Verizon announces new LTE markets to be live on December 20th
We are going to miss seeing these regular monthly updates from “Big Red” after the LTE network rollout is complete next year. Sure, we will have regular updates from the other carriers as they catch up over the next several years, but we would not be surprised if Verizon was on track to start rolling out LTE-Advanced by the time the other players are done catching up to deploy LTE.
Subscribers in these Rocky Mountain and northwestern areas have a new network coming their way on December 20th:
- Lamar and La Junta, Colorado, which are in the southeast part of the state, east of Pueblo.
- Price and Richfield, Utah, located in the central area of the state, south of Provo.
- Jackson Hole, Teton Village, Kemmerer and Pinedale, Wyoming, all in the western part of the state, home to some of the best skiing and most beautiful scenery in the world.
- Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Sequim, Washington, in the northern shore of the state, along the Strait of Juan de Fuca which comprises part of the border with Canada.
- Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, Washington, which lie on the opposite corner from Port Townsend, southeast Washington, bordering Oregon.
- Klamath Falls and Roseburg, Oregon. Roseburg is along the Interstate-5 corridor and Klamath Falls is nestled in the south-central part of the state, close to northern California.
We hope you enjoyed the geography lesson, and we hope you enjoy the new LTE coverage coming your way.
source: Verizon (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
1. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
This is great news for Wyoming and Oregon; I can certainly say that Wyoming has some very breath-taking country side, mostly vast and wide-open. Washington is not as picturesque but, it's home to Starbucks and the birth of "BYOM" (Bring Your Own Macbook).
3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4342; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
PAPINYC, all the states in the north west, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana & Northern California are some of the WORLDS Most beautiful places. They have some of the best National Parks & the Rockies are just majestic. There are few places in the world that can bolster such natural beauty.
Verizon is just the BEST carrier PERIOD.
4. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)
I have Verizon for this reason. They are the best as far as coverage and speeds but they suck when it comes to pricing and some of their customer based tactics. My fear is that they will get so powerful that they will strong-arm, if not already, their customers to the point of drastic plan changes and agreeing to customer based push ads! (queue the evil empire Star Wars theme song....)
For this reason is why I think it is important for the smaller carriers to prosper(T-Mo & Sprint). Could you imagine a world with just two carriers???/ We would be paying like $200 a month for single smartphone usage!! Not including unlimited text or data! I can totally see this.
7. cripton805 (Posts: 977; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Verizon did raise their plans by 20% and got rid of all their old customer incentives. I dont care how GOOD their product is, if they treat their customer like crap, id rather give my money to someone else and HELP them make their product better.
I went from Verizons 4g service to Sprints 3g thats super slow and I couldnt be happier. Just because I know Im supporting a company that reduces my bill sometimes if I have issues and they are much nicer to their customers. Once their 4g is out Ill never look back.
I cant count how many times I was told to pretty much f*** off by support. When I called to cancel my lines, they were quick to give me the world. Well f*** you VZW and all the times you treated me like crap. You couldnt pay me enough to stick with that.
6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4104; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Best overall carrier. However, when you get area specific, things change sometimes. While all my friends on Verizon are stuck with 3G, I'm all over 10 Mbps HSPA+ with 15 Mbps peaks. And the closest LTE area is 70 miles away. :)
2. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Congratz to the places that got the switch flip, but come on Verizon. The city 20 mins north of me has LTE and I keep jump on and off of LTE, just flip the switch here too :) Verizon 3G network is really slow around here!
8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5638; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the thing you should take from this is Verizon is certainly very active in trying to get you LTE service. imagine how long you'd have to wait if you had AT&T or Sprint.