Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Verizon continues to rapidly deploy it’s LTE network across the nation with more lighting up tomorrow. While AT&T talks about plans to go LTE, Sprint hopes to have it by next year, and T-Mobile squeezes the last bits out of HSPDA, Verizon brings true broadband speeds to laptops, smartphones, and tablets through the nation. My disappointment lay not in the network but rather the pricing of the data which isn’t a Verizon only issue. In the end, however, if you need quick, reliable, and a mass available way to cruise the Internet when on the road, this is your ticket.

Find your city and more details in the press release below.

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THE NATION’S LARGEST 4G LTE NETWORK COMES TO 14 NEW MARKETS AND EXPANDS IN FOUR MARKETS ON NOV. 17

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless, named the nation’s “Fastest 4G Network Yet” by Popular Science’s 2011 Best of What’s New Awards, and No. 1 on PC World’s 100 Best Products of 2011, is turning on its 4G LTE network in 14 new markets and expanding in four markets on Nov. 17, bringing its blazingly fast speeds to 179 markets across the United States. Consumers and businesses in these areas can choose from 16 4G LTE-enabled devices, including the new HTC Rezound™ and DROID RAZR™ by Motorola, to connect to the fastest and most reliable 4G network in the country.

On Thursday, Nov. 17, the company will turn on its 4G LTE network in Little Rock, Ark.; Savannah, Ga.; Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa; Lexington, Ky.; Starkville, Miss.; Kansas City and Springfield/Branson, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Orange County, N.Y.; Greater Providence, R.I.; Rapid City, S.D.; Roanoke, Va.; and Appleton/Oshkosh, Wis. The company is also making major 4G LTE expansions on Nov. 17 in Louisville, Ky.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; and Pittsburgh, Pa.

“In less than a year we have introduced our 4G LTE network to 179 markets across the country, covering more than 186 million Americans,” said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless. “We are honored to receive recognition from Popular Science and PC World, acknowledging our technology leadership within the wireless industry. The awards validate our strategy of building and selling services powered by our vast 4G LTE network over the last year, when others in the industry are still formulating their plans.”

4G LTE Speed and Coverage

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the most reliable network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their area.

Reliability: In and Beyond Major Cities

As the largest 4G LTE network in the country and the first wireless company in the world to broadly deploy 4G LTE technology, Verizon Wireless is building its 4G LTE network with the same performance and reliability for which it has long been recognized. The company’s consistent focus on reliability is based on rigid engineering standards and a disciplined deployment approach year after year. The company’s 700 MHz spectrum gives Verizon Wireless specific advantages with 4G LTE, including a contiguous, nationwide network license.

Over the past year, Verizon Wireless has also worked to bring its 4G LTE network beyond major cities with its LTE in Rural America program. The company is working with rural communications companies to collaboratively build and operate a 4G LTE network in those areas using the tower and backhaul assets of the rural company and Verizon Wireless’ core 4G LTE equipment and premium 700 MHz spectrum. Already, 12 rural organizations have announced their participation in the LTE in Rural America program and have leased spectrum covering, in total, more than 2.6 million people in rural communities and nearly 82,000 square miles. These companies include: Appalachian Wireless, Bluegrass Cellular, Carolina West/Clear Stream, Cellcom, Chariton Valley, Convergence Technologies, Cross Telephone, Custer Telephone Cooperative, Pioneer Cellular, S and R Communications, Strata Networks and Thumb Cellular.

4G LTE Markets

On Nov. 17, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be available in 179 markets:

