IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- From coast to coast, throughout 38 major metropolitan areas, Verizon Wireless is preparing for the Sunday, Dec. 5 debut of the fastest and most advanced 4G network in the United States. With the 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network from Verizon Wireless, laptop users will experience speeds up to 10 times faster than when they surf on the company's 3G network. In real-world, loaded network environments, data rates are expected to be 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
Business customers and individual consumers interested in getting 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless will want:
- 4G LTE Coverage Locator – go to www.verizonwireless.com/4Glte to check if an address is in the initial 4G LTE coverage area. Street-level coverage maps will be available on the site beginning Sunday, Dec. 5.
- 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Data Plans – choose from two 4G LTE Mobile Broadband data plans: $50 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance or $80 monthly access for 10 GB monthly allowance, both with $10/GB overage.
- 4G LTE Modems – the LG VL600 is backward-compatible with the 3G network and supports Windows® XP 32-bit, Vista™ 32/64-bit (SP2) and Windows 7 32/64-bit. Also backward-compatible with the 3G network is the Pantech UML290 4G USB, which is a 180 degree rotating USB connector and supports Windows XP 32-bit, Vista 32/64-bit (SP2) and Windows 7 32/64-bit. Each will be available online and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Dec. 5 for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Plan.
- How to Order – visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, order online at www.verizonwireless.com, call 1-800-256-4646 or go through the company's business sales channels. To find a local Verizon Wireless Communications Store, visit the Store Locator online at www.verizonwireless.com/storelocator.
Sunday's launch of Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network immediately reaches more than one-third of all Americans, right where they live or work. Major metropolitan areas covered by Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network on Sunday, Dec. 5 include:
Charlotte, North Carolina
Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Las Vegas, Nevada
Los Angeles, California
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
New Orleans, Louisiana
New York, New York
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Rochester, New York
San Antonio, Texas
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
St. Louis, Missouri
West Lafayette, Indiana
West Palm Beach, Florida
View Verizon Wireless' 4-minute video, "4G LTE: More Than Just Speed," by visiting the Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia or by visiting the VerizonWirelessTV YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/VerizonWirelessTV. Also, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 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.
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