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Wednesday Poll: Do You Live in a Verizon 4G LTE Market?

This morning, Verizon announced that as of tomorrow, 75% of the country will be covered by their 4G LTE network. That got us thinking, “What about the Droid Life community?” We have done maps of the community before, to see what areas you all reign from, but we haven’t ever asked if you get to take advantage of Big Red’s ultra-fast network. As this rollout continues to come close to 100% of the country, we thought we’d ask to see what percentage we sit at. So tell us, are you enjoying 4G LTE? If so, for how long?

Do You Live in a Verizon 4G LTE Market?

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  • Hector

    Getting 4G for the 1st time here in Simi valley today!

  • ENigmatic

    Still no 4G in Simi valley, California.

  • Deadeye

    I live in zip 01008 and work in 01085. No coverage in either

  • Nope, about 15mi out. Work is within LTE coverage though.

  • Schrodyr

    Is it really that lopsided, or do the 3g people just need a little more time to vote?

  • VZWBites

    I do but it seldomly works despite them saying I live in a good coverage area.

  • LTE signal in Virginia Beach sucks.

  • GawkerRedesignSucks

    Yes, and it’s the only reason I’m still with Verizon.

  • Stevo Jones

    I’m so ticked about this 4g LTE crap! I live in Simi Valley Ca. There is 4g literally all around us and they STILL haven’t seen fit to fill in this gap! 150,000 people don’t matter to them! HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT! It’s pathetic when towns of 5,000 in podunk idaho are getting 4g before me!

  • I had the first vzw 4g phone the thunderbolt I got on one day when they launched 4g in Boston which I believe was the first 4g city . Once u go true 4g ( not that hspa+ wimax BS) you never go back

  • S.Ober

    I do as of today the lite up Fairmont, MN finally

  • Harrisburg, Pa, as well as York, and Lancaster are all lit up, so 4G coverage issues have been almost non existent. Say what you will about their other practices, but you can’t deny they’ve done THIS right

  • Curtis

    I live in Apex, NC. When I first got my GNex I did not get 4G coverage at my house. About a month ago I started receiving full coverage.

  • raymond

    Dot have it yet but Lubbock Texas is getting tested already

  • zUFC

    Yes but can’t use it!!!! can’t take batt life with it on. this is my 4th LTE phone and have probably benefitted from it 4 times. Something has to change with battery life!!!!!!! I get every new super phone that comes out just for the batt life. Do you know how hard it was to give up my GNEX? But i had to for the S3. Batt life is ten times better but still not good enough. I use phone for work. On weekends it’s alright but during the week i can’t make it through day(with any phone i have owned of late)

    • I swear to got, I get worse battery life if I set my Nexus to CDMA only. When I had it on CDMA/LTE the other day, I got 14 hours of battery life with 1 hour 45 minutes of screentime in a horrible signal area. That’s a whole day. Now I’m trying CDMA-only and the battery life is worse o_O

  • Hothfox

    4G LTE came to Syracuse, NY about a month after I got my Thunderbolt. On that phone, I never really saw a significant difference in speeds on 3G versus 4G. I would get like 3Mbps on 3G and 5Mbps on 4G. Now my Galaxy Nexus gives me much better 4G speeds, though when it really comes down to it, I don’t notice the extra speed when I’m streaming.

    Parish, NY – the middle of nowhere – where my parent’s house is, still only has 3G. I doubt they’ll expand their LTE market all the way up there anytime soon.

  • Hemet, CA. Nope. We sit just outside the Riverside County coverage. It would make sense if there was a clump of cities just to the east of us and were just unluckily on the wrong side of the arbitrary line they drew. But all we have are mountains to the east. So it is like they decided the carpet doesn’t need to go all the way to the wall.

  • Raven

    Yesterday I didn’t, but today I do!

  • bReeze512

    I get 4G at my desk at work, but my co-worker 10 feet away only gets 3G. I lol at him a lot.

  • I voted Yes, but I don’t actually have 4G LTE at home. However, all of my neighbors within a stones throw of my house do. Seems there’s about a 1/4 mile radius dead zone all around me.

  • Adam Staggenborg

    Just got 4G here about two weeks ago here in central ks

  • Michael Cook

    No LTE here Mendocino County in NW CA, from VZ, ATT or USCC.

