Service to the company's 4G LTE network has been restored after a nationwide outage, the company said.
Wireless' 4G LTE network is back up and running after an outage Dec. 7 that
directed many 4G customers to 3G services.
a day that saw Verizon's message boards light up with customer complaints of no
4G Long-Term Evolution service, some customers on the East Coast were reporting
Dec. 8 that the 4G service had been restored. On its Twitter feed,
the service had been restored, though the company has not yet
said what the issues were.
Dec. 7, some users reported no 4G service at all, with complaints stretching
from Massachusetts to Arizona, according to customer posts on Verizon's 4G community
Website. The problem for many seemed fixed by Dec. 8. "We're working to
resolve some 4G LTE issues ASAP," the company said in a statement to its
customers. "Some customers report operating on 3G or no data. 3G data,
calls [and] texts [were] unaffected."
Dec. 15, Verizon Wireless will be in 190 markets with its 4G service, covering
more than 200 million people. The company recently celebrated the one-year
anniversary of the 4G service launch. Sixteen devices are currently available
to run on the 4G network, including eight smartphones such as the Droid Razr
and tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
demand for Apple iPhones and Android devices on its 4G network boosted
Verizon's third-quarter financial performance, company executives said
during Verizon's Oct. 21 earnings call. Verizon activated 1.3 million
new wireless users, including prepaid and other customers. The 4G network grew
more quickly than anticipated, which is currently available in 165 markets and
covers a population of more than 186 million, the company said.
the 5.6 million smartphones Verizon sold during the third quarter, more than
half were Android devices. Verizon also sold a total of 1.4 million LTE
devices, half of which were smartphones and the rest were "Internet data
service," such as mobile hotspot devices and tablets. About 39 percent of
the devices running on Verizon's wireless network were smartphones, and nearly
95 percent of its product portfolio was 4G capable, Verizon said. The expensive
data plans required for the smartphones helped push average monthly revenue per
contract subscriber up 2.4 percent to $54.89.
week Motorola Mobility (NYSE: MMI) and Verizon introduced two additions to the
Droid family on their 4G network, the Droid XYBoard tablets. The tablets offer
mobile hotspot capability, which allows users to share 4G LTE connection with
up to eight WiFi-enabled devices. The 10.1 edition will be available in three
models: 16GB for $529.99, 32GB for $629.99 and 64GB for $729.99, all with a new
two-year customer agreement. The XYBoard 8.2 will be available in two models:
16GB for $429.99 and 32GB for $529.99, both with a new two-year customer