Verizon introduces LTE Advanced; available now at no extra cost, service raises peak speeds by 50%
posted by Alan F. / Aug 29, 2016, 1:48 PM
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:
- Apple iPhone 6s
- Samsung Galaxy Note 7
- Samsung Galaxy S7
- Motorola Moto Z Droid
- Motorola Moto Z Force Droid
- Apple iPhone 6s Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
- Apple iPhone 6
- Apple iPhone 6 Plus
- Apple iPhone SE
- HTC 10
- Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- LG G5
- LG V10
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5
- Motorola DROID Turbo 2
- BlackBerry Priv
- Apple iPad mini 4
- Apple iPad Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
- Asus ZenPad Z8
- Apple iPad Air 2
- Samsung Galaxy View
- Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0
- Samsung Galaxy S6
Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 06, 2015
Yep its fast, 116.63 Mbps in my last test.
posted on Aug 29, 2016, 2:12 PM 6
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!
posted on Aug 30, 2016, 8:31 AM 0
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
posted on Aug 29, 2016, 2:37 PM 0
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.
posted on Aug 29, 2016, 4:38 PM 2
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The 39 devices which can take advantage of Advanced LTE are... Lists 25 devices.
posted on Aug 29, 2016, 5:58 PM 3
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?
posted on Aug 30, 2016, 3:31 AM 0
Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012
I doubt a security patch is needed to get the speeds, maybe your area isn't optimized yet.
posted on Aug 30, 2016, 6:21 AM 1
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