Verizon customers should be on the lookout for faster data speeds, according to the wireless service provider. Today finds Verizon announcing that some 460+ markets are getting LTE Advanced coverage to the tune of 50% faster data connections.
Indeed, roughly 288 million POPs, or approximately 90% of the US, are able to take advantage of the two-channel and three-channel carrier aggregation. In other words, nearly everyone under its umbrella could be seeing speeds that are twice as fast as before.
To be clear, the LTE Advanced speeds are in theory and at peak times; don’t look for it all day, every day. Moreover, there are handset limitations in place too. Fortunately, if you’ve purchased a device from Verizon in the last couple of years, you are likely already set to go. Select models may be ready for LTE A out of the box while other models may require a software update.
Verizon, the magnanimous carrier it is, is giving customers the faster data speeds at no additional cost.