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Verizon to Light Up a Few Northwest 4G LTE Markets on December 20

On December 20, Verizon is to light up a few new northwest 4G LTE markets here in Oregon and in Washington state. Currently, VZW sits at well over 400 4G LTE markets, with plenty more on the way as they intend to stretch their LTE over the entire 3G footprint by mid-2013.

At the rate they have been going, that shouldn’t be an issue.

Markets to go live on Dec. 20:

  • Klamath Falls, OR
  • Roseburg, OR
  • Sutherlin, OR
  • Kennewick, WA
  • Pasco, WA
  • Richland, WA
  • Port Angeles, WA
  • Sequim, WA
  • Port Townsend, WA

Hey, those towns are in our neck of the woods!

Via: Verizon

  • I live between Tri-Cities and Yakima both of which have LTE when is the Middle of that going to get lighten up?

  • jcrome

    Sequim here! Started a week or two ago. Getting stronger and more reliable! Can’t wait for it to be 100%!!!

  • Spider210

    Upstate NY could us some loving… SO close to canadian boarder and VT I think we have been forgotten…

    • caveat71

      The north country sure is getting forgotten…and 3G data is especially bad in Watertown with the high concentration of phones and few towers

      • Spider210

        Concentration isn’t the word, during peak hours our speeds go to 0.02mbps it takes forever for even say google to load. 300-500ms pings too.

        i feel so sorry for the people with the mobile broadband as they are paying for a so called high speed internet where dialup could be faster.

    • summit1986

      Plattsburgh needs 4G! I’ve heard they’ve been testing it on and off, but I have yet to notice.

  • David Faber

    Whoa, Port Townsend! Going home for Christmas is going to be a lot more mobile-friendly!

  • Frick yeah WA

  • SexciiP

    I’m so sick of Verizon. 4G has been around for years, and they haven’t even attempted to upgrade the towers in Scotland Neck, NC yet. I’m so gonna switch to US Cellular in 2014

    • blackmagick20

      Do you have any idea what the difference is between 4G and Verizon’s LTE?

      • SexciiP

        * Sarcastically says* Nooooooo sir. I’m to a-stupid to tell the difference 😀

  • Kurtis Tamez

    Yakima,WA should be on the list too! Already lit up 2 days ago, with speeds getting right yesterday. 🙂

  • 2001400ex

    My mom lives in port Townsend, so I finally get 4g there!!! Which I am going next week. But they are so unpopulated there, 3g was pretty good anyways.

  • sfarris

    YESSS!!!! Didn’t think Klamath would get it till hell froze over!!

  • pantsParty9

    I’ve had 4g in Pasco since thanksgiving. It’s been beautiful! Only getting about 5 to 7 mbps download speed, but I’ll take it!

  • president jax teller

    Hello, VoLTE !!!!!!!!! No more battery having to be drained by two separate radios.

    • BulletTooth_Tony

      Pssst… There is no VoLTE and won’t be for another year or so….

      • Crazydog

        And VoLTE uses a ton of battery, since, ya know, it’s using LTE.

    • summit1986

      There was a study a little while ago that showed VoLTE is a battery killer.

  • milanyc

    That’s 450 markets in total, right?

  • Max Ervin

    I live in southeastern Iowa, and noticed Monday night that I’m now picking up 4G here in town. It’s weird, because I haven’t heard anything about the coverage being extended down to here, and previously the closest I could pick it up was about 50 miles north of here.

  • blumoose

    Richland has been intermittently on for the last week or so (including right now).

    • i can get it in pasco and kennewick always goes back to 3g in Richland

  • Happy Birthday to ME!

  • Cheese

    Still no love for Great Falls, MT. Pretty sad when the rest of the (Montana) big towns have it and we are left wanting.

  • chris125

    Verizon doesn’t mess around. If only the other carriers expanded at even half this race it wouldn’t be such a one horse show.

  • Im still waiting for South Jersey to expand,,,

    • ben7337

      I’m still waiting for central western nj and north nj to expand. It was one tower every 2 weeks or so in september and october so they turned a few towers on, but it has stopped for at least the past month or so now.

