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Verizon Launches LTE (4G) Teaser Site

The official Verizon 4G teaser site went live today allowing you to sign up to be “the first to defy boundaries!”  Known in geek circles as LTE, Verizon’s 4G should be on your list of things to watch out for. More importantly, start watching out for 4G capable phones which Best Buy expects some time this fall.

Sign up for LTE news here.

  • droidman

    I’m curious if the droid 2 global can get the 4G, it is setup to be used anywhere, and other places in the world already have a better 4G network than we have.

  • http://viettelonline.com/ LienDTK

    Oh thanks, i appriciate that!

  • PAnimal

    i will say most of you are idiots, just because our phones are 3g, doesn't mean they are not lte ready – has anyone bothered to see the specs of each phone to see. try again as if they are lte ready, they would be compatible already as I am sure verizon has been upgrading for months to make this happen and so some phones may be ready for it at rollout.. DUH..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

    there was lots of other stuff that showed that it was coming this year

  • Teagadinho

    I had an idea for why Verizon and Motorola are waiting for the 2.2 upgrade! Remeber that post about droid x getting 4g? And this new website comes up? And verizon and motorola are making us wait? So wouldn't it be smart for verizon to put there top selling smartphone in 4g? I know it doesn't have a webcam but it has all the other specs!!! So what are your thoughts? :/

  • http://iofthestorm.wordpress.com/ iofthestorm

    It's completely different hardware, there's no way a firmware update could even attempt to add LTE support to a 3G modem. Do you know a single thing about RF?

  • Rob_P

    They will always officially be Verizon Wireless, but I believe they will use the “Verizon” tag only in print and television ads.

  • digitalicecream

    The cool thing about LTE is that I can stop looking at all currently releasing phones for at least another six months. None will have LTE and I doubt I'll get LTE south of Sacramento, CA any time soon..

  • droidaholic

    Haha it's ok. People do it on the site all the time. You just have those few people who are jerks.

  • Sawdust

    JohnPA2006: If UR not technical; don't confuse others with suggestions like firmware will do it. LTE (700mghz) is a completely different radio and chipset than CDMA. zepfloyd was nicer and more PC than I was! LOL

  • Paul704

    I hope its a HTC Incredible HD because I would have a hard time parting with my current Incredible for some other brand….it's so awesome with 2.2 on it!!!

  • RoadsterHD1

    Root and get it now.

  • Strange_creation3000

    How about launching 2.2 for the X come on already

  • RoadsterHD1

    Verizon Wireless will be the first company in the U.S. – and among the first in the world – to launch LTE with a sizeable footprint. We will launch our 4G LTE network in 25 to 30 markets late in 2010, covering approximately 100 million people; we’ll double that in 2012. And we plan to cover our entire existing 3G footprint with 4G LTE by the end of 2013.

    Verizon Wireless plans to utilize our nationwide, contiguous 700 MHz spectrum to deploy 4G LTE. This spectrum covers the entire lower 48 states and Hawaii, and gives our customers the nationwide bandwidth and coverage they need, when and where they need it.

    Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be backward-compatible with our existing 3G network. That means the two networks will co-exist and services will be integrated between LTE and our 3G Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Rev. A network. We will also support handover to existing mobile networks, thereby providing seamless coverage to Verizon Wireless subscribers right from the start.

  • http://www.ItsTechKnowledgy.com Colin S.

    Yeah I'm pretty sure LTE is for data cards etc. for a while, but I still can't wait for a freaking LTE Droid.

  • JohnPA2006

    While not impossible, its also not likely,
    in the next few months you will start to see a few phones come out that will be “LTE capable”
    and they will be advertised that way.
    Unless Verizon did a super job on keeping it hush hush for all the Droid phones. I doubt anything but the newest phones will be able to use the LTE frequencies.

    Verizon would make more money selling you another new phone, instead of putting out a firmware update for anything you already paid them for.

    As an analogy, to have LTE on your phone right now (not including sprint) and paying the added cost for that capability, is just like having bought a blu-ray player before any store ever sold blu-ray discs
    for a few months.

  • villian1998

    So….. did Verizon try to change their name to just Verizon or are they still keeping the Verizon Wireless designation?

  • zepfloyd

    no, needs a different hardware modem.

  • Rob_P

    I think he meant the rumored HTC Incredible HD. At least I think so.

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

    And we love you too ;)

  • Patwww

    Ok sorry if this is a dumb question, but I just have no idea. Is it possible for an already released phone with 3g to get an update to 4g???

  • zepfloyd

    I thought it was pretty much accepted the network and air cards are this year and no phones till spring-ish 2011?

    “what won't be available immediately are smartphones. Because LTE phones are in extremely short supply already and because none of them currently operate in the 700MHz frequency range, it will be some time before they enter the marketplace. “

    http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Verizon-Wireless-to-Launch-4G-LTE-Service-in-30-US-Cities-417341/1/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1308485040 Jonathan Parness

    I actually had more of a comment, but it got cut off somehow. Anyway, it's just a meme. I've never actually had the chance to be first on a post and went for it. Childish…hell yes. Need for hate…debatable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

    nope, confirmed by the FCC to have no American love, http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/17/htc-desire-hd-hits-the-fcc-lacks-american-love/

  • palomosan

    Nice, already left my email, let the games begin, now which device are we getting first…HTC Desire HD anyone?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

    HOPING FOR 4G DROID SO INTENSELY OMG !!!

