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Verizon XLTE Phones, Tablets, and Hotspots

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With Verizon XLTE expected to be announced on May 19, we have had a number of readers ask about which phones will be able to take advantage of the upgraded speeds. As you may have guessed, most of Verizon’s phones that have been released within the last year are compatible. All they need is support for Band 4 LTE, which is the AWS spectrum that Big Red is pumping into cities to create this XLTE coverage. Phones like the Galaxy S5 and S4, Moto X, DROID ULTRA and MAXX, and One (M8) are all going to be a part of the fun.

Below, you will find a solid list of the types of phones that will work with XLTE, courtesy of our sources. 

Phones

  • Moto X
  • DROID ULTRA
  • DROID MAXX
  • DROID MINI
  • HTC One (M8)
  • HTC One Max
  • LG G2
  • LG Lucid 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
  • Samsung ATIV SE
  • Lumia Icon
  • Blackberry Q10
  • Blackberry Z30
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S

Tablets

  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini Retina
  • LG G Pad
  • Samsung Note 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Pro

Jetpacks and Modems

  • UML295 USB Modem
  • Jetpack MHS291L
  • Jetpack Mifi5510L

This is the full list of Verizon XLTE cities.

To learn more about the benefits of XLTE, be sure to read our exclusive report.

Also, this list may not include every single device that is compatible with Verizon XLTE. This is only the initial list that we have been given. If Verizon does go ahead and announce XLTE on May 19, we should have an even better grasp on compatibility.

  • Astroprojector

    I have NOTE 3. Do I need to reset anything in the phone. I am getting horrible speeds in Los Angeles.

  • 213ninja

    on Friday i was getting 40 down and 15 up, today in the same exact spot i’m getting 4 down and 2 up. not sure what happened, but can someone flip that switch again please?

  • Jody Harvey

    From a tweet I sent out:
    #Verizon announces XLTE & it will be in the DC area? Now I guess we will ALL need a phone upgrade to get it. Think I will jump to #ATT now.

    And the reply from VZ:
    VZW Support
    ‏@VZWSupport
    Jody Harvey
    No reason to leave the Verizon family. You wouldn’t need to get a new
    phone. Please keep us posted if you have any questions.^KR

    and then I sent this….

    @VZWSupport No iphones in my plan will be able to take advantage of #XLTE. Nor my Samsung GS3s. Love to upgarde, but you changed that too.

    And now, we wait. Follow the conclusion of the story @jodyharvey on Twitter.

  • Mele Kalikimaka

    Still ridiculously slow here in the Phoenix Metro area (at least compared to AT&T).

  • Comk4ver

    I’m in the only place where I get “bad coverage” next to a freeway and a river at work. No significant improvement honestly. Besides, wasn’t there a thing that said Verizon bumps up the data when using speed test? What’s the FCC bandwidth all say? I’m comparing against two months ago.

  • eagletrippin

    WTF, how the hell is the HTC One m7 not on this list???

    • Sundedo

      It’s not on the list because it doesn’t support Band 4 LTE. Blame HTC.

  • RustyTechGuy

    I see the HTC M7 is missing from the device list. That sucks. Oh well that’s how it goes you buy the newest device one year and your locked in for two years then 6 months down the road they release a new model and the old one is forgotten.

  • rutgersjaffo

    Wow. It is soooooo super awesome that the Note 2 is already pretty much a red-headed step-child. You’re welcome, Verizon. F-ing d-bags.

    • hkklife

      Is there a single 2012 device on that list that is compatible? I think not. The Q10 and GS4 are the oldest devices on that list. Don’t knock VZW just because you have outdated hardware. It runs an older SoC and older baseband/radios. No reason to get sour. Now, if you wanna b***h about VZW delaying the Note 2′s KitKat update then I am game for that. But don’t know it for having older hardware (that was otherwise pretty cutting-edge at the time). It still holds onto a call better than the Note 3 does!

