One-third of U.S. to be covered by LTE in 2010 says Verizon
posted by Alan F. / Mar 25, 2010, 2:50 AM
source: Engadget (Trials end), (LTE coverage), (LTE devices)
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-I guess it was a matter of time before they react to Sprint's Wimax and the EVO beast coming out in a few months.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:45 AM 0
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I wonder if Verizon will use Android for a debut device too? Android seems to be the best frontrunner for 4G since it can multitask and has open development, etc. ...unlike Apple, who's too busy riding the leg of AT&T to jump on a carrier pushing for 4G :P
posted on Mar 25, 2010, 3:48 AM 0
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They may be slow about it but AT&T has 4G plans as well. LTE actually. When all is said and done AT&T VZW TMO and metroPCS will all be LTE carriers. And by the time VZW has a well established LTE footprint, apple will surely b free from AT&T and produce an LTE iPhone for any compatible network.
posted on Mar 25, 2010, 4:03 AM 0
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all verizon does is talk n talk ''we gunna get LTE running'' they have been saying that since last year and have they done it NO! sprint kept their promise and are rolling out 4G also from what i heard metro pcs is also going to roll out 4G LTE this year and most likely they gunna take out 4G first than verizon knowing verizon how slow they are they gunna have LTE by 2020...
posted on Mar 25, 2010, 12:54 PM 0
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A matter of time? Your an idiot, Sprint "dashed" (no pun intended) in to 4g with WiCraps, its cheap and right up sprint's alley they are hoping to float on the "1st" 4g crap....anyone who knows anything about this stuff knows to fear LTE, VZW is the only one with the money to take time use their current dominant network and work on something that's going to be faster and last longer then WiMax, look forward to an early release of sprints 5g just to keep up with VZW LTE.
posted on Mar 25, 2010, 3:29 PM 0
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hey jackass.. they have been saying they are buliding and will have it in 25-30 markets by the end of the yaer THIS YEAR. You are crazy to think that sprint will overtake any carrier in the country. the ceo himself still has poopie dribbling down his leg, and hasnt cleaned the mess up from the last ceo that failed miserably! stop trashing vzw because you know your on sprint and sprint sucks big giant baaaalllzzzzz. vzw haters club! omarc26
posted on Mar 25, 2010, 4:38 PM 0
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@ numberonenygfan as a matter of fact i have verizon i have a storm 2. i dnt hate verizon i love it i had all the companies and verizon is the best one thats why im sticking to verizon i just wish that they hurried up on LTE!
posted on Mar 25, 2010, 4:55 PM 0
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Verizon has been announcing since mid 2009 that they would be launching LTE in 25-30 markets by the end of 2010. Tell me how they are following Sprint or not following through on what they say? if you're going to be a hater, at least do so factually
posted on Mar 25, 2010, 5:21 PM 0
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This is not new news. Since VZW first announced that they would be going with LTE for their 4G standard, they have publically stated that they will have 20 - 30 markets by end of 2010. Sprint was first, but WiMax is obviously inferior to LTE (WiMAx is slower, will have smaller coverage once LTE gets built out, only one US carrier adopting).
posted on Mar 25, 2010, 9:55 PM 0
This is so exciting. I am not a fan boy of any network, but I am always excited when a carrier is doing big things with their network and for their consumers. I am glad T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon picked the same 4G standard. Imagine the impact all three carriers will have. Imagine not having to really worrying about not having a signal. Just awesomeness. And about Sprint...I think no one sees Sprint as a threat anymore. Again, not a hater...but Sprint is losing customers and AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile keep eating them up.
posted on Mar 25, 2010, 9:53 AM 0
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Actually VZW's orig plans for LTE wern't scheduled for first city launch til 2011. Full nationwide coverage was estimated by 2013. They must be sweating a bit if they're promising this much with only a halffull of towers in construction/conversion. Big red being big red will obviously charge its customers extra to use the network and carriers a ton to roam off of it aswell. Just some info though Sprint isn't loosing customers as fast as most thing. 90% of them are non primes and nextel subscribers that dont know they can switch to sprint.
posted on Mar 25, 2010, 10:55 AM 0
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Sprint prices: 3G plan: $59.99 3G/4G plan: $59.99 Per their website:http://nextelonline.nextel.com
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Please do some research before you spout "facts". Thanks.
posted on Mar 25, 2010, 3:52 PM 0
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Sprint is not as far behind as some may think they are looking into LTE for the future. Wimax can be converted over to LTE with modifications. Also T-Mobile is looking at a partnership with Clearwire to jump on the WiMax bandwagon for right now not LTE.
posted on Mar 25, 2010, 11:26 AM 0
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