Verizon to add LTE service to two more cities over the next two months

Verizon to add LTE service to two more cities over the next two months
Verizon announced on Thursday that it will be expanding its LTE 4G service to Roanoke, Virginia on November 17th. Communities that will be serviced by Verizon's 4G pipeline will include downtown Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Christiansburg, Radford City, Buena Vista City, Lexington City and Rockbridge. Virginia Tech will also be covered. After the switch is turned on in Roanoke, Verizon will have 178 cities blanketed by LTE, and 15 devices supporting the service. Some of the phones that run at LTE speed include the Motorola DROID RAZR, the Motorola DROID BIONIC (remember that phone, guys?), and the upcoming HTC Rezound.

On December 15th, Verizon's LTE service gets turned on in city number 179, Indiana, Pennsylvania. The list of surrounding areas that will have the service include White Township, the Indiana University of PA campus, Homer City and Blairsville.

Verizon's LTE service should provide speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps on the downlink and 2 to 5Mbps on the uplink and is as much as 10 times faster than 3G service. We are coming up on the one-year anniversary of Big Red's initial LTE launch on December 5th and the carrier has given itself a nice head start on other carriers rolling out LTE service including AT&T and MetroPCS.

source: Verizon (1), (2)

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9 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

shush! the Bionic is still pretty f**king awesome! ;P AT&T has so much work to do.

3. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Agreed I have the bionic.. Amazing phone lol. Late release but I couldn't be more pleased. And the patch is getting pushed out in a week so the occasional loss of 4g should be good. But tbh people trash it when rooted and using a custom kernel.. so snappy lol when friends with the iphone 4s are amazed.

2. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Uh 2yrs? I think you mean 1yr Phone arena. Two years would be December 5th of 2012.

4. Krb686

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

ROANOKE!!! WOOO!!!

5. cappy718

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Do we remember the droid bionic...pshhh...just cuz yall get any and every new phone sent to you all doesnt mean that real people arent sporting their bionic proudly! It has its issues as Im sure the Razr is about to....let alone anything HTC puts out...but it\'s a fast phone. Coming from the LG Ally and many coming from droid OG et al, I\'m sure we\'re doing fine with our Bionic. Especially when they send this OTA....

6. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Wow VZ is just killing it int the LTE business. It's ashame that AT&T just never initaite network upgrades like this. I mean I know that they are moving forward but VZ is a Whole year ahead. If I were the stockholders I would be demaning answers for AT&T's ceo, cfo and the board proto!!.

7. nyktrex

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

sure, i don't know why not. Verizon always does this kind of thing.

9. nyktrex

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Well its on here in OC,NY So 2 THUMBS UP

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