· Birmingham, Ala.
· Decatur, Ala.
· Huntsville, Ala.
· Mobile, Ala.
· Montgomery, Ala.
· Phoenix, Ariz.
· Tucson, Ariz.
· Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers, Ark.
· Fort Smith, Ark.
· Jonesboro/Paragould, Ark.
· Little Rock, Ark.
· Bakersfield, Calif.
· Fresno, Calif.
· Los Angeles, Calif.
· Modesto, Calif.
· Oakland, Calif.
· Sacramento, Calif.
· Salinas/Monterey/Seaside, Calif.
· San Diego, Calif.
· San Francisco, Calif.
· San Jose, Calif.
· San Luis Obispo, Calif.
· Santa Barbara, Calif.
· Stockton, Calif.
· Colorado Springs, Colo.
· Denver, Colo.
· Fort Collins, Colo.
· Greater Fairfield and New Haven, Conn.
· Hartford, Conn.
· Washington, D.C.
· Daytona, Fla.
· Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
· Ft. Myers, Fla.
· Gainesville, Fla.
· Jacksonville, Fla.
· Lakeland, Fla.
· Miami, Fla.
· Orlando, Fla.
· Pensacola, Fla.
· Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.
· Tallahassee, Fla.
· Tampa, Fla.
· West Palm Beach, Fla.
· Athens, Ga.
· Atlanta, Ga.
· Augusta, Ga.
· Savannah, Ga.
· Hilo, Hawaii
· Honolulu, Hawaii
· Kahului/Wailuku, Hawaii
· Lahaina, Hawaii
· Boise, Idaho
· Bloomington, Ill.
· Carbondale, Ill.
· Champaign/Urbana, Ill.
· Chicago, Ill.
· Rockford, Ill.
· Springfield, Ill.
· The Quad Cities, Ill./Iowa
· Bloomington/Bedford, Ind.
· Elkhart, Ind.
· Evansville, Ind.
· Fort Wayne, Ind.
· Indianapolis, Ind.
· South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.
· Terre Haute, Ind.
· West Lafayette, Ind.
· Cedar Rapids, Iowa
· Des Moines, Iowa
· Iowa City, Iowa
· Sioux City, Iowa
· Wichita, Kan.
· Lexington, Ky.
· Louisville, Ky.
· Baton Rouge, La.
· Hammond, La.
· New Orleans, La.
· Shreveport, La.
· Baltimore, Md.
· Frederick, Md.
· Hagerstown, Md.
· Boston, Mass.
· Springfield, Mass.
· Worcester, Mass.
· Detroit, Mich.
· Flint, Mich.
· Grand Rapids, Mich.
· Kalamazoo, Mich.
· Lansing, Mich.
· Saginaw, Mich.
· Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
· Starkville, Miss.
· Tupelo, Miss.
· Kansas City, Mo.
· Springfield/Branson, Mo.
· St. Louis, Mo.
· Lincoln, Neb.
· Omaha/Council Bluffs, Neb.
· Las Vegas, Nev.
· Reno, Nev.
· Albuquerque, N.M.
· Las Cruces, N.M.
· Santa Fe, N.M.
· Albany, N.Y.
· Buffalo, N.Y.
· Ithaca, N.Y.
· New York, N.Y.
· Orange County, N.Y.
· Rochester, N.Y.
· Syracuse, N.Y.
· Asheville, N.C.
· Charlotte, N.C.
· Fayetteville/Lumberton, N.C.
· Greensboro/Winston Salem/High Point, N.C.
· Raleigh/Durham, N.C.
· Wilmington, N.C.
· Fargo, N.D.
· Akron, Ohio
· Canton, Ohio
· Cincinnati, Ohio
· Cleveland, Ohio
· Columbus, Ohio
· Dayton, Ohio
· Lima, Ohio
· Mansfield, Ohio
· Toledo, Ohio
· Bartlesville, Okla.
· Oklahoma City, Okla.
· Tulsa, Okla.
· Portland, Ore.
· Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, Pa.
· Altoona, Pa.
· Erie, Pa.
· Harrisburg, Pa.
· Johnstown, Pa.
· Philadelphia, Pa.
· Pittsburgh, Pa.
· State College, Pa.
· Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa.
· Greater Providence, R.I.
· Charleston, S.C.
· Columbia, S.C.
· Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.
· Hilton Head, S.C.
· Rapid City, S.D.
· Sioux Falls, S.D.
· Chattanooga, Tenn.
· Clarksville, Tenn./Hopkinsville, Ky.
· Cleveland, Tenn.
· Dyersburg/Union City, Tenn.
· Jackson, Tenn.
· Knoxville, Tenn.
· Martin, Tenn.
· Memphis, Tenn.
· Nashville, Tenn.
· Austin, Texas
· Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas
· Bryan/College Station, Texas
· Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
· El Paso, Texas
· Houston, Texas
· San Antonio, Texas
· Temple/Killeen, Texas
· Wichita Falls, Texas
· Provo, Utah
· Salt Lake City, Utah
· Greater Hampton Roads, Va.
· Richmond, Va.
· Roanoke, Va.
· The Tri-Cities, Tenn./Va.
· Olympia, Wash.
· Seattle, Wash.
· Spokane, Wash.
· Tacoma, Wash.
· Charleston, W.Va.
· Appleton/Oshkosh, Wis.
· Green Bay, Wis.
· Madison, Wis.
· Milwaukee, Wis.

Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

If you’re looking to enter the next chapter of Motorolo’s Android book, then tomorrow you can pre-order your Android RAZR, the thin, sleek, and speedy Droid from the soon-to-be Google hardware division. The RAZR is a mere 7.1 mm thin but has a large 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display. Don’t forget about that LTE inside for fast Internet surfing in America’s largest next-generation network. The RAZR will set you back $300 with a two year commitment.

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Customers can pre-order the DROID RAZR™ starting tomorrow at 8 a.m. EST for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement and data plan at www.droiddoes.com/DroidRazr.

The DROID RAZR not only shreds through the Web at blazing 4G LTE speeds, it does it in style with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ Advanced display and measuring 7.1 mm thin. DROID RAZR is also packed with brains and security giving customers apps like MotoCast™ and features like remote wipe, pin lock and government-grade encryption for email, calendar and contacts.

DROID RAZR customers can take advantage of the Super AMOLED Advanced display and 4G LTE speeds to stream videos with NFL Mobile, only from Verizon. Fans can stay up to date on news, schedules and scores from their favorite teams. NFL Mobile is included at no additional charge for 4G LTE customers for the remainder of the 2011 season. DROID RAZR customers will have access to Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network that now covers more than 186 million Americans coast to coast with additional markets planned before year end.

Customers may also pre-order in stores or by calling 1 800 2 JOIN IN. Pre-orders of the DROID RAZR will ship no later than Nov. 10.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

On the heals of Apple’s record breaking weekend of a reported 4 million iPhone 4Ses sold, Verizon and Motorola today revived the RAZR name and brought it to the Android 2.3.5, Gingerbread, powered device. Don’t let the name fool you, unlike its predecessor, this does not look razor thin but thankfully Motorola didn’t slice out features as this is packed with them. Putting an HD camera both in the front and rear, 8-megapixel on its backside, 1 GB or RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot ready, and an 1780 mAh battery for longer life, the Droid RAZR is impressive. Lack luster is the storage with only 16 GB internal and expandable via the microSD to another 16 GB makes the fractured storage less desirable than that of the iPhone 4S internal one-stop storage.

Get the full details below for more information on this $299 device that Motorola hopes to challenge the iPhone 4S with this Christmas.

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Today, Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) and Verizon Wireless announced DROID RAZR™ by Motorola, the world’s thinnest 4G LTE smartphone. A true marvel of design, this smartphone packs strength and smarts into a stylish package offered exclusively from Verizon Wireless.

Measuring 7.1 mm thin, made with KEVLAR® fiber for strength and Corning® Gorilla® Glass for scratch resistance, the DROID RAZR is ready to face the elements. Speed limits are just an illusion with a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and Verizon Wireless 4G LTE. DROID RAZR customers can expect to rip through the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.

“DROID RAZR by Motorola combines style, performance and the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network into one innovative device,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “These are two iconic brands that separately symbolize the best technology available today. The combination will provide an unsurpassed wireless experience for customers.”

“DROID RAZR by Motorola is a testament to the innovation and design possibilities that stem from a strong partnership between Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless,” said Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility. “We set out to design the best smartphone on the planet and delivered DROID RAZR which is thinner, smarter, stronger than any device on the market.”

Not only does DROID RAZR by Motorola deliver heart-pounding speed, but it has a mind-bending 4.3-inch hyper-vibrant display with more colors than most LCD HDTVs. The Super AMOLED™ Advanced display with qHD resolution dishes out beautiful images and smooth action so on-the-go movies and TV shows aren’t a blur, whether customers stream from Netflix™ or rent from Android Market™. It’s the first smartphone capable of streaming movies and TV shows through Netflix with up to HD resolution.

DROID RAZR customers can take advantage of the Super AMOLED Advanced display and 4G LTE speeds to stream videos with NFL Mobile, only from Verizon. Fans can stay up to date on news, schedules and scores from their favorite teams on the go. NFL Mobile is included at no additional charge for 4G LTE customers for the remainder of the 2011 season.

If cutting-edge visuals are its beauty, apps on DROID RAZR are its brains. Enter MotoCast™, the free Motorola app that lets you stream or download your music, pictures and more from your PC to your phone. The Smart Actions app helps automate everyday tasks and optimizes battery efficiency by letting customers create rules, such as automatically setting the phone to vibrate during work hours or dimming the display at a specific battery level. The revolutionary webtop application allows customers to combine the device with separately sold accessories, like the Lapdock™ 100 or HD Station, unleashing the power to edit documents and browse the Web with a full Firefox® browser on a larger screen – all while charging the device.

