Verizon 4G Network Launching in November
The next generation of cell phone networks, called 4G, has been the talk of the cell phone world for quite a while, but only Sprint has actually made its 4G network available to customers. But new information indicates Verizon is close to launching its own 4G network.
In addition to breaking the news that Verizon will institute data caps at the end of this month, a Verizon source has revealed the Verizon 4G network running LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology will be available for the holiday season with a November 15 launch.
Don't get too excited about 4G phones on Verizon, though. The first devices to surf the 4G network will not be phones but wireless cards for connecting laptops to the Internet through Verizon's network. Phones will follow later.
Verizon LTE will be available in a modest number of markets at launch, covering 30 cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. Ten airports will also get access to Verizon 4G, which should make those layovers a lot nicer for travelers.