Wireless Internet Services

Data-only services give your devices online access while you're home or on-the-go. You can connect your tablets, laptops, hotspots and more to the Verizon Wireless network and share a set monthly data allowance between all of them. Calling and messaging aren't included with Wireless Internet Services.
Select Your Device
Apple® iPhone® 6
Samsung Galaxy S® 5
Apple® iPhone® 6 Plus
Apple® iPhone® 5s
Samsung Galaxy S® 4
Samsung Galaxy S® 6
Apple® iPhone® 5c
DROID MAXX by MOTOROLA
Apple® iPad® 2
Apple® iPhone® 5
Apple® iPhone® 4s
Droid Turbo by Motorola
Samsung Galaxy Note® 4
Verizon Ellipsis™ 7
LG G3
Apple® iPhone® 4
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime™
Samsung Galaxy S® III
Samsung Convoy™ 3
Ellipsis™ 8
Droid Turbo in Ballistic Nylon
Verizon Ellipsis™ Jetpack®
Samsung Galaxy Note® 3
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 5510L
Samsung Galaxy S® 6 edge
LG G2
DROID RAZR M by MOTOROLA
Samsung Network Extender
DROID ULTRA by MOTOROLA
LG Extravert™ 2
LG G Pad 8.3 LTE
Jetpack® MiFi® 6620L
DROID MINI by MOTOROLA
LG Cosmos™ 3
LG Revere® 3
HTC One® (M8)
Sony Xperia® Z3v
LG G4™
Casio G'zOne Commando® 4G LTE
Brigadier™ by Kyocera
Pantech 4G LTE Global USB Modem UML290
Verizon Wireless Home Phone
Samsung Galaxy Note® II
Galaxy Note® Edge
Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4510L
Nokia Lumia 928
Moto X™ (2nd Gen.)
Moto X™ by Motorola
Samsung Gusto® 3
Casio G'zOne Ravine® 2
G Pad™ 7.0 LTE
Samsung Galaxy S® 4 mini
Samsung Brightside™
LG G Vista
HTC One®
Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice
Casio G'zOne Commando®
LG Optimus Exceed™ 2
DuraXV
DROID RAZR MAXX HD by MOTOROLA
Lucid™3 by LG
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L
DROID RAZR by MOTOROLA
Nokia Lumia 822
DROID DNA by HTC
Ellipsis™ Jetpack® MHS800L
Moto G™ by Motorola
Gear S®
Nokia Lumia Icon
Samsung Intensity® II
Samsung Galaxy S® III mini
Microsoft Lumia 735
Samsung Convoy™ 2
GizmoPal™
DROID RAZR HD by MOTOROLA
LG Exalt™
Nexus 6™
Verizon 4G LTE USB Modem UML295
Samsung Intensity® III
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4620LE
HTC One M9
Transpyre™ Prepaid
DROID RAZR MAXX by MOTOROLA
Samsung Gusto® 2
HTC One® remix
Moto E™ Prepaid
LTE Internet (Installed)
BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 (10.1)
LG Cosmos™ 2
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9930 smartphone
LG Optimus Zone™ 2 Prepaid
DROID Eris by HTC
LG Revere®
LG Octane™
Samsung Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11
Verizon 4G LTE USB Modem 551L
iPad® Air 2
Blackberry Classic
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MHS291L
LG Revere® 2
HTC One® (M8) for Windows®
Lucid™2 by LG
DROID 4 by MOTOROLA
Samsung Galaxy J1™ Prepaid
Samsung Illusion™
BlackBerry® Z30 smartphone
Verizon Wireless AirCard® 595
Samsung Convoy™
Samsung Galaxy Stellar™
G Pad™ 10.1 LTE
HTC Desire® 612
LG enV®3
Windows Phone 8X by HTC
Apple® iPad® with Wi-Fi and MiFi® 2200 Hotspot
Samsung Haven™
iPad® mini 3
DROID BIONIC by MOTOROLA
Lucid™ by LG
Samsung Gusto®
Enact™ by LG
Hydro ELITE by KYOCERA
HTC One® max
Galaxy Nexus by Samsung
LG Cosmos™
LG Accolade™
Apple® iPad® Air™
LG Extravert™
Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (7.0)
Samsung Galaxy™ Stratosphere™ II
BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone
Pantech Perception™
