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Verizon Expands 4G LTE Reach in Bellevue, Ohio

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Not much news has come from Verizon in regards to the growth of its 4G LTE network since reaching its 500+ market count. But today, folks out in Bellevue, Ohio should be seeing a bit more coverage starting right now. 

Big Red has expanded the network around U.S. 20 and State Route 4, spanning north to County Road 15, south to State Route 547, east to County Road 40/Sandhill Road and west to State Route 269. For Bellevue residents, that’s a pretty good chunk of area.

What are your thoughts on the quality of Verizon’s LTE network lately? Are we still seeing major congestion or has that passed? Feel free to throw opinions down below.

Via: PRNewswire

  • djenks24

    LOL, I grew up in Bellevue, this is a very rural area

  • Thomas Schlotterer

    YAY, Finally I live just south of Bellevue!

  • zmancbr

    Now if only Verizon could give us actual 4G Speeds on their “4G network”. I’m lucky if I can pull 1M-3M and that’s if the network is even working…

  • Ryan

    I live near Bellevue. Coverage is great there. Sandusky all the way to Cleveland has good coverage

  • schoat333

    I live in Ohio and have no idea where Bellevue is. lol

    • Trevor

      I thought the exact same thing when I read this.

  • Maximus

    For those of you complaining that 3-4Mbps downstream is SLOW on LTE, you are idiots. That is DSL speed that people successfully play World of Warcraft on…that is NOT slow. That is nearly instant data transfer. What is wrong with you? You truculent children! Just because you don’t meet the highest of your potential doesn’t mean you’re not doing well….

    • Tim242

      I agree with the premise of what you are saying. However, there is one thing you aren’t considering. When LTE speeds get that “low” there’s a reason. That same reason causes extremely high latency. That causes a painfully slow experience

    • Big_EZ

      I have an extremely frustrating time using dsl for online games. I get 6-10 mbps which isn’t bad but dsl has horrible latency. The cable I had before had 50-75% lower latency.

  • Drew Clouse

    HELLLLL YEA. I might be the only one on this site that benefits from this!

  • burkett375

    I’m from Fremont, the next town over!

  • dawn m. armfield

    On extended service in Western Maryland. I called Verizon last night to lodge a complaint so I can get out of my contract, and even they were amazed at the dearth of towers in my areas (the closest one is 12 miles away, in Pennsylvania). Most of the time I get 1X, but even that is iffy.

    • Scott

      I was in the Deep Creek area last year and was shocked at how bad the reception was.

      • dawn m. armfield

        Yeah, most of this area is really bad. I’m in Frostburg, which is a college town, and you’d think we’d have access. No go.

  • Trevor

    I have a Nexus 4 on AT&T Prepaid and a GS4 on Verizon. My Nexus 4 was consistently getting faster download speeds on HSPA+ than my GS4 was on LTE. Granted this was a handful of tests on one night, but I have definitely noticed Verizon’s LTE network getting waaay bogged down.

    • Tim242

      Download speed is only 25% of your experience. Latency is the other 75%, LTE even when bogged down, has a much lower latency than HSPA+.

      • Trevor

        I had faster ping with HSPA+ for every single test I ran that evening…

  • pball_inuyasha

    Wow and I though hearing about Cleavland/Toledo/Cincinnati roll outs was pretty close to home. This is quite a bit closer, though we already 4g covering most of my town already.

  • Jim Trayer

    Maybe speeds will improve for you as all of us leave Verizon. I hope so.

  • enigmaco

    verizon coverage in ohio sucks

    • enigmaco

      lol and it begins

  • TC Infantino

    So far in the Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg, PA areas I am getting good speeds. It drops down to 3G halfway between Carlisle and Mechanicsburg though. I hope VZ puts up one or two more towers in that area to cover the not quite dead zone there.

  • rthvk

    So much congestion… LTE is like 5/5 maximum now 🙁

  • Moto X

    Once Verizon gets cell service to Green Bank West Virginia, than it should be amazing :p


    • Ray Gray

      i hope your joking the population is 143 i have more Google + friends then your entire town

      • Ej McCarty

        Calm down ray gay. Idk what’s sadder. You bragging about how many Google plus friends you have or your sorry as hair/facial hair situation.

        • Ray Gray

          Clearly a joke I don’t use Google +

      • Not That Drunk

        The joke was that the area falls within this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_National_Radio_Quiet_Zone

        • Ray Gray

          Ah ha I never knew that I always wondered why service always sucked so bad while riding threw W. Virgina now I know why thanks

  • bkosh84

    Hey that’s close to where my parents live!

  • Lakerfan

    Eastvale, CA getting terrible speeds on LTE…3-4 mbps. Getting decent speeds of 20 mbps in Riverside though…

  • Jim Trayer

    Have nexus 5, will travel! Verizon has the best network except everyone is leaving. T-mobile is twice as fast as Verizon LTE in Santa Clara, CA

    • Blue Sun

      In the San Jose area my N5 coverage & speed has not been an issue with AT&T. I have no regrets about closing my Verizon account earlier this week.

  • kselby

    Just talk about other networks expanding their coverage now please Droid-life. With all of these people leaving Verizon for the Nexus 5. 😉

    • We always do! Whenever T-Mo, AT&T, and Sprint post news on expansion, we’re on it. 🙂

      • Carlton Crasher

        probably talk about verizon because they are the best in coverage and are constantly expanding…Those naysayers who say verizon sucks and is overpriced and I”M GOING to T-Mobile/AT&T/etc…congratulations you live an area those company deemed good enough to give LTE, and because fewer people are on those networks you will always have blazing fast speeds, Verizon never said you would get 30+mbps 8-12 if i recall…they didn’t lie…Those of us who live in smaller cities don’t have the luxury of paying cheap bills why? because the other companies suck with their coverage making them INFERIOR. I along with many others will pay to have LTE, and that is what makes Verizon a godsend to me…because they believe every place they have 3G should have 4G LTE asap…I changed my mind a few times and now have a nexus 5 on AT&T and ported my Verizon Wireless number to them for easy calls/sms/mms, etc….However i still have my contract with Verizon because they perfectly understood my position so i still have LTE tethered from my 7000Mah Zerolemon S3…don’t even know i’m carrying it around but i have to…because i have a nexus 5, and noone else offers a decent network in my area…because they. are. inferior…You get what you pay for when you’re not in a big city.

