Verizon Now has 4G, AT&T Doesn’t

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  1. Preach2k

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    Verizon Now has 4G, AT&T Doesn’t


    On 11.17.10, In News, by Kellex

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    Oh no they didn’t! Verizon just started the 4G battle exactly where they left off the 3G battle, by crushing AT&T with a map. With their 4G LTE network kicking off in the next week or so,VZW is likely priming a new campaign to let everyone know in the nicest of fashions I’m sure.
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    4g ?

    4g for verizon sounds exciting I suppose, hopefully they don't overly focus on the speed and forget about reception, doubtful to happen with what towers are in place though
     
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    Nice can't wait for the phones to start coming out.
     
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    Its all good and everything but...only one its only going to launch in about 40 cities and airports nation wide so Verizon's 4G coverage only network map will look like AT&T's 3G network map, if that.
    I want 4G too. :mad: I wish Detroit metro area was a launch city.
     
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    How do you no if your city is part of the launch? Werez the phones? Cant wait!

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    Just saw this at work earlier and was wondering how long it would be before it showed up here! Haha!

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    "Congratulations! 4G will launch in your area by the end of 2010."

    Cool. One question. Will an upgrade occur so the X will have 4g capability, or you need to buy a new 4g phone?
     
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    You'll need a new device



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    The X does not have an LTE radio built in. So you will need a new device.

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    First 4G Verizon models coming in February, new data plans on the horizon

    First 4G Verizon models coming in February, new data plans on the horizon

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    A few hours ago we told you that Verizon has put signs in its stores proclaiming that Big Red has the "fastest 4G network in America". For the present, that didn't make much sense, since it's all fine and well to have a so-called "4G" network, but it's not of any use as it is neither in operation, nor the Verizon-branded LTE-enabled handsets are in the hands of the end consumer. Of course, such campaigns are not a vice peculiar to Verizon, but rather this is the nature of the smartphone game.

    It was only a matter of hours after this campaign started that the largest US carrier made a new, more important announcement – that the first 4G-enabled Verizon models are coming in February. These yet unnamed devices are set to be unveiled at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in January. It's even more interesting how the price structure will change in the LTE(-Advanced) age. Verizon is planning to move into a tiered pricing structure, but that doesn't necessary mean this is the end of the unlimited data plans. Rather, different plans would be priced according to what speed and data consumption they offer, much like how wired internet service plans are formed. Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo's words on the topic are:

    "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."

    Mobile devices' data consumption is set to explode and Ivan Seidenberg, CEO of Verizon, said that he expects the share of data consuming users to be around 75% in 2014 compared to the present 23%. He added that by 2016-2017, 30% of all Verizon subscribers are expected to use a gigabyte per month. For more statistics on LTE data consumption, check out what the Swedish operator TeliaSonera has to say on the subject.

    Verizon's LTE network is expected to deliver speeds between 1 and 12 megabits – and it's the understatement of the year to say that there is a massive difference between these speeds. This news means that the 4G landscape in the US is set to change, so tell us what perspectives the upcoming LTE-enabled Verizon phones bring to you.

    source: WSJ
     
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    While I was at a Verizon store I heard someone asking if he will have to buy a new phone to get 4g (he had a X) the worker there said that he would not have to buy a new phone.
     
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