      • rutgersjaffo

        Riiiight. STILL no KK and now it can’t even take advantage of the new network less than right around 18 months after launch…you know, LESS than a standard Vzw contract…but I shouldn’t be upset. Whatever.

        • 213ninja

          i think you should be upset about whatever upsets you, but on here you get flamed if any of that anger is perceived to be misdirected or without logical explanation, not that this guy was flaming you too hard, but that’s the reality of this blog. OT, but regarding kit kat, i feel that the oldest supported devices should get updated first, after all, these are your older customers who have been around longer, so if their device will support the update, my vote is to give it to them first (even tho i upgrade yearly, fair is fair). regarding XLTE, that’s just a matter of timing. the s4 did launch just a few months after the note2, but apparently the support wasn’t there in time for the note2 go live. considering the OEMs refresh yearly now and have been doing so for quite a few years, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that your still locked in 2 year agreement; which in my opinion, is why 2 year agreements need to go out of style ASAP. the OEMs are on 1 year cycles and the providers are on 2 year cycles, which is why we see Edge and crap like that…i suspect we’ll see the models change a few more times before things stabilize…

          on a side note, if battery life is critical you don’t want kit kat. i was really pumped to have it on my note3 for the improved shealth features and got shafted, not only does the new shealth only work correctly with the s5, but the battery issue that everyone reported 6 months ago with the nexus 5 is still very much a problem….my average life went from 20hrs to 13hrs…..

          • rutgersjaffo

            Wow. That really is good to know. Because honestly, the second-to-the-last system update they handed out turned my Note 2 from best phone ever to battery hogging juggernaut I can NEVER even make a full workday on without charging. Ugh…

  • stabone

    Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S5
    The S5 is too big for just one Galaxy.

  • lumpysherman

    Sure glad I bought my G2 off contract. (unlimited data Bit…. m/)

  • PrjctArchAngel

    Saw this on april 24th and snapped a screenshot in queens NY. I was tethering to my sons kindle in the car and noticed the peak speed was way higher than usual so I ran a speed test. This is on a note 3. Later that day around 8pm I ran the test again and only got 8 down 6 up ;_;. I thought it was a fluke until I read this article.

  • jgemberton

    Actually hoping more for VoLTE so VZW can dump the extra CDMA radios in the phones and be “pure” GSM based and more of an open platform. With VZW’s oversubscribed network, I don’t think we’ll be seeing close to the advertised speeds unless they’ve seriously upgraded their backbone – which, if they had, we’d start seeing better speeds on plain old LTE.

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  • i9

    I dumped Verizon this year and I’ll never look back.

  • Dustin Casper

    “Now you can go over your data limit even FASTER with XLTE!” – New slogan.

  • zeelurker

    Interestingly, I’ve been getting 56 mbps / 27 mbps speeds on Verizon since at least January.

    • john

      I live in nyc and have not gotten this type of speed for years now, where do you live, I like how peeps like to post their speed without stating their location.

      • zeelurker

        San Francisco

  • Dark_Laser

    The Nexus 5 ;)

  • duke69111

    Do you have a list of cities that have xlte / aws already live?

  • coolsilver

    Introducing XLTE! Even faster with Share 15 Megabyte Everything Plans!

  • pyro74boy .

    That would great if there was a way to get band4 on the Note2 but I know that’s wishful thinking on my part.

  • Tom Z

    I’ve been living these crazy speeds in Chicago for a while. Yes they are fast! And still are. It was nice to be at a big event and not have the speed slow down earlier this year. Moto X on Verizon.

  • Adela Jhon

    Samsung (SSNLF) unveiled its Galaxy Gear, analysts branded 2014 as the year of wearable technology.

  • http://twitter.com/JohnnyACE562 GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    I knew my Droid DNA wouldn’t make the cut. Time for a One. {{-_-}}

    • David Dudovitz

      Just upgraded from my DNA to a One M8. Really happy so far.

