Thursday, December 23, 2010

Verizon 3G/4G Hand-Off Network Issues Status

If you are using or considering using a Verizon LTE modem (Pantech UML290 or LG VL600 - especially if you want to use a router - read this page for important information on the network-wide problem Verizon is having and how it may affect you: 3Gstore.com/4g

In short, Verizon's 3G/4G modems are having trouble with the "hand-off" between the 3G network and the 4G network. While this problem can obviously affect any Verizon 3G/4G modem user, it's especially frustrating for UML290 users who want to use their modem in a router. Both the Nexaira BC2 and Cradlepoint routers running the beta LTE-supporting firmware support the UML290 in LTE mode, but they do NOT currently support the UML290 when it is in 3G mode.

uml290 and nexaira bc2 router

the UML290 will only work in 4G mode with the Nexaira BC2 (above) and Cradlepoint routers running the beta firmware!

Check 3Gstore.com/4g for complete details - we will continue to update that page and this thread as things develop!

Discuss the Verizon 3G/4G hand-off issue on the EVDO Forums