4G Markets in WV
richrcp
Newbie

When could we expect to see other 4G markets to launch in WV,currently the only area in WV with 4G coverage is Charleston. I reside in the Clarksburg area (26301) which is close to Morgantown. ( West Virginia University ) We have no EVDO coverage in the entire North Central portion of WV. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Gmancometh
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Has anybody seen any 4G action yet today? I've read that we can possibly see 4G before tomorrow as they turn on each cell individually.

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d10m27
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I've seen 4g action solid in the immediate Morgantown area since last Thursday night.

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B33
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Were is you Live Mike.?

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WeirtonMikeD
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Weirton. North of wheeling

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ccsears1981
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It could be from testing the towers before they turn them on or it could be what I was experiencing.  When I restart my phone and turn it back on it picks up 3G for a few minutes and even has 3G speed then reverts back to 1X.  I was told its because it picks up the 3G tower from either AT&T or Sprint then once it finds the US Celluar tower it conects to it since they have the contract with Verizon.

The 160 character problem is with the phone itself not signal related.  My Galaxy S3 does the same thing.  What the problem is the new phones they didn't program the SMS to break up the text messages automaticly into different messages.  If you look at different SMS apps to download like Handcent or GoSMS Pro they are programed to break the message body down into multiple messages and send them if they are over 160. 

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DroidRoot
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Windstream is stringing new fiber optic cable for 4g service from Morgantown to Huntington.  They were going through Clarksburg last week.

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richrcp
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What does Windstream have to do with Verizon Wireless Service??? Last week Straight Cable/Tower Service from Fairmont WV & Lumus was pulling Fiber in Stonewood WV, but that had nothing to do with VZW. They were installing Fiber for US Cellular's 4G network which goes live this month in Morgantown, Preston County, Fairmont, Bridgeport, Clarksburg. After US Cellular's LTE network goes live in North Central WV all of the VZW customer's with marginal coverage will become US Cellular customer's .

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ccsears1981
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Where did you get the information that VZW customers will become US Cellular customers?  It seems odd they would do this when they have built a VZW Tower in Morgantown that will be 4G.

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richrcp
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I was just refering to the fact that vzw customers are frustrated with thier service especially in Morgantown. Actually this whole LTE launch in Morgantown, Fairmont, Bridgeport, & Clarksburg may not happen until mid to late 2013. That info was based on a 2012 vzw press release when the initial Charleston launch and WV plan was announced. When US Cellular launches LTE it will with its sizeable footprint it will hurt verizons business. Go to US Cellular's site it actually shows the entire planned 4G launch area it's impressive!!!

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ccsears1981
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I can feel the frustration I have thought about switching over myself.  There is some confusion and mix comunication on this 4G coming to Morgantown.  The reps at Verizon Customer Service won't give out any information, the minutes from the Morgantown Planning Commission state they had mandated it be turned on by this past Mid July and the VZW Reps in Clarksburg/Bridgeport are being told it will be turned on anyday now.  I am at the point i wish I could get out of my contract and just make the switch so I wouldn't have to deal with the frustration anymore.

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richrcp
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I have been dealing with this since late 2008 when vzw opened the first Authorized Agent location at the Meadowbrook Mall. Not sure where you live but if you are in Harrison County its considered a marginal coverage area and you can get out of your contract. this has been relayed to me by technical support, believe me I have filed many trouble especially for data issues!!!!! I totally agree with your mixed communication take and I believe this is done on purpose to hold onto customers as long as possible.

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Gmancometh
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What does that have to do with Verizon Wireless 4gLTE service? Educate me.

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WeirtonMikeD
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Here in weirton we are slowly getting 4g coverage. On the hills of weirton heights and marland heights we have either 4g extended or complete 4g coverage and the maps have updated to show that.

I like the fact that I have 4g in weirton 65% of the time. Sad thing is follansbee, wheeling, new cumberland and steubenville only have 3g.

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BURG
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They seem to be finished working at the hotel....just waiting for verizon to activate the towers.

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wvu2012
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O ok it really stinks becuz I got the new Samsung Galaxy S3 and the phone is basically worthless.  Lets see what everyone thinks of this situation. So everyone on Verizon is on extended network which essentially means that we are using US Cellular towers in Morgantown.  They have an agreement with Verizon that lets them do that for their customers.  Apparently US Cellular is getting 4G in October of this year. Does this mean that all of the Verizon customers will be using US Cellular's 4G network? I ran this by a Verizon rep and they said yes, not too sure tho.

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richrcp
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There is actually 2 different rumors as to why there is no 4G in Morgantown at this time. Both have been relayed to me by Radio Shack, and the VZW authorized agent locations. 1.) The severe weather that we had last month has put everything behind and delayed the launch for at least 2 months. 2.) VZW is in a dispute with US Cellular over rights to the area which they have until february 2013 ( Morgantown will launch at that time????? ) I live in Clarksburg, and was told in December 2011 when 3G launched here that we would have 4G by June 2012.  Everything  I have read states WV will be completed by the end of 2013, save yourself the frustration and look for the launch at that time!!!!

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WeirtonMikeD
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the verizon wireless page NOW shows morgantown having 3g.

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Gmancometh
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Yeah, I'm not sure what map you are looking at, but I don't see any of the maps showing Morgantown having 3 or 4G. Look at the entire coverage map for West Virginia. It's the worst state east of the Mississippi. It just goes to show what a dump of a state it is and what the biggest player in wireless communications, Verizon, thinks of the financial gain (or lack of) in the state itself. I'm so glad that I live in the Pittsburgh area, but unfortunately my fiance lives in Morganhole and I travel there often.

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richrcp
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Not sure what your looking at but the the map shows Morgantown as 1X for data. But when your in Morgantown your phone will show extended network, which is us celular service.

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tremontij
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I think 4G in West Virginia is improving dramatically. I live in Huntington, WV and I already have 4G on my phone. Good job Verizon!

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wvu2012
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wait so does Morgantown WV have 4G or not?

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