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Verizon Motorola XOOM owners get their 4G LTE upgrade starting tomorrow

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Verizon Motorola XOOM owners get their 4G LTE upgrade starting tomorrow
Being surpassed by the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE, long time Verizon Motorola XOOM owners are finally going to get their fill of 4G LTE speeds as Big Red officially announced that the 4G LTE upgrade for the Honeycomb tablet will be available starting tomorrow, September 29th.

Looking back at it, the notion of the Motorola XOOM getting 4G LTE connectivity undoubtedly attracted consumers to its aura at the beginning, however, the long wait might’ve taken its toll already. Previously, government and business customers started getting the tasty upgrade back in late August – with Verizon employees also getting in not too long after that.

Well, now the doors are open for all, which means that there are going to be a lot of happy people out there very soon. With the process, owners will have to wait approximately six business days in order to get the 4G LTE modem properly installed. Of course, the additional wait might turn some people off, but after taking into consideration the bounties found at the end of the rainbow, it’s not going to be all that bad.

Finally, starting on October 13th, Verizon will start selling the Motorola XOOM with 4G LTE connectivity out of the box through its retail stores and online for $499.99 with a 2-year contract. A long time in the making, XOOM owners are finally getting their much-needed reward.

source: Verizon

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posted on 28 Sep 2011, 17:15 1

1. aboutfriggintime! (unregistered)


Finally!

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 18:50

2. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Is VERIZON the only company that holds back updates to their products. Just a personal question. I haven't had any other wireless carrier, but I'm really getting tired of it. Thinking about jumping ship to Sprint or T-Mobile. Any thoughts?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 20:19

4. Skidro13 (Posts: 59; Member since: 27 Jul 2010)


now that you have waited all this time for the best 4g ever why switch?

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:46

6. kain (unregistered)


Not sure why Verizon would have held this update back after advertising it as the first 4g tablet. More than likely a Motorola thing. You can switch carriers, but I'm not sure if your situation will necessarily be better. Would u prefer a wimax or an hspa+ tablet over Lte?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 23:07

5. ggp (unregistered)


I don't think it was Verizon that held this back... just thinking it might have been more on Motorola's end of things. The good news is that the turn around might be pretty quick for everyone. I sent mine in Monday and got it back today, so they had it in and out the same day. Granted they didn't bother recording my SIM card # with Verizon, so as I anxiously waited to see that 4G light up, it didn't happen, until I called VZW and they said it wasn't on my record :(

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 08:59

7. rob (unregistered)


Anyone else having a problem with the request form? It keeps rejecting the address I enter. One time, it accepted the address, but the errored-out at the end. Now it's back to not accepting my address.

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