Customers Celebrate One Year of XLTE

Technology now provides twice the 4G LTE bandwidth for a better mobile experience in 400+ U.S. markets

By on May 19, 2015

Time flies and so does wireless data – if it’s on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network.  One year ago this week, Verizon Wireless introduced XLTE technology utilizing its Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS) in more than 250 markets.

What does that really mean for customers? Adding XLTE to the existing Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is akin to doubling the number of lanes on a freeway – those extra lanes mean traffic can move faster, even though the speed limit hasn’t changed. Customers noticed and had plenty to say about how XLTE translates into a better wireless experience on smartphones, tablets or connected accessories.

“I travel a lot for work and I have really seen a difference in service quality the places I travel,” said Nichole Cleveland of Valparaiso, Indiana. “I use my phone to look up information, email, and calendar events and always have service. I’ve noticed a difference in speed since XLTE was launched. It has made my job easier and I am able to do my job more efficiently.”

Verizon also today expanded XLTE into six new markets:

  • Madisonville, KY
  • Marshalltown, IA
  • Martinsville, VA
  • Meridian, MS
  • Owensboro, KY
  • Traverse City, MI

XLTE is now available in more than 400 U.S. markets (see our infographic, XLTE By The Numbers) from large metro areas like New York and Los Angeles to rural areas such as Kokomo, IN and Oskaloosa/Ottumwa, IA. 

XLTE Ready devices automatically access both 700 MHz spectrum and the AWS spectrum in XLTE markets.  More than 40 currently-available devices, including the DROID Turbo, Samsung Galaxy series and iOS devices are XLTE-ready out of the box. 

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