  • Jprime

    I don’t understand the hate this post is getting. Moving speed forward is a good thing, even if you can’t immediately access it. In time your phone will when you get a new one or whatever

  • Tk

    Or you can just buy a Netgear Nighthawk!! I pay comcast for 50mps and somehow it cranks triple that. Honestly the best thing in life!!!!!!

    • Adrynalyne

      Have you used an online test through a PC? It is really, really easy to cheat these mobile tests on Android. Just change the buffer settings on the kernel (HTC used to do it a lot).

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      Nothing on your end can get you more bandwidth than what your ISP provides. Download large files from a server and see what your speeds are.

    • NexusMan

      The idea is to get those speeds AWAY from home.

  • GreekManX

    this list is only half there are 63 compatible devices on VZW and no the 5 does not work with XLTE.

  • Ben Tapia

    I’m so jealous of all of you. Apparently this hasn’t rolled out in the Denver area, so I’m still at less than 20 mbps download on LTE… and at home I’m at the mercy of insanely slow wi-fi speeds due to Comcast’s crappy hardware.

    • Michael Luscher

      There’s no DOCIS 3.0 in your area? Best piece of advice I give to anyone who has Cable is to BUY YOUR OWN MODEM!. You get a vastly superior one, and with the rental fee’s these days, your $$$ ahead in less then a year. Arris SB6141 Retail version, Amazon sell’s them for $81 delivered.

      • Ben Tapia

        Thanks for the tip. That’s exactly what I did! Picked up the SB6141 and an ASUS AC router. They should arrive on Wednesday so I’m anxious to try them out!

  • droidrazredge

    Moto X made the list!!! Just another reason to make me feel glad I purchased this phone.

  • Nate

    This also doubles as the list of Verizon Phones that can be flashed with a ROM to enable T-Mobile LTE band access.

  • Cael

    Ive never experienced these speeds when I was on my droid 4 and rezound!

    • Cael

      Pic won’t attach?

    • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

      Of course,those are old phones

      • Cael

        Lol guess its that band 13

    • mark

      I got those kinds of speeds when I had the Droid 4.

  • MikeSaver

    the s5 cant?

    • Blue Sun

      The Samsung Galaxy S5 is on the list.

      • MikeSaver

        no the samsung galaxy galaxy s5 is

      • Amin Nadirali

        They’re just trying to be a smartass

  • Omar Amer

    *looks at Galaxy Nexus sitting in front of me* *lets out a big sigh*

    • 4n1m4L

      Moto x man. You won’t be disappointed. Faster. Better battery.. Better screen…

      • joejoe5709

        The screen is a whole .05″ bigger and still 720p. So technically the Gnex has better dpi. Woohoo. So unless the color representation is significantly better, it’s about the same screen.

        • 4n1m4L

          The color. The sharpness. The blacks are still black in a dark room. Brightness isnt such a hog. I can forget to plug in my phone and trust my alarm to still go off in the morning.

        • Chris Hannan

          The Galaxy Nexus has a PenTile display. The Moto X does not.

        • ceejw

          The moto x screen makes older generation 720p amoleds like the GS3′s and Gnexus look terrible. It’s so much better

      • Eric R.

        I’d wait for the next MotoX

  • Big Daddy

    I don’t think it matters to most people that don’t have the current phone within the last year to get fast internet speeds!

  • TopXKiller

    Which cities is it rolling out to?

  • EP_2012

    Without an unlimited plan, what’s the point of having super-fast speeds? One mistake (forgetting to turn off video backups) can chew through several gb of mobile data in no time.

    • PoisonApple31

      You a land line if you are so fricken worried about it.

      • EP_2012

        I’m not worried, I’m just asking what’s the point. It’s like having a Ferrari that only gets you 5 miles per tank.

        • PoisonApple31

          It’s nice to have video stay in HD and not buffer, download files and apps quickly. It’s not hard to keep track of a data cap.

