4G Coming To Some Eastern Carolina Verizon Customers

Good news for some cell phone users, depending on what cell provider you use.

4-G is coming to Eastern Carolina. Verizon is expanding its 4-G LTE network into Pitt, Beaufort and Martin Counties. Verizon says customers with 4-G LTE devices will see faster downloads and will be able to surf the web 10 times faster than Verizon's 3G Network.

"Introducing our 4G LTE network to Greenville will enable residents, small businesses and local government to take advantage of the speed and connectivity offered by 4G LTE technology," said Jerry Fountain, Verizon Wireless president for the Carolinas and Tennessee region. "We will continue pushing the boundaries with our 4G LTE network in 2012 to bring our customers the products and services for which our network is known."

In North Carolina, Verizon Wireless currently offers its 4G LTE network in Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, High Point, Lumberton, Raleigh, Wilmington and Winston-Salem. As of March 15, more than 200 million people in 203 markets across the United States will be able to take advantage of 4G LTE on a wide variety of devices, including the new DROID 4 by Motorola and the DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola.


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  • by US Cell Customer Location: Washington on Mar 17, 2012 at 09:14 AM
    Verizon service sucks. I had it for exactly one week. Dropped calls in town all the time and no reception anywhere in the country. Trying to deal with the customer service was even worse. I would not recommend Verizon to ANYONE.
  • by Dave on Mar 15, 2012 at 03:28 PM
    Way to report news in a timely manner WITN. Greenville area has had 4G for a few weeks now. I guess no one at WITN studios has a 4G compatible device.
  • by dumping Verizon data service on Mar 15, 2012 at 01:41 PM
    Verizion can't even provide reliable 3G service for my 4G phone in central Jacksonville. It comes and goes depending on peak hours and such. Think I'll get another no contract provider for reliable data service. Too much money for too little service.
  • by Think people!! on Mar 15, 2012 at 09:27 AM
    How are you "paying for something you can't have"???? Unless your data charges increased and your bill says the increase is due to 4G then you are not paying for something you're not getting. You are however paying for 3G if you have a data plan, so when 4G does come to your area and your data plan doesn't increase the price then you are actually getting 4G service at 3G prices. Come on people, use your head for something besides a hat rack!
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      by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 at 01:36 PM in reply to Think people!!
      Not really. If your phone is 3G then you are using 3G. Only if your phone is 4G capable, and you are paying for it, do you get the benfits. Come on "Think people!!", use YOUR head!
  • by yukon on Mar 15, 2012 at 07:45 AM
    It should go to the most populated counties first its like paying for something you cant get
  • by :/ on Mar 15, 2012 at 07:20 AM
    They "said" they would be getting it in jacksonville soon. They claim bc its a military town they dont count the military and theres not enough people to have 4G. So I guess you are supposed to pay for something you cant have.
  • by Mike Location: Washington on Mar 15, 2012 at 05:40 AM
    It's already on in Washington as well, and had been since the first of March. You would think they would have announced this the second they turned it on, not 2 weeks later.
  • by Karl Voskuhl Location: Greenville on Mar 15, 2012 at 04:22 AM
    4G is already on in Greenville! Been here for almost 3 weeks now, and it's awesome.
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