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New Batch of Verizon Cities Will Get 4G LTE Service on August 18

Fresh off of the July 21 first launch of 28 new 4G LTE cities, Verizon is already announcing a new set that will go live on August 18.  We haven’t received an official list yet, but from a variety of sources, we’ve started compiling one below.  We’re hearing that the total number of cities will be 116 after the 18th, making this run of LTE rollout from Verizon pretty impressive.  

*We’ll do our best to add to the list as we see cities pop up.

New Cities:

  • Council Bluffs, IA
  • Ithaca, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Albany, NY
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Provo/Orem, UT
  • Salinas and Monterey, CA
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Omaha, NE
  • Altoona, PA
  • Johnstown, PA
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Frederick, MD

Expanding:

  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Rockland County, NY (Nyack, West Nyack, Orangeburg, Pearl River, & Spring Valley)
  • Metrowest, MA

Cheers Zack and Ben!

  • I’ve had my Bionic since a week after it came out on th market. And still no 4G LTE coverage, the closest is a hour drive away and the rest are two or more hours away. Wondering if I’ll see it before my contract ends.

  • Tom

    Richmond, VA – Just bought a Droid Bionic yesterday at the Mechanicsville, VA store. 4G – LTE is working and it is fast! The girl at the Verizon Store said it is only turned on this weekend for the NASCAR race and only in the vicinity of the track – which means the store and my home are 4G. It will be switched off after the race and the entire area is supposed to be turned on October 1, 2011. This is according to the Verizon employee who sold me the Droid. I have not seen the Richmond area on any release schedule, but 4G is definitely on in a limited area – perhaps a 10 mile or so bubble.

    Hopefully the October 1 date is good. It was a pleasant surprise.

  • Tom

    Richmond, VA – Just bought a Droid Bionic yesterday at the Mechanicsville, VA store. 4G – LTE is working and it is fast! The girl at the Verizon Store said it is only turned on this weekend for the NASCAR race and only in the vicinity of the track – which means the store and my home are 4G. It will be switched off after the race and the entire area is supposed to be turned on October 1, 2011. This is according to the Verizon employee who sold me the Droid. I have not seen the Richmond area on any release schedule, but 4G is definitely on in a limited area – perhaps a 10 mile or so bubble.

    Hopefully the October 1 date is good. It was a pleasant surprise.

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  • Kyle

    ON in Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

  • Matt

    Columbus, GA??  The biggest Verizon store in the state of Georgia is currently being built here and no sign of 4g yet.  Interesting….

  • Noreply

    I have it in the east end of Richmond Va

  • Anonymous

    -yawn- Glad I live in Houston. 

  • I know Delaware is a small state but come on…..one 4G tower will probably serve the whole state so whats the hold up? Put one up and not have to worry about a whole state.

  • Jac_white

    Still no love for Virginia. F Verizon…

  • Tito

    Rogers, Fayetteville, Bentonville, Ar are also getting 4G August 18th. Its turned up now and has been for over a week that Ive noticed.

  • How the hell does Omaha come before KC?  Are they just cranky because of the Sprint Headquarters thing?

  • Black00StangGT

    about time verizon good to see rockland county in there I have been waiting since I got my bolt lol

  • Anonymous

    Still No Buffalo?!? WTF?

  • VA was supposed to get it, but the state troopers kept pulling over the VZW trucks coming through the state for going 5 over. 😛 (bitter much? lol)

  • Brandon Smith

    Woo Frederick!

  • Anonymous

    Well damn brother, sorry to hear no 4g love yet…I knew Raleigh was up for it and I was happy about that. But I really didn’t expect Wake Forest to get it already! When I got home to the Forest today, I didn’t even bother to check…then I saw it later this evening and couldnt believe it.

  • pj

    I can’t say the same for every site they light up with 4g, but when they lit up Akron, Ohio, they lit up a huge section of Ohio. I live in a rural bfe about 20 miles from akron, and everything around us is lit in 4g. Are you guys not seeing this same pattern?

