Thursday, January 26, 2012
Static IP on Verizon 4G LTE - Now Available
Prior to this month, Verizon only offered static IP addresses on 3G-only devices - they didn't have any available for 4G devices. For 98% of the people who use mobile broadband service, this was a non-issue as any IP address will do in most cases. For people who need to configure certain devices over their 3G or 4G connection, though, a static IP address can be a necessity.
A static (non-changing) IP address is usually required when connecting a specific device over 3G or 4G, such as a remote security camera. That camera needs to have the same IP address all the time so that the remote administrators are able to access it over the internet. If the IP address were to change, nobody would be able to find that camera to access it again. Until now, Verizon users who required a static IP address had to use a 3G-only device and weren't able to take advantage of 4G speeds - now, 4G is an option even for those who need a static IP!
Verizon offers a Static IP addresses for a one-time fee of $500. To add a static IP address to your Verizon account, simply call Verizon customer service at (800) 922-0204.