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Verizon announces new markets getting 4G LTE starting tomorrow, September 15th

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Verizon announces new markets getting 4G LTE starting tomorrow, September 15th
With the Motorola DROID BIONIC finally completing the vision that Verizon presented to us back at CES 2011, Verizon isn’t slowing down one tiny bit as they announced today that they’re opening and expanding their 4G LTE footprint into new markets starting tomorrow, September 15th.

Throwing the switch on, the following markets are finally able to experience Verizon’s lightning fast 4G LTE network starting tomorrow – these include Fort Smith and Jonesboro, Ark.; Daytona, Fla.; Shreveport, La.; Kalamazoo and Saginaw, Mich.; Las Cruces, N.M.; Dyersburg, Tenn.; the Tri-Cities, Tenn./Va.; and Austin, Beaumont/Port Arthur, Wichita Falls, and El Paso, Texas. Therefore, if you happen to be located in any of those new locations, don’t hesitate for a moment to buy any of their 4G LTE enabled devices now that their network is in town and ruling the air.

In addition, Verizon customers will also see 4G LTE being expanded in existing markets like the San Francisco Bay Area, Indianapolis, and Cleveland/Akron, Ohio. Essentially, Verizon will now have 143 markets throughout the country blanketed by its 4G LTE network, which basically covers around 160 million Americans.

source: Verizon via Phonescoop

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posted on 14 Sep 2011, 11:48 3

1. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


VZW is doing the LTE rollout right. You pay a premium for the service, but when the service is this good, it's worth it.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 11:58 2

2. Smokn04cobra (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


No Hampton Roads, Va yet?! This is the largest military concentration in the country...plenty of people! Seriously?!

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 15:45

4. mac1979 (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


4G should be here in October. That was stated to me by Verizon. They have a test area in the northern section of Newport News, part of York County and the Williamsburg area. 4G is running on towers in that area of I-64. A few of my friends live around there and are using 4G on a daily basis.

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 18:51

11. Moonmaster (unregistered)


I was recently at a Verizon Store in NN (on Jefferson avenue by the mall) and was told we will have 4G in this area on September 30th.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 12:22

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5278; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I am glad to learn that VZW is expanding their coverage in the SF bay area. It can be frustrating to go from an area where you have good LTE coverage to an area where there is no LTE coverage and the phone is cycling back-and-forth, trying to find a non-existent LTE signal. I might invest in a VZW MiFi hotspot if the coverage is being expanded sufficiently.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 17:54

5. dudemanrod (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


still waiting in rochester, mn

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 18:39

7. Merk the Moose (unregistered)


You're going to be waiting a while, friend.

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 08:51

12. Gronnie (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


December 15th is the launch date in Roch.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 18:26 1

6. trin (Posts: 88; Member since: 11 May 2010)


They are not playing with this lte rollout. Guess that's why you pay a lil more with them.

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 18:53

8. codymws (Posts: 236; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)


How about some LTE for us in the capital of Oregon?

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 19:55 1

9. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Thats why I think its funny when people that are stuck with hspa+ and Wimax complain about VZW pricing...

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 08:38

10. Simplistic (unregistered)


I agree!! It is kind of ridiculous that Hampton Roads does not have 4G!!

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