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Reminder: Verizon Lights Up 14 New 4G LTE Markets Tomorrow, Expands in 4 Others

Verizon pinged our inbox to remind us that they will flip the switch to 14 new 4G LTE markets tomorrow, bringing their total to 179. They will also expand in 4 others. In less than a year, Big Red will cover 186 million customers and are well on their way to covering the entire country by the end of 2013.

New Markets:

  • Little Rock, Ark.
  • Savannah, Ga.
  • Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa
  • Lexington, Ky.
  • Starkville, Miss.
  • Kansas City and Springfield/Branson, Mo.
  • Lincoln, Neb.
  • Orange County, N.Y.
  • Greater Providence, R.I.
  • Rapid City, S.D.
  • Roanoke, Va.
  • Appleton/Oshkosh, Wis.

Expanding in:

  • Louisville, Ky.
  • Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
  • Pittsburgh, Pa.

Also as our inbox has indicated over the last few weeks, many of you are seeing live LTE in these markets already, but feel free to let us know in the comments if you are live.

  • mike

    Will we ever see 4g in Montana 🙁

  • expand in the idaho area of where their is currently 4g services

  • Anonymous

    I’m assuming its probably do to the update, but my Thunderbolt has been running hot all day and there has been no 4g, battery is pretty much drained. Pittsburgh area, anyone else experiencing this?

  • Anonymous


  • Hodgewdm

    Last night I got a19.52 mbps download and a11.54 upload..

  • Hodgewdm

    And we are live in Des Moines Iowa!!

    • justin

      was just about to post that beat me to it 

    • Hodgewdm

      Got a 9.32 mbps download and 3.32mbps upload…having some issues maintaining the signal though…

      • Hodgewdm

        last post just got 11.52mbps download and 7.86 up!!!  awesome!!!

      • justin

        really im not having any signal issues

      • julian pugh

        Getting over 16-23 mbps down, 3.5+mbps up here in Des Moines area on my Bionic. Woohoo!

  • For Little Rock’s launch: Only Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Maumelle, Conway, and Morrilton will be included. What the heck?! I figured my hometown would be excluded, but no Benton or Bryant? What a letdown. 🙁

  • Littleblackfoot007

    Are they ever gonna get 4g in montana, ugh

  • Still no Myrtle Beach area LTE Lovin, =(

  • johnediii

    They turned the expansion on in Grand Rapids, MI last Friday.  Never got 4G at my apartment since I got my Bionic in September.  Got home from work Friday and looked at my phone, saw the little 4G.  

  • Brando21

    I can confirm Lexington Ky. Using it right now.

  • They got LA (Expanded) and Santa Barbara.  How about the little valley of Ventura County in between the two?    

    • Riskythinksblue

      I’m in simi about 5 miles out of range….it sucks having it so close, yet so far

  • Davey3275

    4G is already is and running today in providence. 

  • This post makes me happy 😀 Now.. Just need a Nexus to appear in my hands.

  • Stephen D

    Expanding in: Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Yay. Coverage here is pretty good, but it could be better. Perfect timing for the Galaxy Nexus. 

  • kurupted

    Data still down/1x here, St. Cloud, MN

    • wpsantennas

      Finally came back in Roch about 4PM or so. Prior to that, 1X was only up maybe half the time.

  • minuett

    Maine soon, please?  My Bionic is chomping at the bit.

  • Tyler

    Super pumped for this update, can’t wait to get my Gnex now more than ever!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Up a day early in Lexington!

  • Jordan

    I have gotten 4G LTE in Youngstown, OH Monday and yesterday. Its scheduled to be here by Dec. 15th glad to see they are testing… (btw it’s quick!)

  • Anonymous

    Maybe if they add more the one I have will finally work. So far, 4g is non existent on my Bionic smartphone. I am afraid this may be a very weak network.


  • Aries1816

    LTE has been live in Kansas City for a little more than a week.

  • Heavymetal1970

    Still waiting for Rochester, MN—come on already, Mayo hospital alone is a mini city!!!!!

