Verizon 4G LTE

There's really no other way to put it -- Verizon's LTE rollout is putting other companies' 4G offerings to shame. Some 15 more cities are set to get Verizon's 4G data on Aug. 18, and 10 will see their coverage expanded. Here's the breakdown:

New LTE service:

  • Tucson, Ariz.
  • Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers, Ark.
  • Bakersfield and Salinas/Monterey/Seaside, Calif.
  • Fort Collins, Colo.; Frederick, Md.
  • Worcester, Mass.
  • Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • Albany, Ithaca and Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Altoona and Johnstown, Pa.
  • Memphis, Tenn.
  • Provo, Utah.  

And expanded service is coming to:

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Tampa, Fla.
  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Baltimore, Md.
  • Boston, Mass.
  • Lansing, Mich.
  • New York, N.Y.
  • Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio
  • Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah.

Of course, you'll need an LTE-capable device if you want to get those sweet data speeds. Current LTE smartphones are the Samsung Droid Charge, HTC ThunderBolt and LG Revolution. The upcoming Motorola Droid Bionic will also be able to use LTE data. On the tablet side, Verizon's got the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

For a full list of cities with LTE, ease on past the break.

Source: Verizon press release

Cities with Verizon LTE

  • Decatur, Ala.

  • Huntsville, Ala.

  • Mobile, Ala.

  • Montgomery, Ala.

  • Phoenix, Ariz.

  • Tucson, Ariz.

  • Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.

  • Bakersfield, Calif.

  • Fresno, Calif.

  • Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Oakland, Calif.

  • Salinas-Monterey, Calif.

  • San Diego, Calif.

  • San Francisco, Calif.

  • San Jose, Calif.

  • Sacramento, Calif.

  • Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Denver, Colo.

  • Fort Collins, Colo.

  • Greater Fairfield and New Haven, Conn.

  • Hartford, Conn.

  • Washington, D.C.

  • Ft. Lauderdale, 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.

  • Hilo, Hawaii

  • Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Kahului-Wailuku, Hawaii

  • Lahaina, Hawaii

  • Boise, Idaho

  • Carbondale, Ill.

  • Chicago, Ill.

  • Fort Wayne, Ind.

  • Indianapolis, Ind.

  • West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Wichita, Kan.

  • Louisville, Ky.

  • Baton Rouge, La.

  • Hammond, La.

  • New Orleans, La.

  • Baltimore, Md.

  • Frederick, Md.

  • Boston, Mass.

  • Springfield, Mass.

  • Worcester, Mass.

  • Detroit, Mich.

  • Flint, Mich.

  • Grand Rapids, Mich.

  • Lansing, Mich.

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.

  • St. Louis, Mo.

  • Omaha/Council Bluffs, Neb.

  • Las Vegas, Nev.

  • Albany, N.Y.

  • Ithaca, N.Y.

  • New York, N.Y.

  • Rochester, N.Y.

  • Syracuse, N.Y.

  • Charlotte, N.C.

  • Fayetteville-Lumberton, N.C.

  • Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, N.C.

  • Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

  • Wilmington, N.C.

  • Akron, Ohio

  • Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Cleveland, Ohio

  • Columbus, Ohio

  • Dayton, Ohio

  • Toledo, Ohio

  • 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.

  • Charleston, S.C.

  • Columbia, S.C.

  • Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.

  • Hilton Head, S.C.

  • Sioux Falls, S.D.

  • Chattanooga, Tenn.

  • Clarksville, Tenn./Hopkinsville, Ky.

  • Cleveland, Tenn.

  • Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Memphis, Tenn.

  • Nashville, Tenn.

  • Bryan-College Station, Texas

  • Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas

  • Houston, Texas

  • San Antonio, Texas

  • Temple-Killeen, Texas

  • Provo-Orem, Utah

  • Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Olympia, Wash.

  • Seattle, Wash.

  • Spokane, Wash.

  • Tacoma, Wash.

  • Charleston, W.Va.

  • Madison, Wis.

  • Milwaukee, Wis.

There are 35 comments

joshua.worth says:

Damn thought I saw Ft Myers FL mentioned for the 18th

IAmAPhoenix says:

Now if only we could get a phone worth upgrading to.

Famboiz says:

Exactly. The Bionic looks like its going to be a nice phone, but I think most people are waiting for the Galaxy S II.

ricbon says:

WOOT WOOT!! tucson tomorrow!! now i can look @ 4g phones, well atleast when the bionic drops....maybe i'm itching to pick up a new phone my upgrade was aug1.

bentor1996 says:

Phil your thunderbolt has seen better days! What did you do to it!

