Verizon Wireless plans to launch 4g wireless broadband network service Sunday. Unfortunately, Verizonâ€™s LTE (Long Term Evolution) 4g network will only be available in 38 cities, a pretty small coverage map for now. Also, if you are hoping to get a smartphone with 4g, you are out of luck. Verizon will only be offering this service to Windows laptop owners.
If interested in getting Verizonâ€™s 4g service, you can get a data plan for $50 a month for a mere 5 gigabytes, or a plan for 10 gigabytes at $80 per month. If you know anything about data usage, you are probably thinking, â€œThat is not nearly enough to last me an entire month!â€ If you think about it in terms of streaming movies, or downloading music, you will blow through that data in no time. After all, what is the point of having speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second if you are just checking your Facebook?
It seems there are many downfalls to this service; take the fact that you can only get it if you purchase a $99 USB card with a 2-year contract. They are even limiting this to strictly Windows PC users, Macs donâ€™t have software support for the time being. Even though most people want 4g for their smartphones, they will not be available until next summer.
Verizon Wireless has made some major errors in their plans. Limiting use to such a small amount will turn people off of this service right off the bat. Hopefully in the near future they will realize their mistakes and make better use of their services. Until then, most people will be sticking with Sprint, AT&T, or T-Mobile.Â