LTE Heads to Hawaii and Other States July 21
This afternoon, Verizon Wireless announced another batch of new markets that will receive Long Term Evolution coverage starting on July 21. Starting with the Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu snags LTE. Back on the mainland, Verizon added: Carbondale and Marion, Ill.; Wichita, Kan.; Toledo, Ohio; Portland, Ore,; Charleston, S.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Olympia and Tacoma, Wash. Verizon noted that it will also expand the availability of LTE in the Louisville, Ky., and Las Vegas, Nev., markets on July 21.
Motorola's Refreshed G Series Streets July 12
Motorola today said its fourth-generation G series smartphones will go on sale beginning July 12. The G4 will cost $199 and the G4 Plus (pictured) will cost $249.
Sprint LTE and Spark Footprints Continue to Grow
Sprint today launched LTE service in 24 new markets and Spark service in an additional 24 markets. The company's LTE footprint now reaches 270 million POPs, while its Spark footprint reaches 125 million POPs.
Meet the LG Exalt, Verizon's First LTE-Only Flip Phone
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Exalt LTE to its lineup of inexpensive flip phones. The Exalt LTE has the distinction of being Verizon's first 4G LTE basic phone, according to the carrier.
T-Mobile Hits 741 Mbps with LTE-LAA, Deploys LTE-U
T-Mobile today said it, too, has successfully tested LTE-LAA in real-world trials. The company claims its LTE-LAA tests reached 741 Mbps in and around Los Angeles.
Verizon Explains Why It Is Refarming PCS Spectrum
Verizon Wireless elaborated today on news it has begun to refarm its PCS spectrum for LTE. Verizon has already deployed LTE on its PCS spectrum in a limited scale across Manhattan and Cleveland, Ohio, with "about 10 other markets" currently in testing.