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4620L
DROID INCREDIBLE 2 by HTC
Verizon MiFi™ 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot - OTA
Apple® iPad® mini
Casio G'zOne Ravine®
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 (8.0)
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (10.1)
Verizon SureResponse®
Moto X™ - Designed by You (2nd Generation)
DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC
DROID X2 by MOTOROLA
Luge™ by Motorola Prepaid
Samsung Galaxy™ Stratosphere™
Google Nexus 7
Samsung ATIV SE™
DROID 3 by MOTOROLA
Samsung SCH-u340
Samsung Galaxy Tab® S
Spectrum™ 2 by LG
Samsung Knack™
Apple® iPad® with Wi-Fi + 4G
Pantech Jest™ 2
DROID X by MOTOROLA
Verizon MiFi™2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
Samsung Intensity®
Samsung Galaxy Tab®
THUNDERBOLT™ by HTC
LG VX8300
Samsung Galaxy Note® Pro
Motorola Barrage™
Pantech Hotshot™
Lancet™
Motorola MOTO™ W755
LG enV®2
LG 4G LTE USB Modem VL600
DROID by MOTOROLA
BlackBerry® Bold 9650 smartphone
LG enV® TOUCH
Apple® iPad® with Retina display
LG Cosmos™ Touch
DROID INCREDIBLE by HTC
Pantech Breakout™
HTC Rezound™
Samsung Galaxy Legend™
Samsung Fascinate™
Moto X™ - Designed by You
Samsung Alias™ 2
DROID CHARGE by SAMSUNG
LG G Pad™ X8.3
LG VX5500
Casio G'zOne Boulder®
Motorola XOOM™ 4G LTE
Verizon Wireless USB760 Modem
Intuition™ by LG
LG Optimus Exceed™ Prepaid
LG Migosm
Nokia 2366i
Pantech Marauder™
Delphi Connect with 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
LG VX8360
LG VX5400
Apple® iPad® mini with Retina display
Motorola RAZR V3m
Casio G'zOne Rock™
Samsung ATIV Odyssey™
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9930 smartphone without camera
HTC Rhyme™
Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1 2014 Edition
Samsung Alias™
Samsung Smooth™
Casio G'zOne Brigade®
Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1
Verizon Wireless AirCard® 595U USB Modem
Nokia Lumia 2520
LG Optimus Zone™
Samsung Galaxy Tab® (10.1)
Nokia 6256i
DROID 2 GLOBAL by MOTOROLA
Verizon Fivespot™ Global Ready™ 3G Mobile Hotspot
BlackBerry® Storm2™ 9550 smartphone Prepaid
Spectrum™ by LG
Sony Xperia® Z2
Verizon Wireless UMW190 Global USB Modem
Motorola W385
Revolution™ by LG
Dell™ Vostro™ V13 Laptop
Motorola RAZR V3m in Gray
BlackBerry® Curve™ 9330 smartphone
Pantech PN-215
LG Chocolate® Touch
Samsung Galaxy Tab® (7.7)
Samsung Reality™
Verizon Converged VOIP Device
Pantech Crux™
LG VX8350
LG Vortex™
BlackBerry® Tour™ 9630 smartphone
LG Enlighten®
Verizon Wireless UM175 USB Modem
Verizon Wireless USB720 Modem
LG Ally™
Apple® iPad®
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4
Pantech Caper™ Prepaid
Blackberry Classic Non-Camera
Casio G'zOne Ravine® 2 Non-Camera
DROID 2 by MOTOROLA
Verizon Wireless Escapade®
BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8230 smartphone
LG Dare™
Motorola Adventure™ V750
Samsung SCH-u410
Delphi Connect
DROID PRO by MOTOROLA
Sony Xperia® PLAY
HTC Trophy™
LG Voyager™
Motorola MOTO™ VU204
BlackBerry® Torch™ 9850 smartphone
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330 smartphone
Casio EXILIM
Verizon Wireless CDM8975
LG VX5200
Samsung Zeal™
BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone
Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S
BlackBerry® Curve™ 9370 smartphone
Samsung Juke
LG enV®
Samsung SCH-u430
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530 smartphone
