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New markets are being graced with Verizon's 4G LTE presence starting on August 18

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New markets are being graced with Verizon's 4G LTE presence starting on August 18
Bringing along plenty of big smiles, news about Verizon’s intention to grace new markets with their 4G LTE presence will undoubtedly be greeted with open arms by customers. Additionally, it’ll give them a big reason to now pick up any of Verizon’s 4G LTE device offerings to take advantage of the peppy data speeds that come with the next-generation network.

Starting on August 18th, there are a bunch of new markets across the country gaining 4G LTE connectivity – these include Bakersfield, Salinas, and Monterey, Ca.; Collins, Co.; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Worcester, Mass.; Omaha, Neb.; Ithaca, N.Y.; Columbus, Ohio; Altoona and Johnstown, Pa.; and Provo/Orem, Utah. Moreover, Big Red is also planning on expanding their footprint in current markets that include MetroWest, Mass.; Nyack, West Nyack, Orangeburg, Pearl River, and Spring Valley, N.Y.; and Cincinnati, Ohio.

So there you have it folks, it’s more of a reason why customers in these areas should plan ahead and think about scooping up any of their 4G LTE devices because we’re confident that they’ll be impressed by the results.

via Mobileburn

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posted on 26 Jul 2011, 15:11 1

1. blank (unregistered)


wait...I live in Columbus Ohio...thought we had 4g...I have a thunderbolt

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 15:12 4

2. VZinsider (unregistered)


That's just not fair!! How is AT&T and Sprint(HaHa) ever supposed to catch up with VZW if they keep going full tilt into 4G. WiMax/ShmiMax will be converted to LTE by Sprint and AT&T is planning on full coverage LTE by 2018, LOL! Follow the leader chumps.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 16:41 1

9. biggles (Posts: 213; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


Perhaps AT&T should just invest their ongoing quarterly profits from standing still into an agreement to use Verizon's towers. That's a better strategy than adding two LTE markets a year for the next 200 years.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 15:46 1

3. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


You "thought" you had 4g ??!! Lol

Thanks for the laugh... I needed that.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 15:50

4. verizon808 (unregistered)


Verizon's 4g sucks they can't make any of the dual core phones working on it so what's the point of having :( the HTC thunderbolt was invented with a dual core processor and got downgraded to snapdragon processor verizon can't seem to get the dual core processor working with a 4g network and never mine updating the dam phone up date the batterys first LOL

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 16:40

8. biggles (Posts: 213; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


WRONG

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 16:45

12. Chakra (Posts: 125; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)


Huh? Is this english?

4G sucks because the phone sucks? The point of 4G is so you can download your Angry Birds faster than anyone else - if you are in a 4G area, at which case, I'm sure you do. So 4G works just fine. Whether your game works as well as you want it to; take it up with the phone manufacturer.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 17:53 1

16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Why would someone with a "verizon" user name be bashing Verizon?

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 15:58 1

5. sitruc (Posts: 7; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Somebody hates Virginia.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 16:42 1

10. biggles (Posts: 213; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


Wait...you guys have cell phones down there? :)

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 16:04

6. Alex (unregistered)


Great I will be in Omaha, NE next weekend and it won't have LTE yet. :(

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 16:31

7. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


Im so sorry you have to go to Nebraska they shouldnt even have 3g

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 16:43

11. biggles (Posts: 213; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


Just focus on getting in and out, and be thankful you don't have to stay there.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 17:49

15. Scribed3d (Posts: 28; Member since: 08 Aug 2010)


My girlfriend told me the same thing last night... :/

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 20:48

19. biggles (Posts: 213; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


What does that say about your girlfriend that you should be thankful you don't have to stay there?

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 22:18

21. richo151 (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


Snap!

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 17:05

13. WM6.5Sucks (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


What about Buffalo!? Does anyone know officially why LTE won't come to Buffalo, NY(No Sarcasm Please!)!? Any links would be good also. I know this city sucks a$$ and I would gladly move if I could now.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 17:10

14. stjcripes (Posts: 27; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I'm still trying to figure out the pattern to the LTE rollout. Here in Texas, it was first launched in the three largest cities (Houston, DFW, San Antonio), which made sense, but then the next wave launched LTE in smaller towns like Temple/Killeen (Ft. Hood) and Bryan/College Station (Texas A&M). Meanwhile, mid-size cities like Austin (my location), Waco, and El Paso seem forgotten. I guess I expected any city along the I-35 corridor to be fast-tracked for LTE. Oh well...one day.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 21:21

20. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


There's many factors to which markets get rolled out. Sometimes it's not the most populated because the network may be overloaded and LTE will take pressure off the overloaded 3G. There's also the factors of getting agreements in place for roaming or permissions to build out towers if needed.


I'm very impressed with how fast VZW 4G is being rolled out. They'll have most of the US covered by years end.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 17:59

17. shamu (unregistered)


SOUTHERN OREGON PLEASE!!!!!!!!

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 19:50 1

18. phonenerd123 (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


why does Portland Oregon have LTE but the capitol of Oregon does not??

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 01:04

22. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)


THANK YOU! Salem (and Dallas!) need to get LTE!!! I live in Dallas, but work in Salem, so either would be fine.

When I was upgrading my phone, I asked the guy in the Verizon store when Salem will be getting LTE. He said within a year. Hopefully it's not too long. My Droid Charge wants its 4G!

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 22:50

23. kehkeh (unregistered)


HTC Thunderbolt is a SINGLE CORE phone people. FYI

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 13:11

24. leeaz383 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


According to a press release from Verizonhttp://news.vzw.com/news/2011/07/pr2011-07-26l.html Tucson will also have it's 4G officially turned on as well, on Aug. 18. This was not mentioned in the news article.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 12:44

25. i<3VZW (unregistered)


i know that nobodys ever heard of this place but i want them to put a damn 4G tower up in corning, NY

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