Verizon introduces LTE Advanced; available now at no extra cost, service raises peak speeds by 50%

Verizon raised the stakes in the wireless industry today by announcing LTE Advanced. Big Red subscribers in 461 cities will receive 50% faster peak speeds for free. According to the nation's largest carrier, not only does this service affect users in the big cities, it also "covers loads of less-served places including highways, interstates, country roads and rural America."

The new service is available for those sporting 39 LTE Advanced capable phones and tablets, and owners of these handsets have to do absolutely nothing to take advantage of the faster data speeds. The new service is created by using carrier aggregation, which combines two to three bandwidth channels into one larger one. Verizon uses 700MHz, AWS and PCS spectrum for the aggregation.

With Verizon LTE Advanced, average download speeds of 5-12Mbps peak at 225Mbps with two channel carrier aggregation. With three channel aggregation, peak speeds can top 300Mbps.

The 39 devices covered by LTE Advanced include:

Check out Verizon's new 60-second ad for the service by clicking on the video at the top of the story.

source: Verizon



1. Floyd1

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Yep its fast, 116.63 Mbps in my last test.

8. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012 are going to blow those 5GB of data in half a day.

14. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I'm getting 46.90 Mbps in southwest Ohio.

20. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I stoped my test at 40gigs wasting data

23. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

This is why Verizon Wireless is 100% the best carrier in the US. They are always upgrading. Not only are they consistently rated the best they are always stepping up their game. I have said this before and I will continue to say it again, Until someone dethrones Verizon Wireless in overall service with cheaper rates, I will never leave Verizon Wireless. You pay for what you get and with Verizon Wireless you bet the undisputed best there is. PERIOD!

2. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Verizon, how about u follow through with all of the promises u made with fios? Oh wait, u say there's more $$ to be made in wireless instead? A big company such as yours should have seen this well before making promises to NYC and such. I used to like verizon before I found out about all of the skeletons in their closet, now I hate the company with a fiery passion

3. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Now you can hit your data cap in twice the speed. But seriously, what good is blazing fast internet if you have a wall you'll certainly hit.

4. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

umm, nothing changed here in Midtown Manhattan. Just got 15mbps down.

5. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Whatever you do, Verizon, don't call it 5G. Please, please don't call it 5G. People got screwed up enough when AT&T called HSPA+ 4G.

6. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

25 cents per kilobyte with new plans

7. TBomb

Posts: 1655; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

a list of those cities would be cool

19. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Verizon has it on their site.

9. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Try this on for size Verizon. Go bleep your self. Can you hear that? No really. Couldn't care what Verizon does. Crooked to the core. They got the best coverage overall but lucky for me they suck here.

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2273; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The best keeps getting better! Instead of 50% faster, make everyone have 50% more data for free...LOL!!!

11. cholmes

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 29, 2016

Still slow 3.5mbps s7 edge.

12. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Yall think Verizon are crooks be glad ur not with the att death star. They totally suck in nickel and dime fees and coverage.

13. tedkord

Posts: 17461; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The 39 devices which can take advantage of Advanced LTE are... Lists 25 devices.

16. NobLeintentions

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 19, 2016

Lol where's the "scumbag hat" meme when you need it.

15. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

s7 edge??

17. KingSam

Posts: 1499; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

You really counted devices lol. I had to check so I did too and it is 25! Wouldn't even realize.

18. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Great news, now T-Mobile Will do something like this at no additional cost, love carrier war battles.. Lol

21. mbp432

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

I don't see those speeds and I have the S7 Edge, do I need the August Security Patch?

22. andynaija

Posts: 1264; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I doubt a security patch is needed to get the speeds, maybe your area isn't optimized yet.

24. mbp432

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

I get you, they need to hurry so I can use my unlimited Internet, lol!

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