Additional features:
· Powered by Android™ 2.3.5, Gingerbread
· 1 GB RAM for a fast user interface and multi-tasking
· 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video capture and image stabilization technology for crisp and clear videos
· Front-facing HD camera for video chat over 4G LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi
· 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capable so customers can share 4G LTE speed with up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices
· Water repellent nanocoating protects the phone, and even the inside components, against everyday spills
· Remote wipe, pin lock and government-grade encryption for email, calendar and contacts as well as voice and video chat conferencing
· Use Quickoffice® to view, create and edit Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on your mobile device from anywhere at anytime
· Bluetooth 4.0 low energy
· 32 GB memory: 16 GB on board and 16 GB microSD™ card pre-installed (actual formatted capacity is less)
· Powerful 1780 mAh battery

The DROID RAZR will be available in early November for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement at all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at: www.verizonwireless.com; as well as at authorized retailers. Customers can visit www.droiddoes.com/droidrazr to pre-order DROID RAZR beginning on October 27. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license. Android Market is a trademark of Google, Inc. KEVLAR(R) is a registered trademark of DuPont used under license by Motorola Mobility, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2011 Motorola Mobility, Inc. All rights reserved.



Monday, October 10, 2011
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In the midst of Sprint realizing WiMax wasn’t the way to expand into the future and it finally embracomh LTE and AT&T having given only four lucky cities the blazing fast data option, Verizon continues to steam roll out its self-proclaimed 4G network. Next Thursday, even more cities will be getting lit up with the super fast download and uploads of LTE for equipped phones and hotspots. Verizon’s plans to have most of the US metro areas on LTE by years-end is looking to be a no-brainer and most of the nation by next summer makes Sprint and AT&T look, well, like Sprint and AT&T.

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO – Verizon Wireless announced today at CTIA Enterprise and Applications™ 2011 that its 4G LTE network will be available in 178 markets by Nov. 17. The leader in mobile broadband will turn on its 4G LTE network in 22 new cities and expand the network in four cities on Oct. 20, and will turn on the 4G LTE network in 13 cities and expand in five cities on Nov. 17, making the largest 4G LTE network in the county even bigger.

Consumers and businesses in these cities will be able to access the blazingly fast speeds of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network with any of Verizon Wireless’ 13 4G LTE-enabled devices, including the new Pantech Breakout™ and DROID BIONIC™ by Motorola smartphones, and the 4G LTE-enabled Motorola XOOM™.

“When we launched our 4G LTE network just 43 weeks ago, we had an ambitious growth plan because we understood the impact 4G LTE could have on people’s lives,” said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless. “Americans in 178 cities from coast to coast will have access to the nation’s most reliable 4G network before Thanksgiving, allowing them to harness the speed and power of the network not only where they live but also where they travel.”

On Thursday, Oct. 20, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be available in Birmingham, Ala.; Modesto and Stockton, Calif.; Fort Myers, Fla.; Bloomington, Elkhart, Evansville, South Bend and Terre Haute, Ind.; Sioux City, Iowa; Hagerstown, Md.; Tupelo, Miss.; Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Asheville, N.C.; Bartlesville, Okla.; Jackson and Martin, Tenn.; Greater Hampton Roads and Richmond, Va.; and Green Bay, Wis. Verizon Wireless is also expanding its 4G LTE network in Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and Erie, Pa. the same day.

On Thursday, Nov. 17, the company will turn on its 4G LTE network in Little Rock, Ark.; Savannah, Ga.; Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa; Lexington, Ky.; Kansas City and Springfield, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Orange County, N.Y.; Greater Providence; Rapid City, S.D.; Roanoke, Va.; and Appleton, Wis. The company is also making major 4G LTE expansions on Nov. 17 in Louisville, Ky.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Nashville, Tenn.

4G LTE Speed and Coverage

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the most reliable network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their city.

Reliability: In and Beyond Major Cities

As the company with the most reliable 4G wireless network in the county and the first wireless company in the world to broadly deploy 4G LTE technology, Verizon Wireless is committed to building its 4G LTE network with the same performance and reliability for which it has long been recognized. Verizon Wireless’ consistent focus on reliability is based on rigid engineering standards and a disciplined deployment approach year after year. The company’s 700 MHz spectrum gives Verizon Wireless specific advantages with 4G LTE, including a contiguous, nationwide network license.

