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December 26, 2010

New Verizon network blazes through the web, wallets

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:20 am


Verizon’s newest wireless network may be hyper-zippy, but it’s blazing speed will also burn a hole in users’ bank accounts. The communications giant’s 4G network, launched earlier this month, provides laptop users with strong download speeds up to 10 times faster than the standard issue 3G, even when driving down the road, says USA Today technology columnist Edward C. Baig. However, when using the least-expensive, $50 plan, heavy network usage can exhaust the 5 gigabyte monthly allowance in as little as 32 minutes. From there, users are charged $10 per additional gigabyte. Using the network to watch video and download complex files — the reasons many switch to the faster, more robust networks like 4G — will use up the monthly allowance particularly quickly.

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