ODESSA, Texas, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless customers will be able to experience the blazing fast speeds and capabilities of the company's 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Odessa when the service launches there on Thursday, Aug. 16. The introduction of the company's 4G LTE network is part of Verizon Wireless' announcement today introducing its 4G LTE network in 34 new markets, including Odessa, and expansion in 38 other markets. The nation's largest 4G LTE network will be available in a total of 371 markets and cover more than 75 percent of the U.S. population, including major metropolitan areas, small cities and many suburbs.
Customers who visit or live in key locations such as Goldsmith, West Odessa, Permian Mall, County Fairgrounds, NW Loop 338, Sherwood Shopping Center, University of Texas Permian Basin and Odessa-Schlemeyer Field will have access to the nation's fastest 4G network.
"Our growing 4G LTE network enables customers in Odessa to use their 4G LTE devices to stay in touch like never before, uploading, downloading and connecting on line, all with speeds up to 10 times faster than before," said Frank Antonacci, Central Texas region president at Verizon Wireless. "We will continue expanding and enhancing our 4G LTE network in Odessa and across the country to provide our customers with the best wireless experience possible."
4G LTE Devices, Solutions and PlansVerizon Wireless customers can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices to experience America's fastest 4G network. Devices include a wide variety of tablets, mobile hotspots and other devices, including the latest smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S® III, DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC and Pantech Marauder™. Details can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE. Information on plans and pricing for consumers and businesses is available at www.verizonwireless.com/plans. Additionally, customers in Odessa can take advantage of HomeFusion℠ Broadband, which leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access, particularly in areas where Internet options are limited or unavailable. Verizon Wireless also offers a variety of smart accessories that customers can use with their 4G LTE devices. These accessories include the MotoACTV Bluetooth Smart Health Tracker & Music Player, the FitBit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker and the Helo TC Touch Controlled Helicopter, among others. A full list of smart accessories can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories. 4G LTE Coverage and Speed In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
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