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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SWriverstone
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NO. Morgantown does NOT have 4G (as of August 15, 2012) and Morgantown also does NOT even have 3G. It's pathetic. Absolutely pathetic. Here we have a city with a major research university, one of the top 100 universities in the nation, and also the smartest city and county in West Virginia (in terms of residents with college degrees) and Verizon has left us in the dark ages.

Completely LAME.

If you have an iPhone and do the "Airplane mode trick" (turn on Airplane mode, then turn it back off) you will have 3G service for 2-3 minutes...then it disappears. When I asked a Verizon tech support guy why this happens, he believes it is because the iPhone initially locks onto a distant Verizon tower with a good data (3G) signal...but with a bad voice signal. So when the iPhone realizes it has a bad voice signal, it defaults to a local tower in Morgantown that does NOT have 3G. (I asked if there is any way to FORCE the iPhone to use the tower with the 3G data signal, and he said no.)

So all of us here in Morgantown that are on VZW are screwed for the foreseeable future---even while just down the road in Grafton, WV and Clarksburg, WV...there is 3G.

Absolutely pathetic.

Scott

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oilfieldmudman
Enthusiast - Level 2

Im looking into starting an online petition for verizon to improve coverage and to also bring 4g lte to the people of north central west virginia. Would you guys be willing to participate in something like that? Also another thing I have been doing is sending several emails a week asking questions about coverage and lte, the more people that inquire and show interest, i think we stand a better chance  at getting noticed. Come on Verizon show some love for this part of the state!

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drschmid75
Enthusiast - Level 1

How about a class-action suit?  I renewed my daughter's contract with the "promise" that 4G would be available in Morgantown when she went to school.  This seems to be a breech of contract.

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wvu2012
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I would def sign something like that. But are you guys serious??? I posted an article that WBOY had a story that Verizon was installing towers in Morgantown.  Whatever happened to that?? I thought this summer they were installing these Verizon towers??

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BURG
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They have been working on the tower for the past few weeks.  I assume they will have everything ready to go mid july.

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Service Rep

BURG, thanks for your input because I understand how important 4g service is for all of us. Yes, we are expanding 4G service all the time and plan to have more areas equipped to handle our 4G network by the end of this year. Everyone can stay updated by signing up for our email alerts via our official 4G page. This page has updated info about areas that already have service and areas that are coming soon. We also have info about our devices and videos to keep our customer informed. Here is a link to that page http://bit.ly/LI6g4N . Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. ^KH

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Gmancometh
Enthusiast - Level 3

I was just told by the manager of Radioshack at the Morgantown Mall location that we are looking at Jan-Mar 2013 now 😞  I guess Verizon and Frontier are in some type of disagreement and erecting the towers hasn't happened yet. I'm totally sick of this crap. I may pay the $175 early termination fee and jump on board with AT&T 😕

Gmancometh
Enthusiast - Level 3

Does anybody have any updates on the 3G/4G situation in Morgantown? I don't understand why Verizon can't post more detailed information on new markets and at least a timeframe on when we can see these projects finished.

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oilfieldmudman
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For those of you that would like to see better Verizon Wireless coverage in north central West Virginia please send an email to the following address (edited post to removed email address to comply with) she is the public relations manager for Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Laura will respond quickly to your emails. We need all the support we can get on this matter so please take a few minutes and email her and tell her why having better Verizon Wireless Coverage is important to you. And please get as many of your friends, family and co-workers involved if they feel we could benefit from improved Verizon Wireless coverage!

Thank You All

Kindest Regards

Jason E.

Message was edited by: Verizon Moderator

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Nhutwelker
Enthusiast - Level 2

I don't care about 4g right now I just want to have Verizon service or 3G at least lol

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Nhutwelker
Enthusiast - Level 2

i think its already up i have full service now

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BURG
Newbie

I still have 1X...i work at the hotel and I'm guessing they are still working on getting the 4G up and running.

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Nhutwelker
Enthusiast - Level 2

The hotel is the only 4g tower they are adding many mor 3G towers I finally got a answer from Verizon there are 42 new towers not 4g towers tho not yet they have been testing them around midnight

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CLerae
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Im in Morgantown and still only getting 1X Smiley Sad

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CLerae
Newbie

Just hit airplane mode on then  off and the 3G popped up!!!! YESSSSSS! Finally!

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Nhutwelker
Enthusiast - Level 2

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i have had 3g with Verizon since Saturday  

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tremontij
Enthusiast - Level 2

I was looking at your thunderbolt (well it looks like it...) which I have as well. I was kind of curious on how you got 5 signal bars on there. When I only have 4? Thanks!

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Ann154
Community Leader
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The Thunderbolt displays the signal in a four bar signal symbol. It can't be changed.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Nhutwelker
Enthusiast - Level 2

i have droid incredible 2 i don't know how many bars are available on the thunderbolt if it is possible try *228 then option 2  

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sclivingst
Newbie

Waiting in Martinsburg for Verizon coverage. They piggyback off of U.S.Cellular towers in the area. I get 10 miles out of town towards Winchester and I pick up 3g. the only info about our area getting Verizon is a press release from 2010. Come on Verizon, getting you stuff together already!

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HouseRulz
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There was a story from WBOY saying that 4G will be available in Morgantown mid-summer. No one from Verizon has actually confirmed this though.

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