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Report: Verizon Launching 4G Network Nov. 15

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Sprint's already got its 4G network up and running and looks like Verizon will roll its own LTE network in November.

Verizon last year said that its LTE network would be launching in 2010. Today we have a specific date, as sources say Verizon will launch its new, 4G network on November 15. Engadget reports that Verizon will be launching its LTE network just in time for the holidays, with a push into over 30 markets around the country -- including New York, LA, Chicago, and Philadelphia -- and ten airports.

Back in March, Verizon CTO Anthony Melone told the Wall Street Journal that the network would launch its first 4G handsets between three and six months after the LTE rollout. Unfortunately, Melone also said that LTE would signal the end of unlimited data plans.

Recent reports suggest Verizon could announce new tiered data plans next Thursday.

Source: Engadget

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    coonday , July 22, 2010 1:40 AM
    4g looks painful
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    nsmetana , July 22, 2010 1:29 AM
    soldier37Man dont that just suck for all those 3G phones they are just now selling like the Droid X and wont be able to take advantage of sucks to be you Verizon users!

    Enjoy your crappy AT&T or Sprint network, lol...
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    coonday , July 22, 2010 1:40 AM
    4g looks painful
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    xacrex , July 22, 2010 2:03 AM
    how much? /sigh
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    Diablo666 , July 22, 2010 2:14 AM
    3 to 6 monthhs after LTE release for a 4g device? then why are they launching it nov 15 anyways? who's going to use it? paper launch FTL
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    Anonymous , July 22, 2010 2:23 AM
    Were similar adds not used to illustrate the difference in CD-ROM read speeds? Can't remember which company it was that used the photograph of some guy 1x, 2x, 4x,...
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    scook9 , July 22, 2010 2:47 AM
    If you tether (legitimately through verizon) they cap you at 5 GB anyway.....tiered plans most likely are not going to kill anyone

    How do you use excessive amounts of data on your phone and still have a life anyways??
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    scook9 , July 22, 2010 2:48 AM
    And I think he meant 1.75 MB/s lol

    Isn't it fun when you manipulate numbers.....
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    hoof_hearted , July 22, 2010 6:19 AM
    what a ripoff. 4g speeds is supposed to bring stuff like streaming video as commonplace for phones, so these dirty cellphone companies feel the need to gank consumers with overage fees.
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    Simple11 , July 22, 2010 8:45 AM
    "An IMT-Advanced cellular system must have target peak data rates of up to approximately 100 Mbit/s for high mobility such as mobile access"

    IMT-Advanced celluar = 4G. No network has such speeds, even when they say they have 4G.
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    gti88 , July 22, 2010 8:53 AM
    It won't be even close to stable 5 mbit everywhere you go.
    We have 4g in Moscow, and connection speeds vary from 100 kbit to 3mbit.
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    Anomalyx , July 22, 2010 4:36 PM
    I think I'll stick with 3g if 4g makes your face look like that... =)
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    ksampanna , July 22, 2010 6:15 PM
    We've yet to recieve 3G in India
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    BulkZerker , July 22, 2010 6:33 PM
    How's about NO! Verizon?
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    a-a-a , July 22, 2010 6:58 PM
    I guess at Verizon you can be a moron and still reach the top tier of management. Why would you want to follow in the footsteps of a rival you are beating the crap out of, even with the iPhone advantage?

    The CEO of Verizon might want to consider replacing this idiot with someone that can actually form a plan of his own and stop following the AT&T heard.

    You want to market yourself as bigger, better and faster than the competition.

    We have the best network, the largest coverage area, fastest connections and oh yeah, we don't throttle our users with data limitations. We welcome anyone and everyone to sign up under us. We hear and listen to our users and we are there for them.

    Now THAT is how you market your sytem and stay on top.
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    tntom , July 22, 2010 9:34 PM
    If they are going to charge more for 4G like Sprint does then no thanks! I'm not interested in their carrot on a stick game of touting technology. It should just work! and work fast!
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    winterblade , July 22, 2010 11:25 PM
    Honestly, IMHO giving data-limited 4G is like a brand new 16 line highway limited to bicycles...
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    maestintaolius , July 23, 2010 8:30 PM
    Diablo6663 to 6 monthhs after LTE release for a 4g device? then why are they launching it nov 15 anyways? who's going to use it? paper launch FTL

    They probably want to beta/stress test the system beforehand with a controlled release to, hopefully, work out any major bugs.
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