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Verizon expands 4G LTE coverage in the northeast and midwest

0. phoneArena 08 May 2012, 12:09 posted on

Verizon is expanding its 4G network in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts in mid May...

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posted on 08 May 2012, 12:14 3

1. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


CONNECTICUT!!! PLEASEEEEEE

posted on 08 May 2012, 23:31

12. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 245; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Yes, please more Connecticut coverage

posted on 08 May 2012, 12:22 1

2. networkdood (Posts: 6276; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


MId-California....AT&T has faster data here....where is VZW?

posted on 08 May 2012, 12:30 2

3. daryl227140 (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


I live in Merced, CA, every surrounding city has 4G LTE.

Come on when is it our turn?

posted on 08 May 2012, 12:59 1

4. networkdood (Posts: 6276; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Yep, that would be middle Cali - my friend's Vivid is smoking at 15.0 Mbps and my RAZR is at barely 1.0 Mbps....

posted on 08 May 2012, 19:26

9. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


There is Verizon Lte in my small town Modesto , it's not even far from Merced

posted on 08 May 2012, 13:51 1

5. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Seriously VZW, you expand your 4G coverage In LA county and Santa Barbara County, yet totally skip in between which is where I live (Ventura County). This is some real BS, I cannot believe they cannot bridge the gap.

I live in San Diego for the school year, but visits back home in Ventura County I can't really do much on a 4G phone with very sluggish data speeds. -___-

e.g. Surfing the web[slow], even checking FB or twitter[has connection error], or playing a game that requires data usage is painfully slow.

posted on 08 May 2012, 14:16 1

6. garberinc (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 May 2012)


Is there any way to tell when the techs are working on adding 4G to a certain area or tower? Here in NW Ohio, there are several sites that have 4G but plenty that don't. It seems in a period of time before 4G is added, the 3G signal is degraded or very intermittent. Are there any other tell tale signs or a website to go to where you can find which towers are being upgraded?
Thanks

posted on 08 May 2012, 14:46

7. Beholder88 (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I've spoken to some customers in areas where 4G was just about to launch, and they were reporting seeing the 4G logo on the phone intermittently in the weeks leading up to the expansion in their area. I think that the time between when the tower techs get the hardware installed and the time when it actually rolls out might be a few weeks, to allow for testing and verification. During that middle time, people could see a blip of 4G in their status bar every now and then.

posted on 08 May 2012, 15:06 1

8. Cobra (Posts: 6; Member since: 06 May 2012)


As others have said, I don't understand the logic of the LTE roll out at all. Out here in California they danced all around San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco and let entire major sections of these same greater metropolitan areas totally hanging. I'm in the Sonoma Wine country North Bay area of San Francisco and everyone around us has it but us. I see the same complaint in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas. I'm seeing it in a lot of other states as well. If you're going to do an area . . . DO the area! If we paid our bills to Verizon the same way they're doing this they'd be upset alright!

posted on 08 May 2012, 22:15

10. pdpaiste (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 May 2009)


Hey all you VZW people shut up. I'm rockin steady at 100kbps on Sprint and they're the ones that are trying to impress the industry with 6 "new" markets by the end of the half.

posted on 08 May 2012, 22:21

11. pdpaiste (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 May 2009)


But to be fair, VZ has had Las Cruces, NM (where I go to college) and Albuquerque, NM (where I'm from) covered with LTE thoroughly since September. But still, your guys' phones are usable without having to refrain back to wifi.

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