How they compare - Verizon 3G/4G Data plan VS. RTC Internet DSL/Fiber
When shopping for high speed Internet service most consider two things: Price & Bandwidth. Other factors such as bandwidth caps, throttling, quality of service, reliability, portability, customer service, and a shared vs dedicated connection are considered by some but are more secondary in the decision making process. However, these secondary considerations have direct impact on the primary concern. For example, who cares how much bandwidth you can potentially receive if you are always having to share it with others? Or, if you are saving $5/mo is it really worth it if the internet connection is down when you need it most?
But let’s say none of the above matters to you. All you care about is how much bandwidth you get and how much you pay for that bandwidth. Let’s pretend that all ISP providers are the same. The cable company, the telephone company, and wireless Internet providers provide internet at “x” price. Which is the better overall value?
In this case, I’ve collected data from 10 real users of Verizon 3G/4G Internet data service. This is what I found over a 3 month period:
Minimum monthly usage – 21meg of data
Maximum monthly usage – 1,138meg of data (1.138gig)
Average monthly usage (10 user AVG) – 265meg of data
Average bill - $50/mo
Average cost per meg - $.189 cents