KANSAS CITY, MO — Verizon Wireless customers in the Kansas City area will have access to 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) speeds in more places when the company expands the nation’s largest 4G LTE network in 32 markets and launches coverage in 33 new markets on July 19. Verizon Wireless first launched its 4G LTE network in Kansas City in November 2011. The expanded 4G LTE coverage area in Kansas City includes:
- Platte City
- Leavenworth, including Fort Leavenworth
In addition to expanding its 4G LTE network in Kansas City, Verizon Wireless is also introducing the network in St. Joseph, Mo., and expanding coverage in Springfield, Mo., on July 19. With the new and expanded markets, the company’s 4G LTE network will be available to 337 markets in the United States.
“The continued expansion of our 4G LTE network in Kansas City further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the highest quality communications technology,” said Brendan Fallis, president – Kansas/Missouri Region, Verizon Wireless. “With the new and expanded markets, customers will 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 before.”
In May, national research company RootMetrics® announced that Verizon Wireless’ network in Kansas City outperformed the competition in combined data, voice and text performance in independent wireless testing conducted so far this year. RootMetrics’ research reflects the customer experience in specific geographic areas, providing customers with valuable insights about wireless service options in the area where they use their wireless devices most frequently. The RootScore™ Report, which credited Verizon’s recent 4G LTE upgrade in Kansas City as a key factor in the network’s increased data speeds, analyzed results from 14,657 real-world data, call and text tests of the major wireless carriers’ networks in Kansas City.
4G LTE Devices, Solutions and Plans
Verizon Wireless customers can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices, ranging from tablets and mobile hotspots to the latest smartphones and more, including the Samsung Galaxy S® III and DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC. 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.
Verizon Wireless also offers a variety of smart accessories, including the FitBit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker and the Withings WiFi Scale, for customers to use with their 4G LTE devices. A full list of smart accessories can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories.
Additionally, customers can take advantage of recently introduced HomeFusion℠ Broadband, a solution that leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly in areas where Internet options are limited or are not currently available.
4G LTE Coverage and Speed
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 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. Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the most reliable high-speed data network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their area, or when they travel to areas already covered by 4G LTE.
For more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
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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.