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In next generation wireless network the most desirable feature is its ability to move seamlessly over various access network regardless of the network infrastructure is used. The handover between these dissimilar networks can be explored by using vertical handover algorithms. This paper focuses on the vertical handover decision methods and algorithms effectiveness. Most of the algorithms which are based on RSS values provide vertical handover with small delay at a lower rate of throughput. There are such algorithms which provide significant improvements in throughput but at a cost of higher delays.