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Verizon Wireless Bringing LTE To America Next Month

Verizon Wireless Bringing LTE To America Next Month

In case you were wondering when Verizon Wireless would finally up their ante and match Sprint, well now you know. There's debate out there on whether LTE is truly 4G (and T-Mobile's HSPA+ for that matter), but there's no doubt that Long Term Evolution equipment will provide faster transfers than standard 3G.

Verizon has maintained that they would launch the network by early next year in America, but it sounds like that may happen earlier than expected now. The carrier has stated that the first LTE devices will be data devices; things like USB WWAN modems and Mobile HotSpots. Phones will come later, after the network has had a little time to grown.

In a new commercial, Verizon has made clear that the network will launch in December 2010, or next month. They haven't made clear if actual devices will go on sale by the year's end, but it seems like a smart choice if they want to use the holiday rush to their advantage. December's only a few days away, so we should find out soon enough.
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I went with Sprint for a short time to try out 4G'ish coverage. While I was actually rather pleased with there network while on the road I have NO coverage at my home. I personally have used extensively (since the introduction of the first Motorola flip phone always had and primarily used a cellular phone). So at my home we only use cellular phones, and have done so for several years, and therefore home coverage is important to me.

Either way when Sprint failed at coverage at my house, and there management refused to send me a home broadband connection unit I canceled there services, and went back to Verizon. So I am really paying close attention to both the network as well as the smart phones they release for there LTE network.

As is indicated by the release of the iPad on Verizon now I would sat things have been smoothed over with Apple, so we should see an iPhone on the network. I personally do not want a closed platform device, so I do not want an iPhone. The Scorpion processor layout phones are supposed to be hitting to though. They are dual processor units, and attractive to me.

The Win 7 units are also coming or are here on Verizon. I am personally waiting for them to drop there mandatory $29.99 data connection for a smart phone as well. From what they are saying when 4G hit's there network they will do tiered data plans starting at $9.99. I personally will do most of my software downloading and management through my wireless N home network, then the only thing transmitted over my phone as data traffic will be updating etc which is substantially lower than when you download apps, music, movies etc over the connection.

Luckily for me I live in Atlanta which is both and NFL city as well as in general usually one of the first cities covered technologically speaking in the nation (we have had 4G through them for a little while now, but it is only available with there notebook/USB adapters) , so I know we will be one of there first fully enabled cities. I am just waiting on the hardware.

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