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Verizon Turning on 4G LTE in New Cities Well Before July 21

The new batch of cities that were expected to receive 4G LTE coverage by July 21 are already starting to see some love.  Just this morning we’re hearing that Knoxville, Chattanooga, Charleston, and Raleigh are all live along with a variety of other locations that have been enjoying it for weeks – one being my home town of Portland.  We’ve seen Verizon do this in the past as cities become ready, so if you are in one of the new locations, be sure to toggle that 4G switch on your Thunderbolt, Charge or Revolution and let us know what you are seeing.

Cheers Jeff, Kristopher, Stu, Preston and Brian!

  • Davebrown2242

    How is this possible.  Austin, TX is the new tech capital of the US, no 4G here……………

  • Steve

    I’m in Winston Salem NC. Turned the LTE on on my Thunderbolt. Used the speedtest.net and according to it I’m getting between 15 and 18 Mbps down and about 5 up. Sweet.

  • Ieatcakemix

    4G has been live in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa since July 5th. Not supposed to go live until July 21.

  • djembeman

    I had 4G pop up at about 6am MDT. Colorado Springs, CO!!!! 7Mbps on Speedtest.net through Opera Browser (desktop mode).

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  • Aaron Beals

    Whoa, Kellex, did I really just see you say that Portland has/is going to get 4G here soon? This is some fantastic new! I’m sure all of us Oregonians who live in the Portland area are stoked, I know I am! 

    • OGDroiDGO

      I second that!

  • Tpa78mch

    Chattanooga is up and running, but no 4g inside of my workplace and i sit next to the window facing there tower…hmmm. Weird.

  • Tim242

    Where the hell is Little Rock’s 4G goodness? It was on the 1st half of this year’s list…and still not announced???

  • MikeMBau

    Colorado Springs on!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve had 4G near Worcester MA since the beginning of July and I’m not even on the list to be turned on.

  • Shaun Jon

    I noticed 4G is up in Milford MA and Marlborough MA last week. Didn’t have it before.

  • That’s not pentile!

  • Robdturner

    I have had 4G LTE in Ontario, Pomona, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, Fontana, Riverside since June 25th and Riverside was not even on the list yet.

  • First off: Is that picture from a pentile screen? ZING!

    Next: Mine and a lot of other Verizon people I know got fully disconnected and we had to re-activate to get in, that’s probably them setting up the towers here in Bradenton/Sarasota. Now all the Bionic (Or preferably the GS2 with 4G) has to do is come out and I can make use of it ><.

  • DolphinsSuck

    According to Verizon’s site, Sarasota should be getting 4g on Thursday. But as of right now, I still have 3g only.

  • Zeuse68

    Memphis 4G is up, if you are in Fred Smith backyard.

  • Anonymous

    The 4G picture makes my eyes hurt.  Just saying.

  • Hiway12

    wasn’t aware that the toggle had come to the TB. got the update, didn’t see it. still using Phone Info

  • Anonymous

    so springfield and boston are covered for ma. what about worcester? as a thunderbolt owner im a bit scared to see how my battery life will be affected. got 4g for a day in NYC and from 100% battery the whole thing lasted like 4 hours on standby.

  • I am in Huntsville, AL and i just lost complete service about an hour ago. Does this mean VZW is prepping 4G towers where I am at or is it something else?????

    • I’m with you.  Just read an article that said it’s unrelated to the 4G turn on.  Highly annoying though!

  • Lars

    4G has been live in parts of the Louisville metro area since two weeks before the Kentucky Derby.  Most all of the metro had it long before the target date of 21 July/

  • Gordol

    Any clue on when it’ll be in the NH Seacoast area?

  • Trombone Dixie

    Salt Lake City, Provo and Ogden were all suppose to get 4G coverage in the last batch. Does that mean the areas in between those three cities will see it as well? Those three cities are within 80 miles of one another.

  • Edge

    Colorado Springs has been off and on for a month while Vz tests the towers.  My wife’s Thunderbolt can’t wait for full activation!

    • Mikembau

      Yeah! Reppin’ the 80906 here!

  • ss2

    Northern New Jersey has had alot of expansion. I live in an area that they say is not covered, but it is now.

  • ss2

    Northern New Jersey has had alot of expansion. I live in an area that they say is not covered, but it is now.