Over the past year, Verizon Wireless has also worked to bring its 4G LTE network beyond major cities with its LTE in Rural America program. The company is working with rural communications companies to collaboratively build and operate a 4G LTE network in those areas using the tower and backhaul assets of the rural company and Verizon Wireless’ core 4G LTE equipment and premium 700 MHz spectrum. Already, 12 rural organizations have announced their participation in the LTE in Rural America program and have leased spectrum covering, in total, more than 2.6 million people in rural communities and nearly 82,000 square miles. These companies include: Appalachian Wireless, Bluegrass Cellular, Carolina West/Clear Stream, Cellcom, Chariton Valley, Convergence Technologies, Cross Telephone, Custer Telephone Cooperative, Pioneer Cellular, S and R Communications, Strata Networks and Thumb Cellular.

4G LTE Markets

Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will be available in 178 cities on Nov. 17, including:
· Birmingham, Ala.*
· Decatur, Ala.
· Huntsville, Ala.
· Mobile, Ala.
· Montgomery, Ala.
· Phoenix, Ariz.
· Tucson, Ariz.
· Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers, Ark.
· Fort Smith, Ark.
· Jonesboro-Paragould, Ark.
· Little Rock, Ark.**
· Bakersfield, Calif.
· Fresno, Calif.
· Los Angeles, Calif.
· Modesto, Calif.*
· Oakland, Calif.
· Sacramento, Calif.
· Salinas/Monterey/Seaside, Calif.
· San Diego, Calif.
· San Francisco, Calif.
· San Jose, Calif.
· San Luis Obispo, Calif.
· Santa Barbara, Calif.
· Stockton, Calif.*
· Colorado Springs, Colo.
· Denver, Colo.
· Fort Collins, Colo.
· Greater Fairfield and New Haven, Conn.
· Hartford, Conn.
· Washington, D.C.
· Daytona Beach, Fla.
· Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
· Ft. Myers, Fla.*
· Gainesville, Fla.
· Jacksonville, Fla.
· Lakeland, Fla.
· Miami, Fla.
· Orlando, Fla.
· Pensacola, Fla.
· Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.
· Tallahassee, Fla.
· Tampa, Fla.
· West Palm Beach, Fla.
· Athens, Ga.
· Atlanta, Ga.
· Augusta, Ga.
· Savannah, Ga.*
· Hilo, Hawaii
· Honolulu, Hawaii
· Kahului/Wailuku, Hawaii
· Lahaina, Hawaii
· Boise, Idaho
· Bloomington, Ill.
· Carbondale, Ill.
· Champaign/Urbana, Ill.
· Chicago, Ill.
· Rockford, Ill.
· Springfield, Ill.
· The Quad Cities, Ill./Iowa
· Bloomington/Bedford, Ind.*
· Elkhart, Ind.*
· Evansville, Ind.*
· Fort Wayne, Ind.
· Indianapolis, Ind.
· South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.*
· Terre Haute, Ind.*
· West Lafayette, Ind.
· Cedar Rapids, Iowa**
· Des Moines, Iowa**
· Iowa City, Iowa
· Sioux City, Iowa*
· Wichita, Kan.
· Lexington, Ky.**
· Louisville, Ky.
· Baton Rouge, La.
· Hammond, La.
· New Orleans, La.
· Shreveport, La.
· Baltimore, Md.
· Frederick, Md.
· Hagerstown, Md.*
· Boston, Mass.
· Springfield, Mass.
· Worcester, Mass.
· Detroit, Mich.
· Flint, Mich.
· Grand Rapids, Mich.
· Kalamazoo, Mich.
· Lansing, Mich.
· Saginaw, Mich.
· Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
· Tupelo, Miss.*
· Kansas City, Mo.**
· Springfield, Mo.**
· St. Louis, Mo.
· Lincoln, Neb.**
· Omaha/Council Bluffs, Neb.
· Las Vegas, Nev.
· Reno, Nev.
· Albuquerque, N.M.*
· Las Cruces, N.M.
· Santa Fe, N.M.*
· Albany, N.Y.
· Buffalo, N.Y.*
· Ithaca, N.Y.
· New York, N.Y.
· Orange County, N.Y.**
· Rochester, N.Y.
· Syracuse, N.Y.
· Asheville, N.C.*
· Charlotte, N.C.
· Fayetteville/Lumberton, N.C.
· Greensboro/Winston Salem/High Point, N.C.
· Raleigh/Durham, N.C.
· Wilmington, N.C.
· Fargo, N.D.
· Akron, Ohio
· Canton, Ohio
· Cincinnati, Ohio
· Cleveland, Ohio
· Columbus, Ohio
· Dayton, Ohio
· Lima, Ohio
· Mansfield, Ohio
· Toledo, Ohio
· Bartlesville, Okla.*
· Oklahoma City, Okla.
· Tulsa, Okla.
· Portland, Ore.
· Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, Pa.
· Altoona, Pa.
· Erie, Pa.
· Harrisburg, Pa.
· Johnstown, Pa.
· Philadelphia, Pa.
· Pittsburgh, Pa.
· Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa.
· State College, Pa.
· Greater Providence**
· Charleston, S.C.
· Columbia, S.C.
· Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.
· Hilton Head, S.C.
· Rapid City, S.D.**
· Sioux Falls, S.D.
· Chattanooga, Tenn.
· Clarksville, Tenn./Hopkinsville, Ky.
· Cleveland, Tenn.
· Dyersburg/Union City, Tenn.
· Jackson, Tenn.*
· Knoxville, Tenn.
· Martin, Tenn.
· Memphis, Tenn.
· Nashville, Tenn.
· Austin, Texas
· Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas
· Bryan/College Station, Texas
· Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas
· El Paso, Texas
· Houston, Texas
· San Antonio, Texas
· Temple/Killeen, Texas
· Wichita Falls, Texas
· Provo, Utah
· Salt Lake City, Utah
· Greater Hampton Roads, Va.*
· Richmond, Va.*
· Roanoke, Va.**
· The Tri-Cities, Tenn./Va.
· Olympia, Wash.
· Seattle, Wash.
· Spokane, Wash.
· Tacoma, Wash.
· Charleston, W.Va.
· Appleton, Wis.**
· Green Bay, Wis.*
· Madison, Wis.
· Milwaukee, Wis.