  • Bret Farris

    I’m getting tired of having to constantly fight with getting out of 3G though. I try to switch to airplane mode and back to get 4G back but, that doesn’t work half the time so I have to reboot the phone. And about a quarter of the time that doesn’t even work.

  • Frogskins

    I’ve had 4G since June of 2011. Central PA here

  • I don’t live in a 4G market, but I work full time in one.

  • Andrew Elliott

    I’ve had 4G ever since I got the Galaxy Nexus last November or December. Coverage here in Tallahassee,FL was kind of spotty until today (they just expanded) and now I have 4 bars pretty much everywhere I have been so far. Seems that since the S3 dropped on VZW my speeds have decreased by about half though.

  • NDSiouxFan

    I have 4G as of this morning!

  • Joshyz73

    I live in a market, but at my house I have “extended 4G coverage”, but I can’t get LTE in my house. Full coverage ends 3 streets from mine. I’m hoping that coverage expands soon for me.

  • Lucky Armpit

    Rocky Mount, NC here. I’ve had it for about a month now. Was getting antsy as all areas around me had it long before we did. Loving my 4G speed. I rarely turn Wifi on as I still get almost two days out of my Razr Maxx on 4G.

  • fauxshizzl

    I do and have full signal. But aside seeing really fast speedtest results you wouldnt know it. Youtube, Facebook, G+, and all other apps I use regularily still move at a snails pace. Aside the 3G symbol turning to 4G I have never noticed a difference.

  • eestubbs104

    I do live in a Verizon 4G LTE Market. When I purchased my HTC Thunderbolt close to 19 months ago, I could hardly ever connect with 4G, even though my area was considered to be a Verizon 4G LTE Market. It has taken close to 19 months before I was able to connect to 4G all the time. Before this past July 2012 (purchased my 4G Thunderbolt phone in November 2011) my connections to 4G were very spotted in my area. When I left my area and went into a neighboring state, wow… 4 G all the time.

  • goodbyebb

    Ha…I don’t even get 3G coverage at my house! I’m in a rural area (obviously) but there are plenty of Verizon customers in my neighborhood that would benefit from at least being able to make and receive phone calls at home.

  • Nemesis099

    I’m in a 4G area except when I’m in the office where I hardly get a signal at all if I’m at my desk.

    • Hothfox

      Our building must be made of some super dense stuff, because I have the same experience. I have great LTE service outside, but as soon as I come into my office it drops to 3G or a very weak 4G.

      • Nemesis099

        Your lucky I drop from near full 4G to 1x and sometimes nothing at all. In fact I have to take my phone out of my pocket and put it on my desk to get a signal. This drains the battery fairly quickly in fact until I got my Droid Razr Maxx I had to leave my phone plugged in or it would die during the day.

        • Hothfox

          Ah, that’s too bad. My calling signal is always good in the building, but my data on the 3G is very poor and gives me slow speeds inside, so I just connect to WiFi.

        • At my school, you could either be on a good side and get 30mbps average speeds on LTE or the cafeteria where the 3G is slower than 1x!

  • Started today!

  • ChuckG73

    Okay I live in Richmond, VA and they have said they have released LTE here and I do get 4g sometimes but I mostly live in 3g and low 4g state. I went out of town this past week to Corolla NC and my phone had full 4G LTE the entire week. That is what I consider living in a 4g LTE area.

  • ExVerizonCustomer

    I live in a Verizon LTE “market” (Northern Virginia outside DC) but had NO LTE (or any other G) signal at home and marginal signal elsewhere – after originally buying into the “Verizon is the best” mystique, I’m now no longer a Verizon customer (on T-Mobile and enjoying great GSM connectivity at home and work). Maybe somebody somewhere will stop repeating Verizon “market”ing and start focusing on real-world performance across their “markets”. Letting Verizon claim “market penetration” without reporting real-world performance across their entire “market” area just panders to the idea that they are really serving all of the current and potential customers within that area.

    • blackmagick20

      Would you like some cheese to go with that whine?

  • wickets

    monmouth NJ…..Like a lot of others, in an LTE area but I’m in a ‘dead’ spot with gnex….razr works great!

