7 more markets get blanketed in 4G LTE courtesy of Verizon
In addition to these markets, Verizon also added another 13 cell sites around Cabot, Jacksonville, Sherwood, the Little Rock Air Force Base, Ward, Austin, and Gravel Ridge to add additional coverage along the Highway 67/167 corridor. Verizon now boasts that 4G LTE is available in 196 cities and 122 major airports, covering more than 200 million Americans.
source: Verizon via Android Central
1. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Why haven't they expanded near the LA county area into my county (Ventura County next one above LA) in CA, West coast doesn't get any love. look at that map, majority of markets are on the east coast. SMH. End Rant.
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5845; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
@itzmando - give them time. Further to the north of you, San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria have LTE coverage. Now that AT&T is getting into the LTE picture, I suspect VZW is going to face pressure to accelerate their LTE roll-out.
6. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I am sure they will, but the current phones my family has such PITA with 3G reception, it has to be the phones radios. We all upgraded to LTE phones so that later we wouldnt be stuck with 3G only over the course of the 2yr. contract, and have LTE coverage in our county.
I have a G-Nex, and my mom and younger sister have Samsung Statospheres since they wanted a QWERTY keyboard. I go to college in San Diego and loathe the weekends when I go home, call quality turns really bad with 1 bar 3G but excellent clear calls with 3 bars on 4G in SD.
10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5845; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Interesting about call quality.... I was in Westlake Village area a couple of weeks back and call quality was 3 - 4 bars and good connections. But no LTE data connection.... :-(
13. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
My dad works in Westlake Village area but we live in Oxnard which has very good 3G coverage. He gets 3-4 bars from Oxnard to Westlake village on his Casio Flip phone, Our phones are not so lucky measly 1-2 bars until we hit Calabases is where 4G comes in. But their phones still have call quality problems on 4G. clear calls for first min to a half than after high pitch screeching and garbling sound. :(
14. Penny (Posts: 1183; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
I'm in Simi Valley getting 3-4 bars for 3G, no LTE until you get to the Valley. For your family, it could be that their phones may not have the best radios/reception, or maybe they just live in a more secluded area.
19. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
When both my mom and sister had enV3s, see the trend with those two lol. they had great 3G coverage, my mom is just frustrated with the call quality on her phone and my sisters heating issues, VZW store just did a battery pull and call quality was fixed for a day than went back. We told VZW this Fri. that my phone GNex has call quality issues, sadly they could not replicate it. Grr!! but coverage was better in the actual store but once we walked out it went down to 2 bars 3G. I told them if they really need a keyboard if not just get a refurb. moto razr
4. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
Verizon is doing a great job with their LTE rollout. Getting 44 Mbps down now!
17. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
Why was that disliked? Don't believe me?
18. Gawain (Posts: 363; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
It was probably a dislike by an AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile customer out of jealousy... ;-P
5. cybervlad81 (Posts: 84; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)
Verizon apparently doesn't like to advertise all their 4g spots... they have had a 4g tower near the airport here, Jackson Evers International Airport in Mississippi, since September of last year. and it still does not show on their map. I don't know if they don't think it matters or that they want a larger footprint before they mention it.
7. cybervlad81 (Posts: 84; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)
oops apparently thy put the airports in a different section just noticed it... its listed.
16. PAPINYC (Posts: 2303; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Awwwwwh, it's a biTter 3G iPhone user.
(Or, a bitter 2G [Edge] AT&T user)
Either way, luuuuuuuzerrrrr......
11. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Can't wait till I upgrade to LTE. A necessity for my next phone. Hope they light the north and south east up more by the time I upgrade.
12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
even if your area doesn't receive LTE for a little while an LTE phone would still be good to get because you can just turn off the LTE radio. i usually keep LTE off on my Razr until i really need it myself. o:
15. PAPINYC (Posts: 2303; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
All this 4G LTE is simply smothering; I can't breathe, somebody please help?
In a related story, AT&T just mailed out one million Micro-cell Towers to their customer base.