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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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  • 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.