Rumor: Verizon Launching LTE Network on Nov. 15th; 4G Handsets on Black Friday

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    According to BoyGeniusReport, Verizon will be launching its LTE (4G) network to 25 markets in the United States starting on November 15th, 2010. According to this anonymous source, these 25 markets will cover over 100 million people. Unfortunately, LTE-capable handsets will not be available until Black Friday, November 26th.

    And as you may have suspected, LTE data plans will be tiered. However, there will be no $10 premium charge for access to the 4G network.

    These dates do fit in line with rumors of the past that hinted toward an LTE release before the end of 2010. If these rumors hold true, this will be exciting for the mobile world. Verizon has stated that its LTE should average between 5-12Mbps downstream and 2-5Mbps upstream.

    Again this is simply a rumor. Take it for what it's worth.

    Source: BoyGeniusReport
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    Kick Pretty Pink Flowers. That is all.
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    Aww...BNB, why did ya have to edit my post. D=
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    A Question on Verizons 4LTE

    I was told by someone That the android phones such as droids Can get a easy os/system update to make droid compatible for a 4g network...Just wondering if some one can confirm
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    Would be nice to see the Droid Pro as one of those LTE handsets.
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    Nope. Different antenna/frequency. Sorry.
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    unless VZW can push out all new hardware with that OTA it won't happen : )
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    Funny how I was all excited about 4g for the last year or so but now not so much. The mention of tiered data plans on top of another 10 dollars means if I continue to use 3-6 gb a month then verizon is going to bend me over. This may be my last contract with verizon. If they were really smart they would continue to stay unlimited as I know of a few AT&T customers that are going to be leaving when their contract is up because of their tiered data caps. We will all end up on sprint with unlimited 4g cheaper than verizons and AT&T's capped 3g. Pisses me off.
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    From the BGR article:

    LTE data plans will indeed be tiered, but Big Red won’t be pulling a Sprint and charing a $10 premium for access to its 4G network.

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    i was just testing you :icon_eek:

    seriously, thanks for pointing out my error.
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    Does this make the rumor about the iPhone in January any more reliable? I remember a discussion being, the iPhone won't come to Verizon till their LTE network is deployed or up and running. That and a rumor a couple weeks ago said the iPhone was coming to Verizon around Christmas.

    Aside from that, this next year for phones is going to be pretty awesome, considering what are being put into more and more phones today, compared to a year ago. (at least in the US anyways) I have a Droid now that I've had since November, and the Droid X looks tempting. My whole family is actually going to get it (father, mother, brother), but we all know how technology works pretty much on every level, get something today something better and faster is around the corner. Like this 2ghz phone from Motorola at the end of the year? If this story is correct, then we can assume that that phone is going to have LTE capabilities right? Guess we'll have to wait and see.
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    Yeah I just saw on MSN that Verizon gets the iPhone in January because Verizon's LTE will be up and running by then. Who knows, I guess the Iphone will be cool for my wife because she would want that but I personally could care less. Only thing I'm interested in are 4g Android phones.
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    /\ /\ /\ that's what's bothering right now. The X is tempting, but I also wanna wait until the end of the year because I know there will be a super-smartphone coming out... decisions, decisions...
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    To be honest the tiered plans are a big deterrent for me. If I get a 4g phone, will I be able to sign up for a 3g plan only and not use 4g at all? Or will I still be tiered if I just turn off the 4g and use the 3g? I feel like if one doesn't connect to the 4g network, then it shouldn't be tiered in Verizons case.
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    Guess I'm going to skip the X...naaat.
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    I'm also curious about the boost Apple will get from an iPhone on Verizon. One argument could say that if you wanted an iPhone you probably already went to AT&T for it sometime in the last couple of years. The other side could argue that people are holding out on Verizon with other phones til they can have their iPhone on their network and will switch immediately.
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    Tiered data plans are coming to virtually all carriers and all new contracts. Get used to it.
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    But they were saying the tiered data is ONLY for 4g, not 3g. From what i've heard that 3g will still be unlimited if you want it, and truly unlimited at that point because 4g will take over the bulk of it.
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    But is there really a huge difference in terms of speed between 3G and LTE? Or is it more about capacity in terms of how many people can be on the data network at one time without any slow down in their browser etc.?
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    Verizon has said they won't tier their 3g network. So if I don't want a tiered plan, but I want a 4g phone, can I stay on a 3g plan and have unlimited data? That's the question.
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