*Indicates a market that will be live on Oct. 20, 2011
**Indicates a market that will be live on Nov. 17, 2011

Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.



Why the Next iPhone Must Have LTE

Author: Sven Rafferty
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The next iPhone must have LTE. Not to compete against the other first-generation “4G” phones from Android but to bring back the Apple synergy of its hardware and software. As it stands today, if you have an AT&T (GSM) iPhone 3G or higher, your current iOS version is 4.3.3. Verizon users are still stuck at 4.2.8 absent of many of the GSM users features such as AirPlay. While Apple did not comment if iOS 5 would be pushed to both GSM and CDMA handsets at WWDC, the reality is, subsequent updates will most likely be forked like today’s iOS 4 revisions.

Being behind the GSM folks is no fun, especially if some prime features are not making it to your phone. Couple that with the fact that CDMA can not perform simultaneous voice and data tasks like the GSM 3G iPhones do and now you even more separation. Also certain features, such as disabling Caller ID and Three-way Calling are not supported by CDMA iPhones.

While I despise AT&T and it’s horrible signal, dropped calls, slow data rates, and other issues, at least I have the most current iOS, full-feature set, and when not in an EDGE network – Hey Ha Bell, others are working on “4G” and you still don’t have a full 3G network! – I can chat while checking email or surf the web. These are all important to me and are enough to weigh the scales into the Death Stars favor, just by a tad, for me to carry on another year with it before going to Verizon.

Lastly, even leaving the Evil GSM carrier a year early with its termination fee would be cheaper than purchasing a new LTE iPhone with Verizon since it does not subsidize the iPhone year after year like AT&T.

I guess what it comes down to is over all, Verizon is inferior. Ouch, I don’t like saying that, but it’s the truth as it stands today. However, if Apple surprises us with the next generation iPhone supporting LTE, then heck, it’s good-bye AT&T.



Monday, April 18, 2011

MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

Verizon drops the bomb on its 4G hotspot today with the release of the Novatel Wireless MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot. What that all that means is mobile warriors will now be able to enjoy download speeds between 5 to 12Mbps on either their Windows, Mac, or Linux system. Oh don’t worry you AT&T-Mobile and Sprint users, if your smartphone is equipped with 802.11b/g/n, then you can join the download party, too. Speaking of smartphone, LTE’s upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps were made for getting some of that just taken video up to YouTube or UStream nice and quick.

The blazing MiFi will give you up to 5 hours of use from its battery and supports all the latest security from WPA2 to VPN pass-through so corporate IT will be happy to issue you one of these puppies.

Small enough to tuck into your pocket but with a screen large enough to give you enough deets as to power, signal strength, and user connectivity, the new MiFi 4510L will set you back $100 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year commitment. Be sure to check out rate plans in the links below.