HP® Mini 1151NR Netbook
LG Chocolate® 3
Samsung SCH-a650
DROID XYBOARD 10.1 by MOTOROLA
Samsung Omnia® II
Verizon Wireless Razzle™
LG VX6100
LG Chocolate®
Motorola W315
Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S Push to Talk without Camera
Sierra Wireless AirCard® 580
Sharp KIN™ ONE
Jest™
LG VX5300
Motorola Entice™
LG VX8700
Samsung Galaxy Camera®
LG VX8100
Samsung SCH-u540
G'zOne Boulder™ Black and Silver
Motorola MOTOKRZR K1m
Pantech PN-210
Verizon Wireless UM150 USB Modem
Verizon Wireless PC770 2-in-1 Card and ExpressCard®
Verizon Wireless Adamant™
LG Versa™
Verizon Wireless Salute™
Nokia 6015i Prepaid
Samsung Rogue™
Sierra Wireless AirCard® 555D
Samsung SCH-a930
Motorola RAZR V3c
LG VX3200
Motorola DEVOUR™ with MOTOBLUR™
Motorola Rival™
Motorola V325i
Nokia 7205 Intrigue™
Nokia 2705 Shade™ Non-Camera
Samsung Continuum™
Verizon Wireless PC5750 PC Card
DROID XYBOARD 8.2 by MOTOROLA
LG VX3300
Compaq® Mini CQ10-688nr Netbook
Nokia 7705 Twist™
Samsung Trance™
DROID R2D2 by MOTOROLA
Motorola E815
Samsung Gleam®
Samsung Gem™
LG Clout™
Gateway® LT2016u Netbook
HP® Pavilion dm1-3010nr Notebook
Verizon Wireless USB727 Modem
LG Fathom®
Nokia 6205
BlackBerry® Curve™ 9310 smartphone
Samsung SCH-a870
Motorola XOOM™
Motorola MOTO™ Z6cx World Edition without Camera
Verizon Wireless CDM8950
Motorola MOTO Q™ 9c
Kyocera KWC 2325
Motorola V325
Samsung SCH-a950
Kyocera 7135 Smartphone
LG VX4500
Samsung Glyde™
Pantech PN-820
Samsung Renown™
Samsung SCH-a850
LG V
Motorola MOTO™ Z6c World Edition
LG VX6000
Motorola CITRUS™
Motorola V65p
Kyocera KX414
Samsung i700 Pocket PC
LG VX4650
Nokia 6236i
LG VX9400
Nokia 2705 Shade™
Sharp KIN™ TWO
SCH-u410 Prepaid
HP® Mini 311-1037NR Netbook
LG Glance™
Motorola V60s
Verizon Wireless PN-300
Verizon AD3700 Global USB Modem
HP® Pavilion dm1-2010nr Entertainment Notebook
HTC Merge®
Verizon Wireless USB1000 Global USB Modem
Verizon Wireless V740 ExpressCard
Samsung Sway™
Samsung FlipShot®
Verizon Wireless Blitz® Prepaid
Samsung Omnia®
Samsung SCH-u550
HP® Mini 210-1076NR Netbook
HTC® Ozone™ with TALKS™ for Verizon Wireless
HTC Apache XV6700
Nokia 2605 Mirage
Samsung SCH-a670
Motorola Rapture™ VU30
Motorola Krave™ ZN4
Kyocera KPC650
Samsung SCH-a610
Kyocera KX444
Samsung SCH-i760
Kyocera K323
LG VENUS™
Motorola V710
Nokia 3589i
Samsung SCH-a310
Sharp KIN™ TWOm
Nokia 6215i
Motorola MOTORIZR Z6tv
Verizon Wireless XV6600 without Camera
Nokia 2128i
BlackBerry® 7250
Samsung SCH-a890
Verizon Wireless U630 PC Card
Verizon Wireless CDM 7075
Nokia 6315i
Motorola MOTO Q™ music 9m
HP® Mini 110-1046NR Netbook
Kyocera SE47
Samsung N150 Netbook
HP® Mini 110-3098NR Netbook
Samsung i600 Smartphone
Samsung SCH-a990
Motorola T730
HTC Touch Pro™
Samsung SCH-i830
Verizon XU870 Global ExpressCard®
Motorola MOTORAZR maxx Ve
Motorola V276
Samsung SCH-a630
Motorola V276 Prepaid
Kyocera KX1v
Motorola T720
LG VX10
Samsung SCH-n330
Samsung SCH-u620
Motorola Q™
Motorola V325xi
BlackBerry® 7750
Samsung Saga™
Motorola C333
Verizon Wireless V620
Kyocera KX2
Motorola V265
Motorola T300p
Kyocera K404
Nokia 6305i
Samsung SCH-a790
Samsung SCH-a795
LG Chocolate®
LG VX2000
Motorola V60p
Verizon KPC680 ExpressCard®
Motorola C343
Verizon Wireless V640
Kyocera KWC 2325 Prepaid
Samsung SCH-a530
Sharp KIN™ ONEm
Nokia 2285
Lumia 2520 Prepaid
Motorola V120e
Samsung SCH-i730
Motorola MOTOSLVR L7C
LG VX4700
Samsung SCH-a970

