MATTOON, IL — Verizon Wireless will officially launch its 4G LTE wireless data service in Mattoon, Ill., on Thursday, July 19. On the same day, Verizon Wireless will expand in 32 other markets where it is currently available. With Thursday’s market launches, the company’s 4G LTE network will grow to cover a total of 337 markets nationwide and continue to rank as the nation’s largest 4G LTE network, available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population.
On Thursday, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will officially launch in Mattoon. The launch will also include coverage of Charleston.
“The introduction of the nation’s fastest 4G network in Mattoon further demonstrates the Verizon Wireless commitment to provide our customers with the highest quality communications,” said T.J. Fox, region president, Verizon Wireless. “With 4G LTE, customers in Mattoon now will be able to enjoy the best experience in wireless data usage in their hometown when they stream video, share music and photos, download files and surf the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than before.
4G LTE Devices, Solutions and Plans
Verizon Wireless customers can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices, ranging from tablets and mobile hotspots to the latest smartphones and more, including the Samsung Galaxy S® III, and 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, including the FitBit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker and the Withings WiFi Scale, for customers to use with their 4G LTE devices. A full list of smart accessories can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories.
4G LTE Coverage and Speed
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 area, or when they travel to areas already covered by 4G LTE.
For more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
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