Verizon to Expand Network on July 19th; 4G LTE Coverage To Grow in Several Cities

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    Verizon is not slowing down now with their 4G LTE network expansion plans. They just announced that on July 19th they will expand and/or add coverage in parts of New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Kansas, and Missouri. Here's a full list:

    New 4G LTE markets launching July 19:
    • McPherson, Kansas
    • St. Joseph, Missouri
    4G LTE markets with expansions:
    • New York
    • Albany
    • Altamont
    • Amherst
    • Berne
    • Binghamton
    • Brant
    • Brunswick
    • Buffalo
    • Cicero
    • Clay
    • Clifton Park
    • Coeymans
    • Cohoes
    • Cortland
    • Delanson
    • Delmar
    • Dunkirk
    • Galway
    • Knox
    • New Hartford
    • Niagara Falls
    • North Collins
    • Port Crane
    • Saratoga Springs
    • Schenectady
    • Sullivan
    • Syracuse
    • Tioga
    • Utica
    • Westerlo
    • Whitesboro
    • Kansas
    • Andale
    • DeSoto
    • Gardner
    • Lansing
    • Leavenworth, including Fort Leavenworth
    • Newton
    • Highway 96 north of Andale
    • Missouri
    • Ash Grove
    • Blue Eye
    • Buffalo
    • Dearborn
    • Emerald Beach
    • Holt
    • Kearny
    • Peculiar
    • Platte City
    • Rogersville
    • Shell Knob
    • Trimble
    • Walnut Grove
    • Pennsylvania
    • Elkland
    • Massachusetts
    • Rutland
    Source: VZW
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    I saw several Verizon towers being worked on in the Modesto, CA area. I am SO hoping they will be expanding the market there so we get better signal in Turlock, CA. Got my S3 and I get 11mb down but the upload is fubar. It freezes and jumps all over but rarely ever goes over 1mb upload. I was hoping it was my wife's Thunderbolt doing it, but nope, its just the signal. Then again, its not much better in Modesto either.
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    I've had spotty 4G in Berkshire County (namely Pittsfield and Great Barrington) in Massachusetts. It's on it's way, and I can't wait for it to be good to go!
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    Walnut Grove.... well at least we know everyone who was in Little House On The Prarie will soon have 4G....

    What's funny is, there is actually an episode when the phone was first invented it and they had it in Walnut Grove, but ended up tearing down all the poles because it caused to much trouble then it was worth, especially with Mrs and Nellie Oleson eavesdropping on calls.. :)

    Yes, it's sad that I know this...
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    Here we go again. I'm not going to get excited. It never makes it to SNJ. I'll believe it when I see it. Until then I'll stick with my wifi besides it uses less battery.

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    What does "with expansions" means? Existing 4G areas will be improved upon? For example, my city just got 4G back in April and it's very spotty. I honestly have more time connected to 3G than I do 4G. Does "with expansions" mean they will expand on the radius of the 4G?
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    It will eventually I'm sure...heck I get 4g at my parents house now (albeit spotty) but its pretty much in the middle of nowhere
    And as for WiFi, do you get download/ upload speeds like this consistently on your wifi?
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    Yes, with expansions means they are expanding the coverage area by upgrading more towers further away from the city center
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    Here are the speeds I'm getting with Comcast wifi. I was testing something that morning. That's why I have so may tests so close together. Comcast is saying that they are increasing their speeds on their top two tiers. I think we are on their second one. I can't wait to see what that'll be like.

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    those arent too bad at all, the wifi around here sucks (time warner mainly) so 4g is a huge step
    also if you happen to get good signal on 4g speeds tend to be more around 20-30+ mbps download and like 15-20 upload

    at any rate im sure you'll see 4g eventually, verizons overall goal is replacing 3g entirely with 4g and launching voice over lte to slim down all the radios needed in phones
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    Yes, wifi at home is excellent but here at work wifi is slow. And 3g is very weak and slow both at work and home. I was using 4g at my sis-in-laws house the other day and that was fast but it sucked down my extended battery pretty quick. I just got a laptop because my desktop is dying. Now I might have a reason to root my Rezound and hold onto my unlimited data...tethering.

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    dont need root to tether, try foxfi in the play store
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    I'll check into it but I think I remember something about it not working on HTC phones. I'll find out.

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    Where I live 4g is spotty in local areas buy cities fine. I bet new Hampshire will be one of the last to to be totally covered which I doubt verizon will have all 3g spots 4g
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    just had to reboot my phone after lunch, to my surprise i have a pretty blue 4G LTE icon in my notification bar! I've had 4G at home since I got the Bionic, but not having it at work sucked. now I just hope it stays on and isn't just VZW messing with me

    edit: just went to show my buddy here at work, someone else came up while we were talking asking why he didn't have 4G....i had to let him down easy and tell him its b/c he has an iphone :) which of course lead to the whole "i thought the iphone4/s had 4G?"
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    4g has been turned on in ne pa south of Hazelton
    Thank you big red !
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    The map in the OP is really old.
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    My local verizon store told me that they should be here in about 3 weeks to start upgrading towers to 4g. But bitter sweet as I was also told that my alltel card that has unlimited 3g data will soon be turned off next march because they are shutting down the alltel network.Will not probably change to a verizon device unless I could get like a double data say 20Gigs for $80.
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    I was surprised at how fast they were bringing 4G to New Hampshire, back in May every other day they were improving coverage somewhere. Although there hasn't been any new or expanded 4G areas in New Hampshire since early May (except one town in June). Vermont is getting quite a bit of 4G coverage though.
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