          • EP_2012

            You don’t need those speeds to watch HD video (it’s like 10x faster than what you need) and apps are usually a few MB and you wouldn’t notice the difference. If you are downloading huge files then you’ll run out of bandwidth quickly. Doesn’t make sense to me.

          • Adrynalyne

            Would you rather wait 5 minutes for a download or 5 seconds?

            If you were going to download it no matter what, I would take the latter. Anything you use requires responsibility. Just because you like driving your Ferrari with 5 miles per tank range, doesn’t mean you should attempt 20 miles. If you wouldn’t do it before, you shouldn’t do it now. That doesn’t mean we should suffer with slower speeds and waiting though.

    • Adrynalyne

      You don’t use more data the faster you go. You just get there faster.

      • EP_2012

        Yes, technically, but I disagree that you won’t more data and here’s an example… when you watch an HD youtube video, say it’s 200mb in total. If you watch 10 seconds and you decide you don’t like it, , then it likely hasn’t buffered much data, but with XLTE, it may have buffered all 200mb.

        Another example is with Google+ backups… imagine you recorded several HD video’s that are a few GB each. Now, you’r auto-backup will kick in depending on your settings, but just say it’s set to automatically backup when a new photo or video is taken. With a “regular” data connect, you’d be able to stop the uploads of a few crappy videos that you want to delete, but with XLTE it may have already uploaded several hundred MB’s. I can think of more examples, but I think you get the point.

        I just think it’s odd to offer such breakneck speeds without unlimited data (or at least a generous amount).

        • Adrynalyne

          It doesn’t work that way.

          You buffer the same amount if you watch 10 seconds on 3G vs. dial up vs. cable, vs LTE. You just don’t t notice it at faster speeds because you arent waiting for the buffer to fill.

          • EP_2012

            Right, but you won’t fill this predetermined buffer as fast on a slower connection, thus using less data (unless you allow the buffer to fill). Is this true for streaming videos that play in a video app or does it try to load the entire video in one go?

            I remember you name. Are you a a developer on XDA? Made a custom ROM perhaps? =)

          • Adrynalyne

            Yeah, I used to. I am a web applications developer now.

          • EP_2012

            Nice! I shouldn’t be complaining about LTE (or XLTE)… my international NOTE 2 doesn’t have LTE and I’d want it, even with my paltry 2gb data plan (which I can burn through very quickly if not careful).

          • James

            For YouTube, the buffer size is different for different quality settings. For the higher resolutions, the player tries to buffer the entire video. On lower resolutions, the player buffers a fixed size at full speed then downloads at a slower speed as long as the buffer is filled at a minimum level.

            Even if you watch 10 seconds before cutting the video, you could have already buffered the rest of it.

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        Wrong. If you are streaming say a 5 minute video, if you are on a slower connection the quality of the video is worse than if you are on a high speed connection. Not to mention that if you are trying to kill time for X minutes, you can do more on a faster connection which will use more data.

        • Adrynalyne

          No, you are wrong.

          Not every video service degrades according to connection. In fact, most do not.

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            I think it’s safe to assume most people watch videos using YouTube or Netflix…

          • Adrynalyne

            You know what happens when you assume…

            Anyway, please show me definitive proof that Youtube or Netflix uses more data on a 10meg connection vs 60.

            Please provide proof. This means that the user has not changed any settings to get higher quality. That was a user decision, not automatic.

      • Joe

        Well, the faster the data, the more likely they’ll use it. When I went from 3G to 4G, my data usage went up a lot since I can get more things done when I had to wait less. Instead of just giving up and waiting till I get to a PC, I just kept on going along.

        • Adrynalyne

          Well again, that is a user decision and not the speed using more data. The user is using more data.

  • pyro74boy .

    That sucks that the Note 2 does not support band 4 I’m not happy about this. I’m due for an upgrade and I’m thinking about getting a different phone like maybe the LG G3 or Note 4 [when they come out] On the other hand if Verizon is going to make us lucky people with unlimited data plans give it up just to use XLTE then I don’t want it anyway. I’m getting sick of all the B.S games that these companies are playing with us wireless users. T-mobile is about to get my business pretty soon if Verizon is going to make me give up my unlimited data plan. I have told Verizon more then once that when they stop my unlimited data that they are going to lose me as a customer and I mean it.

