Be VERY VERY careful before you sign up with Verizon Wireless. Their customer service is TERRIBLE and if you should have the audacity to try to discontinue their service,Verizon responds with threats of MASSIVE EARLY TERMINATION FEES.
There are many good carriers out there. Why go with one that uses strong arm tactics to try to keep its customers?
Although Verizon Wireless has ok coverage, you will be financially killed if you end up roaming. I had a bill for over $500 after a two day trip to Vancouver where I used internet raoming.
STAY AWAY FROM VERIZON WIRELESS!!!!!!!!!!!