Press Release
Verizon Wireless and Novatel Wireless (NASDAQ: NVTL) today announced that the award winning MiFi® 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot that runs on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network is available online today at www.verizonwireless.com. The MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot is the next-generation of the Novatel Wireless MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, building on innovation and design, proven performance and industry-leading user experience.

The MiFi 4510L allows businesses and consumers to create a personal Wi-Fi cloud capable of sharing the high-speed Internet connectivity of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE and 3G Mobile Broadband with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously. The 4G LTE MiFi 4510L includes new features, such as an intuitive status display on the device showing signal strength, battery level, roaming and number of connected devices.

Key features:
· 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas
· Backward compatible with the Verizon Wireless 3G network
· Simple one-touch connectivity
· Intuitive eInk® display with status indicators
· Security: WEP/WPA/WPA2 and VPN pass-through support
· Supports Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems
· Advanced integrated antenna technology
· Battery: up to 5 hours usage
· WiFi connectivity: 802.11b/g/n
· Dimensions: 3.74”(H) x 2.36”(W) x 0.53”(D)

Pricing and availability:
· The 4G LTE MiFi 4510L is available today online at www.verizonwireless.com and will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on April 21 for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a 4G Mobile Broadband plan.
· 4G LTE Mobile Broadband plans begin at $50 monthly access for 5GB. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Data usage can be tracked by logging on to My Verizon online at www.verizonwireless.com/myverizon.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.

For more information on the MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot or other Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.



Wednesday, February 9, 2011

AT&T Messaging Unlimited Plans - Mobile to Any Mobile Plan - from AT&T

Looks like AT&T is already prepping for the mass exodus of iPhone users to the largest cellular carrier, Verizon. With reports already out that the Death Star will return users to the unlimited data plan of yesteryear, AT&T now seems to be saying out loud that it wants you to stay. And hey, free mobile to any mobile minutes are great since more and more people are using cell phones for their primary telecommunication. Now, we’ll skip the part about actually being able to make a call from your AT&T equipped iPhone to just keep this shot and sweet. :)

This deal is only available via AT&T’s web site and you must have some features on your plan already such as unlimited texting ($20 individual, $30 family) and a certain select calling plan. If you have all that, then go and sign up…oddly on the same day the Verizon iPhone goes on sale to the public.



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With so much talk about how Android is passing up the iPhone, perception may have to make a right turn on February 10th when what’s left of the Verizon iPhone goes on sale to the general public. Yesterday, Verizon had to cease pre-sales of the highly anticipated CDMA version of the most successful smartphone after record sales were recorded in the Verizon’s history.

“This was an exciting day,” said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer for Verizon Wireless. “In just our first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history. And, when you consider these initial orders were placed between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., it is an incredible success story. It is gratifying to know that our customers responded so enthusiastically to this exclusive offer – designed to reward them for their loyalty.”

If you were one of the many that could not pre-order the hottest phone since, well, the iPhone, then don’t worry. Grab a folding chair and your sleeping bag because more than 2,000 Verizon stores will open at 7 a.m. February 10th for any one to purchase the new-old iPhone. Additionally, Apple store, Best Buy, and select Wal-mart stores (possibly including Sam’s Club), will be joining in the off-season frenzy sale of Apple gladness. For those that can wait a bit more – and why not, you’ve already waited almost four years – you can make your order online at www.verizonwireless.com and www.apple.com.



Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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There’s so much talk about how the iPhone has lost much traction to Google’s free mobile operating system, Android. But when one takes a look at where the momentum is really occurring — with Verizon — then it doesn’t appear to be all that impressive.

Remember: Big Red used to be the most boring home for smartphones — actually any phone — on the cellular landscape here in the States. In comes Motorola with a badly needed hit after many duds post-RAZR and Google with Android. Verizon saw an opportunity to blitz a coast-to-coast campaign with Droid advertisement to make even grandma know what the heck a Droid was.

This wasn’t your father’s BlackBerry — this was way cooler phone, boi! Cool was what Verizon needed as bad as Moto needed a rebirth. Both companies got their wish.

When you throw a lot of money at something, you can sell an Eskimo a freezer. Much like Microsoft planted Windows on 90 plus percent of the world’s computers, Verizon got Android everywhere. It wasn’t that it was better or the best, it was all Verizon had, pretty much. Suits bought RIM products. Tweens bought Droids. Mom and dad liked the Droids and soon they bought them, too. But secretly, they still all wanted iPhones.

