What is Verizon XLTE? The next advancement from the most powerful network

You might not notice the change, but the new Verizon XLTE spectrum advances the existing 4G LTE network to ensure reliability and higher capacity to handle your mobile needs.

Verizon gives you coverage you can count on. Verizon’s superfast 4G LTE network covers more areas than any other 4G LTE network. More and more, customers are using their smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to manage their lives, homes and businesses. Now, Verizon is launching the XLTE network to improve upon the already reliable 4G LTE network and to enhance your experience.

What’s the difference between XLTE and LTE?

The LTE network runs on the 700 MHz C Block spectrum. XLTE, which is the same as the AWS spectrum, runs on the 1700/2100 MHz spectrum. Devices will continue to indicate that they are on the 4G LTE network.

There’s no indicator on your phone, so you won’t know when you’re using XLTE. This allows for a seamless experience with the superior performance you’ve come to expect from the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.

What are the benefits of XLTE?

The new spectrum leads to the next wave of wireless innovation for customers. You’re able to use new and expanded services, access data and entertainment, enjoy media, and communicate with the speed and reliability you want. Innovative wireless solutions in energy management, healthcare and other industries are also more accessible in cities coast to coast.

Is XLTE enabled by hardware or software on the device?

Both. XLTE-ready devices have an additional antenna built in, as well as software, which allow them to work on the 1700 MHz frequency that XLTE uses. Many newer phones already support XLTE, though some may need a software update to take advantage of the new spectrum.

The advancement of the XLTE network is expected to be quick and seamless to keep you and your devices working on the go. Learn more about XLTE.

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