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Verizon LTE to 19 more cities on Thursday

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Verizon LTE to 19 more cities on Thursday
Earlier this year, Verizon promised to bring LTE coverage to 145 new markets this year. On Tuesday, Verizon announced 19 new markets which will have LTE turned on this Thursday. This brings the total number of markets with LTE service to 74, so Verizon is more than half way to their 2011 goal for new markets. Verizon has said that their entire network will have LTE added by 2013.

In addition to the 19 new markets, Verizon announced that service would be expanded in San Fransisco and Detroit on the same date. The 19 new markets are: Fresno and Sacramento, Calif.; Hartford, Conn.; Boise, Idaho; Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Ind.; Flint, Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich.; Dayton, Ohio; Erie, Harrisburg and State College, Pa.; Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah; Spokane, Wash.; and Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.

And for an easy check of the 145 markets Verizon has planned to light up with LTE in 2011, with those covered (or to be covered on Thursday):

Verizon LTE to 19 more cities on Thursday

source: Verizon via Venture Beat

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posted on 14 Jun 2011, 21:28

1. anonymous1 (unregistered)

Already turned on in boise as of last night.

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 12:14

16. ickyob (Posts: 24; Member since: 19 Mar 2010)

Same for Salt Lake City, averaging download speeds of 11-16 Mbps, ups of 4-6!

posted on 14 Jun 2011, 22:00 2

2. MalakiMills (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)

Verizon is doin a damn good job at rolling out this LTE network, I understand the bugs that it comes with as of now, but it is definitely worth it in the long run.

posted on 14 Jun 2011, 22:28 1

3. joann (unregistered)

Hi well I never had Verizon before I always had T-Mobile which Fukin sucks I live in los Angeles. And I wanna switch to Verizon and get an Lte device. But the only thing that's stopping me is that I heard Verizon doesn't work in Mexico does anyone know if this is true?? While I admit T-Mobile sucks in La it has never let me down in Mexico when I'm roaming it always works better than over here in La. So yea can anyone help me does anyone know if Verizon works in Mexico? Because I go to Mexico a lot I dnt care about roaming charges I just need it to work. Or should I just wait for the htc holiday from att which is gonna be an Lte device? Cuz I heard att is gonna turn on Lte on los Angeles next month on july. I don't know what to do?!? Cuz I want to dump T-Mobile and go somewhere else and I want my next phone to be an Lte device but I don't know if I should go with att or Verizon?

posted on 14 Jun 2011, 22:33

4. ChrisTheTechGuy (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)

verizon works in mexico

posted on 14 Jun 2011, 22:35

5. ChrisTheTechGuy (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)

in fact they even have a nationwide + mexico calling plan, as seen on this link.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/splash/mexicopl usplan.jsp

posted on 14 Jun 2011, 22:36

6. ChrisTheTechGuy (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)

reply to my own post again, nice. link didnt work. go to vzw.com then hoover over where it says plans, all the way to the right says nationwide plus mexico....gives you the link i posted

posted on 14 Jun 2011, 23:04

7. skymitch89 (Posts: 1359; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

I figured that Verizon would have 4G here in Spokane, WA before Sprint would. Spokane isn't even on Sprint's future 4G list.

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 09:32

15. atree (Posts: 25; Member since: 20 May 2011)

I use to live in centrilia washington , the population of that city is around 7,000. I now live in lynchburg Va and the population here is almost 73,000 . Why small cities first?!?!?

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 13:59

17. sitruc (Posts: 7; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)

Are you referring to Sprint or Verizon. Officially, no Virginia markets have Verizon LTE service other than northern Virginia (which is part of the Washington, DC market). Many large areas of the state have it though.

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 00:03

8. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)

Ooh. All these new LTE cities are making me want to use my upgrade on an HTC Thunderbolt. The only thing that would be holding me back is the hugeness and the battery life of the Thunderbolt.

Should I go HTC Thunderbolt or HTC Droid Incredible 2?

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 01:41

11. JC (unregistered)

I thought about getting the Incredible 2 but ended up with the Thunderbolt instead. Unless you are wearing tight clothing the size of the Thunderbolt shouldn't be an issue. It is a bit hefty but it just feels so solid and well built. The Incredible is similar in feel but lighter. Adding a case to it will make it a bit thicker.

The battery life isn't too bad but it isn't too great either and an update is rumored to have it fixed in the future. I experience an average of 15 hours with moderate usage (I always charge it when it hits red) and 26 hours with really light usage while on WiFi. The shortest came in at 6 -8 hours with heavy usage as the screen is responsible for the most power draw.

I haven't experienced any crashing or self rebooting with mine. Probably due to asking the rep for the latest batch of phones as mine says hardware version 0002.

I'd suggest waiting for the Droid 3 and Droid Bionic to come out if you can. If the Bionic has good battery life then LTE all the way, if not and if you are mostly using WiFi then the Droid 3 or Incredible 2 would be good. The HTC Trophy is a pretty nice WP 7 device and I am waiting to see what Mango has to offer.

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 00:32 1

9. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 306; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)

Good for VZW there's where our tax payer money is well spended for....!!!!

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 09:09

14. MalakiMills (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)

That doesn't make any sense at all. How the hell would they have tax payers money? And don't say the bailout they recieved, cause that was for Verizon not Verizonwireless, which is completely in charge of the cell phone half.

posted on 16 Jun 2011, 00:07

19. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 306; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)

Ohh yeahhh for sure look how VZ has improved its service now they offer fios nationwide with satellite everywhere.....come on dude use your brain....!!!!!

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 16:01

20. tophshelf1800 (unregistered)

fios is not nationwide

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 00:36

10. mostwantedbmw (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Jun 2008)

if you want 4g, i got the LG Revolution and its been awesome as of yet... it gets a really good battery life on 3g mode, and pretty decent battery on 4g LTE.

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 07:03

12. RemmyZero (unregistered)

Seriously, half these towns don't even matter, why is Verizon rolling out to them first???

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 07:37 1

13. Daxdroid (unregistered)

Every town matters. If you look at the map it’s a web. You have to start somewhere to spread out. Also each tower turned on transmits up to 2.5 - 3 miles covering adjacent cities/towns. Just like you wait for your birthday you can wait for LTE. If not wait until AT&T launches theirs.

posted on 15 Jun 2011, 15:37

18. atrain1385 (Posts: 10; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

way to not hit new jersey verzion why is it one of the most populus states gets in the usa gets hit next to last when it comes to anything celluar? all carriers r guilty of this but verzion is sooooo picky choosey they only go where the money i.e. FIOS its a business i get it they need to make their money back asap i get it but i swear jersey and south jersey at that always gets this stuff last i bet i wont see LTE or any 4g for at least another year or 2 (atlantic city area) END RANT sorryz yall

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