Verizon Review

Verizon Wireless is the perfect DSL Internet solution if you are looking to bundle with phone service. They offer multiple packages with fast download speeds that are sure to please average Internet users.

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The Good

Excellent download rates

As far as DSL speeds go, Verizon Wireless performs very well, with their best plan offering up to 15 Mbps. This is considerably faster than the rates that most other DSL companies provide, and should be perfect for the average Internet user and more than enough if you only go online occasionally. For this reason, Verizon is a great option for anyone interested in DSL Internet services.

Free modem with certain packages

Verizon gives all customers who sign up for one of their Enhanced plans a free modem with their purchase. The Enhanced plans are essentially any DSL Internet package that offers download speeds in excess of 1 Mbps. Offers like these are rare among Internet service providers and should definitely be valued, especially since Verizon Wireless makes it so easy to get this deal. You shouldn’t let this be the deciding factor when choosing a DSL Internet provider, but it’s undoubtedly a nice perk.

No credit check necessary

You do not have to go through a credit check to sign up for Verizon’s DSL service, which is rather unusual but also very nice. Many companies require this of their customers prior to receiving service and, while it may not be an issue for most people, it is still great to see Verizon putting one less restriction between prospective customers and their high-quality DSL Internet service.

The Bad

Phone service required to get DSL

There is no way to sign up for Verizon Wireless’ DSL Internet without also signing up for phone service. This is a limitation that most other DSL providers do not have, so you may be frustrated to hear that Verizon does. It also means that Verizon’s service may be a little more costly than you’d expect, since you must also pay for a phone plan. However, if you are interested in bundling Verizon’s Internet, phone, and TV services anyway, this won’t be a big deal at all.

Upload speeds need improvement

Verizon’s download speeds are quite good for DSL Internet, but their upload speeds are among the slowest in the industry. Even their best plan only has a 768 Kbps limit. Although, you’ll probably be downloading much more often than uploading, so this may not have a large impact on your overall experience with the Internet. But when you do have to add those photos to Facebook or videos to YouTube, be prepared to wait a little while.

The Details

Provider Details

  • Monthly Price : $19.99 - $29.99
  • Service Area : Nationwide
  • States Available : 22

Additional Fees

  • Early Termination Fee : None
  • Equipment Lease Fee : Standard - $39.99, Enhanced - None
  • Installation Fee : None
  • One-Time Setup Fee : Standard -$19.99, Enhanced - None
  • Other Fees : None


High Speed Internet (0.5 – 1 Mbps)

  • Price: $19.99/month
  • Download Rate: 0.5 - 1Mbps
  • Upload Rate: 384Kbps
  • Data Allowance: 500MB

High Speed Internet Enhanced (1.1 – 3 Mbps)

  • Price: $29.99/month
  • Download Rate: 1.1 - 3Mbps
  • Upload Rate: 384Kbps
  • Data Allowance: Unlimited

High Speed Internet (3.1 – 7 Mbps)

  • Price: $29.99/month
  • Download Rate: 3.1 - 7Mbps
  • Upload Rate: 768Kbps
  • Data Allowance: Unlimited

High Speed Internet (7.1 – 15 Mbps)

  • Price: $29.99/month
  • Download Rate: 7.1 - 15Mbps
  • Upload Rate: 768Kbps
  • Data Allowance: Unlimited

* Package details and pricing may vary according to location.

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