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HOW CAN VERIZON EXPECT TO SELL 4G PHONES WHEN THEY ONLY RELEASED ONE SO FAR?
lisa4labz
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I don't get it but why is Verizon even selling 4g service when they only have released one 4g phone...the HTC Thunderbolt so far?  I think they jumped the gun on wanting to be a provider but not having the goods to do so. 

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Ann154
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They also sell usb connection devices and mifi devices that use the 4G LTE network. For the first few months after the 4G LTE network went live, those connection devices were the only options. The phones came later. The Samsung Droid Charge was announced and was supposed to be released last Thursday. However it was delayed. Hopefully it will be released soon (rumblings say today?). There were two other phones that were announced as heading to Verizon as 4G LTE phones. The LG Revolution and the Motorola Droid Bionic are the names. The Bionic seems to be delayed too for some reason so its anticipated release has been pushed back from approximately June to a later date.

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

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rcschnoor
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lisa4labz wrote:

I don't get it but why is Verizon even selling 4g service when they only have released one 4g phone...the HTC Thunderbolt so far?  I think they jumped the gun on wanting to be a provider but not having the goods to do so. 


Because 4G doesn't really do anything for calling, it is for the DATA network. Verizon has been selling multiple 4G data modems I believe since November.

 

Additionally, Verizon has started to advertise the Samsung Charge, so I would assume that this 4G phone will be released soon.

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VL600_Boston
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what happens when you change the subject line in an existing thread - let's see  Answer:  It does not change the subject of the original post (thread).   Too bad,  i  hate all caps posts -  other than vision issues - which happened once when I asked why , and should be addressed on the client screen using the accessibility options available on most system.  I just find it plain rude to post that way.  So if you don't have problems seeing,  be polite!    If you want to yell at a Verizon employee, do it privately.   IMHO,  This here is not a place for disgruntled customers - it's for customers who want to help each other with genuine technical and Verizon policy issues.   These issues are best addressed in a constructive, civil manner.   The final redress for any individual vs. a mega-corporation is  a,.  not doing biz with them,  b.  filing a complaint with the relevant federal, state or local regulatory agency.   And of course,  via the press or an independent website. 

 

Now, onto the question,   there's no reason to push the limts of technology on a device with a tiny screen and limited silicon horsepower.    Watching HD video on a 3" screen with earbuds, is not my idea of a good time.   And how fast to I need to download two minute mp3's.     For on-the-go business people,  fast mobile , wireless connectivity is a great tool. Wi-fi is not a true mobile technology - it's wireless in your living room.   At least I ranted in lower case. albeit a long-winded rant. 

 

 

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KinquanaH_VZW
Verizon Employee

I can understand your concerns but we are working hard to release new equipment and offer Lte in more locations. You can use the link below to sign up for email updates regarding 4G Lte services and devices.



http://network4g.verizonwireless.com/#/4g-network-verizon-wireless

 

 

 

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Re: HOW CAN VERIZON EXPECT TO SELL 4G PHONES WHEN THEY ONLY RELEASED ONE SO FAR?
dwayneindetroit

It appears they are waiting for their tiered data plan to kick in before releasing more.

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TBhouston
Sr. Member

In other news, Verizon doesn't manufacturer any phones.

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