Verizon completes LTE technical trials in Boston and Seattle

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Verizon completes LTE technical trials in Boston and Seattle
Verizon plans on offering 4G through its LTE service in 30 markets before the end of the year. Toward that goal, the carrier announced Monday that it has completed technical trials for LTE in Boston and Seattle. David Clevenger, executive director of public affairs at Verizon Wireless, said, "technical trials are staged [and] tiered in accordance with industry standards. They’re [now] completed." The next step is for Big Red to begin "friendly user trials" in which people-some being employees-test the network in 5 cities. Clevenger says that the idea of the user trials is to pick up some feedback on the network. To that end, while some of those trying out LTE will indeed be Verizon employees, the operator is picking others to use the network in select cities. Heck, the carrier could even call upon you for some real time feedback. Another 3 cities will start undergoing testing too, although the names of those cities remain unknown.

source: Phonescoop

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9 Comments

1. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Is it possible the DROID X could be an LTE device?

2. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

...with all the leaks and models out there if someone missed that tid bit...that'd be a big thing to miss.

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i think it's still too early. especially because usually data cards are released before phones.

4. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I heard from this homeless guy on the street that his dog told him the Droid X is in fact an LTE device, but it also has a CMDA, GSM, and satellite radio. yeah, that's right, it's a satellite phone when you don't have cell coverage...

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

WOOF!

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

LTE is actually 3.9 3G....still, glad to see it.

8. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

lost cause networkdood! No one listens to me, but good luck anyway! +1

7. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

I think we can live with the lack of 0.1G...

9. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

Too funny! +1

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