Mhumphreys1952, Verizon Wireless does participate in the Lifeline and Link Up programs. You can view additional information about this at: http://vz.to/2w7Plas.
I've noted your inquiry regarding your data speeds. Your data speed concerns are our concerns too. Noting that you're subscribing to our 4GB data plan, please keep in mind that cell cites are shared resources and congestion occurs when usage on a cell site exceeds the site's capacity.
There are times when congestion can cause anyone, no matter what plan or device they're on, to experience temporary slower speeds until the congestion clears up.
Are there any concerns you have regarding your data speeds? - RobertC_VZW
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