  • trumpet444

    Wow, thanks again Verizon. We Virginians apparently still stink or must have done something terrible to piss y’all off

    • Anonymous

      For real, it is getting kind of ridiculous.  This is why I don’t care too much about LTE, VA doesn’t have any and has none on the roadmap for the rest of the year.

  • Vacop81

    Yellow dots all over NC and SC.  Nothing in VA.  The markets in NC and SC are much smaller than Richmond and Virginia Beach areas.

  • Anonymous

    I live in what could possibly be considered the Provo/Orem area, but it’s actually Pleasant Grove, Utah. I wonder if they mean that it’s strictly limited to those 2 cities, or if it’s the whole valley. My TB is thirsty for some LTE!

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  • Muddy HUMMER

    I was in the Pigeon Forge TN area yesterday & I had 4G just about all the way up the interstate into Greene county. I also had it in Jefferson city & Morristown. The closest city on Verizon’s list is Knoxville

  • Odiej34

    I haven’t heard anything about Tucson, but I ran into an area on the northwest side of town last weekend that had 4G. It’s gone now but hopefully not far behind.

  • Smellygirl

    Green Bay (&Appleton) Wisconsin. We only won the superbowl last year, I think we deserve some 4g

  • Joe Nicholson

    yeah Omaha!

  • M

    of course they wont extend the LTE further to philly burbs but lets wire the ghetto and the hicks of pennsyltucky BTW Philly has some of the fastest LTE speeds ive seen yet guess they dont keep many LTE devices in the hood.

  • Rpattonny

    yay i get 4g on my birthday August 18th Ithaca, NY awesome

  • Tim242

    Where the hell is Little Rock? We were supposed to get it by June!

  • Anonymous

    Where the hell are the Virginia cities?

  • WT4gLTE

    I am in an area that hasn’t ever been mentioned and I notice today I have the 4g icon on my phone. Couldn’t take a pic and do a speed test fast enough.

  • Add Tuscon to the list.

  • Why aren’t there more area covered in NJ?  We’re not just New York City and Philadelphia, you know!

    • Warlike1919

      Cause its Jersey

    • You’re not?

    • Anonymous

      It’s a jersey thing

    • Anonymous

      It’s a jersey thing

  • hooray for Albany! =)

  • Raider24

    My little town of Soledad is getting it w000t!

  • Warlike1919

    I hope when syracuse gets  its 4g,, that the range will large enough to get to my  area in Auburn ny

  • Anonymous

    Yes~!!!!  Rockland county Oh Yeah!!!

  • No #4G #LTE love for #Chambana, #VZW? I’m sad 🙁

    • Anonymous

      For real!  I heard we are scheduled for Oct or Nov.  I’m hoping for sooner.

  • Prankm

    Huh. I know Sprint and their crappy a– service are headquartered here, but you’d think a big town like Kansas City would have gotten it by now.

  • Anonymous

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, GrabPenny.com

  • rich

    would love to see extended coverage in maryland….

  • Guest

    What the F**K is the point if they don’t have any decent LTE phones available to the consumers??? 

  • LTE to the HIGH COUNTRY

    Boone, NC is the biggest market in the state….big red must be run by a bunch of michigan grads….

    • will ashby

      most likely boone will receive 4g coverage from the one thats going to be in Johnson city. Signal may not be as strong as in Johnson city but I expect that it will still probably reach there

      • will ashby

        But yes as an boonie myself they must be run by a bunch of michigan grads. lol

  • Sonicmax2k2

    YESSSS!!!! SYRACUSE, NY FTW!

    • sockid

      yeaaaaa

  • 4g in Council Bluffs before KC?  WTF

  • 4g in Council Bluffs before KC?  WTF

  • Why is there no love for Virginia?  There is 1.7 million people in the Hampton Roads area!

  • I’m really holding out for some LTE love in Western Montana. 

  • Anonymous

    Why does VA not having anything at all! Come on VZW!

    • Espeaciallywestvirginia

      Because Virginia sucks ass.

