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Verizon Wireless 4G will activate from Sunday 38 cities

Verizon Wireless turning on the world’s first large-scale 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network on Sunday, Dec. 5 the service will be available in 38 cities and 60 airports immediately upon its launch.

Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network will be the fastest and most advanced 4G network in America. Business users will be the first to take advantage of the 4G LTE network with speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network.The network will support 5 – 12 Mbps download speeds and uploads of 2 – 5 Mbps.

Verizon Wireless is also offering:


  • new value-priced 4G LTE Mobile Broadband data plans starting at $50 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance

  • two new 4G LTE USB modems:
    LG VL600 (available at launch)
    Pantech UML290 (available soon)

Both devices will sell for $100 after a $50 rebate and a two-year contract

4G LTE Mobile Broadband Data Plans

  • 4G LTE Mobile Broadband data plans: $50 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance

  • $80 monthly access for 10 GB monthly allowance

Both with $10/GB overage
“Beginning Sunday, Verizon Wireless is making the best network even better. Our initial 4G LTE launch gives customers access to the fastest and most advanced mobile network in America and immediately reaches more than one-third of all Americans, right where they live. That’s just the start. We will quickly expand 4G LTE, and by 2013 will reach the existing Verizon Wireless 3G coverage area.” - president and chief executive officer, Dan Mead, Verizon Wireless

Initially, only laptop users will be able to take advantage of the higher data speeds offered by the network, compared with Verizon's 3G network. The speeds are somewhat higher than those offered by T-Mobile USA's and AT&T Inc. where their 3G networks have been upgraded to the highest speeds.

Verizon is using a 4G, or "fourth-generation," wireless technology called Long-Term Evolution that looks set to be an industry standard. Sprint Nextel Corp. subsidiary Clearwire Corp. already has an active 4G network that uses a different standard, WiMax.

Melone said the network will provide download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second, and upload speeds of 2 megabits to 5 megabits per second.

Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of New York-based Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone Group PLC of Britain

Here is the line of the 38 cities that will be activated with Verizon 4G LTE right from its launch Sunday, December.

  • Akron, Ohio

  • Athens, Georgia

  • Atlanta, Georgia

  • Baltimore, Maryland

  • Boston, Massachusetts

  • Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Chicago, Illinois

  • Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Cleveland, Ohio

  • Columbus, Ohio

  • Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Dallas, Texas

  • Denver, Colorado

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • Houston, Texas

  • Jacksonville, Florida

  • Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Los Angeles, California

  • Miami, Florida

  • Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota

  • Nashville, Tennessee

  • New Orleans, Louisiana

  • New York, New York

  • Oakland, California

  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Orlando, Florida

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Phoenix, Arizona

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Rochester, New York

  • San Antonio, Texas

  • San Diego, California

  • San Francisco, California

  • San Jose, California

  • Seattle/Tacoma, Washington

  • St. Louis, Missouri

  • Tampa, Florida

  • Washington, D.C.

  • West Lafayette, Indiana

  • West Palm Beach, Florida

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