JOPLIN, MO — Verizon Wireless customers will be able to experience the speed and capabilities offered by its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network when it is introduced in Joplin and Carthage, Missouri on August 16, the company announced today.
The new market launch will provide customers in the Joplin area 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. Verizon Wireless currently covers more than 230 million people in 337 markets across the United States with the nation’s largest 4G LTE network.
When Verizon Wireless 4G LTE launches in the Joplin area, customers who visit or live in areas including Joplin, Carthage, Webb City, Oronogo, Carterville, Duquesne, Brooklyn Heights, Duenweg and Diamond will have access to the nation’s fastest 4G network. Areas along Interstate 44 between Highway 71 and the state line will also have access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.
“When we launch our 4G service in Joplin, 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 Brendan Fallis, president – Kansas/Missouri Region, Verizon Wireless. “Every day in every way, Verizon Wireless works to continue to provide our customers with the best wireless experience in the U.S.”
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.
Verizon Wireless customers can also take advantage of HomeFusion℠ Broadband, a solution that leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly in areas where Internet options are limited or are not currently available.
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. For more news and stories specific to the Verizon Wireless Midwest Area, visit and subscribe to our blog: http://vzwmidwestarea.com.
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.