Tuesday, 01 July 2008 05:00

Wireless Broadband Review: ATT vs Verizon

Written by  Nate Covington

I am a Cingular (AT&T) wireless customer, so I figured that when the time came to pick up a Broadband Wireless card for my laptop, it would be a no brainer - head to the ATT store and add it on to my existing plan.  Right? Wrong.

Much to my dismay, the AT&T card was just downright slow.  I'm not in a rural area - I'm about an hour from Philadelphia and cell phone coverage is excellent in my area.  However, the ATT broadband card gave me download speeds similar to a 28.8 modem!  I even tried it in several locations, even the pages that contain the speed tests were loading at a snail's pace.  The AT&T card barely moved the needle on the speedtest gauge!

After a few days, I went down to the Verizon Wireless store nearby (also one of my clients) to see what was available.  Not only did they sell me an Express card with no mail-in-rebate (AT&T was $150 before the mail-in rebate), but it was free.  Still sitting at their counter, I installed the VZaccess software and I was up and running in a matter of minutes.  Then, the speed test:  Verizon's card was EASILY more than double the speed of AT&T!

Guess which card got returned? :-P

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  • Comment Link Rumana Akter Wednesday, 04 August 2010 10:15 posted by Rumana Akter

    We’ve all heard the term broadband for years now, but what does that even mean? The term broadband came into being when the world of internet switched from dial-up—or narrowband—to a faster internet connection capacity.


  • Comment Link Mike Tuesday, 16 March 2010 01:04 posted by Mike

    I support your post. Am a real estate agent and getting really busy doing work for banks ( short sale and I need a realiable conection with an strong speed. Guess what, my blackberry 8830 support usb conectivity and the speed that I had archive go from 1.4 max to 800 min. I travel a lot around No...

  • Comment Link Nesto Tuesday, 16 March 2010 01:04 posted by Nesto

    so it was the speed of 56K ? or twice the speed of a snail ? thats not very fast or worth it IMO

  • Comment Link Greg Tuesday, 16 March 2010 01:03 posted by Greg

    Awsome, Just the answer I was looking for.

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