5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2012 3:21 AM by B33 RSS

    I need someone who has a lot of information on LTE in Rural America.. this is killing me.

    justin4glte

      My first problem: I live in an area that Verizon Wireless does not service. It's in an extended 1X area. The local carrier/roaming partner here is Appalachian Wireless. Verizon signed the LTE in Rural America program with this local carrier. I bought a Verizon iPad (4G LTE) and my return window is narrowing and I need to find out an answer, now.

       

       

      Question 1: I've heard that if the iPad is not on a post-paid account that it will not roam in an extended network, first problem. I do not have Verizon for cell service considering I only get 1X data here at the moment. So if I keep this iPad and activate it on a pre-paid account, will I be able to roam at all?

       

      Question 2: When this local carrier completes this 4G LTE network on Verizon spectrum (band 13, 700 mhz), will this still be considered roaming even though they signed that agreement? If so, will I still need a post paid account or will a pre-paid account still work?

       

      Question 3: Will this LTE work here on this new iPad or do I just need to go ahead and swap it for an AT&T LTE one while I still have the chance, AT&T has decent 3G here and eventually will have LTE here or around here i'm hoping.

       

      I need answers, asap. I keep getting mixed ones. I contacted Verizon, they said to buy an AT&T one just to be safe. You would think with an agreement that explicity states "Verizon users will be able to use 4G in this area" that someone would know the answer to this

        • 1. Re: I need someone who has a lot of information on LTE in Rural America.. this is killing me.
          coolice57

          Don't feel alone.....I live in Wyoming and we still don't have 4G LTE but then they are pushing 4G LTE phones on us....everytime you check Verizon's website for when we will get 4G LTE it says check back later.....Wyoming is pretty Rural and sucks we can't 4G but they can get it down in Fort Collins, Colorado....seems Verizon is doing like AT&T and just concentrating on the large metropolitan areas and telling rural America to go to hell....what good does it do if you have a 4G phone but only can get 3G because Verizon deems your area is not important enough for 4G LTE?

          • 2. Re: I need someone who has a lot of information on LTE in Rural America.. this is killing me.
            Ann154

            Verizon Wireless is continuing to expand the reach of the 4G LTE network.  This press release sounds like they are working on areas in TN.  Is this near your area?

             

            http://news.verizonwireless.com/news/2012/03/pr2012-03-30.html

            • 3. Re: I need someone who has a lot of information on LTE in Rural America.. this is killing me.
              KEV815PAN

              i live in a place that used to be called Rural America (Algonquin, IL, Mchenry County, U.S.A.) but is now considered an extended part of the Chicago Suburbs, and Verizon 4G LTE is now finally available here as well (I just ordered my 4G LTE USB Modem yesterday, so I won't get to try it out until it arrives tomorrow by Fed Ex). i will post back here tomorrow as to weather it does actually connect at 4G LTE or not, and how fast 4G LTE really is assuming that it actually does connect at 4G LTE. I am a little bit skeptical as to weather it will actually connect at 4G LTE, because i have owned one of these 4G LTE USB Modems before and all I got then was 3G and the occasional 3G/4G Flip Flop, but that was before Verizon actually had 4G LTE listed on their map for my Area, so just maybe this time things will be faster than last time. The one thing that I definitely do NOT recommend buying a 4G LTE Device if you only get 3G in your area, because, you will actually get a slower speed than if you still had a 3G Device, the Backwards Compatibility Downgrade to 3G is not all that great most of the time and is usually slower than a 3G Device would be in the same area. Just my previous experience from trying it out once before.

              • 4. Re: I need someone who has a lot of information on LTE in Rural America.. this is killing me.
                Brocken

                I live in Rawlins Wyoming and the associates at the Verizon dealer basically begged me to get a 4G phone explaining how great it is.  I cant even get internet where I live to play my Xbox so they talked me into getting a 4G MIFI Mobile HotSpot. Unfortunately after I left the store and returned home I realized nowhere in Wyoming is  4G capable. So both of my above mentioned items are a complete waste and my new 4G phone is slower than my original Droid. I really hope they hurry up and decide to bring 4G here or let us know if its not going to happen. I heard AT&T has better coverage around here.....

                • 5. Re: I need someone who has a lot of information on LTE in Rural America.. this is killing me.
                  B33

                  The Map Basically Shows the Hole State of Wyoming Including the Capital Doesn't even Have 4G the Nearest to ya Would be Ft.Collins an Next would Be Denver.  But like in the Area i Live Were Not on the 4G Lovin Train Either Now small tinker Towns like Great Bend are Going Live with it The 19th of this Month But for us Nooop not Yet Either!