If you live in one of the areas listed below, you will have the option of using Verzion Wireless’s 4G LTE network starting tomorrow (Thursday, June 16):
Fresno and Sacramento, Calif.; Hartford, Conn.; Boise, Idaho; Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Ind.; Flint, Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich.; Dayton, Ohio; Erie, Harrisburg and State College, Pa.; Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah; Spokane, Wash.; and Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.
The LTE networks in San Francisco and Detroit will get a coverage area boost at the same time.
Of course, you will need to buy a new phone, MiFi or USB wireless modem that works with the LTE network. If you live in one of these areas and have a supported device, Verizon says that: 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. This is quite a bit faster than some cable modem and DSL wired services.
As of June 16, Verizon’s LTE 4G network will be available in a total of 74 metropolitan areas.