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Verizon's computers show carrier getting closer to LTE launch

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Verizon's computers show carrier getting closer to LTE launch
Based on a screen shot of internal Verizon computer systems and what appears to be a reference guide about LTE for Verizon customers and reps to read, Big Red seems to be closer to 4G use than it might seem. According to the carrier's info, they estimate that 100 million people will be covered by Verizon's LTE by the end of this year. The operator will introduce USB 4G modems first, to be followed by smartphones and mobile hotspots in that order. Looking into the future, the carrier sees LTE being used in combination with  Smartphones and other controls to remotely set air conditioners, kitchen appliances and other home-based electrical items. Technology from the service will support videoconferencing, hi-res gaming and other interactive devices. Other data show that LTE has faster speeds going up and down than WiMax (currently used by Sprint) and the HSPA+ pipes used by T-Mobile and AT&T. With the move to LTE, Verizon's computer will soon note your SIM ID number for 4G. Feeling a tingle, Verizon users? 4G LTE is coming and it appears closer than you think.

source: Engadget

Your 4G SIM ID will be entered into Verizon's system

Your 4G SIM ID will be entered into Verizon's system


Verizon's computers show carrier getting closer to LTE launch
Verizon's computers show carrier getting closer to LTE launch

Verizon's computers show carrier getting closer to LTE launch
Verizon's computers show carrier getting closer to LTE launch

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


I get tingles every mention of LTE. The up and down speeds had by it are marginally better, nothing that will truly be noticeable.

posted on 18 Jul 2010, 22:07

2. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


i just have one question will verizon still call their Lte 4G network faster when t-mobile supposevly turns on hspa+ 42 mbps.. next year??

posted on 18 Jul 2010, 22:23

4. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)


well i agree with u cuz it says right there that u can expect 5 mbps with verizon 4G and well honestly i am already getting 5 mbps up and 3 mbps down on my samsung vibrant from t-mobile on 3G because i live in an hspa+ city .. so yea isnt 4G supposed to be faster?? cuz im already getting those speeds on 3G ... so what gives??? and im pretty sure that if t-mobile took out a phone that could fully do 21mbps right now im sure i would get even better speeds becasue my boyfriend took out the laptop web connect rocket from t-mobile and he showed me a few speed test n he was getting 10- 13 mbps up and 8-9 mbps down much faster than verizon faster so called 4G network ...

posted on 18 Jul 2010, 23:31

6. iheartblueberry (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)


4G LTE is actually capable of up to 100MBPS download rate. and 50MBPS up. It will be governed to around 5-10MBPS due to the fact that almost no one needs any faster data transfer than that which also means there will be plenty of bandwidth to go around for everyone without any network hiccups like we have seen with AT&T.

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 08:58

11. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


What is going on with PhoneArena lately? Why is Omarc26 getting negative marks for asking a question? I feel like the median age on this site is 14 because anytime someone questions Verizon or Android, there are automatically negative marks. Is that was these discussions are really about?

posted on 18 Jul 2010, 22:10

3. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


LTE is going to make it possible for people to be TRULY CONNECTED to their lives...from anywhere and everywhere! Can't wait to see it all evolve/happen!

posted on 18 Jul 2010, 23:24

5. mortac8 (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Does this mean HDvoice is coming too? I've had my fill of 19th century call quality on cell phones.

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 09:58

12. SPcamert (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 Feb 2010)


You do know that the 19th century was from 1800-1899 right?

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 05:47

14. mortac8 (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Yes. The telephone was invented in the 1800s. I can now watch youtube on my cell phone but the voice quality still sucks.

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 00:00

7. bng (Posts: 107; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)


Motorola Droid Pro! is coming aha

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 07:34

8. mega77 (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


4g really starts at 100mbps .Verizon is using the technology that will enable them to reach that with ease. With Lte they will have way least congestion and better call quality .

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 08:30

10. networkdood (Posts: 6305; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


"An IMT-Advanced cellular system must have target peak data rates of up to approximately 100 Mbit/s for high mobility such as mobile access and up to approximately 1 Gbit/s for low mobility such as nomadic/local wireless access, according to the ITU requirements. Scalable bandwidths up to at least 40 MHz should be provided" Well, the supposed "4G" coming out now, or soon, will be around 4Mbps - 6Mbps to start - but, I will take that over my 2-3 Mbps that I get now.

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 08:27

9. networkdood (Posts: 6305; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Mega, LTE is not starting at 100 Mbps for carriers - you achieve that through several upgrades - 3G maxes to 100 Mpbs and that is why T-Mobile has been upgrading, several times over, their 3G over. The first LTE will not be considered true 4G, as it is being approved as 3GPP Release 10. Advanced LTE will be considered the first network defined as 4G.

posted on 19 Jul 2010, 17:39

13. mega77 (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


thanks for the correction .

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 18:54

15. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


put your money where your mouth is and actually prove it verizon. look its a chart we did on a computer people will be so impressed. ZZZZZZZZZZZ.

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