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    Does anyone know if and when Verizon plans to rollout 3G coverage to Southwest Minnesota? According to the Verizon coverage map here Coverage Locator - Verizon Wireless most of the state has 3G, except for Southwest, MN there is a fairly large hole.
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    Does anyone actually live in SW Minnesota?

    Seriously - no one here would know for sure, but I can say that most 3G new construction is done. Next up is LTE with 4G speeds - that should cover your area. The question is when - and again, only VZW knows for sure.

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    As of right now, there are no future 1X/EVDO plans in SW Minnesota...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinsX2Dad View Post
    Does anyone actually live in SW Minnesota?

    Seriously - no one here would know for sure, but I can say that most 3G new construction is done. Next up is LTE with 4G speeds - that should cover your area. The question is when - and again, only VZW knows for sure.

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    I knew LTE was coming up, I just wasn't sure if Verizon had completely stopped 3G construction or not. I guess I will just have to wait and be patient, if I go half an hour south of me there is a small area that has 3G coverage but sadly not where i live Oh well just have to wait for LTE and all the goodness it brings. (Which could be a while in rural minnesota)
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    According to Cellular Maps.com-Alltel areas being sold to Verizon, ATN and AT&T Coverage the VZW network in SW Minnesota is being divested to AT&T and VZW will retain the Alltel network. 3G will probably be built out when the divesture is complete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gvillager View Post
    According to Cellular Maps.com-Alltel areas being sold to Verizon, ATN and AT&T Coverage the VZW network in SW Minnesota is being divested to AT&T and VZW will retain the Alltel network. 3G will probably be built out when the divesture is complete.
    Hopefully I am with Alltel now, which does not have 3G right now. We will be merging with Verizon on October 17th, chances are as TwinsX2Dad said, Verizon will probably just wait for LTE to rollout in this area.
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    From what I've heard, metro areas first, followed closely by areas with marginal or no coverage, then everywhere else.

    It makes some sense - high density areas, to get the biggest bang for the buck. Then areas not currently covered to grab more market.

    So you might not be waiting as long as you think.

    But hey - what do I know? I don't make the plans for VZW.

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    anyone know when 3G will be coming to Southwestern Minnesota? we are still 1X here and it is slow!

    Anyone have a date when this might happen?

    Thanks!
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    Verizon hates installing towers in the Boondocks and yes I live in Southwest, Minnesota too.

    Just invest in WiFi if you have a computer for now and understand that these parts aren't on Verizon's must list to install more towers.

    Another reason Verizon might not install towers is cause of the "bowl phenomena" which conflicts with signals.

    Just be glad you still have 1X and not SOS.
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    Move to a normal part of the country and these issues wont exist. ;-)

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