  • yarrellray

    Wow according to Verizon and it’s coverage maps I lived in a major Lte market but of course it’s weak ass signal never worked. Had to kick there butts to the curb. Enter Tmobile and it’s HSPA PLUS 42MPS network what a big difference they are to the Big bad red machine. Verizon is simply overrated and overpriced and people who are on Verizon are brain washed they remind me of apple iphone users misguided.. Verizon and it’s CDMA LTE NETWORK equals poor reception and dreadful signal strength they are pretty pitiful for all that money I use to pay for 2lines. I feel sorry for those folks on Verizon

  • MarkLTE

    Nope and at this rate, won’t

  • EatUrCrap

    I just got 4G like a week ago.

  • Done with ishit.

    Off topic, but I am due for an upgrade and I currently have an iphone4. Since there are so many android phones out there, what’s te best recommended one? I’ve heads food things about the galaxy s 3 and about te battery life on the droid razor Maxx. I’m done with apple, that’s the only certain thing I know. Please help.

    • Palko

      Personally i would go with the galaxy s3

    • blackmagick20

      There are PLENTY of forums for these kinds of things…not in the comments section of something COMPLETELY unrelated

  • Where I live, but not where I work. The daily switch while riding in the company van is infuriating. It’s not like I work in the boonies.

  • David Simmons

    I do! San Diego 4G speeds most of my day. Good for playing Shark Trivia, baby! Happy Shark Week to all!

  • mofoliar

    Chico, ca still no 4g they said august..so i hope soon..

  • Me2

    It’s getting closer. Just noticed today 4G signal in a nearby neighborhood that didn’t before.It then went in and out of 3G/4G the rest of the trip home. Of course switching radios on my Razr Maxx, even with the latest leak which helped some, but still takes 2 to 5 minutes to fully switch, with no data during that process. Rural area about 45 minutes out of Austin, TX

  • chris k

    as of tomorrow i will

  • Helen Read

    I’m also in the “Supposedly” category. There is 4G in my area, but zero bars in my house. I finally got a network extender from Verizon, which connects to my router and provides a cell signal throughout the house; it’s 3G only, but I’m on my home Wifi so that’s fine.

  • We were just lit up a couple of weeks ago. Mankato MN

  • Glen

    Traveled up I5 from Sacramento through sparsely populated towns, bypassing more heavily populated areas of Northern California.

  • sesars13

    Day one with the T-bolt in Akron, Ohio. Now in the G-Nex.

  • Chris Wilkey

    I’ve had a ridiculously strong signal ever since I got my Galaxy Nexus 8 months ago here is STL

  • Yes. They just flipped the switch on Monday afternoon. I live in Southern Idaho. Twin Falls areas. I drive a lot for work and I have noticed it in all surrounding areas, even places where I barely got 3G before.

  • Dill

    No love for Casper Wyoming

  • Meticode

    As of 4 days ago yes. La Crosse, Wisconsin got 4G while I was at work and i had no idea it was coming. I downloaded a 5MB app in like 2 seconds and I was like, “WTF?” Then I saw the 4G icon on my connection and was like “WTF?”

  • dquicknc

    Hamlet, North Carolina – NO 4GLTE!!! The closest area with 4G is 30 minutes away in Aberdeen, NC.

  • Rodys Gonzalez


  • closest is 67 miles away in Des Moines, IA. USCellular has it here but VZW doesn’t, WTF

  • Moeyknight

    Secondary question should be: If you answered YES, do you actually get a 4G signal? Cause I don’t. 🙁

  • I’m glad my city was on one of the original cites that got it! I honestly can’t use Verizon’s 3G service anymore because it drives me up the wall having to wait an extra 15-30 seconds for webpages to load! Not to mention when using Netflix of Youtube I have never, not even ONCE, had to stop and wait for the video to buffer even while watching in HD on my Rezound! Great job Verizon and keep up the good work so others can enjoy this speedy goodness!

  • SeanBello

    Unbelievable. 75% and I still don’t have it. 10 min away from me in friggin’ Plainfield CT has it. UGH.

  • Knlegend1

    Yes I live in one and to me 4G is overrated.

  • Sgtblack

    I bought a 4G phone thinking it would be coming quickly after all of Verizon’s boasting… a little over a year… still nothing in my area I get it everywhere else though.

