Verizon is going all in on LTE and there is nothing you can do to stop it. They are investing tons of money and buying spectrum like it is going out of business. The biggest addition is the requirement that all future devices need to be LTE equipped. Besides push–to-talk and budget devices all phones, tablets, and smartphones need to be rocking sweet sweet LTE. Verizon is encouraging not just iPhones’ and Androids’, but also Blackberry and Windows Phone 7 to jump on the 700 MHz train.
On Sept 15 Verizon finally launched LTE in El Paso Texas. I have been eagerly waiting on the deployment of LTE since the estimated “summer” time-frame but a little late is better than never. I went out and tested how wide the coverage is as well as average speeds throughout the city. I am happy to report that Verizon has done an excellent job. Continue reading
Microsoft in its unending pursuit to make the Xbox 360 the center of your home entertainment has struck a deal with cable providers to make the Xbox the replacement to your cable box. Right now this is just rumor but the most likely partners are Comcast and Verizon FIOS. This deal is to be mutually beneficial, solidifying the Xbox 360′s dominance and giving TV companies the ability to sell more services.
For those in the Sun City anticipating Verizon’s LTE, well your wait is over. Starting September 15, which is tomorrow, you’re 4G enabled phone should be receiving LTE radio waves. Exciting. Continue reading