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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nklenchik, Feb 12, 2011.

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Do/will you live in one of the major cities that will have coverage?

  1. Yes, I'll have 4G coverage in my city.

    70.0%
  2. No, I won't have 4G coverage.

    28.8%
  3. I'm not sure.

    1.3%
  1. nklenchik

    nklenchik Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    How many of you are planning on actually buying the Thunderbolt knowing it's on 4G LTE? I doubt Verizon won't have nationwide 4G for at least another 1-2 years.
     

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  2. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Android Enthusiast

    Milwaukee is on the map for 2011 so we'll see. Hopefully it's before summer.
     
  3. jayishere

    jayishere Android Expert

    Washington DC has 4G coverage almost an hour south, an hour east and west, and 2+ hours north (Thanks Baltimore)

    So I'm fatly in the middle of a 4G zone.
     
  4. Mitchell4500

    Mitchell4500 Android Enthusiast

    Blatmore hun. we gots the 4g.

    Im happy as im in the area too. Everywhere I generally go with have 4g.
     
  5. BzB

    BzB Android Enthusiast

    Already have 4g in metro Atlanta.

    From looking at their coverage maps I'm guessing about 60% to 70% of Verizon customers already have 4g coverage.

    The only thing I'm being mindful of is Verizon's statement about throttling 4g speeds under some circumstances.
     
  6. jayishere

    jayishere Android Expert

    what? Only the big cities have 4G, lol It may be 30% at most
     
  7. mgymnop

    mgymnop Member

    Without the 4G LTE in my city I would not even consider switching to Verizon or buying the Thunderbolt....
     
  8. Depth Afield

    Depth Afield Well-Known Member

    Since the data plan for unlimited will not change, why do you view LTE as a downside?

    PS: Your OP doesn't jive with the poll question.
     
  9. BzB

    BzB Android Enthusiast

    I'm thinking the majority of the population and Verizon customers are in big cities. That's why I'm guessing the number to be higher.
     
  10. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Android Expert

    Columbia, SC isn't a big city... no way...
    But we are supposed to get it this year.
    A birdie whispered in my ear that it's already in the works here.
    Hopefully by summer.
     
  11. nkk

    nkk Android Expert

    I already have 4G everywhere I go within my city, and my favorite cities to travel to (in the US of course) have it.

    That being said, if 4g is not a price increase, why does it really matter?

    -Nkk
     
  12. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Android Expert

    Denver has solid 4g throughout the metro area and surround suburbs it looks like and I live and work right in the city so I'm good to go. Just hope it's better then WiMax which claims it has signal in Denver but doesn't work inside anywhere lol
     
  13. ECFfighter7232

    ECFfighter7232 Android Expert

    I live outside of DC (in northern virginia) and work outside of baltimore so not only does my house have 4g coverage but so does my work and my entire commute. Its one of the main reasons im considering leaving the X for the thunderbolt
     
  14. Pretkomel

    Pretkomel Well-Known Member

    Same here.
     
  15. jayishere

    jayishere Android Expert

    You drive from NOVA to Baltimore?

    Damn what a commute.
     
  16. ECFfighter7232

    ECFfighter7232 Android Expert


    Yeah. 55 miles each way... it sucks lol
     
  17. jayishere

    jayishere Android Expert

    wowzers, I commute from Rockville to Beltsville and I think that's far, lol
     
  18. ECFfighter7232

    ECFfighter7232 Android Expert


    Lol yeah I'm in herndon and drive to ellicott city usually 6 days a week
     
  19. dajogejr

    dajogejr Member

    Here's to hoping Detroit (on the 2011 map) gets done sooner rather than later.
    I would love to piss in my co-worker's cheerios.
    Not only is he a die hard OSU fan (I bleed Maize and Blue) but he's always yappin about his ATT iPhone and it's internet speed.... I think I'll email him a speed test an hour once we get 4G/LTE....lol.
     
  20. ThrillKill

    ThrillKill Well-Known Member

    you can type your zip code into the verizon 4g coverage finder on their website and it will tell you if you live in a 4g covered area
     
  21. Chrizzl3

    Chrizzl3 Android Enthusiast

    Im in the surrounding Minneapolis area and 4G is available- even if it wasnt id still get the phone. just my .02
     
  22. Atrav

    Atrav Newbie

    I will according to Verizon's coverage map the New Orleans and surrounding area has it.
     

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  23. N00B Moment

    N00B Moment Member

    I live in the Memphis TN area, North Mississippi actually but I can throw my POS Samsung Moment into Memphis if I wanted too. In fact I may do that when I pick up the Thunderbolt. LOL

    Anyway, is there a web site that will show the intended time frame for 4G coverage for my area? I would like to see when Verizon plans to give me some 4G service.
     
  24. jrm390

    jrm390 Newbie

    I do the same thing. Alexandria to Baltimore.
     
  25. Geidroid

    Geidroid Member

    I have 4G where i live and work...even if I didnt I would still consider getting the phone
     
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