        • ki11ak3nn

          ^^^^THIS^^^^ So much. I agree with you 100%. And I feel as though AT&T is catching up quick with coverage, but my reason I’m with Verizon is like what @Ej McCarty said earlier “Let me know about your speeds once you step into a building with t mo”. T-Mo and AT&T inside buildings is so terrible. I hate seeing my co-workers have to go outside or stand next to a window to make a call. It shouldn’t have to be that way. So for now Verizon can take my money, and I just hope that VoLTE lives up to the hype so I can get the next Nexus.

          • Carlton Crasher

            i agree with your statement about AT&T catching up…problem is i talked to a rep when i got my nexus 5….she said “i can see your more knowledgeable than most, to be honest we just got 3g here less than a year ago i wouldn’t hold my breath on LTE anytime within the next year or two…

          • enigmaco

            I am in Columbus and I have been told by verizon reps tell me they won’t compete with at&t here. And I have not had problems with at&t with calls. Did some testing with the nexus 4 I had and did not run into issues. I also had problems with verizon in some buildings to. Thing is verizon is becoming a monopoly, the bigger they get the worse it becomes for consumers.

          • Carlton Crasher

            Columbus, IN or Columbus OH? and i haven’t had any problems so far with AT&T coverage wise in my area for Calls/SMS/MMS based stuff but primarily data is where all other companies fall short..

        • zmancbr

          HA I would cut of my ear to get 8-10…I’m lucky if I can even get on 4G in Metro Denver and when I do I typically only get 1-3 for speeds. If I’m SUPER lucky I will travel to a place in Denver that gets 8-10, but that is exceedingly RARE.

  • Pedro

    “What are your thoughts on the quality of Verizon’s LTE network lately?”

    Beats me.
    VZW prices and policies drove me to T-Mobile last January.

    • Michael Hammond

      You get what you pay for.

  • Bigsike

    Congestion would be a major understatement especially here in Ohio. I can drive 20 miles either direction of Cleveland and hit a major dead zone every time. Other than that back when I got my Galaxy Nexus I was getting 35 Mb as of now and months prior I’m getting between 5 and 11 Mb. It is exactly this as to why Tmobile has suddenly become a very viable option.

    • enigmaco

      Yeah I’m in ohio to at&t and t-mobile data speeds are much better than verizons and cheaper.

      • Ej McCarty

        Let me know about your speeds once you step into a building with t mo

        • enigmaco

          Not as bad as it was, and it beats dealing with verizon think that’s priceless right there.

        • Timothy Sternig

          Almost every building you go into has WiFi and with T Mobile you can get your texts and calls over WiFi so really that solves that problem whenever it occurs.

          However, I live in Milwaukee and never have to use WiFi calling/texting because my signal is always good. No lie. I work in a huge building in the downtown area with tons of electronics in it and I still get great signal. I know that can be different in other people’s areas, but for some it’s ot a problem at all.

          • Big_EZ

            I wish you were correct about every building having wifi, but I rarely see wifi when I’m not at home. Most places do have wifi, but they are protected, and only hotels, coffee shops, and fast food restaurants allow access.

          • Timothy Sternig

            I could see that. Most places are becoming more WiFi friendly though. Most in my area usually have guest WiFi or whatever… heck, at Miller Park where the Brewers play Time Warner has set up free WiFi for everyone that attends the games even.

            It all really boils down to if it can work for you in your area and situations, ya know?

            I am so happy with T-Mobile right now. I’m glad it’s working out for me. It’s a nice carrier to be with in terms of bill prices, having unlimited data, and how they treat their customers. Best treatment I have gotten from any cellphone carrier throughout the years.

          • Big_EZ

            T-Mobile is doing great things for the consumers right now, I hope they keep it up once their coverage is better. I hate almost everything about Verizon, but I won’t give up the coverage until I’m kicked off of unlimited data. At that point I may switch to T-Mobile and get a prepaid Verizon dumb phone for emergencies, that would still be cheaper than what I pay now.

          • Nic Hess

            I actually live in bayview right across from south shore beach and can’t service from anyone except VZW. I have zero problems.

          • Timothy Sternig

            Odd. My friend lives in Bay View also and so does my cousin and I get perfect LTE signal every time I’m over there…

          • Timothy Sternig

            And I also got perfect signal in Bay View when I used U.S. Cellular…

    • mule0331

      I live 20 miles east of Cleveland and for awhile now I’ve been getting 45 Mbps down and 17 up on VZW LTE. Something has to have changed because for the last 6 months or so I was only getting 10. I haven’t seen any real dead zones anywhere in Cleveland area.

    • Michael Hammond

      I live in Amherst (west of Cleveland) and get 1-2 bars reception 4G LTE, and as I get closer to Cleveland (I work in Middleburg Hts), the signal strength stays strong as I cross through Elyria on the turnpike. I have to support a Youngstown office, and when I am streaming music, I get a huge dead 4G area between Cleveland and Youngstown….

  • Ray Gray

    news article for one city getting LTE?

    • lterry913

      I love the coverage I have but this made me laugh too mostly beause of this…Bellvue, Ohio Population 8,133…it is however along a very used interstate.