    • Andrew

      http://forums.androidcentral.com/verizon/351917-verizon-how-keep-unlimited-data-get-phone-subsidized-price.html
      Where did you get the idea Verizon is forcing us off of our unlimited plans? Xlte doesn’t require a new plan, so as long as you use a loophole (like the link I provided above) or buy full retail you will keep your unlimited data and have access to the new network on your new phone! Note 2 was probably released before they were ready to put it in phones. Or I’m completely wrong on that last part, Verizon is a damn greedy company.

      • pyro74boy .

        I was not claiming this as a fact I was just saying this because I have heard more then a few people claim that this was something that Verizon could try to do so people like me where forced to lose their unlimited data plans if they decide to switch over to XLTE. So I sure hope you’re right about this. I can however tell you from my very own personal experience that Verizon has tried to trick me into losing my unlimited data plan before as they tried to sell me a phone at full retail price and then they told me that I lost my unlimited data anyway but then I called Verizon customer service from the Verizon store that I was at and they told me that the sales person had lied to me about this because they said that my account still should me as having unlimited data. I think that sales person even ended up losing their job over it.

        • Alexander Z Great

          Awww

        • Andrew

          Okay, I should have been more clear, what I meant by XLTE not requiring a new plan is this, “XLTE” is just the marketing name given to the AWS spectrum Verizon has already began to deploy, the AWS spectrum just allows more bandwidth for LTE thus if you live in one of the cities with AWS deployed you are currently enjoying “XLTE” there is no way to “switch over” to “a XLTE plan” because you are already on that plan if you currently have a 4G LTE phone. The only difference is whether your phone has the hardware to take advantage of those speeds.
          I’m almost 100% positive (unless Verizon outright takes away unlimited, which can happen at any time anyways) that Verizon will not try to use XLTE as a reason to take away unlimited data. I currently have 2 lines with unlimited with Verizon, and they will have to pry it from my cold dead hands, so I have a personal interest in this as well.

          Also, it sounds like you had an incompetent rep that was most likely fired for being bad at his job, as you experienced, its not Verizon trying to trick us, its more like reps that just don’t know.

          • pyro74boy .

            I’m very well aware of what AWS spectrum is but thanks for explaining it to me anyway. I said it before and I will say it again once Verizon takes away my unlimited data plan they will lose me as a customer because having a 2 or 3GB data plan is NEVER going to be an options for someone like me who uses lots of data and that’s the best part about not being on contract I can leave this company anytime I want and don’t have to worry about paying a fee just because I want to switch companies.

            Sorry but I disagree with you about this because these reps represent Verizon and like it or not when they are talking to me they are representing Verizon as a company and if they don’t understand parts of their job then they should not be representing Verizon in the first place. This was also a huge deal because the ONLY reason why I payed full retail price on the phone that I wanted was because I need to keep my unlimited data plan and when this person told me after I spent all the extra money on the phone that I still lost my unlimited anyway I was very upset over this. The ONLY REASON why I got to keep my unlimited data plan was because I called customer service before I left the store that same day and the person I was dealing with even told me that if I called customer service that there would be nothing that they could do about it so they even lied to me about this as well.

            I like Verizon but I need my unlimited data and I won’t take no for an answer

          • Andrew

            Wut? O.o you just went on a rant and I barely understood it. I wouldn’t doubt it if they told reps to get people off an unlimited plan, but you even said that rep got fired so I don’t know why you ranted to me about their customer service. I didn’t mean to defend them . And your fear of losing unlimited data is bordering on paranoid, since I just explained why they aren’t taking your unlimited data because of XLTE.. But it seemed like you just ignored what I had to say. Well, just keep thinking Verizon is out to get your unlimited data.
            (Also T-Mobile/sprint pays the ETF fee, so being off contract doesn’t really matter unless you go to att)

          • pyro74boy .

