Friday, April 06, 2012

Verizon 4G Carrier Challenge

Verizon Wireless has challenged the largest carriers to a 4G shootout with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. The video above goes across the country in an attempt to compare smartphone data speeds on different carriers. Verizon spokesman Brenda Raney told FierceWireless "The purpose was to differentiate Verizon Wireless 4G LTE and to show real customers discovering that there was a difference in 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless and others who make claims to 4G."

Earlier this year we wrote a comparison between 4G and 4G LTE to talk about the differences, but this video is an excellent example of why 4G LTE is the technology you want in your device. Verizon Wireless has over 200 4G LTE markets and plans to complete their roll-out by the end of 2013. On their 4G LTE network you should expect to see around 5-12Mbps download and 2-5Mbps upload with some users seeing considerably more!