News Release

Blazingly Fast: Verizon Wireless Launches The World's Largest 4G LTE Wireless Network On Sunday, Dec. 5

4G LTE Modems from LG and Pantech, with Value-Priced 4G Data Plans Combine for Broadband Connectivity

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December 3, 2010

National Contact:
Jeffrey Nelson  
917-968-9175 (mobile)

Local Contacts: Listed at End

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — From coast to coast, throughout 38 major metropolitan areas, Verizon Wireless is preparing for the Sunday, Dec. 5 debut of the fastest and most advanced 4G network in the United States. With the 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network from Verizon Wireless, laptop users will experience speeds up to 10 times faster than when they surf on the company's 3G network. In real-world, loaded network environments, data rates are expected to be 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

Business customers and individual consumers interested in getting 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless will want:

  • 4G LTE Coverage Locator — go to to check if an address is in the initial 4G LTE coverage area. Street-level coverage maps will be available on the site beginning Sunday, Dec. 5.
  • 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Data Plans — choose from two 4G LTE Mobile Broadband data plans: $50 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance or $80 monthly access for 10 GB monthly allowance, both with $10/GB overage.
  • 4G LTE Modems — the LG VL600 is backward-compatible with the 3G network and supports Windows® XP 32-bit, Vista™ 32/64-bit (SP2) and Windows 7 32/64-bit. Also backward-compatible with the 3G network is the Pantech UML290 4G USB, which is a 180 degree rotating USB connector and supports Windows XP 32-bit, Vista 32/64-bit (SP2) and Windows 7 32/64-bit. Each will be available online and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Dec. 5 for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Plan.
  • How to Order — visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, order online at, call 1-800-256-4646 or go through the company's business sales channels. To find a local Verizon Wireless Communications Store, visit the Store Locator online at  

Sunday's launch of Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network immediately reaches more than one-third of all Americans, right where they live or work. Major metropolitan areas covered by Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network on Sunday, Dec. 5 include:

Akron, Ohio
Athens, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Baltimore, Maryland
Boston, Massachusetts
Charlotte, North Carolina
Chicago, Illinois
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
Denver, Colorado
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Houston, Texas
Jacksonville, Florida
Las Vegas, Nevada
Los Angeles, California
Miami, Florida
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Nashville, Tennessee
New Orleans, Louisiana
New York, New York
Oakland, California
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Orlando, Florida
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix, Arizona
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rochester, New York
San Antonio, Texas
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
Seattle/Tacoma, Washington
St. Louis, Missouri
Tampa, Florida
Washington, D.C.
West Lafayette, Indiana
West Palm Beach, Florida

View Verizon Wireless' 4-minute video, "4G LTE: More Than Just Speed," by visiting the Multimedia Library at or by visiting the VerizonWirelessTV YouTube channel at Also, visit for more information about Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Media can schedule a visit at a Verizon Wireless Communications Store by contacting the local area PR Manager on the mobile number indicated below. Media can access high-resolution images and video related to Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit 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  

Howard Waterman
Verizon Wireless (Northeast)  
917-359-5505 (mobile)

Mike Murphy
Verizon Wireless (New England)  
781-223-5975 (mobile)

John O'Malley
Verizon Wireless (Upstate N.Y.)  
585-261-5899 (mobile)

David Samberg
Verizon Wireless (N.Y. Metro)  
914-329-5429 (mobile)

Sheldon Jones
Verizon Wireless (Philadelphia Tri-State)  
215-219-8890 (mobile)

Melanie Ortel
Verizon Wireless (Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Md.; Va.)  
410-794-6055 (mobile)

Sheryl Sellaway
Verizon Wireless (South Area)  
404-695-5564 (mobile)

Chuck Hamby
Verizon Wireless (Fla.)  
813-404-6029 (mobile)

Gretchen LeJeune
Verizon Wireless (Houston, Texas; Gulf Coast)  
713-204-2100 (mobile)

Audrey Lundy
Verizon Wireless (Central Texas)  
214-587-0303 (mobile)

Karen Schulz
Verizon Wireless (N.C., S.C., Tenn.)  
864-561-1527 (mobile)

Kate Jay
Verizon Wireless (Ga., Ala.)
678-245-9532 (mobile)

Michelle Gilbert
Verizon Wireless (Mich., Ind., Ky.)  
248-914-3680 (mobile)

Brenda Hill
Verizon Wireless (Kan., Mo.)  
913-660-2624 (mobile)

Laura Merritt
Verizon Wireless (Ohio, Pa., W.Va.)  
614-561-2605 (mobile)

Carolyn Schamberger
Verizon Wireless (Ill., Wis.)  
847-204-4282 (mobile)

Karen Smith
Verizon Wireless (Minn., S.D., N.D., Iowa, Neb.)  
612-590-3511 (mobile)

John Johnson
Verizon Wireless (West Area)  
410-382-5032 (mobile)

Bob Kelley
Verizon Wireless (Mont., Idaho, Wyo., Utah, Colo.)  
303-241-3105 (mobile)

Heidi Flato
Verizon Wireless (Northern Calif., Nev.)  
952-324-8692 (mobile)

Ken Muche
Verizon Wireless (Southern Calif.)  
714-315-7946 (mobile)

Jenny Weaver
Verizon Wireless (Ariz.; El Paso, Texas; N.M.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Southern Utah)  
602-909-6149 (mobile)

Scott Charlston
Verizon Wireless (Hawaii, Ore., Northern Idaho, Wash.)  
206-940-0385 (mobile)

National Media Contacts:
Jeffrey Nelson  
917-968-9175 (mobile)

Elva Lima  
818-429-1213 (mobile)

Brenda Boyd Raney  
908-872-7152 (mobile)

Tom Pica  
914-772-0757 (mobile)