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Verizon XLTE Network Now Covers 300+ Markets

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Verizon announced yesterday that it has already expanded its XLTE coverage to over 300 markets, just over a month after it launched the original 250. We reached out to Verizon to try and get a hold of a list of the new markets, but have not yet received one back. They did tell us that over 70 new markets are seeing the increased speeds, thanks to XLTE. 

To see the whole list of markets, hit up this Verizon page.

Via:  Verizon
  • Thomas

    50322 puked when Verizon introduced XLTE, the X standing for Extra Slow. Before XLTE I would regularly get 6+ down now I am happy with 2+. Before XLTE near a couple towers it would be 60+ after XLTE those same towers were less than 10. Interesting enough I got a phone call from Verizon today about my FCC complaint about them. I have seen speeds today that I have not seen since XLTE was introduced.

  • OnlyNexus

    XLTE + Unlimited

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  • Jason Parr

    Just an example of speed tests I have ran.

    • Jason Parr

      Huh.

    • Thomas

      ZIP 50322– That’s what I got BEFORE XLTE, now I get 1/2 that, even close to a tower. Thanks Verizon. :(
      I visited rural western PA this last week and it worked great out there so it is not the device. IPHONE 5S

  • Jason Parr

    I live in Denver and have a note 3. I seem to have less coverage and constantly drop into 3g all of the time. I have tried messing with CDMA vs. Global settings. CDMA holds 4g more stable but I haven’t really seen increased speed at all.

  • Quint

    Just noticed an improvement at my apartment. I was only getting about 10 mbps down. But downtown Tallahassee has started to slowdown from the looks of it.

  • Nobody

    I’m lucky if I ever get 10 Mb/s these days, XLTE or not.

  • Cory Pitkavish

    I still can’t load a damn YouTube video in HD without pausing on my moto x in pittsburgh

  • Randy

    Has anyone noticed after the note 2 update there download speed went down to almost nothing

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  • HasteKilled

    I get 74.17 Down and 22.65 Up. This was with only 4 of 5 bars with my LG G2. Love the speeds!

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  • Nate

    I’m getting 50+ Mbps in my small city of McMinnville (where I live).. 30K pop. When I speed test using my LG G2, I get the 50 Mbps. When I use my Droid 4, I get a max of 12 Mbps.

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    I don’t know if XLTE (or AWS expansion) has moved here or not. But I don’t recall seeing these speeds 8 months ago with my GS4

    • PoisonApple31

      Droid 4 does not support AWS so you wouldn’t see improved speeds. Too old.

  • nosedive94

    Does this reduce stress on the network for non xlte phones, thereby increasing speed for everyone?

    • Adrynalyne

      If there are a ton of AWS enabled phones, yes it would.

  • James Hill

    I live in Phoenix, I haven’t see speeds above 50.

  • san q

    N thats from a tower in ny

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

      And this was in Manchester, NH

      • Dfigs23

        I’m not pulling anywhere near this in Nashua, I’ll have to make a trip to check out the speeds soon.

  • san q

    50mbps***

  • san q

    I’m getting 50gb+ in Jersey City, nj

  • screwverizon

    If you’re on a tiered data plan, xlte is your worst nightmare. I had to turn off my 4G in favor of 3G after burning through 25% of my data limit in two days without changing usage habits.

    • Nate

      Tell me about it…I had unlimited data but after using Speed Test a few times and seeing my usage for speedtests alone was almost a gig in 1 DAY!…I switched back to unlimited data. I would strongly reccommend 3G… I had Straight Talk for 8 months from November of last year to this month….. I used my LG G2 from Verizon so only had AT&Ts HSPA+ network. While it worked my pings were around 300 ms and speeds maxed out at 6Mbps down and 2Mbps up. So I didn’t use many data intensive apps because I really couldn’t . plus they (at the time) had a 2.5 GB high speed data cap. I never used even 1.5 GB in a month with them. Verizon’s LTE…different story…so keeping unlimited data for as long as possible.

    • timrcm

      XLTE does not magically make you use more data. Your usage habits changed, period.

      Let’s say you’re browsing a website, and the total amount of data to load that website is about 3MB. It’s going to be 3MB if you load it via your home internet, via 3G, via LTE, or via carrier pigeon. Use your brain.

  • tumrick

    Oh yeah, well I get free speed tests with T-mobile, so now I can see how much worse my coverage is without using my precious data.

  • nits

    In DC area during afternoon I get pathetic 0.3 mbps on nokia lumia icon. There towers cant handle the congestion. No solution for that.

    • DC_Guy

      I’m in the DC area too and I’ve noticed a slow down lately. I’m hoping their just doing something to the towers for XLTE or VoLTE and that things will be back to normal soon.

  • Stephen Melley

    We need this is Tampa Bay area, seems like speeds are slowing down in my area.

