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Verizon Wireless to complete its 4G LTE network by mid-2013

0. phoneArena 08 Nov 2012, 09:37 posted on

Verizon Wireless seems to be well on its way to achieving global dominance. Speaking at the Wells Fargo Securities Technology, Media & Telecom Conference today, VZW CFO Fran Shammo stated that the carrier will have its blazing-fast 4G LTE network completed by mid-2013...

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posted on 08 Nov 2012, 09:52 15

1. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 468; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

Simply the best you pay for what you get.....funny how other carriers lie about their 4g sprint 4g wimax....tmobile 4g hspa...at&t 4g hspa all lied bout 4g..... 4g lte is the only real4g

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 10:08 12

2. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

I know!! All these bitter people trashing (or trying) Verizon after Hurricane Sandy claiming T-Mo', AT&T and Sprint, respectively, all had service; Verizon was the only one in Lower Manhattan that didn't "Blackout". T-Mo' was dead south of 30th Street (East & West), Sprint kept dropping calls and "Piggy-backed" on Verizon, AT&T was choppy (or, choppier than usual). And, look at the resources Verizon has sent out into the affected communities; even allowing customers from "other" carriers to charge their devices.

You get exactly what you pay for: you pay for nothing, you get NOTHING!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 10:22 5

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4769; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

That is what I always say. It's simple, if you pay for a cubic zirconia that is what you get. It WILL NEVER be a diamond.

That is they way I feel with Verizon. Verizon is the diamond of the wireless world here in the USA. Nothing comes close, AT&T, Sprint, & T-Mobile are all the cubic zirconia of the wireless world in the USA.

There is a saying, "you get what you pay for". That goes for cars, clothing, houses, technology & everything under the sun.

Sure a cheap car can get you from point A to B but a Ferarri will do it better & will be 1,000 times more reliable.

+1 to both of you!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 10:33 1

5. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Besides, you seriously get alot of lays in a Ferrari and the Turbo feature is nice, too!!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 11:38 2

12. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4769; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Dude when I was a bachelor I always got laid, it was a crazy time. Trojan's made thousands of dollars off of me.

Man if I had a Ferrari I might be a recovering sex addict now.

I would be SuperAndroidEvo "Woods"! Just like my boy Tiger! lol

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 10:54 2

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5691; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

you've come so far from being the die hard Sprint fan that i used to get into it with. xD

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 11:25 3

10. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4769; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I always knew Verizon was the best, (that can't be disputed) I was only defending Sprint from all the attacks.

I remember getting into it with alot of people when it came to Sprint. It was like anyone who is a Sprint fan would get hazed. lol

To me the best carrier has always been Verizon. Sprint is second because they DO piggy back off of Verizon's network.

I switched to Verizon because I travel a lot. Sprint would have been perfect for me at home but it's not so good in other cities, ESPECIALLY out west. In the east Sprint is actually VERY good.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 17:08 2

27. lsutigers (Posts: 817; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

SuperAndroidEvo I guess I am kinda taking your spot as I have BOTH Verizon (personal) and Sprint for work and I see a lot of people jump on the bandwagon to bash Sprint. Admittedly, Sprint has had it's fair share of issues, no different than other carriers such as AT&T's issues when they picked up the iPhone. However, Sprint is making a ton of network improvements to speed and coverage, even through their coverage is excellent and as you mentioned they roam on Verizon. I travel all the time and my Sprint phone works in most of VZW areas without roaming, even remote places. All carriers have advantages and disadvantages. I'm not a fanboy nor trying to pick fights I just hate to see BS spread throughout the internet when the facts tell a different story and we all know this time next year Sprint will have an excellent network nationwide.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 18:43 2

30. MartyK (Posts: 733; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Whooo Hoooo...Sprint is here!!.. :)

I have Sprint Note-2 ( before GNex LTE), my LTE is GREAT and so is my price, and once they get the TEE part working I will be back Tee..

Now, All you V-Boys, let's compare service & Price where I live; btw, let's turn on the data and leave it running ALL DAY LONG.. :) to see who get's a nice overage bill !!..

