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    Default Verizon Turns On 4G LTE in 29 More Cities


    Following AT&T’s 4G LTE expansion just earlier this week, Verizon has come around the corner and show everyone who’s 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 Verizon’s 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&T’s iPhone 5 users, Verizon iPhone 5 users that move out of range of Verizon’s 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
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 12-20-2012 at 08:07 PM.

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    Lol they basically gave AT&T the middle finger and laughed at them

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidrobot714 View Post
    wtf is up with sprint, maaaaan?! :/
    They are a second rate company, that's what.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Yeah Sprint definitely sucks I'm at 0.9 Mbps. I can't wait to switch!

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    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?
    Last edited by Tperry; 12-22-2012 at 09:37 PM.
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    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
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 12-22-2012 at 10:35 PM.

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    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.
    Last edited by Tperry; 12-23-2012 at 03:48 AM.
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