Verizon 4G

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  1. bmphotography

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    Hey guys had a question.. I know the HTC Thunderbolt will be coming out soon.. however my question is. I looked at the little printed sheets Verizon uses to show there network coverage.. they have little to no 4G coverage except in like 3 or 4 major cities (mine being not one of them) however.. will they be expanding there network over the next year as they release more phones or will it remain as it is now?

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    Eventually the entire network will be upgraded. When exactly that will happen is TBD -- in general, the more remote your area, the longer you will be waiting for an upgrade.

    LA proper has 4G (LTE) now. My friends in eastern LA county should have it before I do in the Mojave desert.
     
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    Ah cool cool. Can't wait till next year when I can get whatever 4G droid is out on the market :D

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    Not really sure where you're seeing only 3 or 4 major cities. But here's a current list:

    Link: Verizon Launches 4G LTE In 38 Major Metropolitan Areas By The End Of The Year

    Akron, Ohio
    Athens, Georgia
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Chicago, Illinois
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Columbus, Ohio
    Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Dallas, Texas
    Denver, Colorado
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Houston, Texas
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Los Angeles, California
    Miami, Florida
    Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Nashville, Tennessee
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    New York, New York
    Oakland, California
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Orlando, Florida
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Rochester, New York
    San Antonio, Texas
    San Diego, California
    San Francisco, California
    San Jose, California
    Seattle/Tacoma, Washington
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Tampa, Florida
    Washington, D.C.
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    West Palm Beach, Florida

    More before the end of year.
     
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    They list phoenix but i wonder how far out of phoenix it is offered...
     
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    Note that this was effective the end of 2010.
     
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    Yes, end of last year. Exactly my point.
     
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    verizon is expected to cover 270 million people with 4G coverage by the end of 2012. as soon as an area is built enough to be able to offer LTE they turn it on. and every time another city is covered i hear about it since my dad is in charge of all of this at verizon haha
     
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    Another 50 or so cities already for the first half of the year.
    Verizon’s Initial 2011 4G LTE Market Cities - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog



    During all of Verizon’s 4G LTE device madness, they walked through their plans for rolling out their new network to the rest of the country. By the end of 2011, they are expecting to be in at least 140 markets and covering 2/3 of the U.S. once 2013 finishes up. The overall goal is to have 4G LTE access in every single spot that they currently offer 3G service in. Sounds brilliant, right? Well other than the 38 cities that are currently offered, what can we expect in 2011? If they plan to hit 140, they need to get going, right?
    Here is the list of cities expected to see an initial push…
    Huntsville, Alabama
    Mobile, Alabama
    Montgomery, Alabama
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Gainesville, Florida
    Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
    Pensacola, Florida
    Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Augusta, Georgia
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Kahului-Wailuku, Hawaii
    Lahaina, Hawaii
    Boise-Nampa, Idaho
    Carbondale-Marion, Illinois
    Wichita, Kansas
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Hammond, Louisiana
    Detroit, Michigan
    Flint, Michigan
    Fayetteville-Lumberton, North Carolina
    Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, North Carolina
    Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
    Wilmington, North Carolina
    Dayton-Springfield, Ohio
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Erie, Pennsylvania
    State College, Pennsylvania
    Charleston, South Carolina
    Columbia, South Carolina
    Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Hilton Head, South Carolina
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Clarksville, Tennessee
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Kingsport, Tennessee; Johnson City, Tennessee; Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
    Bryan-College Station, Texas
    Provo-Orem, Utah
    Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah
    Centralia, Washington
    Olympia, Washington
    Charleston, West Virginia
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    That’s an additional 49 cities that will go live in the first part of the year and will be able to take advantage of some of the new devices like the HTC Thunderbolt and DROID BIONIC. No Oregon though, eh? I guess my Thunderbolt will be just as awesome in 3G.
     
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    By the end of 2013 the entire Verizon network will be 4g. At least that's what they are hoping. It will probably take longer

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