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Verizon to double LTE coverage to 400 markets in 2012, hints at LTE iPhone this year

0. phoneArena 14 Mar 2012, 03:46 posted on

Verizon Wireless is planning to double its coverage to 400 LTE markets in 2012 and hints at an LTE iPhone coming this year…

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posted on 14 Mar 2012, 04:08

1. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


If only my galaxy nexus can get reliable 3g or 4g or wifi in any market or atliest my house.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 08:59 2

4. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


then dont get a samsung ;)

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 09:33 1

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


Have you flashed different radios? I didn't have signal issues but the 3g/4g handoff was messy at best until I installed the 4.0.4 radios.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 06:50 2

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 11131; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LTE iPhone would be killing the game man.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 09:02 2

6. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


the Zombies will come crawling at its release date

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 08:05 1

3. c.hack (Posts: 508; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Verizon LTE is great if:
1. You hate battery life
2. You hate to have a reliable network
3. You want to reboot your phone every time you switch 4G to 3G

Seriously, Verizon's LTE has had so many problems with reliability, battery life on the 1st gen chipsets, and switching 3G/4G that it is a beta product at best.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 09:00 1

5. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


i dont have to restart my phone when i go from 3g to 4g, that depends on your device (meaning do your research before you get a phone)

with that being said, you can get universal extended battery packs or save up for the Razr Maxx

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 09:34 5

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


1. My HTC Thunderbolt still gets a full day with a good amount of use and it's almost a year old.
2. There have been outtage issues however they have only affected me once and they were resolved within a couple hours. So I had to use 3G for that time being.
3. I've NEVER had to reboot my phone when it switches from 4G to 3G.

Seriously, know more about something before you start bitching on here about it.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 10:03

11. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Same experience with my T-Bolt. It is even going to get ICS.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 14:07

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


Yes, I am very happy with it. After I initially bought it I heard about nothing but bad things and I was bummed but my luck with it has been great. Don't see why so many people say so many negative things about it.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 09:34 2

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


Dude you are like a broken record. All you do is whine about everything...

1. I get 12-16 hours a day with roughly 2 hours screen on time with my Nexus (i'm in a LTE area).
2. The network has only been down twice in my area in the last year, both times it was back up within the hour (or less).
3. Reboot your phone? LMFAO no wonder you own an iPhone.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 09:58 1

10. tomn1ce (Posts: 102; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


Verizon LTE is great, fast and for some of us unlimeted....

1. With 4G on the entire time my VZW G-Nexus last about 8-10 hours.
With my spair extended battery I have juice for the entire day.
2. I haven't had a problem with my conection.
3. I haven't had to reboot my phone after switching from 4G to 3G.

You must have a defective device or you're just repeating what others are saying with out

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 10:32

12. elderado16 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


hey man....ur phone might be a piece.... my battery is not the best but my coverage is awesome and i never have to restart to switch for 4g>3g...

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 11:09 1

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


actually i had a 4G phone never had to reboot it just to go in a 4g area my phone automatically picked up 4g and 3g so whatever problem you was having was with your phone not the network!!! :-) And as far as battery life what do you expect from a smartphone thats running 4G constantly? theses phones are computers first then a phone its so much on theses phones that are running i would expect the battery life to has a glitch.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 11:30

13. rallyguy (Posts: 541; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Impressive expansion. Of course the Iphone is going to have LTE, it has to if it wants to be competitive.

There will always be the Apple people but the Iphone is supposed to be a "trendy" or "top of the line" phone it has to have LTE and a bigger screen. If not, then it will be a phone for a certain niche of people but not a high end phone.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 12:58

14. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


this can only mean that VRZ will be only releasing high end phones (LTE) and not relased feature phones or low end phones using 3G... I prefer investing in better LTE before expanding.. my opinion ok..

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 20:06 1

17. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


no it does not. It said that all smart phones of 2012 will be LTE compatible. They didn't say all their phones would be LTE compatible. Therefor, we do not have to worry about a discontinuation of low end phones or feature phones.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 16:42

19. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


good point.. thank you

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 20:04

16. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


I believe there is an error in this article. Being a verizon wireless customer and also having seen videos posted online, I'm fairly positive that 12 Mbps is not the maximum speed that Verizon's LTE network can deliver on the downlink. 12 is just the national average that they have posted in their most recent comparison commercial since its the average speed that LTE delivers.

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