Thank you. I will start going through these suggestions.
I do not have a PIN assigned to the SIM card.
The network you recommended "vzwinternet" has shown up before. the current one shown right now is vzwadmin, and i have seen vzwapp show up before too.
I have APN set to Auto. Shall I try manual? I am not familiar with manual settings. Where do I find what I need for APN?