You know what time it is: time for Big Red to light up some new areas with its hyperfast 4G LTE network. The lucky ones this month:

  • El Dorado/Magnolia and Russellville, Ark.
  • New London County, Conn.
  • Fort Pierce/Vero Beach and Melbourne/Titusville, Fla.
  • Columbus and Rome, Ga.
  • Burley, Idaho; Mattoon, Ill.
  • Anderson and Muncie, Ind.
  • Manhattan/Junction City and McPherson, Kan.
  • Lafayette/New Iberia, La.
  • St. Joseph, Mo.; Bozeman/Livingston, Kalispell and Missoula, Mont.
  • Goldsboro/Kinston, Roanoke Rapids and Rocky Mount/Wilson, N.C.
  • Zanesville, Ohio
  • Meadville and Punxsutawney/DuBois/Clearfield, Pa.
  • Orangeburg, S.C.
  • Sherman/Denison, Texas
  • Cedar City and Logan, Utah
  • Rutland/Bennington, Vt.
  • Lynchburg and Winchester, Va.
  • Bellingham, Wash.
  • Beckley, W.Va.

And now, for the expansions:

  • Mobile, Ala.
  • Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, Calif.
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.
  • Hilo, Honolulu and Kahului/Wailuku/Maui County, Hawaii
  • Blackfoot/Idaho Falls/Rexburg, Idaho
  • Peoria, Ill.
  • Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Wichita, Kan.
  • Baton Rouge, La.
  • Baltimore, Md.
  • Kansas City and Springfield, Mo.
  • Akron, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo, Ohio
  • Allentown/Bethlehem, Harrisburg and Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pa.
  • Columbia and Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.
  • Provo/Orem and Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah
  • Fredericksburg, Va.
  • Seattle, Wash.

By now, most of the aforementioned areas have probably already been activated, but if not - it's only a day away. Lucky you.


On July 19, Customers in 33 New Markets – For a Total of 337 Markets – Will Have Access to the Nation’s Fastest 4G Network

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless, owner of the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, today announced that, starting July 19, its 4G LTE network will be available in 33 new markets and expanded in 32 other markets, and that the company is on track to meet its goal of covering more than 400 U.S. markets by the end of 2012.

“Our rollout of Verizon Wireless 4G LTE in the United States is on track and we are confident we will meet our target of providing 4G LTE to our customers in more than 400 markets by the end of the year,” said Nicola Palmer, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless.  “With more markets than all other U.S. wireless providers combined, our customers are the first to learn of the great advantages of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network for streaming video, downloading files, uploading pictures and so much more, at consistently reliable fast data speeds.”

New and Expanded Markets

The new market launches will bring the total number of markets covered by Verizon Wireless to 337.  The 33 new markets are El Dorado/Magnolia and Russellville, Ark.; New London County, Conn.; Fort Pierce/Vero Beach and Melbourne/Titusville, Fla.; Columbus and Rome, Ga.; Burley, Idaho; Mattoon, Ill.; Anderson and Muncie, Ind.; Manhattan/Junction City and McPherson, Kan.; Lafayette/New Iberia, La.; St. Joseph, Mo.; Bozeman/Livingston, Kalispell and Missoula, Mont.; Goldsboro/Kinston, Roanoke Rapids and Rocky Mount/Wilson, N.C.; Zanesville, Ohio; Meadville and Punxsutawney/DuBois/Clearfield, Pa.; Orangeburg, S.C.; Sherman/Denison, Texas; Cedar City and Logan, Utah; Rutland/Bennington, Vt.; Lynchburg and Winchester, Va.; Bellingham, Wash.; and Beckley, W.Va.

The company will also expand its 4G LTE network in 32 markets: Mobile, Ala.; Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.; Hilo, Honolulu and Kahului/Wailuku/Maui County, Hawaii; Blackfoot/Idaho Falls/Rexburg, Idaho; Peoria, Ill.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Wichita, Kan.; Baton Rouge, La.; Baltimore, Md.; Kansas City and Springfield, Mo.; Akron, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo, Ohio; Allentown/Bethlehem, Harrisburg and Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pa.; Columbia and Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.; Provo/Orem and Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah; Fredericksburg, Va.; and Seattle, Wash.

4G LTE Devices, Plans and Speed

Verizon Wireless gives its customers the largest selection of 4G LTE devices offered by any wireless provider.  Devices range from tablets and mobile hotspots to the latest smartphones and more, including the Samsung Galaxy S® III and the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC.  Details on available devices can be found atwww.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE and information on plans and pricing is available atwww.verizonwireless.com/plans.

Verizon Wireless also offers a variety of smart accessories that are perfect for summer activities and entertainment for both adults and children.  These accessories include the FitBit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker, the Withings WiFi Scale and the Helo TC Touch Controlled Helicopter, which are all compatible with 4G LTE devices.  A full list of smart accessories can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories.

Additionally, customers can take advantage of recently introduced HomeFusion Broadband, a solution that leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly in areas where Internet options are limited or are not currently available.