            Why are you trying to turn this into an argument? I was just giving you my real life true experience with Verizon and the fact that they lied to me. I was not trying to start a fight with you I just was telling you why I disagreed with you. I even talked to some other Verizon reps since then and they even told me that everyone someday could lose their unlimited data so I’m not the only person who feels this way as well. Everyone who I know that’s on T-mobile,s network loves it and they have much better deals vs just about everyone else. So like I said as long as Verizon lets me keep my unlimited plan I will remain with them but once they start to play games with me again then bye bye Verizon and hello T-mobile.

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            You said “On the other hand if Verizon is going to make us lucky people with unlimited data plans give it up just to use XLTE then I don’t want it anyway”. It’s been said several times that there are no new plans.

          • pyro74boy .

            I sure hope so.

        • kenerd

          Yes, I’ve been told that also when others are at their upgrade times, every 2 years, when you use the upgrade offer it voids the unlimited plans. But hey, that’s what I’ve been told. Thankfully I have a 3rd line so I didn’t loose my unlimited plans, just smart and very nice workers at a store I know

      • Nate

        I’ve still got unlimited data but a tiny calling plan of 550 mins to share with 2 people. I’m always going over so Verizon offered me a unlimited calling and texting for the 2 lines and 2 GBs data (with planned 1-2GBs overage at $10 per GB or 4 GB total at $50). My bill won’t be much more than I’m paying now. At this point after being on Straight Talk and limited to 2.5 and 3 GBs of data monthly I can go tiered data. I used to hold on to my unlimited data like a child holding on to his mothers arm. But the overage isn’t so bad, plus In have good home internet with WiFi and WiFi most places I go….So I’m set.

        • Andrew

          Tell them you want the 6gb data plan for 30 a month offered to old unlimited users if you want to go tiered then, Verizon has been using it as an incentive to get people off, so why not get more for less? Or look into upgrading your calling minutes to 700 or 1400 minutes, it won’t effect your unlimited data if you just change the minutes of your plan and it could be the same price as the share everything plan.

        • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

          So why would you do that change if the cost is the same? Everything is data driven these days, going forward you’ll be talking less and using more data. If you’re really worried, just use a VoIP program.

    • Big Daddy

      If you do not like the way things are going to move on to another crappy phone company like t-mo or sprint or any prepaid crap!

      • pyro74boy .

        T-mobile is not crappy where I live but sprint sure is. T-mobile has the best deals vs EVERYONE else and I can buy any phone I want with zero down and have more then enough time to pay off the phone. T-mobile also has a lighting fast data network.

    • XboxOne

      Is the baby gonna cry? Verizon doesn’t care if you leave them!

      • pyro74boy .

        I think Verizon would even disagree with you about this because NO ONE likes to lose business. All of us as customers are paying these companies each and every month so they work for us not the other way around. I can also tell you that when someone like me has a bad experience with a company I’m going to tell EVERYONE that I know about it and you can bet that they are going to tell everyone that they know as well so this effects a company like Verizon in a huge way regardless of what you think.

  • zepfloyd

    What is the Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S5? lol.

  • A.J.

    I did a Speedtest earlier today.

    • Big Daddy

      That was on wifi and not cellular speed!

      • A.J.

        No, I’m on WiFi now because I live in a valley. Here is the direct link with more info…http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/830654533?utm_source=share-page&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sharev1

        • Nate

          This is mine on WiFi using my LG G2. http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/831102866

          • Nate

            Then mine on AT&T HSPA+ using the Verizon LG G2 (Yes I’m still on 4.2) http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/831102405

          • A.J.

            So have you had any issues using your G2 on AT&T? I ask because I was wondering how it would work if I end up getting a job in the Netherlands like I’m hoping to. I know that it’s a global phone, I just wasn’t sure how it worked in the real world.