I said it before I say it again; it all depends on where you live..KCMO..I dare any V-BOY to go against MY SPRINT here LTE vs LTE...hahahaha

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 00:00

37. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5691; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

^ perfect example of a Sprint Fanboy in need of a bubble bursting. Sprint Fanboys are one of the worst kind of Fanboys on this site.

overall Sprint isn't going to compare to Verizon. deal with it and before you guys start throwing out the "U" word know that there's 2 Galaxy SIII's, a Droid Razr MAXX HD and a Droid Razr M on my family plan each with unlimited data. if you have good sense you'll prosper more on either Verizon or T-Mobile because they're the carriers that give you the best value.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 23:07

36. pokerc (Posts: 60; Member since: 24 May 2012)

A Ferrari is not more reliable

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 17:21 1

28. skymitch89 (Posts: 1244; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

All 4G is is the 4th generation of mobile technology, and LTE wasn't even really 4G according to the original definition of 4G. The original definition of 4G was that it had to push out about 100Mpbs to be considered 4G. Once LTE started gaining ground, and Sprint & T-Mo were using different technologies for 4G, the definition of 4G was re-written to state that any technology that offers a "significant" boost in mobile data speeds is considered 4G.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 18:36 2

29. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)

False. LTE is true 4G because it is very capable of reaching 100Mbps just hasn't yet. PS your dumb.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 20:46

34. lsutigers (Posts: 817; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

Well, he's actually right about the definition of 4G, LTE Advanced is theoretically capable of 100+mbps but right now the only company with plans to offer such speeds is Clearwire LTE on 20x20 carriers when it deploys in 2013.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 15:05

41. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)

True so True LTE is the only true 4G because over seas they only use LTE not this fake stuff AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint use!!

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 10:25 8

4. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)

Looks like LTE Advance will be coming a lot sooner for Verizon at this pace.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 10:40 2

6. Troysyx (Posts: 170; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)

Too bad you have to pay an exceedingly amount to have a data cap. I'll happily be paying my etf when the Nexus 4 comes out and do to T-Mobile. Yes the network isn't as mature as verizons but my girlfriend and I will be getting unlimited data and text for the same price that we pay for JUST 10GB of shared data at Verizon.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 10:51 3

7. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)

If you read the fine print, I doubt that they have unthrottled unlimited data. I could be wrong I haven't looked that close. And besides, 5GB of data each is quite a bit unless you are watching Netflix or a lot of Youtube.....

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 11:31 2

11. Troysyx (Posts: 170; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)

The good part is that i did (seeing as how all the networks have a bad reputation), and it really is unlimited. I wont be able to use a hotspot with unlimited but thats it. When you stream slaker/spotify all day at work with web browsing and youtube, 5GB is easily achievable in a month.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 12:07 5

17. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)

Glad you read the fine print lol. Not many people do. If it is truly unlimited and works great in your area, then I can't blame you for going to that. In my neck of the woods, Tmo is barely better than Cricket for coverage, AT&T is decent, Sprint decent, Verizon easily the best.

Verizon seems to spend more money on their network by far in areas that aren't totally urban, so around me with that in mind, I'll gladly pay more to be able to use my phone where I want when I want how I want without worrying if it will pick up.

I've said it before I'll say it again, the same solution does not work for all of us, but there is no comparison when it comes to who has the best overall network, taking price out of the argument.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 11:17 4

9. rasinhussy (Posts: 88; Member since: 28 Dec 2008)

Unlimited data is no good if you can't use it.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 11:48 3

13. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

VZW nice work, but you guys are still the worst in prices for LTE. We need more competition in this arena and the other carriers are slow and lacking. I'm still grandfathered and all that jazz, but the instant I have to start paying for for the same cell phone service and faster data with a cap I will leave as there is no reason to stay just to get wallet raped.
Still have my new every two active and looking to upgrade, Razr HD MAXX or the DNA, need to get my hands on the DNA as the MAXX HD is a sight to behold, so lithe and mostly screen on the front and crisp screen...Hurry up DNA needs to get out on stage fast want to hold it and give it the once over, hope that battery really can go the distance, I don't like having extra batteries. Fingers crossed xD

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:03 1

19. Goldeneye (Posts: 407; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)

Well looks like you won't be upgrading then, the instant you use your precious NE2 your unlimited is gone forever, so start shopping around or saving like $700 for a nice phone and keep the fun.

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 13:58 1

20. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)

or you could just add another line

posted on 08 Nov 2012, 18:57

31. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5691; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

or if you already have a line with a Feature Phone you can do it.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:32

40. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5691; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

thumb me down all you want to but the reality is i'm sitting over here with a Droid Razr MAXX HD with unlimited data.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 04:17

42. oldmandaddy (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 May 2010)

When Verizon's completion roll out LTE 4G ,hopefully goodbye the horrible 3G right away. Then upgrade to Voice LTE and LTE advance , that would be perfect then.

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