Verizon has always been the leader in wireless coverage and reliability. In the past, the difference between them and AT&T, versus the "little guys" in terms of voice and 4G LTE data coverage was pretty substantial. These days, Verizon can no longer claim Sprint and T-Mobile are second class networks. Times have changed. Remember Verizon's "Can You Hear Me Now" dude? He works for Sprint these days. He claims there is only a 1% difference between Sprint and Verizon's network. I don't know that I would go quite that far, but I will say Sprint has recently made remarkable progress with their 4G network coverage and speeds.
Previously, my biggest problem with Verizon was the fact that I could not guarantee what my clients bills would look like each month. That's because if they exceeded their data allowance, it was $15 per GB to get more data. I am elated to announce that Verizon has just added several amazing features that solve this problem, at least on their new XL and XXL plans. All of the new plans will now get "Carry Over" data. While this is only for a month, not the entire year, the way T-Mobile does it, it still beats the heck out of nothing . Also new is Verizon's "Safety Mode". This is a cool new name for throttling. Instead of getting banged for extra data charges as in the past, Verizon will now simply slow down (Throttle) your speeds to 2G speeds. On plans under XL, this feature costs $5 per user, per month. Verizon just made Canada and Mexico local on the XL and XXL plans. For lessor plans, simply add $7 per month, per user and you too can have call Canada and Mexico and roam in both countries too. Verizon has never looked better and this is terrific news for current and new subscribers.
What this means is, for the first time since Unlimited Data plans, Verizon has just become a great option for big data users. Add $20 per SmartPhone to the above data plans and you'll get the ability to get zero-interest financing of a new iPhone or Android device. Dr WIreless can make arrangements for Verizon to send you a new device directly to your home or office. Ask me for details.
Joel Saltzman has over twenty years of wireless industry experience. He is currently CEO and Chief Wireless Analyst for Dr Wireless.