          • Nate

            Being honest it works fine. For calls I just put the SIM card in. I had to add the APN info from Straight Talk to enable data. I’m limited to HSPA+ speeds. I can use T-Mobile LTE if I flash a ROM but T-Mobile doesn’t offer LTE like Verizon and AT&T does in my area.

            For global I’d say it would work fine. I didn’t have to modify anything to make calls and messaging to work. Like I said APN is needed for data. that’s all.

            Good luck on your job. I know how hard that can be.

      • A.J.

        Plus if you know anything about the app you can tell the difference in the icons. That little thing that looks like a tower with bars shows it was a cellular test. Otherwise the icon would have been the WiFi fan.

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      • A.J.

        This is what I get on my home WiFi.

        • gpaine

          Nice G2 :)

        • Nate

          You have Charter don’t you? Lol That’s the speeds I see on WiFi. When I had Verizon even in my small neck of the woods saw a max of 15-20 Mbps down and 8 Mbps up on LTE. Been on AT&T (Straight Talk) with my Verizon Galaxy S4 and LG G2 on HSPA+ and see 4-5 Mbps down and 1-2 Mbps up. I do miss LTE and I’ll get Verizon. Back here soon. But I dont look forward to AWS because they can block tethering on AWS as compared to 700MHz band…..

          • A.J.

            Yeah, I’m actually looking to ditch them and go to U-verse because they have 45Mbps in my area. Just last year I couldn’t even get U-verse and now I can get their fastest speed. My coworker said the fastest plan in his area is 24Mbps.

          • Nate

            I’d hold off depending if your area has converted TV to all digital with Charter 60Mbps is coming. Its a upgrade FROM 30 Mbps they offer now at no more the cost.

          • A.J.

            Yeah they went all digital at the beginning of the year and they are advertising 60Mbps for business right now so I thought we would get it as well, but not yet. Every once in a while I get 45 on WiFi, but it’s pretty random and my promotional pricing is going away. Maybe threatening to go to U-verse will get me something because now I actually have a choice.

          • jpfrasier

            When your bill goes up give them a call. When Uverse came to my area a year ago I called Charter and asked if they could lower my bill. They lowered it by about $20 a month(and raised speeds from 15Mbps to 30Mbps). That promotion just ran out so I called them back again and it wasn’t quite as easy but eventually they did lower it by about $10 a month. They tried to sell me TV to qualify for a bundle but we ditched satellite/cable back in August and will never go back. I finally convinced the rep that I wouldn’t budge and that I only needed the internet.

          • jpfrasier

            Charter has been sending me info about Charter Spectrum with the 60Mbps speeds but I haven’t called them about it yet. We have internet only and of course they are pushing the tv/internet bundle which I refuse to go back to cable/satellite tv. When I log into my account the only info I see is for the 30Mbps which I already have.

          • michael arazan

            Just remember that U-Verse speeds slow down for every cable box set that is on and even more in HD. With 3 sets on my Internet speeds will drop to 12 Mbps down and 1 up. Just an FYI, but I only have like the 32 Mb package, I know I could pay more fore higher speeds, just wish it was over fiber instead of copper.

          • Michael Luscher

            Hold up a minute. They really can’t in practical terms. Think about it, what LTE device to they sell/exists that’s ONLY there AWS frequencies……….None. So anything would have to also use the 700mhz Block C freq’s and the laws that come into play. They’ll try, but there not gonna give up all the time/money/market share that they’ve put into 700mhz LTE just to regain control.

    • D Wayne

      Verizon blows.

      • A.J.

        …everyone else out of the water.

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        Let’s see your carriers speed test.

        • Bob

          Are you thinking switching? What carriers do you have access too.

          P.S. That is a ridiculous was to spell “Jeff”. Like Deewanye or Alexus.

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            Why would I want to switch from a carrier with the largest coverage area and excellent speeds?

            P.S. Your name is real original.

