But those occasions were few and far between, and Visible normally hovered at speeds either half or two-thirds as fast as those we'd see on Verizon. Verizon 5G service has launched in 36 cities as of this writing, bringing very fast speeds to compatible phones. Should you still want to bring your own phone, not every smartphone of recent vintage will work on Visible's network. Whether it's something cheap or a solid-hard case, there are tons of options to pick from. Visible is one of the hottest carriers right now. You can confirm that your iPhone or Android device works by entering its IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number into the compatibility checker on Visible's website. Google Fi has since added unlimited data as an option — at $70 a month, though, Google Fi's plan still costs $30 more than what you'd pay at Visible. Sure, my stream of Blue Planet II on Netflix was limited to 480p — wireless providers call this "DVD quality" — but the video looked good enough to my eyes most of the time. NY 10036. Music streams at 500 Kbps. This shows you our prediction of your wireless coverage with Visible. For more information visit the Visible website. Like Verizon's least expensive unlimited plan, Visible caps video streaming at 480p resolution. PS5 release date, price, specs, controller and pre-orders, PS5 could get this killer exclusive — Xbox Series X should be worried, How to make Gmail your default mail app in iOS 14, WhatsApp is getting a killer upgrade soon — see how it works, Forget Galaxy Z Fold 2 — Samsung's next phone could roll, No cap on data speeds (for a limited time), Supports a limited number of Android devices, Verizon can de-prioritize Visible data speeds. For anyone living in an area that's well-served by Verizon's extensive cellular network, Visible's a great way to save money on your monthly cellular service. When you set up Visible for the first time, you'll download the service's app onto your phone, create an account and follow the sign-up steps, which include ordering a SIM card from Visible that's overnighted to you. No additional nonsense. Because Visible uses Verizon's network, you'll want to use the service only if Verizon's signal is strong where you live. All rights reserved. If you use 5GB of data or less regularly, you're probably better off turning elsewhere, because plenty of MVNOs offer attractively priced tiered-data plans. The Pixel 3a is, hands-down, one of the best mid-range phones you can buy in the US. Learn more. They are currently offering a $200 prepaid Mastercard for new customers. How it works. Supposedly, this was a limited-time promotion, but it's been more than a year, and Visible has yet to go back to the bad old days.