Verizon announces its new markets gaining 4G LTE coverage starting June 16
Specifically, Verizon’s 4G Long Term Evolution network will be gracing new markets such as Hartford, Connecticut; Flint, Grand Rapids, and Lansing, Michigan; Dayton and Springfield, Ohio; Erie, Harrisburg, and State College, Pennsylvania; and Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina. Those specific markets can expect to see coverage starting on June 16th, which is less than a month away from now. Furthermore, Big Red is also going to expand its current 4G LTE network in the metropolitan Detroit area as well.
Sure there might be some challenges that need to be overcome, but nonetheless, we’re digging the steady roll out of its next-generation network.
source: Verizon via Phonescoop
1. Gcombs (unregistered)
Verizon is not playing when it comes to deploying their 4G LTE network. Their 3G coverage will be blanketed with their 4G LTE in no time.
2. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Lets just hope they can keep it working. These nationwide outages it has every month or so aren't good for business.
3. ChrisTheTechGuy (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)
I would rather have an outage last for a couple hours or a day or so with new technology rather than have a voice/data outage on an already deployed technology last for a couple days. It's a new technology, with all new technology there are kinks that need to be worked out.
4. diana08 (unregistered)
Well right now I have boost mobile which I hate I live in los angeles which has Verizon Lte already. And supposedly is going to get att Lte in july. Do u think I should get Verizon or wait for att to get there Lte running and get the htc holiday which is gunna be atts first Lte phone? What do u recommend? Because I want my next phone to be an Lte phone. But I don't know which company to choose I never had Verizon or at&t. So yea what do u recommend I don't care about pricing. So yea thanks.
6. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
Verizon. Because unlike AT&T they actually care about their network. I've had both Verizon and AT&T and Verizon works the best by far. Also, Verizon is already releasing LTE phones. Verizon is more proactive with 4G. That's just my 2 cents.
11. quakan (Posts: 1251; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
if you hurry with vzw you can still get an unlimited data plan which att does not have and vzw will soon be doing away with this summer
17. jd829 (Posts: 155; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)
do at&t so when you leave an LTE area you still have HSPA+ speeds to fall back on rather than evdo with vzw
18. Alex (unregistered)
Verizon's is better because if you're in a building or something the 700 MHZ spectrum will reach out further. LTE between both will be around the same but the bandwidth is different.
- VERIZON ALL THE WAY! + ATT does and will have data caps and if you think you won't go over why even get a 4G device?
21. jose (unregistered)
Hey you should totally get Verizon I got the HTC thunderbolt and where am from I get 10 to 18 mbps and 5 to 10 mbps which is super great which is Portland Oregon but I've been in los Angeles and I gotten the same speeds plus is more reliable then at&t
5. richrcp (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 May 2011)
I reside in the Clarksburg/Bridgeport area of WV we still live under the 2G umbrella. I would be thrilled to be upgraded to 3G technology, even though we are one of 10 markets in WV ot have LTE in the next couple of years!!!!
7. JOHN (unregistered)
VERIZON WOULD BE THE WAY TO GO.. JUST LOOK AT HOW IT IS EXPANDING ITS NETWORK.. COVERING MILLIONS OF CUSTOMERS NOW. AND IT JUST STARTED IN DEC 2010.. ATT MIGHT BE COMING OUT WITH LTE LATER THIS YEAR BUT WITH ALL THIS TMOBILE DRAMA THEY ARE GOING TO BE TO BUSY FOR LTE.. AND MONEY.. LTE COST MONEY.. IF TMOBILE DEAL GOES THRU.. THEY ARE BOUND TO SCREW CUSTOMERS OVER SOMEHOW TO GET MONEY.. BTW WHAT ARE THEY GONNA CALL THEIR LTE 4.5G?? AND CONFUSE EVEN MORE PEOPLE.. BEEN VERIZON CUSTOMER SINCE 2000 AND I DONT PLAN ON CHANGING... "CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?" GOOD!!!
8. sillywilly (unregistered)
maybe verizon should worry about their current 4g markets working before they add new ones...
10. woah (unregistered)
This is cool i live Greenville SC and cant wait too use 4G!!!
12. asdf (unregistered)
VZW is based out of Basking Ridge, NJ. freaking cover NJ already...
13. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)
LTE backed up with Verizon's slow 3g? At least AT&T will finish their backhaul soon and then begin adding LTE. If you have an LTE outage and have 6Mbs on HSPA+, a phone user won't even notice.
Where I live AT&T's coverage and speeds are top notch. Verizon also has good coverage, but an embarrassing network; rarely over 150 Kbps, not even 3 times as fast as a 56K modem!
16. Allday28 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)
Thats funny cause I just did a speed test here in my area and verizons 3G is faster att. They both had full service. Guess it just depends on where you live..
14. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
My AT&T 3G gives me 3.5-5 Mbps up and around 1-1.5 Mpbs down on the captivate. Verizon cannot even do that with their current 3G, so if you are an LTE VERIZON customer pray you do not have to use 3G...lol. And, my speeds are not even HSPA+.
15. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
However, I hope all carriers bring their own brand of 4G to where I live as it would be nice to have choices and get 4G speeds as all the carriers carry great phones now.
19. Whateverman (Posts: 3235; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Still haven't run into any ATT phones that can hang with my DX. I'm sure any 4g phone is gonna be quicker, but I have to witnessed all this speed ATT customers claim to have.
20. vickyy06 (unregistered)
@alex doesn't atts Lte also run on the 700 mhz band? I kno its Different 700mhz than Verizons but its still a 700 mhz band so I'm guessing it will work better inside buildings than atts current 3g network running on the 850mhz band? so will it get the same reception inside buildings than Verizons Lte? Or will there be a difference in service inside buildings with both atts Lte and Verizon's. LTE?
22. chrisld85 (unregistered)
Had a choice to go to any carrier I wanted even though I had deposit but I ended up with going with sprint best prices & best customer service, I have had sprint for a long while now I wanted to see what else was out there I didnt find anything I liked so I went back. verizon may rule the air but they won't rule my wallet! Had verizon in the past... There phones are nothing but headaches and problems also there customer service is snobs NEVER AGAIN! Can you hear me now? :)