1. Itaku's Avatar
    Verizon Wireless 3G

    Wow really?

    4G is Coming to Verizon Wireless

    Sometimes it seems like technology advances by the hour. At Verizon Wireless, our goal is to keep you on the cutting edge. Which is why were excited to announce the coming of our 4G Network, using a new technology called LTE (Long Term Evolution), which features even higher speeds and inherent global mobility.

    What is 4G LTE?
    4G LTE is designed to deliver data with higher speed and performance than ever before. That means you can take applications you usually use at home or in the office with you on-the-go. So, whether you're traveling throughout the U.S., or internationally, you still get a mobile broadband experience with easy access and high speed.

    With 4G LTE you can download, upload or share videos, socially network, blog, game, e-mail, send picture messages or stay in tune with your favorite music in a way thats faster and more efficient than ever!

    When Will You See 4G In Your Neighborhood?
    Glad you asked!
    We've already begun field testing our 4G LTE network domestically in select markets. Because 4G LTE is global, we've also worked with key network operators including Vodafone and China Mobile to coordinate field trials outside the U.S.

    As for the rest of the Network, we'll keep you posted on when 4G LTE will hit your neck of the woods.

    What Will Happen to the 3G Network?
    Don't worry! Verizon Wireless will continue to maintain its existing voice and data network as we build the 4G LTE network. No matter what, you'll still experience all the benefits of being a part of America's Largest 3G Network.


    So when do you think this will happen, and how fast do you think it will be?
    11-17-09 04:19 PM
  2. gotblackberry's Avatar
    A year before at&t

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    11-17-09 04:23 PM
  3. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    That info has been there awhile, along with an LTE Developer's area.

    Up to 60Mbps, with 30Mbps more realistic at rollout. Over twice the available bandwidth of AT&T & better coverage than anyone.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-17-09 05:34 PM
  4. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    Up to 60Mbps, with 30Mbps more realistic at rollout. Over twice the available bandwidth of AT&T & better coverage than anyone.
    Twins -- two things. One ... any idea when we'll first be told of a live market? I thought it was going to be before the end of 2009, but was that just turning it on for testing in Boston/Seattle?

    Two ... when you say twice the available bandwidth of AT&T, is that in reference to their current HSPA network or in reference to AT&T's LTE network when they get around to launching it?
    11-17-09 05:47 PM
  5. gotblackberry's Avatar
    30mbps down on a phone, seriously.

    I hope they start coming out with Mobile MMO RPG Games.
    11-17-09 05:56 PM
  6. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    Twins -- two things. One ... any idea when we'll first be told of a live market? I thought it was going to be before the end of 2009, but was that just turning it on for testing in Boston/Seattle?
    In most areas, it is ready now - in typical VZW xonservative fashion, they are making sure all is up to snuff & working together.

    And they need devices to roll on it.

    Two ... when you say twice the available bandwidth of AT&T, is that in reference to their current HSPA network or in reference to AT&T's LTE network when they get around to launching it?
    LTE to LTE. The ultimate bandwidth capability of the AT&T licenses is about half that of VZW.
    But remember that AT&T's HSPA network is simply a stopgap. They had contracts & such signed & ready to roll with HSPA before they decided HSPA couldn't compete with LTE. In real-world operation, HSPA isn't anything to write home about, comparing closely with a good CDMA or GSM signal. It will be yet another technology that AT&T never brings to maturity.

    30mbps down on a phone, seriously.

    I hope they start coming out with Mobile MMO RPG Games.
    Um, they already exist - VZW Media Store even carries some - just not for CrapBerry.
    11-17-09 06:46 PM
  7. Polychrome's Avatar
    30mbps down on a phone, seriously.

    I hope they start coming out with Mobile MMO RPG Games.
    There's at least one WinMo one out there.

    But realistically, MMOs don't use a lot of bandwidth. I used maybe 10 megs of data in 10 hours of EQ2 once. (Yeah, I'm a nerd.)
    11-17-09 07:00 PM
  8. gotblackberry's Avatar
    Ten hours!? That's nothin. I remember pullin 24 hours at a time on eq1/wow/aion . I remember tethering for wow when my internet went down. Life saver, I had a BWL raid that night .

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-17-09 07:09 PM
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