          • Bob

            Gjeoffeff, yes, i am sure with your high powered traveling job you need that coverage. And they may claim a large coverage area but that is meaningless when the reception is horrible in 80% of that area.

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            Nope, but I live in a rural area where Verizon and AT&T are the big players here. I could go T-Mobile, but they only have GPRS coverage, and its very sparse. Sprint has no service.

            I also get 30-60Mbps easily on 98% of the towers around me. I’d switch to AT&T, but $60/mo for unlimited data on Verizon is too good to pass up.

          • tdurden64111

            TIL babies name themselves.

      • Louie

        …and sucks.

    • Eric R.

      How much data does it use to do one speedtest?

      • asdf

        it depends on your connection speed. for me, its about 230 MB

    • pyro74boy .

      What network are you using? I once pulled over 80 up and down about 20 mins down the road from where I live

    • master94

      Cool, but here in NYC (Astoria) I keep getting network error. Note 3. Any fixes?

    • tdurden64111

      I swear, when I find out where all these confrontational posts are made, it’s always by fellow Missourians. Stay true, my friend.

    • Renard Fiossa

      >3G indicator

    • MerlinGuy

      So, I’ve been following the discussion and decided to do a speed test of my Droid RAZR Maxx HD.

      The first snapshot is a test on Verizon’s 4G LTE Network. The second snapshot is over WiFi with AT&T as my network with a current package of 18MB down a 1MB up.

      Both tests are being done during peak (rush) hours.

      The third snapshot shows my history of the testing. Just giving some input.

  • Allen Kowal

    Oh good, faster internet so those with datacaps can hit them faster!

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      Or you could have, you know, not given up your unlimited data ;)

      • Allen Kowal

        I still have mine.

      • Tyler Bowden

        Not all of us are always able too >_>

    • Eric R.

      Do you know how much data one speed test uses? I don’t know if I should try it or not

      • Ray

        between 100-200mb dont do it unless you have unlimited data

        • Eric R.

          Thanks, I’m on shared data

        • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

          That may be a little high, I used about 100MB on my 70/25 home WiFi. I’d say up to 100MB depending on the speed.

          • Ray

            Tomato tomato not worth it just to show droid-life what your working with lol

  • burkett375

    Yes, but where exactly?

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    Thank you based Verizon.

  • http://androidtaskforce.com/ Chris Gustafson

    Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014), Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Nokia Lumia 928, Kyocera Hydro Elite, and of course the Nexus 7 also support AWS.

  • ki11ak3nn

    I’m not on Verizon, but I can’t wait to get band 4 on T-Mobile!! SUPER FAST DATA!!

    • http://androidtaskforce.com/ Chris Gustafson

      T-Mobile already uses band 4 for LTE, actually the only spectrum they are using.

      • Paul Hansen

        This…

  • besweeet

    Who are your sources? The iPhone 5 supports AWS/band 4 LTE.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      It may very well work on XLTE, but again, like we said at least twice in the post, this is not the entire list.

      • JonathonFlores

        Did I miss a post detailing what markets would be in the rollout?

      • GreekManX

        the 5 does not support XLTE only 5S and 5C

    • http://androidtaskforce.com/ Chris Gustafson

      Not according to Apple. http://support.apple.com/kb/sp655

      • besweeet

        Oops. Forgot that the CDMA and GSM versions were different, again. Can’t wait for a single phone for *every* band/technology/region.

        • Paul Hansen

          If I recall correctly… The 5S supports it. The 5 does not.

          • besweeet

            A1428 (T-Mobile + AT&T) does, A1429 (Sprint + Verizon) doesn’t.

    • Mark2134

      Per apple and Verizon specs iphone 5(a1429) doesn’t support band 4 AWS.

      • pyro74boy .

        Michael Jordan is #1 for sure.

        • Alexander Z Great

          Smartest thing you’ve said

    • bassman418

      Nobody cares about the iCrap anyway…….
      just sayin

  • The Narrator

    G2 G2 G2! !!!!