How Verizon is restoring my sanity. An internet story.

As some of you know from previous posts (like this one written in lots of frustration!), my experience with Comcast/Xfinity had been good for a handful of years, but then on a random day a few months ago, the home internet connection became very unreliable. And by “very,” I mean I would trust Tonya Harding in a piñata factory more than a Comcast internet connection.

Something had to be done so I called and, after telling them about my disappointment, cancelled Comcast Xfinity, which made the woman on the phone sad. But she wasn’t too sad to still ask if I was interested in Xfinity mobile.

Then I went loco!! Oops, I mean – local. I drove to a Verizon store and signed up for a 4G LTE Jetpack!

This will help me have internet/wifi whenever I travel (more on that later) and my immediate needs for internet at home. 

It’s been a week since switching to the cool little Jetpack…

…so now I’ll give you 2 things I love about it, and 2 things I don’t love. 


1. Reliable internet. Compared to what I was working with before, it’s such a relief to be connected consistently! 

2. Mobility. I can bring this little piece of equipment anywhere and have WIFI. 


1. Sometimes when I power it on, it will say “no sim card detected.” No sim card means no internet. Boo.

2. Data limits. Although I have unlimited data, once I reach a certain # of GBs, it will slow down. I may have another post about how things go once I reach that magic number. 

All in all, I’m very happy that I switched from once-reliable-but-then-completely-annoying Comcast to more-reliable-and-mobile Verizon. It’s going to be really nice to connect when I want and not have to wait for the WIFI to magically connect again. To this day, I couldn’t figure out why or when the Comcast WIFI was going to connect, so on any given day I had internet for maybe a few hours per day. What is this, 1995?

Verizon, thank you for restoring my sanity! 

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes a 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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