Verizon 4G LTE is expanding into smaller markets throughout the country come June 21
Today, Verizon Wireless announced its 4G LTE expansion into markets such as Jefferson City & the Lake of Ozarks region in Missouri; Bedford, PA; Jacksonville, New Burn, and Burlington NC; Seymour and Columbus, IN; and Gainesville and Panama City, FL. No doubt, the people in those locations will surely benefit with the introduction of Big Red’s LTE network.
In addition, there are also a handful of existing 4G LTE markets that will be seeing expanded coverage – these include parts of Idaho; eastern Oregon; the Triangle in North Carolina; southeastern Massachusetts; and the Palm Beach, Volusia, and Flagler counties in Florida.
So when can we expect this all to happen? Well, Verizon is planning to throw the switch on in these markets sometime on or around June 21st – so the wait won’t be too long at this point.
source: Verizon via Phonescoop
1. Goldeneye (Posts: 360; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
This is just one reason why VZW service isn't cheap.
2. VZAZGuy (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
This is just one reason BMW and Mercedes isn't cheap! And thats why you are driving a Kia!
6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i'm paying more for my 2011 Kia Optima than i am my 2006 BMW 325xi. xD
10. items17070 (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)
POOR POOR POOR POOR POOR POOR Comparison!
3. mandkeee (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)
true...verizon is way much better than any other company....
there are reasons why VZW isnt cheap....and why other companies are cheap such as T-MOBILE AND SPRINT.
8. PattyPat (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Verizon is VERY close in price to all of the major nationwide carriers.
Not sure why I should pay less... and then not have a connection.
4. tomn1ce (Posts: 103; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)
People complaint about VZW prices and at the same time complaint about the service of other carriers...At this time VZW is ahead on the LTE game and I can say their speed so far is great...I compare speed test with my family and friends devices and my device always comes up on top.....
5. bigdawg23 (Posts: 391; Member since: 25 May 2011)
LTE despite being in 230+ markets for Verizon, but in the end it is still very small coverage. I have a MIFI spot through work using VZW LTE. So far the coverage area in the LTE cites are very small in my opinion. I have an LTE phone on AT&T. Sure they are in 30+ cities but they roll back to HSPA or HSPA+ in most cities. As an example in Minnesota. LTE for VZW drops before leaving the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. However, I get HSPA+ 7-9Mbps at my house 30 minutes south.
7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
in the long term that's settling. you see Verizon & AT&T's rate of expansion. for now there's plenty of people covered in Verizon's LTE but there's also the few people here and there like you that come out with that argument but in the near future as Verizon's rate of expansion is indicative of that argument will be moot. i'm much better off with unlimited data on my Droid Razr for the next year than i am with an AT&T LTE device.
9. NewWireless (Posts: 27; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Unless you have never had a cell phone before you know that not one provider has 100% coverage. It's great to know that VZW is going into smaller markets. Can't really say too much about the other providers. Where I live, I use my VZW LTE for my xbox live, works perfect.... Stream and download no problem. It does occasionally disconnect, but just like I'm doing right now I am streaming a movie via the Crackle app on Xbox Live, while surfin the net typing this comment. Sprint, Clearwire, and Att does not work well where I live.
11. geo59 (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
I HAVE 5 DROID PHONES AND NOT OF THEM WORK ON 4 G !!!!!!!!!!! HAVE TO SWITCH THEM TO 3 G FOR THEM TO WORK.