Verizon has just announced as of today that they will be flipping the 4G LTE switch tomorrow. 34 new markets will be launching while expanding 38 older markets tomorrow on August 16th. Verizon with some of the most leading 4G LTE network coverage will not cover a bit more than 75 percent of the U.S population, thus making their grand total of areas covered a bit beyond 370 markets. Wonder if you’ll be getting some coverage with all of the 4G LTE goodness? Check out the full list below and you might just be one of the lucky ducks getting it!
- Hot Springs, Ark.
- Redding, Calif.
- Valdosta and Waycross, Ga.
- Centralia and Danville, Ill.
- Parsons, Salina and Topeka, Kan.
- Alexandria and Monroe, La.
- Pittsfield, Mass.
- Battle Creek and Muskegon, Mich.
- Mankato and Worthington, Minn.
- Joplin and Sedalia, Mo.
- Bismarck, Grand Forks and Minot, N.D.
- Chillicothe, Ohio; Reading, Pa.
- Aberdeen, S.D.
- Laredo, Odessa and Texarkana, Texas
- Brattleboro and White River Junction, Vt.
- Charlottesville, Va.
- Longview, Wash.
- Eau Claire, La Crosse and Manitowoc, Wis.
- Los Angeles and Santa Barbara/Santa Maria, Calif.
- Orlando, Fla.
- Macon/Warner Robins, Ga.
- Bloomington, Champaign/Urbana, Decatur/Effingham and Springfield, Ill.
- Elkhart, Ind.
- Des Moines, Iowa City and Sioux City, Iowa
- Dodge City, Garden City and Great Bend, Kan.
- Lexington and Louisville, Ky.
- New Orleans, La.
- Boston, Mass.
- Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
- Missoula, Mont.
- Las Vegas, Nev.
- Manchester/Nashua, N.H.
- Las Cruces, N.M.
- New York, N.Y.
- Cincinnati, Ohio Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.
- Sioux Falls, S.D.
- Chattanooga, Tenn.
- Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah
- Roanoke, Va.
- Charleston, W.Va
- Green Bay, Wis.
- Additional areas include: Little Rock, Ark., expanding into Batesville, Ark.; Tallahassee, Fla., expanding into Thomasville, Ga.; Burley, Idaho, expanding into Twin Falls, Idaho; Chicago, Ill., expanding into DeKalb, Ill.; and Cedar City, Utah, expanding into St. George, Utah
Verizon was the first carrier to launch the 4G LTE service and has since then kept their coverage lead. They’ve been top notch about making sure that they are in the lead when it comes the the 4G LTE service. With speed becoming one of the most important factors of the network on smartphones and even some tablets today, it’s no surprise that they’d want to keep themselves in the lead. It’s no doubt that this will also benefit the new iPhone 5 that is rumored to have 4G LTE capabilities. I’m almost sure that iPhone users using Verizon as their wireless provider will be very happy to experience these new speeds as opposed to the regular 3G.
With all that said, are you happy to see the new LTE markets on their way tomorrow? If you live any of the areas it’s almost guaranteed that you will be seeing a boost in your speeds if you own a 4G LTE powered phone. If you do see a speed increase let us know in the comments! Also, because of these new markets will anyone in the area(s) be looking to getting the new iPhone 5 due to it’s supposed LTE capabilities?
source: Android Central