Mobile Broadband FAQs

[FAQs]

General Information
  1. What is Mobile Broadband?

    Mobile Broadband provides high-speed Internet access for your data-only devices through our network. You can use Mobile Broadband to access the Internet through a computer, laptop, tablet or any other compatible data-only device, including a:



  2. What Mobile Broadband plans are available?

    There are 2 types of data-only plans available:

    • The MORE Everything Plan - This is a standard monthly plan that requires a contract and you select a set monthly data allowance which you're billed for at the end of your bill cycle. If you go over your data allowance, you'll receive an additional 1 GB of data to use for a set fee. Your plan can include just your data-only device, or you can add up to 9 other devices to your plan and share the data across all of them.

    • Prepaid plans - These plans require no long-term contract, and you can select from daily, weekly and monthly data allowances, depending on the type of device you have. You add money to your prepaid account ahead of time, and based on your usage, the money is deducted from your account as needed. You can also purchase additional data allowances at any time if you find you need more.


  3. Do I need to subscribe to an Internet service provider to use Mobile Broadband?

    No, Mobile Broadband provides complete Internet access. A separate Internet service provider account isn't necessary.



  4. Is the Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband network secure?

    The Verizon Wireless network incorporates secure storage, mutual authentication, 128-bit encryption and airlink ciphering to protect your data transmissions. We always recommend you use a VPN and firewall software to provide additional security for your information.



  5. What Mobile Broadband devices are available?

    Mobile Broadband service is currently available with:



  6. Can I use a Mobile Broadband device that I purchased from somewhere other than Verizon Wireless?

    Yes, you may use any Mobile Broadband device that has been certified by Verizon Wireless to be compatible with our network, including devices not purchased directly from Verizon Wireless.

    If you did not purchase your device from Verizon Wireless, please be aware that certification of a device for use on the Verizon Wireless network does not mean that Verizon Wireless has made any determination as to the function, call quality or other functionality provided by the device. The device provider is solely responsible for the representations of its product function, functionality, pricing and service agreements. Verizon Wireless does not in any way warrant that the certified device: (a) will operate or operate without error on the network (including the network of any other carrier accessed while roaming or otherwise), or with available Verizon Wireless branded products and services; (b) will operate without the need for periodic upgrades or modifications to the certified device; (c) will operate indefinitely on the network; (d) will not be subject to service disruptions or interruptions due to government regulation, system capacity, coverage limitations, radio signal interference or other anomalies; or (e) will not be adversely affected by network-related modifications, upgrades or similar activity. Also, you should contact the device provider from whom you purchased the device for questions about its operations and capabilities. Verizon Wireless representatives may not be able to troubleshoot operational difficulties encountered with devices not purchased from Verizon Wireless.

    Activate Your Phone or Device



  7. Does Mobile Broadband work with IP Sec and existing VPN solutions?

    Yes, your VPN product should treat the Mobile Broadband data network exactly as it treats the Internet; however, we recommend testing your specific VPN over the Mobile Broadband network before you deploy the service. Our national data sales team, in conjunction with system engineers and data solutions managers, work with customers and VPN providers to enable secure, wireless access to their VPN over our Mobile Broadband network. Your Verizon Wireless Customer Service Representative can provide additional information on VPN access over the Verizon Wireless networks. Verizon Wireless Data Sales Engineers are also available to meet with your corporate IT group to answer any questions and ensure a smooth implementation.



