can someone explain something to me? i bought the verizon wireless broadband and i am paying $60 amonth for what i was told that the internet would have a download speed of like 1.4MB/s or somthing close to that but now that i have it, i havent seen speeds above 120KB/s. am i doing something wrong or is that just the verizon network?
You should be getting speeds between 800 Kbps and 1400 Kbps. Depending on which device you are using to connect, some have a place for you to connect an external antenna. They cost about $30.00 from Verizon Wireless for the antenna and adapter cable.
I have the same issue.
Most recent speedtest was 200 kbps down, 240 kbps up. I would love to see 700 kbps. It's so slow, that webpages time out on me. Downloads quit....then I am paying twice the bandwith for one file.
Verizon knows there is an issue in my area, and have yet to do anything about it. It has been months. Others in my area have complained to Verizon as well.
Call and complain, I keep getting $50 credits on my bill. I refuse to pay $60 a month for something that is more or less "glorified dial up".
The squeaky wheel gets the oil....these squeaks keep getting louder.
I've been using Verizon Broadband Modems since they first came out. All have had an external antenna port - At least the one's I used did....
I currently have the Verizon Wireless UMW190 Global USB Modem by Pantech & love it. I've purchased several antennas & adapter cables in the past from AntennaGear.net They seem to have a wide selection.. I use a magnetic mount antenna at home. It always works better when I put it outside on a pizza pan.
I am a recent switch from another carrier and I wish I hadn't
I have the mini net book , pay 60 bucks a month and get very little for my money in fact
I 'd do better with a real laptop and internet plan. but apparenty I'm stuck with this for 2 years
it's almost worth paying the cancel fee and moving on. think I'd rather have an ipad- if I'm going to have a portable
internet, I'm thinking that other carriers gadget might be a better product and plan