On April 19 Verizon Will Cover 2/3 of US with LTE; 44 Expanded Markets & 27 New Ones

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    Verizon has just announced that on April 19th they will be adding to and expanding their 4G LTE markets again. They will be expanding in 44 existing markets and adding 27 new ones on that day. After this rollout, they will cover over two-thirds of the U.S. population. You can see more of the details in the full press release below. The markets are in bold below so you can spot them easily.

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    so that makes me in the 1/3 of the country that doesn't have 4g? Any idea when west virginia will get 4g?
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    Key parts of MS still don't have LTE (Jackson/Hattiesburg/Gulf Coast....about 85% of where the population is!) but cot dang parts where Ole Miss/MS State (about 2% of the population) have it...

    I'm not going to complain because my 3G signal is strong....but it's obvious deals are made w/some of these markets....
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    VZW hates WV. You haven't figured that out by now? Lol

    When I drive up 81 from VA to PA and hit that little 10 mile strip of 81 that runs through the eastern leg of WV, I lose all data service (serious). Just look at the 3G coverage in the state!

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    This is so aggravating...

    Panama City, FL is the "Spring Break capital of the world" and yet we were of the last to get 3G, and now one of the last to get 4G. The Florida panhandle never gets enough love.

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    Doesn't this just really mean we'll loose 4G several times for a few weeks after the update? :)
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    2/3... man.. maybe i need to work on my fractions more because the map on their website barely covers 1/4 the contiguous states.

    theres right around 19,000 incorporated cities in america. of that, 262 cities have a population of 100,000.

    verizon claims that they covered 203 cities in america. 203 cities out of ~19,000. maybe i seriously need to work with my fractions more...
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    I live in Montana, anyone want to bet on who gets it last?

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    I bet I get it december 31, 2013 when the deadline is. Then they'll be launching something better than 4g.
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    The maps are severely inaccurate. They cannot update them fast enough.
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    What part of Montana do you live in????

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    Southwest, smack in the middle between Missoula and Bozeman, but not close enough to either to get it when they do.

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    what time do these things usually go into effect? I should be getting coverage at work (Haverhill) with the expansion of Boston and Manchester/Concord, NH markets. Mass isn't that big, it shouldn't be that difficult to cover the whole state. Its just frustrating knowing that I have awesome 4G at home, but at work I'm still on 3G.
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    Yup, big difference between population and square footage of the USA.

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    I'm waiting to see if it gets to the heart of South Jersey too. They have 4g less then 5 miles away. My 3g is spotty and I know that isn't going to get any better and that's why I live on wifi.

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    They just updated them today, about time!

    I am curious why there are no cities in Maine or Vermont with 4G, even large cities like Portland or Burlington are 3G only.
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    I guess if we put everyone in one state they could say they cover 100% of the country.

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    Maps are more accurate but still not "quite" up to date. I have 4G and live in a dominant 3G area according to the map.
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    Buying 4g devices now and customers get to take advantage of 4g for free.

    Does the mean in the future its going to cost extra?

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