      • Im less then 20 minutes from philly..its really annoying because if i drive two miles in any direction I get 4g

  • Greg Morgan

    Awesome, that’s all near me. Still leaving VZW when my contracts up though. Speeds in downtown Seattle are terrible.

    • chris125

      you have to wait until 5g for your speeds to pick up, they are so far ahead they no longer care about 4g /s

    • nightscout13

      My speeds have slowed WAY down…. But there are some hot spots that have really good speeds, see photo. But early 2011 I was getting upwards of 50Mbps in the same area. Now that the network is saturated, speeds are slowing down.

      • Tim242

        I don’t get all of this talk of 4G network saturation. Only 11 million of Verizon’s 113 million customers are using it.

        • nightscout13

          Those 11 Million must be bottle necked then. Cause my speeds have slowed down at least 50% over the past 15 months.

          • Tim242

            The network isn’t designed to sustain 50 Mbps. They guarantee 5-12. I still get 20-40. Anything over their guarantee of 5-12 is just fluff anyway.

          • nightscout13

            I’m just stating the facts regarding my experience. 5-12 is what everyone used to get with 3G.

          • chris125

            not on verizon they didn’t get speeds like that on 3g…..

          • nightscout13

            True. I was gonna elaborate, but got distracted here at work…
            Everyone but Verizon used to get those speeds on 3G.

          • Tim242

            Ummm no. Verizon’s 3G is EVDO rev. A. It has a max of 2.7 Mbps. Real world speeds are 600 Kbps-2 Mbps. You obviously have no clue what you are talking about.

          • nightscout13

            Don’t try to school me on theoretical speeds. Just cause the technology was capable of those speeds, doesn’t mean Verizon was capable of delivering them. I remember my speedtest results with Verizon 3G. You obviously don’t.

          • Tim242

            Your 3G speed tests never reached 5-12 Mbps. EVDO rev A has a max possible speed of 2.7.

          • nightscout13

            I have not said my 3G speeds were 5-12Mbps. My Verizon 3G speeds were 0.3Mbps average. I said that all other 3G networks got good speeds. Such as HSPA, and GSM.

          • Tim242

            HSPA was max of 3.1, real world 2. HSPA 7.2 got real world speeds of 3. HSPA 14.4 got real world of 4-5. HSPA+ 21 gets real world of 4-8. HSPA+ 42 (T-Mobile only) gets real world speeds of 7-13…if you are right next to a tower. Don’t even get me started on latency. LTE blows all of HSPA+ speeds out of the water.

          • nightscout13

            Capt. Obvious over here…..

          • BulletTooth_Tony

            HSPA is 14 Mbps… HSPA+ is 21… HSDPA is 7.2… UMTS was 3 something…. And all deliver way more than you have listed… And latency is great.

          • Tim242

            All of what you listed are theoretical speeds. Data speeds never reach anywhere near that. LTE has a max of 75. 56 is the highest I have seen. My speeds listed are correct.

          • BulletTooth_Tony

            I never said they weren’t theoretical… I said they deliver more than you gave credit for. As in consistent 10/2 speeds on HSPA 14 here, in my neck of the woods… which clocks in at the same speed as VZW LTE in this area.

          • Tim242
          • nightscout13

            Thanks for that, but I was referring to the results page, like the one i posted. That way it is visible if the test was WIFI or LTE. Just cause you have LTE turned on during the screenshot, does not mean LTE was tested.

          • Tim242

            Haha OK. Here ya go. http://db.tt/Id1JorJt

          • nightscout13

            Thanks 😀

          • Tim242

            Here is a speed test for you. http://db.tt/PS28dfle

          • nightscout13

            Can you do a series of tests back to back to see some consistency?

  • Captain_Doug


    • The Tri-cities has had 4g for close to a month now. Both my Gnex and wifes S3.

      • Captain_Doug

        Nice. I’m away at college so I’m not super up on things there. Good to know though. Speeds decent?

        • when ever im up there i do speed test and usually get 20 mb down and like 6 upload

          • Captain_Doug

            Good enough for me. =D