Verizon 4G LTE network in parts of US soon

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa.: Starting Thursday, Verizon Wireless customers in State College will be able to surf the web, download files and share music and photos up to 10 times faster than before with Verizon Wireless' 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. The network launches on June 16 and will be available to customers in the following locations:


State College;

The University Park campus of Penn State University;

The boroughs of Port Matilda and Bellefonte;

College, Patton, Huston, Half Moon and Worth Townships, and

Portions of Ferguson, Benner and Spring Townships.

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"We are proud to help lead State College into the 4G LTE wireless broadband world, helping residents, small businesses and local government connect faster and more fully with each other and those outside our community," said Mark Frazier, president—Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region. "Our 4G LTE network is revolutionizing the way people communicate, and we know this connectivity will be a key communications and technology enabler for many years to come."


Smartphones, Hotspots and Laptop Modems

Residents of State College can choose from an array of devices that have already launched to access the blazingly fast speeds of the 4G LTE network, including:

Recently introduced, the Revolution from LG is the first Android smartphone that gives Netflix subscribers access to movies and television shows through a pre-loaded Netflix app.  Customers can capture and share HD images or videos on a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen and take advantage of other features including a rear-facing 5.0-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, 720p HD video recording and playback, built-in HDMI output and SmartShare capability for sharing multimedia content with HDMI capable displays and Mobile Hotspot capability that allows customers to share 4G LTE with up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices or a 3G connection with up to 5 devices. Available for $249.99 after discounts with a new 2-year customer agreement.

The DROID Charge by Samsung features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for both stills and video chatting, Android 2.2 platform, 1 GHz application processor, HTML 5 Web browser and Mobile Hotspot capability that lets customers share the 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices or the 3G connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.  Available for $299.99 after discounts with a new 2-year customer agreement.