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. When customers travel outside of 4G LTE coverage areas, devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, where available, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast.

Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the most reliable high-speed data network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their area or when they travel to areas already covered by Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.

Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for a full list of 4G LTE markets and additional information on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.  For street-level detail of coverage and more, please visitwww.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • KreeTerry

    i wish theyd do a little expansion in the pee dee area. I have 4 bars at my home, but as soon as i get uptown i go straight to 3g. It makes me sad :(

  • Chris

    Verizon definitively is made up of just the most terrible kind of people, but man, they do have a hell of a product.

    • InvaderDJ

      Definitely agree. The only thing Verizon does even halfway well is their network. It is fast, expansive, and stable. Every other aspect about them sucks so hard.

  • Jammer

    S.o.a.B.!! I'm sandwiched between two large LTE areas but they've chosen to leave my small suburban town of only 90000 people out of their expansion plans during their last 4 announcements. FU Verizon!!

    • tehsusenoh

      Be patient. Just because you don't have it now doesn't mean you won't get it later. It's not like they're leaving your town out specifically; they're trying to cover the most people as possible, as in the most populated cities and areas.

    • Guest__Comment

      If you were Verizon... what would you do? Give 4G to all the extremely small cities FIRST... and then later the bigger cities?

      This isn't Sprint, you know.

  • http://twitter.com/DroidKl0wn Droid Kl0wn

    They tested LTE on one tower, out here in Lancaster, CA and then shut it off. Hopefully this means that we will get it soon.

    • http://twitter.com/_YoKolorMeBadd Breaon.

      Any luck with LTE out here in Lancaster now? I bought a iPhone 5 and would be disappointed if I couldn't get LTE when I receive the phone.

  • Heath-e

    They forgot to mention another area in Arkansas...it's been up and running for almost 3 weeks here in Blytheville and just south of us in Osceola. Doesn't show on their coverage map, and hasn't been announced anywhere, but it's here :-)

  • http://twitter.com/Dbagjones Steve

    Vero Beach, finally! Tomorrow might as well be Christmas!

  • skinien

    Anyone know how we can get the details of expansions, as in, what new areas will be covered?

  • VonDerThWood

    My local Verizon store says we're supposed to get 4G by the end of the summer, but I doubt that. Although AT&T has a 4G network up here supposedly, my smaller town here in Arkansas can't be too big of a choice. 5,500-6,000 people.
    Though I am very close to El Dorado...

  • http://www.facebook.com/coy.longshore Coy Longshore

    Finally 4G in Montana!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

    All while Sprint cant even get LTE in the few markets they supposedly brought online last Sunday.

  • Scott

    Verizon LTE lit up here outside of Columbia, SC just two days ago (July 16th.) I've been waiting for the official word. Now I just need to see an updated coverage map and see just how extensive the expansion was.

  • Robert Alex Kibler

    Weirdly, Meadville, PA has had LTE for almost three weeks now. Maybe even more. It's been a while. I wonder if this'll expand it more

  • yarrellray

    What Verizon should tell it's current customers and future customers is the truth. They are overpriced and overrated at best. All handsets on Verizon are inconsistent in real world use. They all have inconsistent signal strength as well as poor reception unless you have an Razr Maxx device. Verizon and it's CDMA LTE NETWORK is a battery draining network. Plus the carrier in general is the poorest carrier in the industry when it comes to updates for handsets. Real World truth is all that matters coverage maps are very misleading.

    • squiddy20

      1. Verizon might be overpriced for you, but not for the other 110-or-so MILLION customers. Try getting that through your tiny little head.
      2. "They all have inconsistent signal strength" Hmmm, did you ever think that's because they're all made by different manufacturers, with slightly different radio hardware and SOCs? Heck, even the same phones are slightly different. This is nothing new as it's been going on for years. Why are you b*tching about it now?
      3. "Verizon and it's CDMA LTE NETWORK is a battery draining network" What, you expected it to be a battery *saving* network? Newsflash: ALL networks drain the battery. Besides, weren't you saying not even 3 months ago how Verizon was "the best" and "pissing on" all other carriers?

      • yarrellray

        You poor soul you have neither Verizon or any legitimate device but your still on every conceivable Site on the Internet. Gosh what a boring life you must lead. Glad I'm not you least I pay for my devices on any carrier i want I don't need boost or metropcs like you do

        • squiddy20

          You poor soul, you still can't read. For the past 2 months I've been telling you that I have a Galaxy Nexus with Sprint. Sad that within the past 8 months you've been on all 4 of the major carriers, paying for each phone and the subsequent ETF. At the rate you're going, you'll be homeless again in no time.
          Also, try arguing my points instead of making up these baseless, "useless" insults. Or at least your pitiful attempts at insults.

  • Guest__Comment

    > Verizon definitively is made up of just the most terrible kind of people,

    I think everyone that wears blue socks is far worse.
    And then there's all those rotten people that drive green cars.
    And the worst... all those terrible people that enjoy white bicycles.

    Huh? You're kidding, right? Please don't tell me what you think about people that aren't your race.