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Verizon Adds More Cities to the June 16 4G LTE List, A Little West Coast Love Sprinkled In

Verizon announced yesterday that 21 new 4G LTE markets would be live by June 16 and we covered most of them here.  By the afternoon though, they had added to the list and we wanted to point them out since some of them actually involve the good half of the U.S.  (Kidding!)  But seriously, we’re seeing non-East coast cities for the first time in what seems like forever.  Still no Oregon though!

Some of the new westerly cities:

  • Boise, ID
  • Spokane, WA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Fresno, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Expanded coverage in San Francisco

Cheers Briant!

  • Pw Curlyfries

    anyone know where to find the full text list of the cities?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1086293933 Jeff Carter

    BOISE!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1086293933 Jeff Carter

    BOISE!!!!!!

  • Crookston5

    when will northern minnesota be on the list

  • HolyGrail

    Sacramento….Yes! FTW

  • Anonymous

    Yep, I just got my Tbolt a few weeks ago and I’m loving it when I have the 4G. Especially since the 4G plans aren’t going to be unlimited and $30/mo for too much longer.

  • Chazc318

    Sooo why is there still no sign of 4G  anywhere in VA? Is there some government regulation or something? To me it seems like major areas such as the tidewater area should at least be seeing some kinda action.

    • Chazc318

      Especially the hampton roads area!!!

  • Anonymous

    Add portland already! There’s 4g near PDX and thats it… I’m like 5 miles away from 4g come onnnnnn

    androidmobi.net

  • Cory

    They should honor George Washington and give 4G to all of Washington… oh yeah and Washington DC too I guess hahahaha

  • Antdwg67

    Damn still no Rockford,Illinois?? WE ARE NOWHERE FROM CHICAGO…COME ON VZW!!!

  • Anonymous

    FRESNO , arf arf arf ! Lol jk
    Hey but I’m glad no I really need to get a 4G phone,

    I need to lock in the cheap 30 dlr data !

  • Anonymous

    does anyone know if portland is already covered? ive been thinking about upgrading to 4g when my contract expires but im from vancouver wa.

    • OGDroiDGO

      The airport is covered but as far downtown or other surrounding areas, you’re out of luck.

    • Anonymous

      Eastern Portland is covered, Southern and Eastern Vancouver are covered. I’m told that all of Vancouver will be covered before years end.

  • Tommy

    Where’s Oregon?!

    • CB Jack

      Still trying to get out of the first round of the playoffs! ha ha Zer fans. Us Jazz fans will be enjoying our 4G…of course, we’ll need it to watch the draft…shutup….

  • Anonymous

    happy that Sacramento FINALLY made it to the list.. still .. June 16th is far FAR away… hopefully VZW can get it up and running sooner. :)

  • Techsniffer

    Verizon acts like not one damn person in the midwest (AKA Missouri) has a 4g device (or 3 of them), would it kill them to get KC and STL up and running for 4g service?

  • Gang

    How about some expanded love in the Las Vegas area?? Seriously the coverage that is in place there sucks dukey

  • Anonymous

    OK…so now that I know it’s coming to my city, which 4G phone do I get?  Any hopes a new one releases before June 16th?

    • Forgeeking

      thunderbolt

    • Forgeeking

      thunderbolt

  • Derickmc84

    Finally Spokane!!! Too bad I cant upgrade until December!

  • Derickmc84

    Finally Spokane!!! Too bad I cant upgrade until December!

  • Anonymous

    Same here, orange county and LA…

  • http://profiles.google.com/djnapieralski DJ Napieralski

    OCEAN CITY, DE

  • steve

    4g will be all around me (Santa Barbara and LA)…wtf?

  • Anonymous

    Seriously Kellex??? No Oregon?!?! Idk where you live in Portland or happen to frequent, but I have 4G at CLARK COLLEGE IN VANCOUVER!!!!!!!!!!!! My friend lives right off of I-205 just past Ikea and has 4G ALL THE TIME!!! It’s here, seriously. Do I need to screenshot my phone running on 4G tomorrow while I sit in the parking lot at Clark College and send it to you? I think I will…

    • OGDroiDGO

      The coverage is only at the airport so it doesn’t suprise me that it reaches Clark College. Drive to downtown and see what comes of your LTE.

      • Anonymous

        Its actually all across Vancouver and east Portland so far. There are
        multiple towers in Vancouver that I know the locations of. In fact I’m miles
        from the airport right now and have excellent 4G. My friend had 4G in
        Gresham earlier today. Last weekend I was pretty much in Camas and was
        sitting underneath a Verizon tower and had full 4G reception.

        • OGDroiDGO

          Damn! I was unaware. Maybe it’s time to take advantage of my upgrade.

          • Ethan Gollehon

            Ive gotten 4G in some pretty random places around n/ne and gresham/troutdale. Not to mention the strong 4g signals I constantly get at home in NE. Never go downtown, so I have no idea what the situation is there. Pretty sure they have a tower (or more) on the washington side as I loose 4g anywhere past 3/4 of the way across the columbia on I-205. and only get 1-2 bars when on the north side of the dike along marine drive. so, there’s definitely coverage.

  • Anonymous

    SACRAMENTO!!!