I know it's a long shot but I'm hoping for news for the Burlington,VT-Montpelier,VT-I-89 corridor.

dannychaos says:

Phil, what happened to your Thunderbolt?!?!

moosc says:

I wonder do cities bid for lte coverage? Seems like it

vxaxv17 says:

Right? Still no coverage on Long Island at all (except what bleeds over from NYC). Why do they continue to ignore this area and its 7.5 million people? there are more people here than almost 3/4 of the states in this country...

Lodingi says:

I get full LTE coverage in Nassau County. It's only when I venture into Suffolk County that I lose it.

Snide HSPA+ '4G' comments aside, how much longer can T-mobile really claim to be the largest 4G network?

I'm sad to see they still have not added Austin, Texas.
I *thought* this was a hi-tech town. Motorola, IBM, AMD, Dell. Hello, Verizon?

djrakowski says:

There's a small amount of LTE available in south Austin, near the airport, but it's not very strong. My hotel was just a few miles from the airport and my TBolt was constantly bouncing between 3G and 4G.

I'm surprised it doesn't cover the entire city.

barrycinti says:

When it says expanded coverage does it mean filling in the holes in the current coverage? I am right in the middle of 4G coverage according to VZW's maps, but only get 3G.

aplittle says:

We have been getting pretty steady 4G service in Beaumont, TX all week. I was kinda expecting to see us on this list. Is it pretty common for them to light it up real early in areas before they announce service there?

Yes, but because it's not 'official' yet, you can see it go off for a whole day or so before it comes back on, it's essentially a testing phase, but it does mean it should be official fairly soon.

soccerfon711 says:

Glad they're expanding coverage in Tampa, FL. It has been pretty slow in my area lately; hopefully they will be giving me a speed boost! :)

dragonherder says:

Now we wait for something to go horribly wrong when a ton of their employees are on strike :P Seems like a bad time to switch on a new LTE set given that they have employees on strike and if something does go wrong they could end up in a bad situation.

Synycalwon says:

The wireless side of Verizon is NOT on strike, only the wired (landline) side. So no worries. :)

bojowaggie says:

Too bad there are not any good 4G phones out there that don't suck battery life down when in a 4G area..

Yay extended coverage for D.C.

FireAndGlass says:

Why did Provo get coverage before SLC? Must be some BYU grads on the committee.

ilongbored says:

SLC has had LTE for nearly two months now. Perhaps you're just in a dead spot.

VDub2174 says:

I guess those 5 people that populate Altoona, PA will be

fillossofer says:

Still no love for Virginia. :(

I'm really starting to suspect political shenanigans.

act031310 says:

I work at Best Buy Mobile in Christiansburg, VA. My manager told me they won't announce when 4G is coming bc of political reasons. 4G has been on in my area for almost a week now. It only works on our Thunderbolts and our mobile broadband cards. It works on the Sammy Charge once in a while.

pheatton says:

What reasons could those be? Im really bumed they have not flipped the switch in the RVA. I have heard that the HW is already in place...


No good LTE phones? You people crack me up, my Tbolt has been great and I'm sure the Charge and Rev aren't bad. It's like me saying the Sensation and E3D would be better if they didn't run on Sprint and Tmobile? Sprint specially here in PHX, no 4G still the last time I checked? Why in blue hell would anyone have a 4G Sprint phone in the valley? The same reason why LTE owners have their phones, it works for them. And yes I will be getting Bionic, and whatever other nice LTE phone comes along that I like.

El Cantante says:

Sexual chocolate. Is there a map of the reach of the newly expanded cities? I'm about fifty miles east of NYC. Long Island holla

Masheen says:

NY had 5 locations none of which are long island. That's stupid because it's more densely populated than bumblef**k Syracuse Rochester, and Albany combined. Florida has 11 locations, wtf. Some states don't have any yet. But, yes show Long Island some love.

grimmace193 says:

I know that last week they expanded the service in lansing, mi. I live about 4 miles outside the original area and now it extends about 12 miles south of me. I even had to get an extended thunderbolt battery just to make up for the extra speed.

Yes 99% of all Verizon Wireless is nonunion.. But they are being picketed. Also what most do not know is that the Union side/ land line is the ones that build the 4g network.. So yes if something goes wrong be worried.. I am in Boston & I can say we haven't had any wireless problems.. So again the union that is on strike are the ones that build & maintain the wireless network.

myester says:

I got 4g east of Williamsburg, VA when I was going to Busch Gardens. I was on I-64 at the time. I wonder if they were testing it out there. Same thing with Richmond, VA?

TheMan876 says:

Those Verizon bastards actually show on there coverage map that I have 4G here in Gilroy, CA and it's said that since the last round of updates. Hasn't happened though.

Rico ANDROID says:

Its the same issue on the "other side of the fence".