New markets are being graced with Verizon's 4G LTE presence starting on August 18

New markets are being graced with Verizon's 4G LTE presence starting on August 18
Bringing along plenty of big smiles, news about Verizon’s intention to grace new markets with their 4G LTE presence will undoubtedly be greeted with open arms by customers. Additionally, it’ll give them a big reason to now pick up any of Verizon’s 4G LTE device offerings to take advantage of the peppy data speeds that come with the next-generation network.

Starting on August 18th, there are a bunch of new markets across the country gaining 4G LTE connectivity – these include Bakersfield, Salinas, and Monterey, Ca.; Collins, Co.; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Worcester, Mass.; Omaha, Neb.; Ithaca, N.Y.; Columbus, Ohio; Altoona and Johnstown, Pa.; and Provo/Orem, Utah. Moreover, Big Red is also planning on expanding their footprint in current markets that include MetroWest, Mass.; Nyack, West Nyack, Orangeburg, Pearl River, and Spring Valley, N.Y.; and Cincinnati, Ohio.

So there you have it folks, it’s more of a reason why customers in these areas should plan ahead and think about scooping up any of their 4G LTE devices because we’re confident that they’ll be impressed by the results.

via Mobileburn

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25 Comments

1. blank unregistered

wait...I live in Columbus Ohio...thought we had 4g...I have a thunderbolt

2. VZinsider unregistered

That's just not fair!! How is AT&T and Sprint(HaHa) ever supposed to catch up with VZW if they keep going full tilt into 4G. WiMax/ShmiMax will be converted to LTE by Sprint and AT&T is planning on full coverage LTE by 2018, LOL! Follow the leader chumps.

9. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Perhaps AT&T should just invest their ongoing quarterly profits from standing still into an agreement to use Verizon's towers. That's a better strategy than adding two LTE markets a year for the next 200 years.

3. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

You "thought" you had 4g ??!! Lol Thanks for the laugh... I needed that.

4. verizon808 unregistered

Verizon's 4g sucks they can't make any of the dual core phones working on it so what's the point of having :( the HTC thunderbolt was invented with a dual core processor and got downgraded to snapdragon processor verizon can't seem to get the dual core processor working with a 4g network and never mine updating the dam phone up date the batterys first LOL

8. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

WRONG

12. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

Huh? Is this english? 4G sucks because the phone sucks? The point of 4G is so you can download your Angry Birds faster than anyone else - if you are in a 4G area, at which case, I'm sure you do. So 4G works just fine. Whether your game works as well as you want it to; take it up with the phone manufacturer.

16. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Why would someone with a "verizon" user name be bashing Verizon?

5. sitruc

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Somebody hates Virginia.

10. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Wait...you guys have cell phones down there? :)

6. Alex unregistered

Great I will be in Omaha, NE next weekend and it won't have LTE yet. :(

7. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

Im so sorry you have to go to Nebraska they shouldnt even have 3g

11. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Just focus on getting in and out, and be thankful you don't have to stay there.

15. Scribed3d

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 08, 2010

My girlfriend told me the same thing last night... :/

19. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

What does that say about your girlfriend that you should be thankful you don't have to stay there?

21. richo151

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Snap!

13. WM6.5Sucks

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

What about Buffalo!? Does anyone know officially why LTE won't come to Buffalo, NY(No Sarcasm Please!)!? Any links would be good also. I know this city sucks a$$ and I would gladly move if I could now.

14. stjcripes

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I'm still trying to figure out the pattern to the LTE rollout. Here in Texas, it was first launched in the three largest cities (Houston, DFW, San Antonio), which made sense, but then the next wave launched LTE in smaller towns like Temple/Killeen (Ft. Hood) and Bryan/College Station (Texas A&M). Meanwhile, mid-size cities like Austin (my location), Waco, and El Paso seem forgotten. I guess I expected any city along the I-35 corridor to be fast-tracked for LTE. Oh well...one day.

20. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

There's many factors to which markets get rolled out. Sometimes it's not the most populated because the network may be overloaded and LTE will take pressure off the overloaded 3G. There's also the factors of getting agreements in place for roaming or permissions to build out towers if needed. I'm very impressed with how fast VZW 4G is being rolled out. They'll have most of the US covered by years end.

17. shamu unregistered

SOUTHERN OREGON PLEASE!!!!!!!!

18. phonenerd123

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

why does Portland Oregon have LTE but the capitol of Oregon does not??

22. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

THANK YOU! Salem (and Dallas!) need to get LTE!!! I live in Dallas, but work in Salem, so either would be fine. When I was upgrading my phone, I asked the guy in the Verizon store when Salem will be getting LTE. He said within a year. Hopefully it's not too long. My Droid Charge wants its 4G!

23. kehkeh unregistered

HTC Thunderbolt is a SINGLE CORE phone people. FYI

24. leeaz383

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

According to a press release from Verizonhttp://news.vzw.com/news/2011/07/pr2011-07-26l.html Tucson will also have it's 4G officially turned on as well, on Aug. 18. This was not mentioned in the news article.

25. i<3VZW unregistered

i know that nobodys ever heard of this place but i want them to put a damn 4G tower up in corning, NY

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