Verizon bringing LTE to Reno on September 15th

Verizon bringing LTE to Reno on September 15th
With its LTE service already covering 117 U.S. cities, more than half the country's population-160 million Americans-have access to Verizon's 4G service, the carrier announced today that Reno, Nevada will start receiving Big Red's LTE service on September 15th. Other nearby locations such as Carson City, Sparks, and Virginia City will also be covered by Verizon's LTE pipelines. As we reported, last week Verizon added 15 cities to its LTE roster.

Verizon claims that its LTE service offers speeds as much as 10 times faster than its 3G network and that Verizon's LTE smartphones are twice as fast as the 4G handsets offered by AT&T. 
According to the carrier, Verizon's LTE customers should experience average downlink data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. Kevin Zavaglia, Verizon Wireless president of the Northern California/Northern Nevada/Hawaii Region said that the speed of Verizon's LTE network is something that smartphone users need to experience for themselves, and suggests that once the switch is turned on in the area, Verizon customers should stop by a local store for a demo.

The carrier currently offers three LTE enabled smartphones with the LG Revolution, the HTC ThunderBolt and the Samsung Droid Charge. Hopefully, by the time the LTE service starts in the Reno area, Verizon will have added a fourth LTE handset with the Motorola DROID Bionic.

source: Verizon

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4 Comments

1. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Bring it on! Happens to be my birthday as well... Bionic and LTE in my home town...finally. now I just need a girl! Lol

2. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Thats so coo I was just in nevada in vegas last Friday and Saturday . Both my girlfriends droid charge and my att Samsung infuse worked perfect outside. My only complaint was reception inside casinos deep inside the bowels of the casino both at&t and Verizon totally crapped out lol we both had no service for sure I tought my girlfriend would get better service inside cuz many people say Verizon works everywhere guess not... My brother on his sprint evo was the only one with reception o_O so we both had to borrow his phone to make calls...

4. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Yeah! "the world's biggest little city" is getting it, now bring the nexus prime and and I'll gladly sign another 2 year contract!

6. swflorida unregistered

come on Expand your coverage in Miami......and stop expanding cities with no populations

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