  8. Do I get an email account with Mobile Broadband service?

    No, we don't currently provide email accounts. However, you can use the Mobile Broadband network and your Internet browser or Virtual Private Network (VPN) client to access your existing email accounts. With Mobile Broadband service, you can still send and receive email while away from your home or office.

    If you have a business account, check with your IT department regarding intranet access requirements.



  9. How do I set up a new Mobile Broadband device on my computer?

    Our Mobile Broadband devices come with a software installation CD that will help you set up the necessary drivers and software on your computer. After installation, there will be a few automated steps to activate the device, and then you'll be ready to start browsing.



  10. I'm already a Verizon Wireless customer. Do I need a new mobile number for the Mobile Broadband data device, or can I use my existing phone number?

    You'll need to add an additional mobile number to your account for the data devices. The data devices have their own mobile number and Device ID, just like a mobile phone.



  11. An extender cable was included with my USB modem. What's the purpose of it?

    The extender cable can be used to ensure that you're receiving optimum signal strength for your Mobile Broadband service. This cable plugs into your USB port on your laptop and the USB modem.



Using Mobile Broadband
  1. How important is signal strength when using Mobile Broadband?

    The stronger the signal strength (found on the bottom-left corner of VZ Access Manager), the more likely it is you'll receive the highest speeds available on our network. If you're using Mobile Broadband inside a building, locating yourself close to a window or purchasing an extended antenna for select devices will provide the best speeds.



  2. When I use a Verizon Jetpack or mobile hotspot, will the data used by the connected devices count toward the data allowance for the Verizon Jetpack or mobile hotspot?

    Yes, the data used by all the devices connected to your Verizon Jetpack or mobile hotspot will count toward the data allowance for the Jetpack or hotspot.



  3. How can I check data usage for my Mobile Broadband device?

    You can check your unbilled monthly data use for your Mobile Broadband device through the following options:

    • My Verizon Mobile - Open the My Verizon Mobile app on your mobile device and your usage will be displayed on the main page.

    • Online - Refer to the usage meters in the My Plan section of the My Verizon Home page.

      Note: For business accounts, you can check usage in My Business Account or Verizon Enterprise Center.

    • In VZAccess Manager - Click the Usage tab.

    • By phone - Call #DATA from your Verizon Wireless mobile phone and follow the prompts to hear your usage.

      Note: You must have your Mobile Broadband device mobile number available to check usage.


  4. What activities, apps and services are likely to lead to high data usage?

    Some of the apps or activities that may lead to high data usage are:

    • Streaming videos or music
    • Uploading and downloading photos or other large files
    • Apps that sync regularly or run in the background
    • Apps that require a continuous Internet connection
    • Online games

    For more information and to get a better estimate of how much data you might use, refer to our Data Calculator.



  5. Will I get a message when my Mobile Broadband data usage approaches my limit?

    Yes, we send text messages to your Mobile Broadband device, which you can view by selecting the Text Messaging tab in VZAccess Manager. These messages will appear when your usage reaches 50%, 75%, 90% and 100% of your monthly data allowance.

    However, until the beginning of your first full bill cycle for your Mobile Broadband service, there will be a time lag that can be as long as 8 hours between the end of a data session and the point at which your data usage for that session is applied to your account. Therefore, it's possible that you may exceed your usage allowance before receiving a text message.

    If you want to set different thresholds and/or specify the phone numbers and email addresses where alerts will be sent, you can do this on the Usage Alerts page in My Verizon.

    Note: If you have a business account, you can manage your alerts in My Business Account or Verizon Enterprise Center.



  6. Do operating system or software updates count towards my Mobile Broadband data allowance?

    Yes, downloads for OS updates, anti-virus and other software updates will count toward your data allowance. You may want to change your device settings so these updates won't automatically download until you approve them.



4G LTE Service
  1. What is 4G LTE?

    4G LTE is the fourth generation of wireless. 2G brought us digital voice and text messaging. 3G brought us smartphones, fast web browsing and apps. 4G LTE brought greater bandwidth and faster speeds, making it possible to have more complex apps.

    LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the next generation of wireless which uses an IP (Internet Protocol) based infrastructure. LTE helps us to continue meeting increasing demand for a higher bandwidth.

    XLTE is of the next advancement of our 4G LTE network. It doubles our 4G LTE bandwidth in cities nationwide. For more information about XLTE and 4G LTE, visit our Network Coverage page.

