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  • Verizon Turns On 4G LTE in 29 More Cities


    Following AT&Tís 4G LTE expansion just earlier this week, Verizon has come around the corner and show everyone whoís the boss. Verizon has announced just today that they have turned on 4G LTE cellular data in 29 more locations in the United States, increasing the already top-notch 4G LTE cellular coverage for the carrier.

    Apple's latest iOS devices can tap into the power of 4G LTE, including the iPhone 5, iPad with retina display, and iPad mini. 4G LTE offers customers with a theoretical downlink speed of 100Mb/s, however due to network congestion, users normally see anywhere from 20-60Mb/s on average when using 4G LTE.

    The 29 new cities you can expect to find Verizonís 4G LTE cellular coverage in starting today are:


    • Flagstaff and Williams, Arizona
    • Casa Grande, Arizona
    • Prescott and Prescott Valley, Arizona
    • Saddlebrook, Arizona
    • Payson, Arizona
    • Ruidoso, Arizona
    • Mayer, Arizona
    • Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek, Arizona
    • Cottonwood, Arizona
    • Lamar, Colorado
    • LaJunta, Colorado
    • Oskaloosa, Iowa
    • Mason City and Charles City, Iowa
    • Marshalltown, Iowa
    • Hastings, Nebraska
    • Kearney, Nebraska
    • McCook, Nebraska
    • Farmington, New Mexico
    • Gallup, New Mexico
    • Prewitt, New Mexico
    • Klamath Falls, Oregon
    • Roseburg, Oregon
    • Sutherlin, Oregon
    • Price, Utah
    • Richfield, Utah
    • Clarksburg, West Virginia
    • Kennewick, Washington
    • Pasco, Washington
    • Richland, Washington
    • Port Angeles, Washington
    • Sequim, Washington
    • Port Townsend, Washington


    Unlike AT&Tís iPhone 5 users, Verizon iPhone 5 users that move out of range of Verizonís 4G LTE cellular coverage will not be able to drop down to 4G HSPA+. Instead, users will drop down to 3G. This is one of the major pitfalls to Verizon, however their massive 4G LTE coverage map helps to make up for this.

    Has Verizon's 4G LTE cellular coverage hit your area yet?

    Sources: Verizon via iDownloadBlog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Verizon Turns On 4G LTE in 29 More Cities started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Lol they basically gave AT&T the middle finger and laughed at them
    1. kidrobot714's Avatar
      kidrobot714 -
      wtf is up with sprint, maaaaan?! :/
    1. SergeantMAC's Avatar
      SergeantMAC -
      Quote Originally Posted by kidrobot714 View Post
      wtf is up with sprint, maaaaan?! :/
      They are a second rate company, that's what.
    1. GenesisDH's Avatar
      GenesisDH -
      Rural SE CO, NE, and NM are nice additions.
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      Verizon LTE is all over Washington but I still prefer AT&T only because Verizon asking a $450 deposit and AT&T don't ask for any.
    1. Italia411's Avatar
      Italia411 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      Lol they basically gave AT&T the middle finger and laughed at them
      Why because they took a short cut to have more LTE coverage? AT&T did it right implementing HSPA+ then LTE. Two layers of 4G is better than one.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Italia411 View Post
      Why because they took a short cut to have more LTE coverage? AT&T did it right implementing HSPA+ then LTE. Two layers of 4G is better than one.
      I agree. It's nice to fall back on HSPA+ when LTE isn't in range. It has decent speed improvements over 3G.
    1. MgNate's Avatar
      MgNate -
      Yeah Sprint definitely sucks I'm at 0.9 Mbps. I can't wait to switch!
    1. Tperry's Avatar
      Tperry -
      Quote Originally Posted by Italia411 View Post
      Why because they took a short cut to have more LTE coverage? AT&T did it right implementing HSPA+ then LTE. Two layers of 4G is better than one.
      Can you give me the spec on CDMA's equivalent to HSPA+? BTW, HSPA+ should more realistically be called 3.5G.
      Further, would you care to explain the difference between a CDMA network and GSM?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tperry View Post
      Can you give me the spec on CDMA's equivalent to HSPA+? BTW, HSPA+ should more realistically be called 3.5G.
      Further, would you care to explain the difference between a CDMA network and GSM?
      The Verizon and Sprint (CDMA) iPhone 5 has no equivalent to the AT&T (GSM) iPhone 5's 4G HSPA+. CDMA iPhone 5s will drop to 3G (7.2Mb/s) and GSM iPhone 5s will drop to 4G HSPA+ (14.4Mb/s) when 4G LTE is not in range. iPhone 5s on both CDMA and GSM networks can connect to ultra-fast 4G LTE (100Mb/s) when it is in range.

      As for CDMA vs GSM, here is a good read:
      http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407896,00.asp
    1. Tperry's Avatar
      Tperry -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      The Verizon and Sprint (CDMA) iPhone 5 has no equivalent to the AT&T (GSM) iPhone 5's 4G HSPA+. CDMA iPhone 5s will drop to 3G (7.2Mb/s) and GSM iPhone 5s will drop to 4G HSPA+ (14.4Mb/s) when 4G LTE is not in range. iPhone 5s on both CDMA and GSM networks can connect to ultra-fast 4G LTE (100Mb/s) when it is in range.

      As for CDMA vs GSM, here is a good read:
      http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407896,00.asp
      I'm aware of the difference, but apparently the poster I quoted is not. Sarcasm (on my part) doesn't carry we'll in a forum.

      Around here AT&T spent a lot of time in Edge when I hung with folks on their network.