October 21, 2021

No Contract Price Plans Will Be Offered By Verizon On LTE 4G Service

verizon 4g network

Verizon 4G service will offer a month to month plan according to a recent announcment by the company. Image courtesy of Verizon.

Verizon Wireless is upping the high speed Internet on the go ante on Sunday when it rolls out it’s 4G service to customers in 38 markets and over 60 airports. What’s more, the company said it will offer no contract options that will be priced the same as the contract plans.

The only difference between the no contract and postpaid offerings for the carrier’s LTE service will be the upfront cost of the devices. Verizon is offering two USB modems capable of taking advantage of the LTE or Verizon 4G service initially: the LG VL600 and the Pantech UML290. Both will be priced at $99.99 with a two year contract or $250 for a month to month plan.

The Verizon 4G service will offer customers download speeds of 5 Mbps to 12 Mbps, while uploading will run at 2 Mbps to 5 Mbps according to the company. These are states “real world” speeds, even when the LTE network is fully loaded.

Speed tests performed by PC Magazine found peak speeds of 21 Mbps recently.

The month to month plan is likely to entice customers to try the service and perhaps build a long term customer base. Currently other, smaller carriers such as MetroPCS and Clearwire offer no contract plans for their services.