  • Delawarehunter

    I work in Dover, Delaware and I have been seeing 4g on and off for the past week for a couple of hours a day.  Must be testing it out in the area getting ready to expand here.

    • Jim

      I saw it on in Dover today too. Super fast! Is it here to stay?

  • Daveywoodard

    I am 15 minutes from 4G coverage. (Wisconsin Dells) that is the big tease.

  • Usmitcboy

    Mississippi 4G BABY!!!!

  • Oshkosh area in Wisconsin has been live since November 9th 🙂

    • Justin

      Oshkosh, WI has been live since November 4th at 3am 🙂

  • chris

    again nothing for central/south jersey
    i think the cut off is bordentown/lawrenceville

  • Mullethunter324

    4G went live in Appleton about two weeks ago, just in time for my Xoom to come back with a new 4G sim.

  • Why does Verizon hate New Jersey?

  • Twitter: AlwaysAndroid

    Verizon must not know where Des Moines is because that star on the map is WAY off lol. Hopefully they put the towers in the right place…

  • wpsantennas

    According to the local Verizon store on Monday, Rochester, MN is slated to go live 12/15. I saw my Rezound go LTE a little bit this AM.

  • Rich

    They have DC, Frederick and Hagerstown… where the crap is the rest of Maryland with the 4g lte… its not like Maryland is a big state…

    • Most of MD is covered. The important bits anyways 😛

    • Earleepa

      You’re right, Maryland isn’t a big state in square miles but look how far it reaches foment east to west.

      • Earleepa


  • Jvrcb17

    Finally in Savannah!!!!!!!! aaaahhh!!

  • Dominick DeVito

    Verizon’s G-Nex Accessories page is up! But not much to see,  🙁


    • Anonymous

      Funny how the first accessory is a power pack…built by Motorola.

      • Dominick DeVito


  • Dominick DeVito

    Grand Rapids, MI – I spent a month there one night

  • I need G NEX Now come on Big RED.

  • Dominick DeVito

    Orange County, NY holla!!

  • i am 100% convinced it will never come to bloomsburg, pa.

    • Anonymous

      That’s because bloom sucks hahaha plus it is in the middle of nowhere.

      • Dominick DeVito

        If Orange County, NY is getting it – trust me, you’ll get it. I live in a town called Wawayanda.

        • Anonymous

          I’m curious to see if places like that, or Otisville, and even Warwick actually get it…Something tells me OCNY will turn out to really be Monroe to Newburgh (Thruway corridor) and Monroe to Middletown (17/86 corridor)

          • Dominick DeVito

            yeah it’s definitely a blanket statement to say ‘Orange County’ .I’m curious as well. A Verizon spokesperson in Poughkeepsie (or somewhere near there) originally told me the entire Hudson Valley was getting it in one shot, but wouldn’t be for a couple of years (this was back in the spring).

          • Anonymous

            I originally heard something similar slated for Q2 2012…guess we’ll see. It is perplexing as outside of Newburgh Verizon basically owns little fiber, obviously needed for LTE, and many of the towers are more than a PITA to get to (like Schunemunk). Would have figured there’s easier rollouts elsewhere, but no complaints from me for when I’m up. Just in time for the return of the train.

            I can guarantee 2 places that will have it. Woodbury Commons, cause gawd forbid the city shoppers don’t have something, and KJ…cause…well…they get everything somewhow anyway…lol. 

          • Mjs1124

            I live in Fishkill NY right across the hudson river from Newburgh and about 2 weeks ago we had 4G for a day I figured it was a test. I got around 15 down and 5 up at the time. This may cover a good chunk of the hudson valley when it goes on tomorrow. Actually right now data is down I only have 1x so maybe it is coming today. 

          • Anonymous

            Fishkill/Beacon and lower Duchess wouldn’t surprise me at all. Pretty sure there’s a tower up on the Mt. Beacon antenna farm along side WSPK/K104, Orange County 911, the TV station and others that would cover more than just OC.