  • WalkerNA

    Like many others, I voted ‘yes’ but it isn’t always reliable

  • ryan cassel

    No LTE here and I live less that 20 miles from Philly!

    • Moeyknight

      I’m about 30 miles away. I do get a 4G signal at the shopping center with the Verizon store.

      • ryan cassel

        Same here. But only at the store!

  • ScottM

    4G all day long in God’s country- Temecula CA

  • Feels real awesome to be in the minority with no 4G, but hey, you guys probably can’t say you live in one of the Top 10 Markets as far as Auto theft goes. WTF. There are markets smaller than mine that have 4G, but we get jack in Yakima, WA

  • Steve Lambert

    I am in a 4g LTE Market but I dont get it at my house because of where i live.

  • armeth

    yes but i dont have verizon service.

  • LionStone

    Had it by SFO since Thunderbolt…then I think it was later in the year had it in Wake Forest, NC. I was jazzed I was covered on both sides 🙂

  • achaff86

    Where I used to live I had it then I moved 2 miles away and only get 4G in my living room.

  • Naval Base Kitsap area (Bremerton, WA) is still in the dark.

  • Had it for about 2 weeks now in big old Castle Rock, WA

  • Zach Armstrong

    No 4G from Verizon here yet. But we do have AT&T fake 4G.

  • dustyballz

    I live in Fort Myers FL. Had LTE since September of 2011. Love it. Very fast.

  • TheDrunkenClam

    Had it when I lived in Columbus Ohio on my thunderbolt. St Patty’s day, first day. Now I have it on my GNex here in DC.

  • ryan formeck

    Yes I do, have had it for over a year now. We should do a poll though of “do you own a phone other then razr maxxx and leave 4g on consistantly”

    • TheDrunkenClam

      Huh? I have gnex with 4G on all day. When my battery dies, I replace it with one of my fully charged spares.

      • msnight04

        Same. My wifi connection at work is spotty as I walk around our campus. Luckily, there is a Verizon 4G tower about 100 yards away from my office. GNex remains on 4G all day, every day and a charged battery is used if needed.

      • tomn1ce

        Same here. 4G on all day on my G-Nexus with the help of a spare extended battery. I’ve been used to carrying a spare battery since my OG Droid days.

      • LionStone

        DROID Inc4 here, the days of swapping out batteries are over. 🙂

  • Jon

    Since day 1…Charlotte

  • Chris

    One of the first. Live in a Verizon Wireless 4G Legacy community … Philadelphia, Pa

    • EraserXIV

      Pshh, I was bathing in 4G before anyone could even buy a 4G phone. Boston!!

      • zUFC

        I’m in worcester and used to drive to Boston just to use it…haha. We have here now but not at my house (barely have 3G at my house but thats another story)

  • Day one with the Thunderbolt

  • danofiveo

    I’ve had it just shy of a year now. Happened around the same time that the Razr was released.

  • Jovi

    I do now bitches! My city is 90 miles from the newest edition but I got it.

    • Jovi

      addition. my excitement 🙁

  • paul_cus

    Chicago has LTE coverage, since spring of 2011.

  • not in the high desert sometimes i get it for like an hour then its gone but that was only for one day

  • Common Sense

    I voted yes, but where I live is right between lte/3g. As soon as I drive less than 2 miles I have a strong 4G signal.

  • duoexo

    For a month now. 40 Mbps down/ 24 up average at my home. The tower is actually near farmers work area and being close i get 64Mbps down/24up.

  • Jim Dandy

    NOLA stand up!!

  • I don’t even get 3g at my house. If I walk 50 ft away from my yard, I have 4g.

  • There should be a poll for “Do you live in a 3G area?” in which I would gloriously answer no

  • Guest

    Yep, the Twin Cities was one of the earlier areas to get it.

  • They just switched on 4G here in Battle Creek, Michigan today 🙂

  • Murphy

    Day 1.

  • Detonation

    For over a year now. And just the other day I hit a whopping 47 Mbps down / 20 Mbps up, though on average its usually 10-15 Mbps each

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    It’s taken a month for them to iron out the bugs, but now it’s working 90% of the time.