      • I live in VA near the NC Border in Mecklenburg County and a couple weeks ago when I called VZW tech support for something the woman offered me a free upgrade on my 3G Mobile Broadband card to 4G and I asked her when my area would get it and she told me that only areas about to get 4G where getting the free 4G internet card offer

  • Man, I hope Des Moines gets it soon! Feels like all the major cities in IA are getting it except us!

  • Mikeanorman

    Still no 4G In downtown Knoxville TN

  • Iamgutwrench

    Add Memphis tn to the list per vznews on Twitter.

  • ricardo bonilla

    DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!! Where is Tucson?????

  • Fucco

    From what i was told the reason for no 4G in buffalo NY is there is a issue with interference with the canadian towers.  This is a minor issue and is being worked on.  No time schedule is in place but one obstacle that has to be addressed is the shutdown of the analog candaiden tv stations on august 31.  So maybe we will see something in the next batch in sept or october.

    • Anonymous

      That same explanation was given for why Detroit missed out on the initial LTE launch. But they’re got tons of coverage now, so I would take that with a grain of salt.

    • Bullet Tooth Tony

      Nope.  Ft Erie doesn’t shut down analog TV August 31st… only major cities do.  It isn’t an all-or-nothing approach like the US took.

      • junogoose

        a set of cable cutters should do the trick.

  • Guest

    Watkins Glen, NY has 4G according to their maps…trust me when I say that most of you in legit markets should be offended by this fact.

  • Bigsike

    Sweet! now if I only had a Droid bionic to test this out with :/

  • Cflores860

    ANYTHING FOR SALINAS

  • Tboltusernotincolumbus

    Let’s try this again for all of you OSU grads commenting LTE has been there already…EXPANDED COVERAGE in Columbus and Cincy.

    • Mike1825

      O-H-

      • Mkilar82

        I-O!

        • espger23

          O-H

          We-Cheat

      • Anonymous

        N-O.

    • Jfreder421

      You realize Kellex put Columbus under New Cities originally, right?

  • Anonymous

    No love for Buffalo 🙁

    • EC8CH

      I would have to imagine that Buffalo love would be dangerous 😛

      • Anonymous

        Buffalo love would be very dangerous… but love for Buffalo is just nice. Considering every major city around Buffalo… and some not so major cities around Buffalo, all have LTE and Buffalo Still doesn’t is rather BS… especially since the whole “NFL Cities” deal… No love for Buffalo.

      • JP8A

        Buffalove is the best kind. And don’t ‘chu forget it!!

  • Kregstrong

    Shreveport Louisiana maybe???

    • Anonymous

      Alexandria, Louisiana also

  • Bewara2009

    we still don’t have 4g here.. But on the list it says Ithaca, NY n that’s 30 min away from me..Is it possible we will get it too after the 18 of Aug….

    • Warlike1919

      thats what i am hoping.. since i am 35 from  from ithaca and 25 from syracuse

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if the 4G will reach to Buffalo.

    • Bullet Tooth Tony

      Never… Ft Erie doesn’t have to shut down their analog TV transmissions on Aug 31st…. only major Canadian cities do.  So Americans get screwed.  Go to the waterfront and throw rocks across the river… that’ll show em.

    • Bullet Tooth Tony

      Never… Ft Erie doesn’t have to shut down analog TV transmissions with the rest of Canada on Aug 31st… only major Canadian cities and provincial/territorial capitals have to.  So Americans get screwed.  Go to the waterfront and throw rocks at them across Niagara River… that’ll show em.

      • Anonymous

        VZW did the same here in Detroit /w Windsor, ON and the Canadian TV operator switched to digital and frequencies (they were going to do it anyways, they just accelerated it) allowing VZW LTE.

  • WTF Verizon.  Kansas City is a major market and still no plans for coverage.

    • Alex W.

      Remember when they said “NFL Cities”. 

      Guess the Chiefs are playing in the XFL.

    • jwhart

      I was in KC a few weeks ago. Actually had 4G service at times (ok – only when I was in my top floor hotel room). I didn’t have it anywhere else – just the room. But it was awesome!

