Wednesday, December 01, 2010 | 4G, Data Plans, LTE, Verizon Wireless | 0 comments »
Verizon 4G LTE is not initially for cell phones or smartphones and the only devices for the network will be USB modems for your laptop PC. LG Electronics (above) & Pantech Corp (below) are the two USB modems that will be available. Are Verizon Wireless customers really willing to pay $600-$1000 per year + $100+ for a modem and a mandatory two-year contract. Verizon is launching 4G LTE services in 39 markets and 62 Verizon 4G LTE airport locations. Verizon won't be adding a voice product to the LTE offering until they have reached a certain level of scale with LTE coverage in the late 2012 or early 2013 time frame. Verizon's new 4G LTE data plans will provide customers with 5 gigabytes of data download for $50 per month or 10 GB for $80 per month, with overage charges of $10 per GB. Download speeds are only 5-12 mbps and LTE competes with Free WiFi at similar speeds?.