    • Travis Walls

      It has been in Tampa for a while now (it is even listed on the site linked above)… I was getting 70 down/20 up when it was first announced. It does seem a little slower now, but it is still ridiculously fast compared to what it used to be. Are you using a supported phone?

      • Stephen Melley

        I’m on my LG G2 and I’m getting no where near those speeds, indoor, outdoors, doesn’t seem to make a difference. Granted, I’m not in metro Tampa, I’m in Pinellas county which is usually lumped into the Tampa market from what I remember.

        • Travis Walls

          I’m over in Hillsborough, and you’re right. They dont just say Tampa, they say Tampa Bay Area, which would lead me to think the same thing. My signal is being flaky in my apartment today, 1-2 bars instead of the usual 4-5. I’m still getting 62 down/13 up. I’m using a Moto X. I also wonder if they prioritize those on the MORE plan?

  • slainte0317

    As far as I can tell, Verizon has NOT enabled band 4 in Cincinnati, although we made the original list. I assume that has something to do with the band purchase from Cincinnati Bell wireless that has not converted yet. I am 25 miles north of Cincy, but do not see any speed difference, nor have I seen a difference when in the city (although only a few time since the announcement). Anyone else seeing better results in the Cincy area? I’m on a LG G2.

  • sski66

    Just checked the Verizon site the HTC 0NE M7 IS NOT ON THE LIST! I get great speeds but still, especially when they have a damn Blackberry there!

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

      It was out before they started utilizing the spectrum

      • sski66

        O,ok thanks.

  • Knlegend1

    Sooooo….what is XLTE?

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

      Their AWS spectrum they added to some markets to improve capacity.

  • Ryan Dombroski

    I get 45Mbps or more outside my house, yet when I am inside i’m lucky if I get 10Mbps

  • RoadsterHD1

    So if I live in Ontario CA, is that considered Los Angeles area?

  • Mike Aurin

    Never noticed a different in Orlando. My speeds were always pretty good but since “flipping the switch” it’s remained pretty much the same.

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

      What phone do you have?

      • Mike Aurin

        An S4

  • ScottyByrd

    I live in warner robins GA that supposed to have xlte but there is absolutely no difference.

  • Voltism

    Most of my town doesn’t get anything and I live in Massachusetts

    • ToddAwesome

      seriously, I drive through parts of Mass that are in the LTE areas on Verizon’s map, I barely sniff 3G in a lot of those spots. aka, these carrier maps are total B.S.

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

        I really wish Verizon would add signal strength to their maps like T-Mobile.

        • MicroNix

          I’m sure this would be much more complicated for Verizon who actually has coverage outside of large metro areas.

        • zepfloyd

          Tmobile’s maps are terrible in practicality. they are blurred technology lines that don’t really tell you if you get HSPA+ or LTE, or HSPA 3G, or refarmed 1900 etc. Just Better, Excellent, Whatever. That may work on basic level, but it’s hardly descriptive.

        • Jason Kahn

          There is an app, I can’t remember the name, but I think they reviewed it on Droid-Life once it overlays signal test data from actual phones, including signal strength, indoors vs outdoors, and overlays all the carriers simultaneously. I know the FCC test app does this as well, unfortunately the FCC has not shared it metrics yet.

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

            I contribute to sensorly, but that’s not the same thing as the carriers providing it.

  • Rashad

    So now little ol Burlington, NC has XLTE but Greensboro, NC, which is about 20 minutes away and is the 3rd largest city in North Carolina can’t get XLTE. There is something wrong with that.

    • Ray

      Nothing to cry about really as im in Vegas and havent noticed any changes to my data speed or coverage.

      • Manny

        Neither have I

    • Lucky Armpit

      I feel your pain. I’m in Garner NC, which is just south of Raleigh. Raleigh supposedly is an XLTE market and I have an XLTE-compatible phone (Droid Maxx) but my LTE speeds here are pathetic.

    • Mike Aurin

      Third largest city in North Carolina but unfortunately it’s still in North Carolina….

  • David

    yet in my room I only get 2 bars of 3G . I can’t even sent an MMS.

    • Mike Aurin

      Nothing to do with your coverage if its just “in your room”…more likely related to the way your home was built. Just like back in the day if you walked into any older wal-mart and try to make a phone call it was impossible.

      • DanielMena9

        My house in West Oakland (built around 1880) same problem!! That lead is my guess. No bars … I would say it’s T-Mobile but outside the house its fine.

        • skinja99

          Tmob tends to use high frequency chunks of the spectrum. Higher frequencies do not penetrate as well.

          • Jonathan Williams

            That’s what she said.

          • Maximus

            Actually, CDMA uses the higher spectrum. Verizon and Sprint use 1900Mhz and 2500Mhz. Verizon just started using 800Mhz and XLTE is actually the 700Mhz range. AT&T and TMobile have been using the 600Mhz and 800Mhz spectrum for years!

          • Chris Hannan

            No, XLTE is AWS. Their regular LTE is in the 700MHz range.