          • Wdtvkiller

            I was at Walmart and Sams club in Fishkill and 4G LTE was on about 6000 down forgot what up was.
            I drove through Merrick and had it there also and part of 52. Soon as i cut over to Hopewelll Junction down to 3G. The Hopewell Junction town got some black out going on i am sure

      • Josiah_bennett2000

        Haha you think Bloom is in the middle of nowhere try Bradford, Pa

    • Tyler

      If you have 3G then you will have 4G just maybe you’ll be last to get it in 2013 but you’ll still get it. 🙂

      • LionStone

        Yea thats good, but one of the areas I work is 1x and I just hope to one day get 3G there! Just have to be patient with sending data and you can’t stream video but you can watch short videos if your patient to buffer it out…oh, i can stream Pandora still so thats cool…its a big difference in speed from the 3/4 of the rest of my time is 4G.

  • Anonymous

    Providence WOW HOO!!!!

  • Duluke

    MINNESOTA – I also recently read that St. Cloud, DULUTH, Rochester, Austin and Albert Lea will be getting lit up December 15th!

    • kurupted

      My 3g in st. cloud dropped like a rock, havent been able to get any data since this morning.

      • wpsantennas

        Same thing here in Rochester, MN. Unfortunately, it happened while I was temp rooting my Rezound and, nervous that I had screwed something up, I hard reset the phone. Damn! I did see LTE indicate for a couple of minutes but mostly it has been 1X at best today.

        • kurupted

          all of my buds with 4g phones are in 1x at best

  • Narbz

    there is no point for the 4G LTE since I am still dont have a 4G phone  the “Nexus” =


      because the world should revolve around Narbz


    i like how phandroid gets more detailed news about this out then life-droid (look at the logo) posts it 20 min later

    • Anonymous

      Oh my one site beats another by a whole 20 minutes on posting news. End of the world I tell ya.

  • Tbssawd07

    Still nothing new in new jersey are you kidding me?!!  I really HATE verizon!

    • Anonymous

      New Jersey isn’t really America

    • No LTE fist pumping.

      • Anonymous



      you “HATE” them, yet they are still your service provider.

    • Cwpit81

      We have it in basking ridge ni

    • Peoplearestupid

      im pretty sure all of north jersey down to new brunswick has it…

  • Anonymous

    when is long island new york getting 4G? stupid verizon.

  • Anonymous

    Bring on the quad cores and new lithium batteries!!! Giddee up!! 


      wait, i thought we were all waiting for the galaxy nexus???

      • Anonymous


        • TROLOLOL

          so which next delayed release phone are we waiting for now?

          • Anonymous

            The Nexus Commander Data. First phone to come standard with fractal encryption.

          • Anonymous

            That would be a moto phone to come encrypted.

          • Anonymous

            haha, I didn’t even think of it in a bootloader way, just personal security (it is a Nexus afterall :p)

          • The Galaxy Nexus S2 Epic 4G LTE Advanced Plus….duh

          • djembeman

            Droid 4 is what I’m waiting for.

  • Anonymous

    How about they ping your inbox with a Nexus release date, huh?



  • Hodgewdm

    Live in the Des Moines area and have had my Bionic for about a month waiting patiently for 4G…Thought they might have turned it on early but looks like tomorrow it is…


      ah, so you’re the guy who opens up his 4G phone from a wooden box in a barn on a stormy night out in the middle of bumfuck iowa

      • I think you have Iowa twisted my friend.  Des Moines is far from bumfuck – it’s a booming metropolis.  

  • Expanded coverage in the twin cities just in time for the Nexus.  Good year for me.


      sympathy because the vikings stink

      • I’ll take the sympathy – I’m loving my 4G and hoping the ‘queens move to LA

        • Tylerscochran

          Seeya Zigi.

          Any idea, geographically speaking, how far the expansion was?  I live south of the cities, just wondering how far north I now need to drive to pick up some 4G 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Definitely not live yet in Lexington ky. Pretty excited though. Its been a long time coming.

  • Waynelloyd72

    They must of just flipped the switch in Providence, RI. I now have 4G LTE!!!!


      happy dance!

  • Glad Savannah, wish they’d reach up to Georgia Southern University where they have OVER SOLD the bandwidth and provide Awful service. But guess that would make too much sense 🙂

  • Anonymous