  • CivilDroid

    Cant we be Civil boys? :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

    I hate you

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1308485040 Jonathan Parness

    FIRST

  • Teagadinho

    I had an idea for why Verizon and Motorola are waiting for the 2.2 upgrade! Remeber that post about droid x getting 4g? And this new website comes up? And verizon and motorola are making us wait? So wouldn't it be smart for verizon to put there top selling smartphone in 4g? I know it doesn't have a webcam but it has all the other specs!!! So what are your thoughts? :/

  • digitalicecream

    The cool thing about LTE is that I can stop looking at all currently releasing phones for at least another six months. None will have LTE and I doubt I'll get LTE south of Sacramento, CA any time soon..

  • Paul704

    I hope its a HTC Incredible HD because I would have a hard time parting with my current Incredible for some other brand….it's so awesome with 2.2 on it!!!

  • Strange_creation3000

    How about launching 2.2 for the X come on already

    • RoadsterHD1

      Root and get it now.

  • RoadsterHD1

    Verizon Wireless will be the first company in the U.S. – and among the first in the world – to launch LTE with a sizeable footprint. We will launch our 4G LTE network in 25 to 30 markets late in 2010, covering approximately 100 million people; we’ll double that in 2012. And we plan to cover our entire existing 3G footprint with 4G LTE by the end of 2013.

    Verizon Wireless plans to utilize our nationwide, contiguous 700 MHz spectrum to deploy 4G LTE. This spectrum covers the entire lower 48 states and Hawaii, and gives our customers the nationwide bandwidth and coverage they need, when and where they need it.

    Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be backward-compatible with our existing 3G network. That means the two networks will co-exist and services will be integrated between LTE and our 3G Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Rev. A network. We will also support handover to existing mobile networks, thereby providing seamless coverage to Verizon Wireless subscribers right from the start.

  • http://www.ItsTechKnowledgy.com Colin S.

    Yeah I'm pretty sure LTE is for data cards etc. for a while, but I still can't wait for a freaking LTE Droid.

  • villian1998

    So….. did Verizon try to change their name to just Verizon or are they still keeping the Verizon Wireless designation?

    • Rob_P

      They will always officially be Verizon Wireless, but I believe they will use the “Verizon” tag only in print and television ads.

  • Patwww

    Ok sorry if this is a dumb question, but I just have no idea. Is it possible for an already released phone with 3g to get an update to 4g???

    • zepfloyd

      no, needs a different hardware modem.

    • JohnPA2006

      While not impossible, its also not likely,
      in the next few months you will start to see a few phones come out that will be “LTE capable”
      and they will be advertised that way.
      Unless Verizon did a super job on keeping it hush hush for all the Droid phones. I doubt anything but the newest phones will be able to use the LTE frequencies.

      Verizon would make more money selling you another new phone, instead of putting out a firmware update for anything you already paid them for.

      As an analogy, to have LTE on your phone right now (not including sprint) and paying the added cost for that capability, is just like having bought a blu-ray player before any store ever sold blu-ray discs
      for a few months.

      • Sawdust

        JohnPA2006: If UR not technical; don't confuse others with suggestions like firmware will do it. LTE (700mghz) is a completely different radio and chipset than CDMA. zepfloyd was nicer and more PC than I was! LOL

        • gilmourd

          The way I read his comment was that maybe the LTE radio is already in these phones and simply requires a firmware update to allow them to be used. It's kinda like how some later Windows 95 machines came with USB ports, but Win95 didn't support USB. These machines, if upgraded to Win98, could properly use their USB ports.

      • http://iofthestorm.wordpress.com/ iofthestorm

        It's completely different hardware, there's no way a firmware update could even attempt to add LTE support to a 3G modem. Do you know a single thing about RF?

        • realigion

          Except if they built the antenna into the Droid X, Droid 2, etc and just didn't have it “on”.

  • zepfloyd

    I thought it was pretty much accepted the network and air cards are this year and no phones till spring-ish 2011?

    “what won't be available immediately are smartphones. Because LTE phones are in extremely short supply already and because none of them currently operate in the 700MHz frequency range, it will be some time before they enter the marketplace. “

    http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Verizon-Wireless-to-Launch-4G-LTE-Service-in-30-US-Cities-417341/1/

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

      there was lots of other stuff that showed that it was coming this year

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1308485040 Jonathan Parness

    I actually had more of a comment, but it got cut off somehow. Anyway, it's just a meme. I've never actually had the chance to be first on a post and went for it. Childish…hell yes. Need for hate…debatable.

    • droidaholic

      Haha it's ok. People do it on the site all the time. You just have those few people who are jerks.

  • palomosan

    Nice, already left my email, let the games begin, now which device are we getting first…HTC Desire HD anyone?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

    HOPING FOR 4G DROID SO INTENSELY OMG !!!

  • CivilDroid

    Cant we be Civil boys? :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1308485040 Jonathan Parness

    FIRST

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

      I hate you

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

        And we love you too ;)