It was just the middle of May when Verizon officially announced its new and improved network – XLTE. The addition of 50 new cities added today, brings their new XLTE service available to over 300 markets! With over 35-percent of current Verizon customers toting around XLTE capable devices, that covers many Verizon customers. The XLTE adds another band of 700MHz spectrum that will basically double the data speeds. This is especially good news for congested areas and is Verizon’s attempt to ensure that their customers get the very best high-speed data experience no matter where they are located. Ken Dixon, chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless stated:
“The industry and tech world recognize this is a big deal, and we want consumers to know, too. We continue to offer the very best network, bar none. Now, XLTE provides an even greater advantage to customers by doubling the 4G LTE bandwidth and providing faster peak speeds in cities coast to coast.”
Nearly all of the current devices Verizon sells will take advantage of the XLTE network. The Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, LG G2, Motorola Droid Mini, Motorola Droid Maxx, Samsung Galaxy S4, Moto X, LG Lucid 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC One max, Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, LG G Pad 8.3 LTE, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) and even the stinking iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C…did I say ‘stinking,” I meant ‘striking.’ This XLTE network enhancement is invisible to the customer, but not the results. The XLTE Ready devices will automatically access both the 700MHz spectrum and the AWS spectrum in XLTE cities. What is nice about the way this works is that even customers with only a 4G LTE device only will receive some benefits as there will be less traffic on their bandwidth as XLTE devices move over to the AWS spectrum. The new cities added today are:
Aberdeen, WA – Alexandria, LA – Anderson, SC – Ardmore, OK – Ashtabula, OH – Bellingham, WA – Bend, OR – Billings, MT – Biloxi-Gulfport-Pas., MS – Boise-Nampa, ID – Bozeman, MT – Bremerton, WA – Brunswick, GA – Burlington, NC – Burlington, VT – Butte, MT – Cape Girardeau, MO – Cheyenne, WY – Columbus-Starkville, MS – Danville, VA – Davenport, IA-Moline, IL – Emporia, KS – Fort Walton Beach, FL – Fort Wayne, IN – Fort Wayne, IN – Galesburg, IL – Gallup, NM – Hammond, LA – Hastings, NE – Helena, MT – Houma-Thibodaux, LA – Huntsville, AL – Iowa City, IA – Jacksonville, FL – Johnstown, PA – Kalispell, MT – Kennewick-Pasco, WA – Kingsport, TN – Klamath Falls, OR – Lafayette-New Iberia, LA – Las Cruces, NM – Lawrence, KS – Lewiston-Moscow, ID – Liberal, KS-Guymon, OK – Lubbock, TX – Lynchburg, VA – Macon-Warner Robins, GA – Medford-Grants Pass, OR – Missoula, MT – Morgantown, WV – Naples, FL – Norfolk, NE – Paducah-Murray, KY – Panama City, FL – Parkersburg, WV – Marietta, OH – Phila., PA – Wilmington, DE – Poplar Bluff-Kennett, MO – Portland-Brunswick, ME – Poughkeepsie-Kingston, NY – Rolla, MO – Rutland-Bennington, VT – St. George, UT – St. Louis, MO – Salinas-Monterey, CA – Sandusky, OH – Savannah, GA – Savannah, GA – Springfield, MO – Staunton-Waynesboro, VA – Stillwater-Cushing, OK – Sumter, SC – Texarkana, TX-AR – Washington, DC – Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA – Watertown, SD – Yakima, WA
Please hook up with us on our Google+ Page and let us know if you have noticed a difference in your Verizon speeds if you live in one of the 300+ markets and are using an XLTE device…as always, we would love to hear from you.