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Verizon Announces Another Batch of New 4G LTE Markets to Join the June 21 Party

Earlier this week, we helped spread word of an impending 4G LTE expansion by Verizon on June 21. The initially announced markets included towns in Indiana and Michigan, but we had heard from enough readers over the past weeks from other states to sort of expect there to be more. Sure enough, the list grew today to include most of Florida, eastern Oregon, Idaho, and parts of North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Big Red is moving so quickly at this point that it is almost impossible to keep up with. Like I said, we get emails on the daily from readers who are in markets across the country that were not previously announced or live, yet all of a sudden are. Props to VZW for puttin’ in work.

You can see the full list of newly announced sites here.

  • Sorry for the typos Swyping has taken it’s toll on me!

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    I would like to suggest a “condolence gift” for the customers in the last ten cities to get 4G. I’m looking forward to mine in Northwest Washington.

  • lfkiter

    Yes! Finally Panama City, FL!! my Rezound will be happy

    • darkone32408

      where did you see pc in there im in the same boat i will be happy to have it on my phone but im not seeing pc on that list as getting it

  • Jarred Sutherland

    I live in a little town called Amelia (Ohio) and have LTE on both sides of me within a mile of my house. It will be there eventually .. can’t wait because my 3G service is extremely slow.

  • Rutland, VT has 4G (and according to the local reps, will be in Barre and Montpelier, VT very soon, if not already) – I only mention this because they haven’t made a press release about it yet and these cities are also not on VZNs LTE coverage map. It’s amazing how quickly these towers are getting set up!

  • kniceguy

    once again still no charlottesville, va

    • bealtaine

      The fun part is, if you look at VZW’s coverage map, it shows that downtown Cville is lit up with solid 4G. That’s bunk, obviously.

  • bjcroteau

    They are still testing in Lynchburg at least I’ve seen it pop up about 4 to 5 times this week. Now I just need it to stay so I can enjoy it for longer then 30mins at a time. =p

  • sidney547

    why do i get the feeling Maine will be last?

  • GF1 Fanatic

    Do we really need 4G, or is this just Verizon’s greedy way of justifying eliminating unlimited plans? I always keep 4G off so my battery (GNexus) lasts all day. Netflix streams fine. I see no reason that I need 4G. What happens when the whole network is on 4G? Will I still be able to connect with 3G?

    • JoshGroff

      Yes, it will be a fallback for 4G, just like they keep edge around as a fallback for 3G. (plus, if they allow you the choice of toggling to save battery life, why wouldn’t they?)

  • LTE4G

    Cover those cities with 11,000 people http://www.city-data.com/city/Ontario-Oregon.html forget about the ones with 90,000+~

    • Gr8Ray

      Yeah seriously, Nyssa? They actually mentioned Nyssa in the release?

  • How dare at7t claim to have 4 in over 2000 more citys and towns than verzion!

    • Didn’t they simply just rename their 3G network to 4G? I saw my friend’s iPhone 4 the other day and it says 4G on the top bar and I know he didn’t jailbreak it and change it himself.

      • Jarred Sutherland

        They just renamed it, it is HSPA+ though .. if that matters.

  • Justin

    I see 4g as a battery drainer. Here in Pa i did a test, Razr had 4g vs my girls iphone. She and I both put in http://www.droid-life.com and hit go at the same time. THEY both took over 20 seconds to load fully. My razr finish just 2 seconds faster then her iphone. what a joke & a big scam.

    • JoshGroff

      ICS browser should boost the difference noticeably, also, droid-life wouldn’t be an accurate test as you’re loading minimal web content try testing YouTube buffering or sunspider benchmark.

    • JoshGroff

      Or, if you want to see a more accurate test, try toggling 4G vs 3G on the Razr and see the difference.

    • michael arazan

      toggling to 3g when not using the internet will save power and battery, you don’t need 4g for gps and maps/nav, and it takes 6 seconds for me to load droid life on stock browser with 12 mbps, gnex though

      • Yeah it takes me about 4 seconds to get full page done on Gnex, maybe it is those “better radios” Motorola uses. Sorry I just could not resist XD.

        P.S. Please don’t kill me for that

  • sporttster

    Keep hearing from our local VZW store that “it’s coming, it’s coming, it’s 3 months away.” This was a year ago. It’s east of us and west of us but not in the area. Yet T-Mobile has had high speed here for quite a while now. Where’s Verizon in Northern Indiana?!?

  • jedijesus95

    And Montana gets screwed again. Hey Verizon, Montana has more people then North Dakota or Wyoming yet they both have LTE cities.

  • Shawn Maloney

    I am in Metro Atlanta on the outskirts and the town over, couple miles away had 4G, but not at my house. This week 4G was extended in the area and now have it

    • I had the same happen to me a couple weeks ago up near Erie PA, was visiting my mom went to bed with no 4G and woke up with 4G

  • Radgatt

    Burlington, NC had 4G last week

    • droidify

      Yeah, I started seeing it on May 31st. Burlington is covered now from 85/40 all the way to the sticks.

      • ttubergen

        Speaking of the sticks; Morganton, NC also received 4g last week.

  • lmsjr2

    Jackson metro area went live last friday on 6.1.2012, but im not seeing the speed everyone speak of.

  • chrismcconkey

    Where is some love for NW Georgia.

  • Bedford, PA? Seriously?

    Light up Central PA, thanks:)

    • 1MPR0BUS

      South East PA would be nice. 4G in Philly 4G in Baltimore no 4G between.

  • michael

    There is no noticeable difference. 4g is a scam.

    • maratu


    • Champion1229

      you must be on AT&T’s fake 4g (HSPA+)!!!!!

    • Liderc

      lol, good try. I can browse 3-4 websites at a time on 4G, 3G can barely handle one.

      • 4G Stream HD youtube videos with no need to buffer ever, 3G can hardly handle non-HD

    • LiterofCola

      you’re an idiot

      • Chris Hollenbeck

        @LiterofCola:disqus I gave you one “like” for this post because of your awesome user name. Sorry for going off topic fellow forum folk.

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  • tgom222

    And this is why I can’t leave Verizon… They are the only carrier that has LTE coverage in my area and will be so until at least some time next year.

  • Desamation

    Still no Central Oregon love!!!! Still Jealous of you guys in Portland. ^_-

    • Gr8Ray

      Or Southern Oregon 🙁 WTF? No one even lives in Eastern Oregon, it’s all cattle and tumbleweeds!

  • Andy Roid

    I noticed 4G in my area of NE Ohio last Sunday then it dropped back to 3G. I assume they are testing and expect for Verizon to light up our area with 4G anytime now.

    • Ajkowal

      Where at if I may ask? Im in the Wooster area and I have 4G in Ashland, and I know last week I had 4G in Wooster. I called Verizon about it and they said that there was a network opened in Wooster. Surprising considering we arent anything special..

      • Andy Roid

        NE of Wooster. I was told in December that Wooster would have 4G in the first quarter of 2012 but that didn’t happen. I live in the country and sometimes its painful to use the internet with my phone.