Verizon Aiming to Complete 4G LTE Rollout by Mid-2013

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catch up sprint >_< .. if verizon wasn't so terrible to thier customers i wouldn't have left them in the first place but if they give good wide coverage 4g in tallahassee.. well i might go back
 
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why am I still on a 1x network... I can see Boston out my window, but 1x it is...
 

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Sometimes I question the real-world necessity of 4G. Shocking to hear, maybe?

Not trying to sound like a troll here, but I originally thought I needed the 4G connection, so I bought into the unlimited right before VZW cut it off. Frankly, I don't use it...
When I travel, I use my Droid for GPS (Waze) and simultaneous streaming radio on pandora or iheartradio, both of which takes 3G just fine.

When I am "at some place".... there is generally usable wireless that makes the 4G redundant. Now, I love my network speed. Streaming Netflix or using my rooted phone as a hotspot, etc... And having what mimics a Comcast connection in your pocket is kinda cool. It's just that, in practical, real world use, I don't use it for what I though I would. I mean, maybe 1% of the time I'll do it, but for the most part I am not using the extra bandwidth. /rant.
 
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Bad thing is Verizon coverage outside thier LTE network is still very weak and super slow. Event though AT&T has limited LTE coverage at least their H+ Network covers the rest. I never get anything less than 1.5mbps down unless Im in a super Rural area.
 

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The problem with Verizon is that all 4G LTE phones on their network are required to also include CDMA radios, which then allow Verizon to bypass FCC regulations forbidding them from disabling features on the hardware running across their network (Mobile hotspots for example).

Verizon does this knowingly because they don't want to have consumers have that for free, and it's the reason Google didn't decide on making a 4G LTE version of the Nexus 4.
 

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Sorry, meant to state that features such as wireless hotspots are instead a paid service through Verizon, instead of being free like how the FCC intended it to be with the spectrum purchase made by Verizon.
 

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[citation][nom]borisof007[/nom]The problem with Verizon is that all 4G LTE phones on their network are required to also include CDMA radios, which then allow Verizon to bypass FCC regulations forbidding them from disabling features on the hardware running across their network (Mobile hotspots for example).Verizon does this knowingly because they don't want to have consumers have that for free, and it's the reason Google didn't decide on making a 4G LTE version of the Nexus 4.[/citation]

what about where there is no lte? wouldnt a cdma radio come in handy? how about making calls and using the net at the same time? sounds dumb but i do it all the time. sure perhaps it opens a loophole but i rather use the benefits of it.
 
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