Verizon Expanding 4G LTE (Again)

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  1. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    According to its website, VZW is once again expanding its reach of 4G. Here's their press release.

    Enough to make anyone switch?

    I know my hometown is now covered, so yes, AT&T is still faster, but it doesn't matter if you can't get a decent signal.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    By the end of 2013 supposedly anywhere you got a 3G signal with either one of the two carriers[AT&T-Verizon] you'll get an LTE signal. Not worth dealing with the hassle of switching just for a short-term signal boost.
     
  3. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    No anywhere you get a 3G signal with Verizon you'll have LTE. AT&T is behind
     
  4. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    My apologies. AT&T states 'largly complete' by 2013. So again basically anywhere you got a 3G signal you'll get an LTE signal.
     
  5. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    AT&T will be lucky if they get 75% of their LTE completion done by 2013. I wouldn't be surprised if Verizon does it sooner than the end of 2013.
     
  6. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    I'd love to see the research behind your statistic. Verizon is aggressively building out their LTE network because that's their only way out of the hole they dug themselves into. AT&T rolled out HSPA+ to nearly all of their entire 3G footprint before working on the now mobilized LTE expansion. There's still a lot of markets that have no Verizon LTE, but do have AT&T HSPA+ overlaying including my own area. Coincidentally AT&T LTE is also covering part of my town while Verizon LTE is no where to be seen unless you zoom out enough.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    However, AT&T holds a tactical advantage over Verizon's LTE plans. Where as with Verizon once LTE drops and you fall on slow 3.1Mb/s (theoretical) EV-DO, with AT&T, once you fall off LTE, you fallback to a speedier HSPA+ (14.4 Mb/s) network which is almost the entirety of AT&T's 3G footprint and you still get access to HSPA network where HSPA+ upgrades are still not ready (7.2Mb/s).

    I must say, AT&T has a nice advantage here. However, they still better hurry up and not use it as an excuse.
     

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