Verizon, Motorola Release Xoom 4G LTE Upgrade
Xoom owners can visit Verizon's Website for complete instructions and to begin the 4G LTE upgrade process.Network carrier Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility announced that the Motorola Xoom 4G LTE upgrade will be available for existing Xoom tablet customers beginning Sept. 29. The companies also noted the Xoom 4G LTE will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications stores and online beginning Oct. 13 for $499.99 with a new two-year contract. Xoom owners can visit the Verizon Wireless Website for complete instructions and to begin the 4G LTE upgrade process. Customers who signed up for email alerts will receive an email notification with instructions, and customers should expect to get their updated Xoom with 4G LTE back in about six business days. The 4G LTE upgrade is free of charge, and customers do not have to change their current data plan when upgrading to 4G LTE. Verizon said customers are encouraged to back up any personal information prior to shipping.
The faster speeds and connections are designed to enhance the Xoom's user experience, allowing customers to download songs in seconds and movies in minutes. Verizon said customers should expect average download speeds of 5M to 12M bps and upload speeds of 2M to 5M bps in 4G LTE mobile broadband coverage areas. When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, the Xoom automatically connects to the Verizon Wireless 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast.