Verizon data speeds now twice as fast for most of the…


Via Verizon

"Verizon LTE Advanced works like a turbocharger on an engine".

To be clear, the LTE Advanced speeds are in theory and at peak times; don't look for it all day, every day. This technology is called carrier aggregation and uses a combination of 700 MHz, AWS, and PCS spectrum, states the telco.

Verizon said the upgrade will go into effect immediately for users with compatible devices at no extra cost and with no configuration necessary.

The network is already live and is covering 90 percent of the USA population, and there is literally nothing that you have to do in order to start accessing the software.

AT&T first started rolling out LTE Advanced to a handful of markets in early 2014 and T-Mobile began toying with LTE Advanced technologies the same year.

The carrier said there are now 39 LTE Advanced-capable smartphones and tablets on its network, including the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7, Moto Droids and Apple's iPhones. With three channel aggregation, peak speeds can top 300Mbps.

Verizon is supporting its own LTE-Advanced rollout with a broad mass media and social network campaign, including a new TV spot that premieres tonight after 8:30 p.m. ET across ABC, CBS, CWN, Fox and NBC. "Imagine a road with multiple lanes in which, once you pick a lane, that's the lane you drive in. That means blindingly fast data transmissions when you need it most". LTE stands for long-term evolution and has been the most widely accepted technology for current 4G wireless networks. Verizon said that all customers would continue to have typical download speeds of 5 - 12 Mbps, while LTE Advanced has shown download speeds of 225 Mbps with two channel aggregate and up to 300 Mbps for three channel aggregation. Verizon vaguely says that it'll kick in "when you need it most", typically under conditions with "big data use".

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