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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mkeith813, May 24, 2011.

  1. mkeith813

    mkeith813 Member
    Thread Starter

    Just heard Verizon announce that they will launch LTE in Greenville, SC on June 16th. I live just a few miles outside of the Greenville area and was wondering how much do they generally cover when they launch a new area.

    Do they activate the towers only in the greater metro area or can I expect to see the entire county getting coverage? I've been so excited about this launch, I would pretty upset if the coverage stopped half a mile shy of my house.

    I also get pretty bad 3G reception inside my house because I live in sort of a valley and am directly centered between 3 towers, at the edge of each of their respective coverages. If those towers were to receive 4G, doesn't the LTE frequency travel just a little further?
     


  2. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Android Expert

    When they did it here in Irmo they ran it into the boonies. (Chapin)
    Your mileage may vary... one can hope?
     
  3. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    Well I live in charlotte and I went over 10 miles outside of the city and into another county and still had 4g so you very well could get it
     
  4. mkeith813

    mkeith813 Member
    Thread Starter

    That's great news. I should be covered then. Now as long as I get better reception than the 3G coverage.
     
  5. dweber77

    dweber77 Newbie

    I'm a still baffled by the fact Raleigh the state capital still does not have 4g except at the airport. Supposedly according to Verizon it has been turned on for brief periods and tested. Well if it did not fail just turn it on!

    Was in Charlotte and was loving the 4G so not trying to steal your thunder so to say, but just missing the speeds.
     
  6. Droidmoney

    Droidmoney Newbie

    this is great news because i live in spartanburg..
     
  7. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic


    Charlotte is bigger and we landed the Democratic National Convention. At least you know it is on the horizon, there are plenty of places where there isn't 4G and no plans for it on Verizon's road map
     
  8. DasG

    DasG Lurker

    I had 4g in Raleigh about a week and a half ago for 1 afternoon. I lost it on the way home, and when I went to work the next day, it was back to 3g. I had it all the way from near North Hills to Knightdale before losing it. I lost it on I-540 just past Knightdale.
     
  9. lumbeejake

    lumbeejake Lurker

    Went to a Forum at the Hilton Hotel in Raleigh Monday and Tuesday. Real shocked that the Raleigh area did not have 4G when I have it in the Lumberton and Fayetteville area.
     
  10. Slothzilla

    Slothzilla Lurker

    I live in Charlotte and work in Mooresville which is about 30 miles North. I get 4G everywhere in Mooresville except my office haha. Not that I care that much becuase I'm always connected to wireless while I'm here but it's nice to know that Charlotte's 4G network extends so far outside of the city limits.

    I am actually surprised by the fact that Raleigh does not have 4G yet either. Wilmington and Fayetteville have just picked it up but Raleigh has been left out...for now at least.
     
  11. jwade39227

    jwade39227 Newbie

    I live in suburbs of Detroit and I get it out here. My parents live in Greenwood S.C. and I am curious if they are ever going to get 3g let alone 4g.
     
  12. mkeith813

    mkeith813 Member
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    Yeah I think you still have to dial the operator in Greenwood to make a call. Lol
     
  13. dweber77

    dweber77 Newbie

    When I picked up my Tbolt the Verizon rep said they were testing it off and on for the final turn on sometime in June or July. I know RDU has it currently, but RDU is a bit far from work for me to hang out there all day.

    @yeahha I am glad it is on the horizon, and I understand why Charlotte got it first, but Fayetteville before Raleigh? Come on... Oh wait military base never mind. Can't argue with that either.

    I actually have my 4g searching turned off currently, via the LTE OnOff app, to save battery life. It boosted the Tbolt battery to an extra 3+ hours.

    So hopefully they will have this going sooner than planned, which was mid-July.
     
  14. GvilleRick

    GvilleRick Lurker

    While in Travelers Rest this morning I turned on 4g to check and connected to 4g. Not sure if they are testing or if it is on early but it is working for me in the Furman area. When i visited my daughter in Fort Mill I had 4g service from the Charlotte area so it seems to spread out pretty far. Speed tests here in Greenville are slower than tests I ran in Charlotte.
     
  15. Droidmoney

    Droidmoney Newbie

    It's been on since Monday 3 am:D
     
  16. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Android Expert

    Any news mkeith? If you are picking it up in easley, I may be able to get it in clemson. I don't want to turn it on and be disappointed, lol.
     
  17. Droidmoney

    Droidmoney Newbie

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    LOL I'm pretty sure it's supposed to reach Clemson
     
  18. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Android Expert

    Up and running! speedtest showed .86 ms ping, 5.98 mbps down and 4.26 mbps up. :D
     
  19. Droidmoney

    Droidmoney Newbie

    It does get slower as you go farther away, here in Spartanburg I'm getting between 15-25 up and 4-5 down.
     
  20. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    I get it in Concord from Charlotte no problem the network is bigger than Verizon wants you to think
     
  21. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Android Expert

    wow, that is impressive!! either way, i am happy just to be getting it this far away, and it is still a lot better than the 750 kbps down and 550 kbps up i was averaging on 3g.

    also, i just ran it a few more times and although download is still about the same, upload is now averaging 4.25 mbps.
     
  22. dweber77

    dweber77 Newbie

    I finally got to play with 4g while I was waiting with my fiancee at RDU before she had to head through security on her way to Stockholm. God it was sweet. I need moar 4g's nows!!! At the airrport which was rather busy I was getting 21 down and 5.5 up. I was downloading and uploading like a mad man.

    But then I had to go outside and leave the airport and 2 miles away lost the 4g and was back to 3g. Sigh...
     
  23. slimjoe

    slimjoe Well-Known Member

    Uhh.. so off topic and really random:

    I'm going to be flying into GSP on Friday around noon and driving by Greenville on the way down to Columbia. What's a good place to eat for lunch? Based off of yelp, I'm considering between:

    Henry's Smokehouse
    Coffee Underground (I'll probably stop here anyway for a little liquid pick-me-up for the drive)
    Luna Rosa Gelato Cafe

    Any other suggestions?

    Now just so that it's not totally off topic:

    I can't wait to see how other 4G markets compare to what we have here in NJ being covered by the Philly and NYC umbrellas.
     
  24. rhippler

    rhippler Well-Known Member

    If you like Indian food try Saffron its just off I85 on woodruff road.
     

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