  • Silver Veloz

    No 4G LTE yet. Hopefully soon as I’m in Northern L.A. County. Frustrating that the LTE signal is only a couple miles away, but not as far as I live. And my Verizon signal is not very strong where I am. Luckily my home WiFi works well. Santa Clarita (Valencia), CA.

    • msnight04

      Really?! Valencia doesn’t have it? I’m in Riverside and most of the town has 4G LTE.

  • br_hermon

    Officially no I don’t, unofficially, yes I do. There’s been no press release or anything. Plus it’s sporadic. I’ve had for almost a month. Piqua, OH

  • Me

    I wish there was a “yes but no” option because mine changes depending on the wind…

    • michael arazan

      Seriously, what are the distances that a 4g tower covers? I live in St.Louis, a total of almost 1k sq. miles of the city and counties and 7 – 4g towers covering it all, not including 3g. I live 8 miles away from 2 different 4g towers and only get 2 bars, 108 dbm 41asu after the 4.0.4 update i now get 3-4 bars but still says avg 108 dbn and 41 asu. My wifi and 4g coverage at home are equal at about 12 down and 6 up according to speedtest app.
      Also today i saw ATT commercials saying they have the largest 4g coverage of the United States, larger than Verizon.

      • CopierITGuy

        at&t is like that guy in the gym who only works on his bench press. You’ve seen him. His chest is completely disproportional to the rest of his body. They’re trying to over-compensate for the rest of their lacking. Turns out when the guy stands up he’s only like 5’3″ and a buck-35 but, wow, look my pecs! at&t has always tried to claim they have the best network. Look at the map, people!

        • CopierITGuy

          BTW, I’ve been live LTE in the Fort Smith, Arkansas market since I got my T’Bolt. Verizon bought Alltel (which was based in Little Rock), so AR got the early love from Big Red.

      • Steve Faiella

        There’s 4G, and then there’s 4G LTE. Not the same thing…

    • In my house, my speeds are about 2mbps at the best on 4G, if I go to my friends house down the block, it suddenly becomes 8mbps down/2 up. Wtf is this? You would think signal has something to do with it but there isn’t much of a signal difference.

  • Rob

    Four months, give or take?

  • david

    I live in Murrieta, Ca and in my house I have 1bar of 1x service and 0 bars of 3g service. I use open signal and it says the closest tower is ~5 miles from house

    • msnight04

      Yeah, the service in that area is patchy. My college roommate grew up in Temecula. That whole area is in between markets (LA and San Diego) and service isn’t the greatest.

  • I have 4g in Phelps NY, not even a major township, kind of redneck actually, I have to drive to the next town over for groceries!

  • San Diego here. Verizon’s 4G LTE is very spotty out eastward towards the mountains and desert and beyond — but it hauls buns where I reside, work, and hang out. Although, I could be standing right under one of their towers and it never hits the maxed out 5 bars which is weird. I only ever get 4 bars which is more than plenty as it doesn’t effect speed anyway. I’m loving it all that much more too since I still have unlimited data — for the next 2 years anyway.

    I got on VZW’s 4G LTE for the first time when the Samsung Galaxy SIII was released after I preorderd. So — about a month.

  • Michael Schnider

    Right between Seattle, Wa and Portland, OR I love LTE, nice and fast. Actually switched from sprints very slow 3G network when I found out LTE was live here. Best cell phone company switch ever as far as coverage goes.

  • Baltimore has had 4GLTE since the days of the Thunderbolt last year. So over a year and a half we’ve enjoyed 4G goodness! 😉

    • I remember getting my Thunderbolt on launch day and being just blown away by the 4G speeds! So glad the sales rep persuaded me from an iPhone 4 to the Thunderbolt!

  • Droid_Junky

    Had 4G at home for a while now. Now have it from home and all the way to work which is about a 45 minute drive. Even in a building that coworkers cant get a single bar with ATT I have four bars all day long now!

  • Live in Ocala, FL and work in Gainesville, FL (both have it)

  • jaybar


    *Based on their coverage maps yes, but I have absolute crap service, I’m talking maybe 1 bar of 3g and 1x even pops up a lot. I’m literally right outside of Philadelphia, PA

    • achaff86

      I have that problem and i live in northwest ohio… It goes from 4g to 3g to 1x to roaming I called verizon and they are investigating it for me!

      • LionStone

        LTE ON/OFF app is your friend.

