MYRTLE BEACH, SC — Starting Thursday, Verizon Wireless customers in Myrtle Beach, S.C. can take advantage of the company’s 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, the only highspeed 4G LTE network in South Carolina. Customers with 4G LTE devices will now be able to enjoy the best experience in wireless data usage when they stream video, share music and photos, download files, and surf the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon’s 3G network.
“Introducing our 4G LTE network to Myrtle Beach will enable residents, visitors, small businesses and local government to take advantage of the speed and connectivity offered by 4G LTE technology,” said Jerry Fountain, Verizon Wireless president for the Carolinas and Tennessee region. “We will continue pushing the boundaries with our 4G LTE network in 2012 to bring our customers the products and services for which our network is known.”
In South Carolina, Verizon Wireless currently offers its 4G LTE network in Aiken, Charleston, Clemson, Columbia, Greenville, Hilton Head, North Augusta, Rock Hill and Spartanburg. By the end of 2012, 260 million people in more than 400 markets across the United States will be able to take advantage of 4G LTE on a wide variety of devices, including the new Lucid™ by LG, the DROID RAZR™ MAXX™ by Motorola and the newly announced DROID INCREDIBLE 4GTM. Details on available devices can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE and information on plans and pricing is available at www.verizonwireless.com/plans.
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, 4G LTE devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast.
For more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.