ABERDEEN, SD — Verizon Wireless today announced it is bringing the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Aberdeen, S.D. on Aug. 16. The new market launch will provide customers in Aberdeen access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network to locally surf the web, stream music and video, quickly access over-the-air applications, and stay in touch with family and friends at speeds up to 10 times faster than before.
When Verizon Wireless 4G LTE launches in the city of Aberdeen new coverage will also extend east along U.S. Highway 12 to Groton, including the town of Bath. Verizon Wireless initially launched its 4G LTE network in South Dakota in Sioux Falls on June 1, 2011 followed by Rapid City, S.D. on Nov. 16, 2011. This year the company has also launched its 4G LTE network in Pierre, Mitchell, Brookings and Madison as well as communities east and west of Rapid City in a market expansion.
“When we launch our 4G service in Aberdeen, Verizon Wireless customers with 4G LTE smartphones, tablet and other devices, will have direct access to the superfast speeds that are available in 337 other markets today,” said Seamus Hyland, president-Great Plains Region, Verizon Wireless. “We are continuing infrastructure preparations to bring our 4G LTE network to additional areas of South Dakota.”
Verizon Wireless customers can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices to experience the nation’s fastest 4G network. Devices include a variety of tablets, mobile hotspots, smartphones and more, including the Samsung Galaxy S® III and the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC. Details on available devices can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE and information on plans and pricing is available at www.verizonwireless.com/plans.
Verizon Wireless also offers a variety of smart accessories that customers can use with their 4G LTE devices. These accessories include the FitBit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker, the Withings WiFi Scale and the Helo TC Touch Controlled Helicopter, among others. A full list of smart accessories can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories.
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets. Coverage maps will be available online for the Aberdeen area on Aug. 16.
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About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 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.