Verizon's 4G LTE will spread to all current 3G areas by end-2013
In 2013, Verizon Wireless confirmed it will finalize its LTE rollout and finally cover all its current 3G markets with blazing fast 4G. By now, Verizon is already covering most bigger metropolitan areas, so what’s left is already mostly rural areas.
The plan is to have such coverage by mid-year but if something goes wrong Verizon would then have some time to finalize its network expansion. Matching its 3G coverage areas with 4G will make the carrier the first one to achieve such widespread adoption of LTE.
source: Android Authority
1. oldmandaddy (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 May 2010)
I hope they drop the price and give more data.
4. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
they already have gargantuan profit margins and very low debt. This gives them a massive lock on the rural communities that want high speed access.. VZW will literally be the only choice for a while.
6. cripton805 (Posts: 1177; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
They will raise the price and give less data. Its a trend. They did that with voice, text, and now data. When the one service is less popular, thats when they offer unlimited on that one service.
11. jsd0108 (Posts: 19; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)
"Our business is growing and our profits are increasing, so let's drop the prices so we can make less money!" said no one ever...
12. firelightx (Posts: 71; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
Did you know that 90% of the time, Verizon costs only $10 more per month than any of the other 4 major carriers? Only Sprint comes out as much cheaper than them, and only if it's a 5 line family plan. For 2 lines smartphones, every carrier is the same price.
3. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
VZW's original plan for the rollout was to be 100% LTE and turning off CDMA by 2015. Looks like they are ahead of schedule. Expect them to announce a timetable on killing CDMA soon after the rollout is complete and they get LTE Voice perfected. LTE-V I think is the only thing really holding them back at this point since it seems to still have issues.
5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4746; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
That is why I have Verizon Wireless. They are making incredible strides in 4G LTE & sometime this year they will get 4G LTE Advance working alongside Voice over 4G LTE.
Verizon is the only company I can justify paying what I pay because I constantly see the fruits of their labor.
You are right Verizon Wireless is the ONLY choice for a LONG while.
8. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
If your rural, yea, that's about all you can expect. Tmobile is making massive strides and will be faster than VZW again when their LTE-10 launches..well.. any day now, but they have a long way to go before they even consider rural LTE set ups. Great deal if your in metro areas, if your not its best to be on VZW for high speed.
I havent heard anything of VZW's LTE-A trials.. no one has them yet. They are not even LTE-10. Its probably going to be 2014 or so before we start getting real rumors on LTE-A.
7. cripton805 (Posts: 1177; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
I had Verizon and they have issues with their 4g. It loses connection every couple of minutes then takes a couple of minutes to connect again. I dont kno why. I had this happen with a couple 4g phones and I know plenty of people with this problem. It was crazy fast at 40mbs in my area. It was glitchy though.
9. Omarc07 (Posts: 334; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
hmmm my sister on verizon told me she has the same problem and she lives in NY. First she had the droid charge even standing outside with full bars of 4G it would switch to 3G for a couple of seconds then go back to 4G , then she switched to iphone 5 and she said she has the same problem and that her man got a htc dna and same thing u have 4G in one street walk down the wrong street the phones keep switching back n forth 3G/4G and tht when tht happens u cant do stuff like download apps cuz it be downloading fine over 4G then it switches to 3G and it stops u have to start over she said it getting frustrating . She told me she tought it was a NY thing but that when she went to los angeles same thing n im sure its not her phones cuz she always switching phones.
13. firelightx (Posts: 71; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
She is talking about the two most congested cities in the country. Its very possible the phone is attempting to use 3G because it can't get a stable connection to 4G with everyone else using it.
We suffered the same problems with Dial-Up in the 90s. During the prime time hours when everyone was home, it wasn't even worth trying to connect to your modem.