The VL has an advantage over some other USB modems in that it can connect to both Verizon’s LTE and 3G network instead of just one or the other; this means whenever you’re outside of Verizon’s LTE coverage map, you’ll at least still be able to get online, albeit not at the LTE network’s awesome data speeds. Still, it gets the job done. And awesome those speeds are. Still, it’s hard to resist Verizon’s offering once you experience those speeds. This is fine for those who have no use for a hotspot, but gives pause to some of us here at Ars. You’ll want to monitor how much data you’re using, too, because Verizon has caps on its LTE plans:
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Since Sprint’s WiMAX network which it licenses out to Clear has been around for much longer than Verizon’s LTE network, there are likely lots more users bogging down the network than there currently are on Verizon.
Still, it gets the job done.
3G and 4G Capable
Mac OS X, and if our experiences are in any way typical, the device raises the bar for 4G speeds to new heights. In the box is the modem, USB extension cable, and a clip if you should decide to plug the modem in via the USB cable and clip it to your laptop display—an accessory that strikes me as odd to include by default with the package, but who am I to judge?
As we mentioned earlier, a 5GB limit is a lot easier to respect when you’re getting slower speeds like, say, when using Verizon’s 3G network. How is the Gold Competency Level Attained? Additionally, we were able to consistently get around 16Mbps in San Francisco recently, and we’ve heard of numbers in the 18Mbps range for New York. This software, as ugly as it is, will help you keep track of it.
How long those great speeds will last is anyone’s guess. We ran into issues across multiple machines when the drivers refused to recognize the VL when it was plugged in, a situation that could only be remedied by a reboot.
The Windows-only driver CD is slightly annoying—usually, USB devices like this come with some minimal Flash storage with software on it for those emergency moments when you’re on a new computer and need an Internet connection nowand this one does not. Maintaining updated Verizon LG VL software prevents crashes and maximizes hardware and system performance. So, at least for now, it seems as if users in major cities will be able to get even faster connections than what Verizon estimates.
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During our testing, it was easy to forget that we were even using a wireless connection, which speaks well of the data speeds, but isn’t quite so friendly to your download cap. Normally we would be fine with a 5GB data cap, but that’s usually assuming we’re using something much slower for OTA data. Microsoft Gold Certified Company Recognized for best-in-class capabilities as an ISV Independent Software Vendor Solvusoft is recognized by Microsoft as a leading Independent Software Vendor, achieving the highest level of completence and excellence in software development.
Verizon’s 4G LTE network is finally becoming a viable over-the-air data option for many users based in mid- to large-sized cities in the US. As of Decemberthe network officially launched in 38 markets, and the company announced in January plans to expand to additional markets in What you get In the box is the modem, USB extension cable, and a clip if you should decide to plug the modem in via the USB cable and clip it to your laptop display—an accessory that strikes me as odd to include by default with the package, but who am I to judge?
What you get in the VL box. As always, theoretical maximums aren’t realistic when comparing against everyday use, but still, we were impressed with what we saw. Furthermore, installing the wrong Verizon drivers can make these problems even worse.
And awesome those speeds are. The software also feels the need to take command of other, non-VL USB modems we tried to use, something we weren’t so fond of either. News Blog Facebook Twitter Newsletter.
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To achieve a Gold competency level, Solvusoft goes through extensive independent analysis that looks vl060, amongst other qualities, a high level of software expertise, a successful customer service track record, and top-tier customer value. Still, it’s hard to resist Verizon’s offering once you experience those speeds.
Verizon estimates that users will get between 5Mbps and 12Mbps downloads on a fully loaded network, but ly were able to regularly get around 20Mbps down and 15Mbps up at various lv around Chicago.
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