidth regionally, not nationally. Verizon has only so much bandwidth for the entire country, and because it's mobile, it costs more to maintain. This why you can get home phone service for $30 unlimited, but wireless plans cost more for a limited plan.
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Re: Verizon mobile broadband is slow and overpriced
yeeheecom
Member

"It's because Road Runner has more bandwidth than Verizon, and since it's home service, they allocate bandwidth regionally, not nationally. Verizon has only so much bandwidth for the entire country, and because it's mobile, it costs more to maintain. This why you can get home phone service for $30 unlimited, but wireless plans cost more for a limited plan."

 

{please keep your posts courteous} Road Runner has Mobile now and it is unlimited . You get a usb modem just like verizon offers and it is zooming fast. and it is only $34.95 a month.

 

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Re: Verizon mobile broadband is slow and overpriced
Zehan
Novice

I'm sorry, my mistake. I was unaware Road Runner offered that service. If it's as great as you say it is, then I'm happy you found an alternative that works for you. Upon doing some research as you so politely suggested, I found that Road Runner does not offer service in all areas, and their speeds vary from place to place. In fact, when comparing Verizon's map to Time Warner's, Verizon has a much larger coverage area. With Time Warner, you will need to sign a 2-year contract with an activation fee just like Verizon. Also, in order to be able to have Roadrunner mobile broadband, you must be subscribed to one of Time Warner's home services, and they DO NOT have service in all areas, as our rural friends will tell you. So, for where you can use it and IF you happen to have home service with them, Time Warner's mobile broadband seems like a good solution. Although, I like a larger coverage area, and once you factor in the cost of the home services, the cheaper Roadrunner rate suddenly seems to be rather expensive.... Thanks for telling me to do some research; I think I'll stay with Verizon. They're developing their own 4G network anyway. {please keep your posts courteous}

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