    Refer to our coverage map to see if 4G LTE service is available in your area.



  2. What is 4G LTE Mobile Broadband?

    4G LTE Mobile Broadband is a type of high-speed Internet access that lets you use data-only devices on our 4G LTE network. XLTE is of the next advancement of our 4G LTE network. It doubles our 4G LTE bandwidth in cities nationwide. For more information about XLTE and 4G LTE, visit our Network Coverage page.

    Refer to our coverage map to see where 4G LTE service is available.



  3. How can 4G LTE Mobile Broadband help me?

    4G LTE Mobile Broadband has many benefits.

    • Speeds up to 10 times faster than on our 3G network
      • Average download speeds of 5-12 Mbps
      • Average upload speeds of 2-5 Mbps
    • Widespread domestic and international roaming potential
      • More responsive Internet connections for multimedia-based apps, like online gaming, video conferencing and security camera monitoring
      • Access to a wider array of devices
      • Devices with backward compatibility with our 3G network, which ensures your connections are maintained even in non-4G LTE coverage locations
    • Access to critical information and apps at all times, in all places
    • Double the 4G LTE bandwidth in XLTE markets with XLTE compatible devices - Learn more about XLTE


  4. Where is 4G LTE Mobile Broadband service available?

    4G LTE Mobile Broadband is available in cities and towns across the US. To see current availability in your area, check the coverage map.

    Additionally, our 4G LTE devices also provide connectivity to our existing 3G network, available in thousands of cities and towns across the US.



  5. What computer operating systems are compatible with 4G LTE Mobile Broadband?

    4G LTE Mobile Broadband service currently supports:

    • Windows
      • 8.1
      • 8
      • 7
      • XP
      • Vista
    • Mac OSX
      • 10.9
      • 10.8
      • 10.7
      • 10.6
      • 10.5
      • 10.4.7

    Plus, we're continually working to add new operating systems that support Mobile Broadband. For the latest information, please visit our VZAccess Manager website.



  6. Will my 4G LTE device work on the 3G network?

    Yes, our 4G LTE devices are compatible with our 3G network. So even if you travel to an area without 4G LTE coverage, you may still be able to access the Internet through our 3G network.



3G Service
  1. What is 3G?

    3G is the third generation of wireless technology that was introduced after analog and digital phones. It usually includes high-speed Internet access and greater calling capacity than before. With 3G, smartphones and tablets became more popular and easier to use with the Internet.



  2. What is 3G Mobile Broadband?

    3G Mobile Broadband provides high-speed Internet access for compatible mobile devices. 3G Mobile Broadband offers the following typical speeds:

    • Downloads - 600 to 1.4 MBps
    • Uploads -500 to 800 Kbps*
    • When in Mobile Broadband markets that don't yet have EV-DO Rev. A, you can expect download speeds of 400 to 700 Kbps and upload speeds of 60- to 80 Kbps.


    * These speeds require an EV-DO Rev. A-capable device. Mobile Broadband speed claims based on our network tests with 5 MB FTP data files, without compression. VZAccess Manager will indicate when you're in a Rev. A coverage area.



  3. Where is 3G Mobile Broadband service available?

    3G Mobile Broadband is available in thousands of cities and towns across the US. To see current availability in your area, check the coverage map.



  4. What are the sizes of files I can send or receive with 3G Mobile Broadband data service?

    Although individual file sizes and user experiences will vary in size, the chart below shows estimated file sizes of common file types.

    Estimated Size of Common File Types*

    Application Approximate Size
    E-mail (1 page without attachments) 

    3 KB

    Word Document (5 text pages) 

    70 KB

    Typical Web Page Lookup1 

    300 KB

    Low Resolution Digital Photo 

    500 KB

    PowerPoint Presentation
    (20 pages text and light graphics)
     

    3 MB 

    *The above examples are just estimates, based on approximate size assumptions. Actual file sizes and user experiences will vary.

    1Graphically intense pages or pages with video can exceed 3MB.



  5. Can I use my current 3G device on the 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network?

    No, 3G devices don't have the required technology to connect to the 4G LTE network.



Troubleshooting
  1. I'm having trouble connecting to the network with my netbook. Do I have to turn anything else on when using the Mobile Broadband service?

