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.
Verizon Lights Up AWS Spectrum in 22 More Markets
Verizon Wireless today announced it has expanded the reach of its "XLTE" footprint by 22 markets. Verizon's LTE network runs on 700MHz almost nationwide, but it has been adding coverage in the 1700MHz band throughout the year and marketing the dual-band 700/1700MHz coverage as XLTE.
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.