First VZW 4G handset(s) in February

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  1. cereal killer

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    Verizon is ready to start promoting their LTE network this year but the nation’s largest carrier is not planning on releasing a 4G handset till “1H 2011″

    In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg said that he expects their first 4G LTE handset will come out in February and there will be more 4G devices in the market than originally expected.

    Which handsets? Nobody really knows but I will have to agree with Android and Me on this one and say that the Incredible HD aka Mecha, Moto "Superphone" aka Etna and LG Star are pretty good candidates.

    Rumor of paying for actual speeds and consumption seems to be what VZW will be doing.

    “If you want to pay for less speed, you’ll pay for less speed and consume more, or you can pay for high speed and consume less,” Verizon CFO Fran Shammo told The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.

    How do you feel about paying more for faster data speeds? Fair? Not fair? Why not the cable companies do it? There should be no tiered pricing?

    I'm sure most are just looking forward to the dual-cores first and foremost so this is a good indication that you will have a 2.5 + month wait time but the leaks and rumors will sure spark many emotions. Who's curious as to what the first LTE device will be?













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    I read somewhere that LTE might improve reception? Something about penetrating better into buildings. etc. Or did I read that wrong? If it does, that might be my only reason for wanting LTE.
     
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    Cuz I think I would pay less and consume more, since I dont really consume that much as it is.
     
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    I have no problem with tiered speed, but I do not like consumption limits.
     
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    The month of by birthday!!! I think I know what I am asking for!
     
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    When LTE comes to my area, probably one of the last areas to get LTE, I will not have a problem paying extra for the speed, as long as it is reasonable.

    If they offer an unlimited plan similar to 3G, and it is $10 more per month, I'll sign up for it.

    However, I would like to see them hit hard against those who are illegally tethering and who will slow down the system. They should pay more than a person just using a phone for service. Sorry, not popular with many, but my view.

    If I ever decide to tether, I will do it legally. It is the right thing to do.
     
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    “If you want to pay for less speed, you’ll pay for less speed and consume more, or you can pay for high speed and consume less,”

    Wait what? If you have faster speeds don't you normally consume more data?
     
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    This is all gibberish to me. I want more leaks on these phones. Photos, specs, etc. I was happy to learn more about the LG Star a couple of days ago. Keep those leaks coming! 2.5 months will be a difficult wait.
     
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    haha yeah. if my stuff is faster, im going to be browsing more.
     
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    Hence they'll make more money off of the people who want faster speeds because they'll also be going over their limit.

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    This is good and bad news.

    Good = because it's more information regarding LTE devices :)

    bad = 2.5 months (most likely) for dual-core devices :(

    ... as for tiered pricing... cable companies do it for internet speeds... so why not on your cell phone? I'm not saying I like the fact that I'll have to pay more for speed, but it's not out of the ordinary.