Pioneer Cellular becomes 1st Verizon rural partner to launch 4G LTE
1. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
"...is planning on launching 4G LTE service in 21 counties across 17,000 miles in central, western, and southern Oklahoma." Excuse me but they must be measuring the twists and turns in the wires because no way in hell OK has 17,000 miles of land, bloody hell it's on 3,600 miles from NYC to California...who writes these things?
Good to see Verizon is partnering up, but I don't like how they aren't helping with the phones which require the partner to go and get separate contracts from vendors for phones with software. Although Google could take this and make something of it and offer LTE pure Google devices on those networks as they don't need Verizon's bloatware. Hmmm, the possibilities!!!
2. theoak (Posts: 322; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
They probably mean square miles. Square root of 17000 is around 130. So imagine a 130 mile by 130 mile area ... that works out to 17000 square miles.
3. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)
Hahahaha thank you for explaining simple math to the uneducated! Thumbs up to you!
4. Corpsemaker (Posts: 63; Member since: 10 Jul 2010)
Sorry to burst your bubble PHONEARENA, but Cellcom in Wisconsin was first. They launched their LTE network days ago!!!