How to Find 3G Verizon Mobile Broadband Coverage
When trying to determine what kind of signal any location is going to get we have several tools to check. First, go to Coverage Maps on our site, to determine if there is 3G coverage at that specific address.
The map will tell you if there is 3G Mobile Broadband High Speed service in that area, but not any specific info on how strong that signal is. For this, a common tool we can use is your cellular phone. Keep in mind, you need to have the same carrier for this info to do you any good. If you want to check for Verizon Mobile Broadband coverage, you would need a Verizon cell phone.
The next step is easy, just look at your signal on the phone to see the bars. However, this is sometimes not detailed enough info. Most phones will have a way to find the dBm level or RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) On a Blackberry for example, go to Options, then Status.
The first listing is Signal and it will give you a numerical reading that is more accurate that just signal bars. The lower the number the better. A signal in the 60’s and 70’s is great, 80’s are ok, the 90s are getting poor and anything over 100 is usually going to have fairly poor, bad service, or no service.
Now that you know what kind of Verizon Mobile Broadband Coverage is available in your area, you can order one of the popular Verizon cards like the USB760 or the MiFi 2200as long as it looks like you have good coverage. Keep in mind, you also have 30 days to make sure it will work before the contract goes into effect, so you get plenty of time to make sure you are happy!