  • Chris Cuffie

    4g in amherst MA and has been up for the last couple of days

  • Anonymous

    Summerfield NC also has coverage (suburb of greensboro)

  • Mrlawson11

    knoxville checjing in…it’s up! woot!

    • Mentalspaz

      Knoxville, seeing Tethered and non tethered speeds at 15down and 4 up

  • Mrlawson11

    knoxville checjing in…it’s up! woot!

  • Max

    i wish i had lte but im so fed up with verizon that i want to switch to sprint

  • Max

    i wish i had lte but im so fed up with verizon that i want to switch to sprint

  • Anonymous

    Greensboro NC is up!

  • Can’t wait until next month,when I can upgrade to an 4G device

  • Guest

    i want 4g in syracuse by the time school starts…

    • Warlike1919

      Hope it comes to our area sooner than that

  • Are we talking about Charleston SC?

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  • Anonymous

    I live in Olympia, WA, and I’ve been getting somewhat dependable 4G coverage since 3 days after they announced the new cities. I’ve chalked up the sometimes poor performance to this being a test phase that hasn’t officially launched. I’m hoping it improves after the 21st.

  • Guest

    Been enjoying 4G in Chino, CA for weeks now and it goes out to Rancho Cucumonga.

    • Lakerzz

      Can’t wait for Valencia (Ca.)!!!!

  • MFG

    I am 5 miles away from it in Northern NJ. I hope they expand the coverage there, soon!

  • Schuyler

    Albany, NY coverage has been off and on for weeks now.

  • Tiezane

    Confirmed live in Raleigh, NC

  • Anonymous

    On and off in Charleston

  • Robpsmith

    Colorado Springs here with up to 21.2 mbs down and 6.34 up

    • Mikembau

      yeah! 719 boi!

      • Robpsmith

        Yea 719 waiting now for some GB on the old Bolt

  • Anonymous

    From what I’m reading in the other post about it, Springfield, MA already has it up and running.  Mayyyybe it is time to drop the OG. Hmmmm

    • Anonymous

      Charge, TBolt, or wait for the Bionic….hmmm

  • niroc

    Scranton has been lit for almost 2 weeks now.

  • I saw 4g lite up yesterday when I was in Tulsa looked like most of the city was covered but some of the outlining areas were not lit up so they may be working on it.

  • I saw 4g lite up yesterday when I was in Tulsa looked like most of the city was covered but some of the outlining areas were not lit up so they may be working on it.

    • Illinipoke98

      Yip my girlfriend’s turned on yesterday. Was lit up from Owasso to glenpool. 25 down bout 4 up . Me and my OG were jealous.

  • Its LIVE in Colorado springs CO..

  • Smtxom

    Sigh….still no 4gees in Austin. WTF Verizon……Double U Tee Eff

  • Anonymous

    It’s live in Baton Rouge, LA!

  • DAN

    Can’t wait for Long Island NY coverage

    • 4g was lit up the whole time I was in Long Island NY.  I had 4g coverage in Garden city, to Long Beach and many other places.  All last week.

    • Hawaiihead

      … It’s live. Unless you live in a super-secluded area it should work.

      • Seanpaul Reyes

        Is most of long island lit up? When did they do it? I’m basically in the ,iddle of long island wondering if there’s 4g coverage

  • winston salem is up and running.

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully this is in preparation for some bionic goodness! Seriously moto….tell us something!

  • Anonymous

    They really need some better North Jersey coverage. If you’re more than 12 miles from NYC or Newark airport, you’re screwed.

    • funny… chatham/summit/morristown are fine.  move out of newark.  😉  love you, mean it.

      • Anonymous

        Not surprised at that area having it. Very close to the verizon in Basking Ridge. So, If youre more than 12 miles from NYC, Newark or Basking Ridge, you’re screwed.

        • yeah true that… i doubt they would leave their corp hq out of the 4g goodness…

          are you ber-co?

          • Anonymous

            Verona. If I drive a half mile down the road into Montclair there is 4g coverage.

          • Anonymous

            Do you currently have a 4G phone and testing it that way or are you just looking at Verizon’s 4G coverage map online?  Because I live in Cedar Grove right by you and according to the *current* 4G map I miss the 4G service by 1 mile.  But On Thursday the map should update to include ALL of Essex County.  I can’t see how we wouldn’t have 4G come the end of the week…

          • Anonymous

            Im going by experience. I have the thunderbolt.

    • funny… chatham/summit/morristown are fine.  move out of newark.  😉  love you, mean it.