Verizon Has Already Upgraded 300 Markets to Their New Faster XLTE Network

I haven't noticed any speed increase in my area and I'm in one of the cities listed.
The real test will be from next week through to September when we start traveling around like crazy. If TMo holds up I'll consider a switch.

It won't hold up while traveling, not against Verizon anyway.

I dislike Verizon but their coverage is quite good compared to the likes of T-Mobile.