1. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Thought you'd like to know.

    Now about T-Mobile ..



    VERIZON WIRELESS EXPANDS 4G/LTE SERVICE ACROSS FLORIDA
    Customers To Enjoy Fastest, Most Advanced Wireless Technology
    In Pensacola, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Lakeland-Winter Haven, Sarasota/Bradenton

    TAMPA, Fla. Verizon Wireless announced today that has launched the nations fastest and most advanced 4G/LTE (Fourth Generation/Long-Term Evolution) network for customers in the core areas of Pensacola, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Lakeland-Winter Haven and Sarasota/Bradenton.
    The new 4G/LTE markets join Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Tampa Bay, Orlando and Jacksonville, which began to receive Verizon Wireless 4G technology last month. The service also has been launched for customers near Duval Street in Key West and in Fort Myers at the Southwest Florida International Airport.
    Verizon Wireless expects to complete the highest-speed wireless network throughout the entire state by 2013.
    4G/LTE provides wireless consumers access to services up to 10 times faster than the companys industry-leading 3G network. With this latest progression of wireless technology, the company expects average data rates in real-world, loaded network environments to be 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
    These speeds will allow for smooth mobile video-conferencing, multiple simultaneous video streams, speedy transfer of large files, downloading and running of powerful programs, and numerous other applications to improve efficiency and productivity wirelessly.
    The Verizon Wireless 4G technology also will improve coverage strength inside buildings, as it runs on a powerful 700 megahertz wireless frequency.
    Florida customers are going to have a lot of wireless power in their hands with LTE 4G, said Pam Tope, Florida region president of Verizon Wireless. Were proud to bring this latest evolution and superior technology to the state.
    Florida customers will be able to access 4G/LTE services on a suite of new devices including smartphones from HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; tablets from Motorola and Samsung; a MiFi from Novatel Wireless and a mobile hotspot from Samsung; two notebooks from HP; and wireless modems from LG and Pantech.
    All the devices are backward compatible and will run on the Verizon Wireless 3G network, the nations largest and most reliable, and which already covers 98 percent of Floridas population and landmass..
    Visit www.verizonwireless.com for more information on the Verizon Wireless 4G/ LTE network, products and services..
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    01-07-2011 03:19 PM
  2. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Awesome, congrats lol now if only Tmo....
    01-07-2011 03:22 PM
  3. Kyle Gibb's Avatar
    *Death glare*

    Hey Verizon! There are alot of college students in Blacksburg, VA that would be ALL OVER 4G... just sayin'
    01-07-2011 03:56 PM
  4. RUSH's Avatar
    What's the difference between Verizon 4G/LT and Sprint 4G? Sprint 4G on my EVO is lightening fast.
    01-07-2011 04:09 PM
  5. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    I can just imagine Phil's face when he saw this...probably like a little kid on Christmas morning.
    01-07-2011 08:15 PM
  6. TheANARCHY's Avatar
    We got it here in Charlotte too!!! Hooray for us, but we have only 3G phones so .... But in the future!!!!
    01-07-2011 09:18 PM
  7. ls377's Avatar
    We've had it in Athens since launch. Too bad I'm not on Verizon....sad panda
    01-07-2011 10:29 PM
  8. Baconator's Avatar
    I would be happy if I had 3G for T-Mobile in my town.
    01-08-2011 02:51 AM
  9. cordoni's Avatar
    Have a feeling it will be a while before it makes it to Florence SC. At least I am on verizon and have good 3g.

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    01-08-2011 09:15 PM
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