    With some models of netbooks purchased from Verizon Wireless, you may need to make sure that the power switch (if any) for the embedded wireless card is in the "on" position, and also launch VZAccess Manager.

    If you purchased your netbook elsewhere, you may or may not need to check the power switch for the embedded wireless card (if any). Some netbook vendors also use connection manager software other than VZAccess Manager.



  2. Why can't I send email through my existing ISP mail account while using Mobile Broadband?

    Some ISPs (Internet Service Providers) require their customers to authenticate before sending email from other networks, such as our network. Please contact your email service provider for assistance in configuring your mail client.



  3. The computer doesn't detect my Mobile Broadband device. What should I do?

    There are several possible resolutions.

    Issue Resolution
    Physical Connectivity 
    • For PC Cards, make sure the card is fully inserted into the PC Card slot. Remove and reinsert if necessary. Try another PC Card slot on the computer (if available).
    • For USB Modems, make sure the modem is fully inserted into the USB port. Try another USB port on the computer (if available).
    • On laptops with embedded Mobile Broadband device, there may be a physical on/off switch. In addition to this physical switch, your laptop may come with software to turn on/off the Mobile Broadband device. Please refer to your laptop's manual for the location of the physical switch and/or software used to control the embedded Mobile Broadband device.
    Drivers may not be installed or were installed incorrectly The Drivers and Connection Software for the PC Card, USB Modem, or embedded Mobile Broadband device must be installed prior to using these devices for the first time.
    • If the PC Card or USB Modem was inserted before driver and software installation, unplug it, then remove the drivers through Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs. Reboot the computer, and then reinstall the drivers prior to re-inserting the PC Card or USB Modem.
    • On laptops with an embedded Mobile Broadband device, turn off the device. Remove the drivers through Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs. Reboot the computer, and then reinstall the drivers prior to turning on the device.
    Note: Your device drivers and connection software may be found on VZAccess
    Manager's website
    . Software may also be found on the CD included with your device.
    Another program or device may be using the port 
    • Verify that there are no programs running that use the same COM port resources as the modem.
    • If so, exit/close the program and retry. Example programs: HotSync, ActiveSync , FoneSync, Fax Controller, etc.
    Windows Update or Service Pack issues 
    • The computer should have the latest service pack and/or updates from Microsoft Windows Update.
    • Visit Windows website to determine if your system requires updating.


  4. My Mobile Broadband connection seems very slow. How can I improve it?

    There are several possible resolutions.

    Issue Resolution
    You may be in an area that only has 3G coverage If your device has 4G LTE Mobile Broadband capabilities (EVDO) you will achieve Mobile Broadband speeds within the 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage area. When you're in an area that doesn't offer 4G LTE Mobile Broadband services, your device will seamlessly connect to the 3G network (if available). When connected to our 3G network your connection won't be the same speed and throughput as 4G LTE.
    Signal Strength 
    • A poor signal on your device will contribute to slowing down your connection speed.
    • If you are experiencing poor signal strength, try moving to a different location.
    • Check to make sure your antenna is fully extended (if applicable).
    • Also refer to our coverage map to determine the level of coverage in your current location.


  5. I was able to connect my Mobile Broadband device, but I'm getting the error message "Page cannot be displayed." What should I do?

    There are several possible resolutions.

    Issue Resolution
    A firewall or Internet security may be interfering 
    1. Try disabling your firewall temporarily for troubleshooting purposes. Sometimes a firewall or security program isn't properly configured and changes must be made to the program to allow the mobile network connection.
    2. If disabling the firewall or security program allows you to browse web pages, then contact the maker of the program for further configuration support. Windows XP Service Pack 2 includes a built-in firewall. You can disable this for troubleshooting purposes through the Control Panel > Windows Firewall.
    Your Web Browser may not be configured properly 
    1. Your browser may be set to connect through a proxy or configured to use a specific connection other than the mobile connection.
    2. Check your Internet Settings under Control Panel > Internet Settings. Contact Technical Support at (800) 922-0204 for further help on this portion of your Internet browser settings.


  6. Why am I getting these errors regarding my Mobile Broadband device: "Data Link terminated by remote machine" or "PPP link control protocol was terminated by the remote computer"?

    These errors are usually caused by a data provisioning issue. Contact Technical Support at (800) 922-0204 for help if you encounter either of these error messages when trying to connect.



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