Verizon Unlimited Speedtest

Here is the speedtest of our Internet using “Verizon Unlimited”. Although the service is advertised as unlimited access, after 10GB in a monthly period, Verizon “may” decrease your speed. We were not close to reaching our limit when this speedtest was run.

David DeGerolamo

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12 Responses to Verizon Unlimited Speedtest

  1. gamegetterII says:

    We just recently had our cable and internet provider-( Time Warner cable)- switched to Spectrum due to Spectrum buying out TWC.
    I was promised faster internet and the same channels we had available on living room tv with reciever box and 1 tier of channels above basic cable on all our tv’s via digital reciever boxes for less than we were paying TWC.
    We lost around 15 channels and ‘net speed went from 100 mbs to 47 for download and a whopping 5mbs upload speed.
    I didn’t even think the 5 mbs was possible with a cable broadband ISP.
    Old upload speed never went below 50 mbs and download varied between 90 and 100mbs.
    All ISP’s pretty much suck now.
    What Verizon is doing to you is criminal.

  2. daveburton says:

    0.04 mbps down + 8.4 mbps up is not throttling, it’s a malfunction. First, power-cycle your equipment (modem & router), and re-test. If the problem persists call tech support.

  3. greuterfarms says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience with Verizon. I was really hoping it would work out for you and I could move to Verizon and save some $$. I currently use Exede satellite with a 10gb download allowance for $60/month. We have six wifi devices using it and typically we burn up our allowance and are throttled down within the first couple days of our billing cycle, but our throttled speeds rarely fall below 9mbs download and 1mbs upload. I’m very satisfied with Exede, but I’m always looking to save $$. Please continue to keep us updated on your experience with Verizon. I hope they get it worked out for you.

    Here’s a trusted speed test you can use to verify the Verizon speed test.

    • daveburton says:

      David’s download speed has got to be a malfunction, not throttling. 0.04 mbps is 40 kbps, which is approximately dial-up speed.

      David, try a ping test. I’ll bet it’s dropping lots of packets. Open a command prompt and type:

      ping -t www​.google.​com

      You should see something like this:

      C:/>ping -t www .google. com

      Pinging www .google. com [] with 32 bytes of data:
      Reply from bytes=32 time=18ms TTL=54
      Reply from bytes=32 time=23ms TTL=54
      Reply from bytes=32 time=21ms TTL=54
      Reply from bytes=32 time=23ms TTL=54
      Reply from bytes=32 time=18ms TTL=54
      Reply from bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=54

      If 1% of the packets time out, that’s arguably acceptable, since Verizon is wireless. If 5% of the packets time out, that’s absolutely unacceptable. I’ll bet yours is worse than that.

      • David says:

        I know how to ping but usually usually the specific IP address. I did another speedtest after reading your comment: 7.38 Mbps down and 17.24 up. Same computer and same jetpack. I can see the tower from my house. Let’s say that you are correct and that the jetpack (six weeks old) is faulty. I have bought a new upgraded unit from Amazon and have been waiting to have Verizon return my message about activating/deactivating the units so that I do not get double billed for over a week.

  4. Andy says:

    Modify your payments to accommodate their service.
    If you’re paying $100/mo, 0.04Mps/10Mbps * $100= a $0.04/mo check.
    Seems equitable to the service delivered.
    “Can you hear me now?”

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