          • zepfloyd

            LOL. Wow, you are entirely clueless, literally everything you said is wrong. 600Mhz isn’t even auctioned off yet for cellular use and won’t be until next year for starters. Every carrier has a piece somewhere in 800 or 850 (and has for quite some time, not just started…). Verizon doesn’t have holdings in 2500, Sprint does, and uses it for their triband Spark LTE, not even CDMA. XLTE is Band 4 in 1700Mhz, not 700. Yikes…

    • RoadsterHD1

      Maybe the lead in the walls :(

    • https://www.heartbleedbug.com/ Intellectua1

      Welcome to Verizon, can you hear me inside your house. Lol

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

      Verizon has the best in-building coverage

      • Rodster

        Is there a map for that?

        • zingcity

          Zing

        • Carlton Crasher

          idk i’m on at&t right now since the nexus 5 launched and now have a note 3…i agree with his statement theres a lot of places that i have good signal until i walk in to shop and i costantly lose complete service, rather annoying really, wheras verizon I didn’t….Verizon’s lte though most likely where i live is 700MHz which can penetrate better.

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

          Huh? It’s simple, Verizon operates a nationwide 700MHz LTE network. AT&T has some 700MHz spectrum, while T-Mobile uses 1700MHz+ spectrum which is much worse.

        • Jason Kahn

          Not agreeing with the point, my NEXUS 5 on T-Mobile has much better indoor signal then my Verizon GS4 ever did
          http://www.sensorly.com/

    • Jarred Sutherland

      BUT OUR COVERAGE MAP INDICATES YOUR SERVICE IS GREAT!!!

      • tmcb82

        How can Verizon predict how your home/building is built. They can’t! If it works outside it’s not Verizon’s fault!

        • Jarred Sutherland

          I’m more following the line of thinking that the CS rep assumes you’re lying and the map is infallible.

          • tmcb82

            Per VZW Terms and Conditions “Wireless devices use radio transmissions, so unfortunately you can’t get Service if your device isn’t in range of a transmission signal. And please be aware that even within your Coverage Area, many things can affect the availability and quality of your Service, including network capacity, your device, terrain, buildings, foliage and weather.” Nothing is guaranteed.

      • CHRIS42060

        They must all have their own tag line they use everytime. When I would have issues with Sprint I always got: “We are currently upgrading towers in your area.”

    • nate

      That’s your house’s fault. I can get 40mbps in my basement.

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    • D note

      You must not live in northeast. The is the only region in us that verizon has decent coverage.

  • http://www.twitter.com/cltnwd Colton

    good news, now just release a CDMA Nexus please

    • master94

      Id rather the kill CDMA and go all LTE

      • http://www.twitter.com/cltnwd Colton

        touché! does VoLTE increase our chance of a Nexus working on Verizon??

        • hoosiercub88

          Yes it does, and it’s the eventual plan to do so.

          • http://www.twitter.com/cltnwd Colton

            Heck yes. Ready for Volte to start rolling out big time

          • http://www.twitter.com/cltnwd Colton

            Wait, how does VoLTE handle SMS then? I thought they were through the CDMA part of Verizon. do they switch to data as well?

          • hoosiercub88

            Yes, everything will go through as “data” but I’m sure that selective measures will be put into place that Verizon decides are and aren’t considered as part of your data plan. Like calls and texts.

          • http://www.twitter.com/cltnwd Colton

            Well that’s awesome! Guess I’ve never really actually thought about the benefits of it (like possible phone selections). Thanks for the info!

          • Mele Kalikimaka

            Just curious, where did you hear that?

          • hoosiercub88

            That Verizon is going VoLTE? They’ve said it themselves… And since that eliminates CDMA.. It would allow for devices equipped with the right bands on Verizon, such as a Nexus. It would still be probably required to be certified in some way, but the same Nexus that would work on T-Mobile or AT&T could possibly work on Verizon because it would no longer need the CDMA authentication verification. CDMA has been the biggest constraint for unlocked devices on VZW. Sprint has enabled Nexus devices on their CDMA network and Verizon could too but I have a feeling VoLTE will change things.

          • Mele Kalikimaka

            I was questioning the ridiculous idea that Verizon has a plan to bring back Nexus. Sounds like it’s just based on a “feeling” that you have, not on anything substantiated.

        • coolsilver

          Only 3 months released after everyone else. But yes better chances

    • Blue Sun

      Verizon & Nexus are like oil & water.

      • coolsilver

        Depends on which you pour into the other and which is boiling.

        • Android_09

          Phag

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            Is that some type of faggot slang.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      CMDA nexus? Get a Galaxy Nexus…. Enjoy 4.3

      • http://www.twitter.com/cltnwd Colton

        haha the good ol’ 4.3 days
        aka like a month ago for me (s4)

  • fillyo75

    Get off my spectrum 4 damnit