  • Jasper

    Kellex, if you have time could you put a new Poll up. I want to see how many people are actually willing to sign a 2 year contract with Verizon for a non LTE phone. There is a lot of discussion if the SG2, Droid 3, iPhone 5 will be in direct competition with the Droid Bionic. I know that some of these phones have large following but choosing  3G vs. LTE for a 2 year contract?? Really?

    • Anonymous

      I have no need for 4G speeds.  I don’t see any significant buffering of videos on my Incredible on 3G or WiFi, and download speeds for webpages and attachments if good enough as-is.  I plan to get the Droid Incredible 2 when my contract comes up in a few months.  I will take greater battery life over speed I don’t need or want.  LOL

  • Anonymous

    Dang it! Just bring it here to Monterey already. Please? It’s so close to san Jose that we should have it by now….

    • ReUnpack

      Second that, Ive heard they are putting a tower behind WholeFoods.

    • Kamaron

      agreed was in San Jose over the weekend the 4g was nice to have for the brief time I was there, wonder if any towers in Monterey or Salinas will reach into Carmel Valley

  • mark

    no NJ love even though VZW is headquartered there???

    • http://twitter.com/compywiz Jason Schollenberger

      NJ is entirely covered by 3G and is the most densely populated, but we get no LTE. =/

      • Forgeeking

        what are you talking about?  NJ has great LTE. I live in new brunswick and get perfect 4g here.  If I head south I lose it, but up north there’s great LTE coverage.

      • Forgeeking

        what are you talking about?  NJ has great LTE. I live in new brunswick and get perfect 4g here.  If I head south I lose it, but up north there’s great LTE coverage.

  • Mellow19

    Definitely need a So Cal expansion….Riverside, San Berndino, San Diego County….

    • DanSke

       +1 Bridge the gap. OC should be hit next as well as these locations. I’m on the edge of 4G, I’m tired of the constant switch off.

  • CaptainHowdy

    Google will do P-town but not VZW boo

  • Anonymous

    Yeah finally Spokane!!!  Now I need a new phone but cannot decide what to do….  The Charge had such a beautiful screen, but just don’t know if it has the specs…

  • http://twitter.com/teardropcity teardropcity

    when is Olympia, WA gonna get it?. They initially announced it last year, but most recently again in March

  • Anonymous

    what about SoCal

  • Matt McCormick

    Yay! for what looks like Rockford, IL.  Now to determine which phone to get.

  • Jac

    Like others are saying…….nothing in VA……..Either Hampton Roads or Richmond should be on the list.   Esp with Richmond along the I-95 corridor.   Everything I have seen though has shown no plans for VA in 2011.   I might end up going elsewhere for a year or so.

    • Hogasswildmc

      Hampton roads is the 35th largest market in the U.S. Champaign IL is not lol.  I know because I grew up there. They get 4G, Hampton Roads does not.

      • Anonymous

        Have you ever stopped to think about how difficult it would be to rollout this service to your largest markets as opposed to the smallest?

  • Garrett

    Another reason to switch to TMO and it’s new HSPA+

    • Famouzstarzz

      bro were talking about 4g here not 3.5g :)

      • Drewfus0929

        TMO’s new HSPA+ they just turned on is absurdly fast. http://phandroid.com/2011/05/24/t-mobile-flips-switch-on-42mbps-network-in-55-cities/.

        • Anonymous

          I’ll believe it when i see it…

      • Garrett

        Your comment isn’t very helpful. Tmobile has way more coverage of there 3.5G which is still fast. And their HSPA+ in Portland is just as fast as Verizon’s so called 4G is. (And who knows when we’ll see that)

        • Garrett

          their

  • Mrleokoopa

    COME ON MODESTO!!!

  • Gage006

    Where’s Oregon? Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Texokie60

    Look at that So Cal portion east of LA: empty/millions in population!

  • Anonymous

    Dang, just about all of Florida is opening up except for where I live!!!

    • Xdxdaustin

      You live in Florida. No complaining.

      • Anonymous

        lol, good point! :D

  • trumpet444

    and there’s not ONE damn city in Virginia. What the hell VZW?

    • Anonymous

      Clearly NC is the superior state. Look at all the 4G we’re getting or in line for here, it’s crazy. 

  • Pauly814

    Erie, PA awesome!!

  • Pauly814

    Erie, PA awesome!!

  • Anonymous

    SLC already has 4G, I assume this means they’ll be extending it?

    • Andrea

      Could mean they are including Provo/Orem/Ogden areas

      • Anonymous

        I REALLY hope so. And I hope that includes or bleeds in to South Jordan/Sandy.

      • http://profiles.google.com/bsfisher88 Ben Fisher

        SLC airport only has it as of now. 

    • Muddy B00ts

      Does all of SLC have it?  I live in Provo and I only get it when I’m within a mile or two of the airport.  I thought it was just an airport thing.  

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think so. I drove through SLC to get to the Saltair, and only got 4G for like 30-60 seconds.

        • Muddy B00ts

          Weird, I flew down to Texas a few times last month and I always had it in the SLC intl airport.  I could be remembering it wrong.  Because I definitely had it in Dallas.

    • http://twitter.com/expertontech expertontech

      I hope they get it up through Ogden because I live in between and want my 4g.