  • Anonymous

    Council Bluffs, Iowa?  Do they just throw darts at a map or what?

  • keeevin

    haha 4g in shitty town altoona? is that a joke?

    • Anonymous

      I agree that is in the boonies out there always a dread when I go visit family out that way. Atleast now I’ll have 4g lol.

  • Where is Hagerstown!!  With Altoona and Johnstown getting coverage, i’ll be in a bubble that has no coverage but there areas around me will already have LTE….  i’m relying on Hagerstown’s coverage to fill that little bubble  Hopefully its on this list but its not announced yet

  • Lets get some more CT lovin verizon

  • Spencer9663

    I have to wonder this, what did Virginia do to piss Verizon off?

    • Cookiejazraz

      Can’t speed up DC.

      • Bullet Tooth Tony

        DC, and Northern Virginia, have had 4G since day 1…. I’d say DC was pretty fast…

        • Fightfire14

          Northern Va doesn’t mean simply 10 miles away from DC….

    • Joelseph

      Net Neutrality.  lol

    • Ryan

      i feel the same way man, seriously wtf!?

    • Anonymous

      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aPXP

    • Anonymous

      Don’t feel bad, I’m supposed to have 4G NOW in suburban Indianapolis but, I don’t. WTF for REAL. 

    • Cmorty72

      Verizon just doesn’t like states that call themselves “Commonwealth”, as well as making it illegal to have/use radar detectors.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like VA is left out in the cold again. Guess I should just give up hope of getting anything outside of NoVa before 2012.

  • guessdp

    STILL no fracking Austin, TX???? WTF?

    • Yeah it doesn’t make sense.  Austin is growing like crazy with a huge tech presence considering it has major companies like Dell, IBM, 3M, Cisco, AMD, Tyco, NCSoft, Blizzard Entertainment, Texas Instruments and even Facebook (coming) , Google, and Paypal, to name a few.  And if they want a huge college presence there’s UT and ACC.  We have a Formula 1 racetrack being built and a schlitterbahn that’s supposed to be twice the size of the current one that has been voted best water park for 10 years!

      They’re probably assuming they’ll be fine as long as they get it here before the next SXSW Interactive where they would catch hell by bloggers if they don’t.

      Sprint and AT&T made data service a priority in Austin, maybe VZ feels they don’t have a chance at a big enough market share to make it a priority.

  • I’m literally on the border of Lansing’s and Detroit/AnnArbor’s 4G coverage. I go to Brighton and I get full bars 4G LTE, I drive 5 minutes West and get full bars 4G LTE from Lansing. I JUST WANT IT IN MY OWN HOME!!

    • M

      I feel your pain i’m in the same boat i’m stuck between a LTE bubble and it sucks

  • Jfreder421

    Columbus has had LTE for awhile now

    • It says EXPANDED coverage for Columbus.  You know, more suburbs etc.

      • Jfreder421

        That’s because they have now fixed their previous error by placing Columbus in the “New Cities” category, smart guy.

  • Jason Purp

    My town just “missed” it if that makes any sense. It’s near so many places on this list.

  • Anonymous

    I’d really like to see Hamilton Co, IN on this list soon!

  • MFG

    Their northern NJ rollout last week was a joke.

  • Michael Fagan

    Woo hoo Omaha!!

  • Phil Austin

    come on Kalamazoo, MI….  you can do it.

  • Anonymous

    columbus ohio already had working LTE a few months ago

    • Does anyone understand the difference between “expanded coverage” and “new”?

      • it broadens the coverage of one tower

      • Anonymous

        When i wrote my comment it Columbus was listed under new so please try not to be condescending prior to looking things up or know the whole situation thanks.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    until I get a Bionic, I don’t care about this map

    • Heard it just got pushed back, have fun waiting

      • Blake Robinson

        cool story bro

        • wunderwaffe

          Koo koo

      • I heard from my brother who’s sleeping with this chick, who’s brother’s girlfriend’s cousin walked into a Verizon store yesterday heard it would be before the 18th.