Verizon posts up 4G teaser page

Verizon has made it known that it has full intentions of launching its 4G network in 2010 and has posted up a teaser page for its new LTE network. The website gives little detail about the actual roll out but it wouldn't be unexpected to see Verizon launch the service in cities nationwide later this year.

Verizon describes the service as "Limitless. Powerful. Revolutionary.". Most interesting about that statement is the limitless part as Verizon has been rumored to be introducing data buckets in the near future. Beyond that, Verizon boasts that the 4G service will support an abundance of bandwidth and will reduce your lag while surfing the web.

Verizon has built its reputation on solid voice and data coverage. While not the first to launch a 4G network, that award goes to Sprint, its probably a safe bet that Verizon will be ambitious with its coverage so that it lives up to its reputation.  

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That bandwidth thing has become a stone in my shoe. Why have Verizon & AT&T become so neanderthal with bandwidth usage on mobiles? Are they trying to retard the smart phone growth of the mobile sector? Restricting bandwidth will mean less usage, which will restrain development of applications in core sectors, which will retard direct sales to John Q. Public. Let us get across the street, before breaking glass on it...duh!

I can't wait for the first Android LTE device to hit Verizon. Thank God I live in N.Y.C. and will be in one of the cities that Verizon will launch there 4G services first.

Sprint total dropped the ball on that one. You launch a service so great (especially for business users) and it's not in a lot of major US cities? FAIL!

UndergroundWire said,
I can't wait for the first Android LTE device to hit Verizon. Thank God I live in N.Y.C. and will be in one of the cities that Verizon will launch there 4G services first.

Sprint total dropped the ball on that one. You launch a service so great (especially for business users) and it's not in a lot of major US cities? FAIL!

Well, having been a Sprint user, I can say that they're generally full of fail regardless of what they're doing...

/- Razorfold said,
No point in having upto 100mbps (which knowing American carriers, it won't even get anywhere near that) and a 200mb / 2gb limit.

I know. But when most customers are too ignorant to understand (and when the networks tell them that they can get "1,000 emails, with photos attached") they're only putting off a small minority of people

/- Razorfold said,
No point in having upto 100mbps (which knowing American carriers, it won't even get anywhere near that) and a 200mb / 2gb limit.

Doesn't a 4G network allow cellphone service providers to provide more bandwidth for less cost?
I believe the data plans will be more like around 2-5GB / month from now on, am I too optimistic?

/- Razorfold said,
No point in having upto 100mbps (which knowing American carriers, it won't even get anywhere near that) and a 200mb / 2gb limit.

If it's like Sprint, 4G won't have a limit.

PsykX said,

Doesn't a 4G network allow cellphone service providers to provide more bandwidth for less cost?
I believe the data plans will be more like around 2-5GB / month from now on, am I too optimistic?

It's currently a "soft" 5gb limit on Verizon. Meaning, you would have to go over that amount for a few months for them to crack down on you. But rumor is that Verizon is going to offer a tiered data offering like AT&T sometime soon.

Bemani Dog said,

If it's like Sprint, 4G won't have a limit.

That would definitely be awesome... I would love it if that were the case... I don't expect it though.