But what about the openness? I keep hearing about how great the open source format of the Droid is, but does it really make a difference for the end user?

Between HTC SensUI and Motoblur, the interfaces are clumsy and inconsistent. These add-ons also prolong the update cycle for each manufacturer. Android has already been plagued with viruses and malware while iPhone users have sat safe. Sure, you can get more porn and old-school video game VMs on your Android with ease, but so can the iPhone with a simple jailbreak. When the dust settles, I don’t see a clear advantage with Android and its “openness”.

How the iPhone and Droid Experiences Match Up

What it comes down to is simple: Android has been playing catchup to the iPhone since Google purchased the company and released the T-Mobile G1. Each release betters, but never improves over the iPhone. Sure, I’m not going to be an idiot and deny some aspects of Android are nice due to the open architecture of the operating system, but when I play on my Droid X, I find myself in just a mere few minutes longing for my iPhone.

It just doesn’t feel right in my hands.

My brain keeps telling me that it’s just an iPhone copy trying hard to cover up the fact that it’s a copy…and doing a poor job of it. The music player looks horrible, navigation is agonizing, widgets add to confusion, and battery life is worse than an iPhone. Sure, I can view Flash websites on my Android device, but is it worth the instability I am rewarded with?

Past, Present, and Future

Like Android 3.0, the mobile OS for tablets, 2.2 for the smartphones is all catchup. Google will continue its cat and mouse game with each release while Apple ignores the market and further creates a new one. Many laughed at Apple when Jobs proclaimed the death of the stylus. Who’s laughing now? Whiners teared over the lack of a physical keyboard. Why are more Android-based devices coming with just a virtual keyboard today? Power users demand dedicated buttons and now we hear the iPhone 5 may not even have ONE. Shall I predict now Motorola and HTC will follow suit?

I see Google simply continuing to copy Apple like Microsoft’s Bing does to the Mountain View-based search giant. Microsoft won’t win that fight playing that game nor will Google while it attempts to keep up with Jobses. With Schmidt no longer “babysitting”, it shall be very interesting to see where things lead for Android but I will tell you this right now, the iPhone 5 will once again make the media proclaim, “Apple does it. Again!”



Thursday, January 13, 2011

iLuv Ready with New Line of iPhone 4 CDMA Cases

iLuv, the premiere provider of the most comprehensive accessories line for the Apple and smartphone markets, is set to launch a new line of stylish cases and protective films for the iPhone 4 CDMA. The products continue iLuv’s commitment to rapidly deliver innovative, high quality mobile accessories that enhance the consumer’s lifestyle. iLuv’s new line will be available when the iPhone 4 arrives at Verizon Wireless and Apple stores on February 10, 2011.

“Industry analysts estimate Verizon could add as many as 7 to 10 million new iPhone 4 users in the U.S.,” said Pia Chon, iLuv marketing director. “iLuv is poised to meet this new demand with stylish cases and films designed to enhance and protect the Verizon user’s new iPhone 4 experience.”

The initial lineup of iLuv’s iPhone 4 CDMA protective cases and films include:
• Leatherette Clip Case (iCC756) – Sophisticated protection. MSRP $49.99
• Metallic Case (iCC749) – Durable protection in titanium and chrome finish. MSRP $29.99
• Translucent Case (iCC743) – Full coverage available in black, white or pink. MSRP $29.99
• Clear Case (iCC742) – Full protection while letting your phone shine through. MSRP $24.99
• Flex-Gel Case (iCC746) – Full coverage protection available in 5 colors. MSRP $24.99
• Flex-Trim Case (iCC741) – Bumper type protection available in 5 colors. MSRP $19.99
• Glow-in-the-Dark Case (iCC745) – Fun case with glowing patterns. MSRP $19.99
• Silicone Case (iCC744) – Full coverage protection available in 5 colors. MSRP $14.99
• Sports Armband (iCC212) – Never miss a call even when you’re on the run. MSRP $29.99
*All the above cases come complete with protective screen films

• Glare-Free Screen Protector Film (iCC1405) – Quad-Layer protection, yet remarkably thin and anti-glare. Perfectly tooled for
iPhone 4. MSRP $14.99
• Clear Screen Protector Film (iCC1404) – Quad-Layer protection, yet remarkably thin. Perfectly tooled for iPhone 4.
MSRP $12.99

General availability will be end of January in leading retailers, and online at www.i-luv.com.