        • jaybar

          Yeah, it would be if I had solid 3G…

          • LionStone

            Yea I hear ya…one of the areas I work is in 1x, so I have to lock it in 1x when I’m there. But I found out that US Cellular has 3G in this particular area so I’m gonna get their Hotspot device and see how that works out.

  • Tim242

    It’s all over Arkansas! Map updates at 2am!

  • dqw

    Well according to Verizon all the closest towers to me have been upgraded to 4g lte with no planned further upgrades. Only get 3g at the house inside or out. Yet if you walk a quarter to half mile in any direction you get 3-4 bars consistently. I voted nodqw

    • dqw

      3-4 bars lte consistently **

  • As of 4pm! Battle Creek, MI got turned on a day early!

  • ozo012

    Just had mine turned on on Monday at my house. Had it 3 towns over but never expected to see it this year. 75% of my commute into NYC had it already but thankfully Verizon is getting around to covering more of Essex County in North Jersey other than the ghetto.

  • Does it count if I do, but my phone keeps dropping the 4G signal like so many others? Not sure how good 4G is, if so many ppl are dropping to ‘white’ or 3G constantly, like my Bionic does daily since May.

  • mog386

    There should be an option for “Supposedly”.

    They say my house is supposed to get LTE, but we don’t get a signal here.

    • quiklives

      Me too. They were supposed to have turned on our tower a few weeks ago, but I haven’t picked it up yet, and I live right in town.

      • *22899 – dial that.

        • quiklives

          I can pick it up when I go out of town just fine, that’s what doesn’t make sense. I just came back from Clearwater and had 4G all weekend there.

        • Debatable, but this is not recommended with 4g phones..

    • Emilio_Buttsextivez

      Same here in Reading, Pa.

      • I went through there yesterday and picked up signal.

        • I’m in Lebanon, PA and I got 4g everywhere I go in my area. Im also in Reading very often but 4g there is very spotty.

        • Emilio_Buttsextivez

          I should specify, around the city sometimes but at my house I get nothing. Spotty would describe it best.

  • AhsanS

    Bay Area baby!

    • LionStone

      You know it! 🙂

  • Levi Wilcox

    Been in one for so long I forget it’s not everywhere yet.

  • RichDuellman

    Not here yet. North central Wisconsin

  • sbcadguy

    I have had 4G at my place for about a month. I am in the San Bernardino, CA. I have noticed my phone sometimes has a hard time keeping the 4G connection. Don’t know if it’s still a lingering Droid Bionic bug or the crankiness of the 4G service here. Most of the time i’m on a wireless connection anyway at my home or office.

  • Sault ste marie mi…no 4g..even att has fauxg up here 🙁 oh and first!!

  • Greg Morgan

    I live in 4g, but the speeds are so low you’d never know it.. 🙁

    • Droidzilla

      I had speeds of about 6Mbps up until one of the RAZR updates; after that, it’s been 13-20Mbps.

      • Greg Morgan

        I live in Seattle. I work downtown and I’ve tested on a Bionic, Razr, Gnex and a Rezound and i’m always getting only 3-4 Mbps.

  • Pdiddy187

    Loving 4G since Dec. 15, 2011.

  • Brandon Sikes

    I officially live in one as of tomorrow, but we’ve had it now for about 2 months.

  • Since day 1 of the LTE launch of the Thunderbolt. (I know the mifi’s had it first but who actually owned one of those… seriously)

  • I live 10 miles from 4G. Hoping the announced Sioux Falls expansion fixes that but considering I haven’t even seen a sniff yet I am guessing that I will miss out again.

  • Crazydog

    Nope, and it burns mah britches!

  • chris125

    Currently am but once my contract is up may be with another carrier the way Verizon is screwing everything up with their new crap plans

    • Jim McClain

      I will be leaving when contract is up due to their updates taking forever

      • chris125

        That too. Unlocked gem once my contract is up

  • Needs more options like “Do you have a 4G phone but don’t live in a 4G area”. My commute to work would take about 30 minutes before I got anywhere near 4G.

    • Diablo81588

      You missed the point off the poll.

  • sssbbb

    Downtown baltimore and dc from day 1 (tbolt). DC suburbs in maryland was very steadily improving over the past year and is now mostly covered in the populated areas.