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Verizon to Launch LTE on Dec. 5

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joset01 12/5/2012 | 4:17:04 PM
re: Verizon to Launch LTE on Dec. 5

Say they will talk more about consumer devices at CES. Sticking with the "by mid-year" 2011 deadline for LTE smartphones

joset01 12/5/2012 | 4:17:04 PM
re: Verizon to Launch LTE on Dec. 5

2 usb modems from LG and Pantech for $99.99 each. More modems coming soon.

joset01 12/5/2012 | 4:17:04 PM
re: Verizon to Launch LTE on Dec. 5

5GB for $50 a month


10GB for $80 a month


$10 overage for an extra 1GB


w/ a standard 2 year contract

sarahthomas1011 12/5/2012 | 4:17:03 PM
re: Verizon to Launch LTE on Dec. 5

What's your perspective on the pricing? Seems underwhelming and expensive.

joset01 12/5/2012 | 4:17:03 PM
re: Verizon to Launch LTE on Dec. 5

It was a surprise, given how much their own executives have hinted about speed caps and tiered options. Melone said they wanted to keep it simple to start with. The $50 plan is actually $9.99 cheaper than the equivalent 3G plan they offer.

spc_markl 12/5/2012 | 4:17:01 PM
re: Verizon to Launch LTE on Dec. 5

Anyone need two guesses as to why Verizon chose Rochester, NY?


Mark, Telecom Pragmatics

joset01 12/5/2012 | 4:17:01 PM
re: Verizon to Launch LTE on Dec. 5

Review unit? Heh, no.

lgwhitlock7 12/5/2012 | 4:17:01 PM
re: Verizon to Launch LTE on Dec. 5

At this point it seems to expensive for all but the road warriors who travel all the time.  I myself am thinking of dumping Verizon so I can afford to have a smart phone.  Sprint is looking mighty tempting at this point.

Gabriel Brown 12/5/2012 | 4:17:01 PM
re: Verizon to Launch LTE on Dec. 5

Have you snagged a review unit?

DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:17:00 PM
re: Verizon to Launch LTE on Dec. 5

Verizon launched FiOS in Keller, Texas. So I'm going to go with: They like smallish cities with bad hotels.

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