Verizon Wireless Lights Up 19 More LTE Markets In America

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News Posted: Thu, Jun 16 2011 2:26 AM
Well, isn't this crazy. Sprint and Clearwire struck first (at least, in the U.S. commercial market) with WiMAX, but Verizon Wireless has managed to make their rollout look dated with LTE. The Big Red Network has been pushing out their own 4G services at an alarming rate, and this week they're turning the "on" switch for 19 additional markets. The new areas where 4G LTE network will be available Thursday include Fresno and Sacramento, Calif.; Hartford, Conn.; Boise, Idaho; Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Ind.; Flint, Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich.; Dayton, Ohio; Erie, Harrisburg and State College, Pa.; Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah; Spokane, Wash.; and Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.

Furthermore, VZW is expanding its 4G LTE network in San Francisco and Detroit on June 16, which should make Bay Area and Motor City residents clamoring for better service from AT&T think long and hard about their allegiance. All told, LTE will be live in 74 cities on Thursday (that's today!), and Verizon isn't slowing down anytime soon. So, are you convinced that VZW has what it takes to earn your next contract? Maybe if the iPhone 5 has LTE, huh?
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Go Verizon I wonder how much of their 4G LTE they already had installed equipment for before they started to roll it out. They certainly are putting the rest of the cell carriers to shame in this sense.

Verizon certainly has what it takes to make the best network available but I would like to see their pricing tiers changed a bit to go more with what Sprint has going on.

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LLeCompte replied on Thu, Jun 16 2011 11:08 AM

LTE is nice, but they actually need phones that get good battery life while on LTE.

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