Verizon Wireless Brings Its 4G LTE Network To The Rio Grande Valley, Texas On Jan. 4

DALLAS, TX — On Jan. 4, Verizon Wireless customers in the Rio Grande Valley can take advantage of Verizon Wireless’ 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, the fastest 4G network in the nation. With Verizon’s 4G LTE network, customers can enjoy the best experience in wireless data usage when they stream video, share music and photos, download files, and surf the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than with the company’s 3G network. The company’s 4G LTE network is available to customers in the following cities in Texas:

  • McAllen
  • Brownsville
  • Harlingen
  • South Padre Island
  • Mercedes
  • Mission
  • Edinburg
  • Pharr
  • Weslaco
  • San Benito

“Introducing our 4G LTE network to the Rio Grande Valley will enable our residents, small businesses and local government to take advantage of the speed and connectivity offered by 4G LTE technology,” said Frank Antonacci, Central Texas Region President for Verizon Wireless. “We will continue pushing the boundaries with our 4G LTE network in 2012 to bring our customers the performance and reliability for which our network is known.”

4G LTE Devices and Plans

Verizon Wireless customers can purchase a variety of 4G LTE-enabled devices, and the company announced six new 4G LTE devices at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that will connect to the fastest network in the country. From the expanded 4G LTE DROID family, to the new Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.7 and the Verizon Jetpacks™, Verizon Wireless now offers something for everyone on its 4G LTE network. Details on available devices can be found at and information on plans and pricing is available at

4G LTE Coverage and Speed

In addition to launching its network in the Rio Grande Valley on Jan. 4, the company is introducing 4G LTE in Glens Falls and Utica, N.Y.; Lawton, Okla.; and expanding its network in Atlanta , Houston and Spokane, Wash., for a total of 195 markets and more than 200 million people covered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

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.

When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, 4G LTE devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the most reliable high-speed data network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their city, or when they travel to an area already covered by 4G LTE.

For more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit 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