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Verizon Wireless

November 03, 2011 15:04 ET

Verizon Wireless Expands 4G LTE Network in Northern New Jersey

WARREN, NJ--(Marketwire - Nov 3, 2011) - Verizon Wireless

  • Over 80% of the New York Metro Region has access to the nation's largest 4G LTE network
  • Average 4G LTE data rates are 5-12 Mbps on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink
  • Addition of new cell sites shows Verizon's commitment to the ongoing expansion of the 4G LTE network within the New York Metro region

Verizon Wireless announced today that it has expanded America's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to even more customers in the Northern New Jersey area by turning on additional cell sites in Newark, Lodi, Jersey City, Hackensack, South Plainfield, Linden, and Florham Park.

"We've been working hard on expanding our 4G LTE network in the New Jersey area ever since we initially launched it back in December of 2010," said Pat Devlin, president of Verizon Wireless, New York Metro Region. "Now, even more residents and small businesses have access to the blazingly fast 4G LTE speeds and the brand new line of devices that make it easy to share music, photos and files on-the-go."

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in the following areas in Northern New Jersey:

  • Newark, along Clinton Avenue from 21st Street to Baldwin Avenue; also, on Fabyan Place and South 18th Street
  • Lodi, along South Main Street, near Passaic Avenue and Union Street
  • Jersey City, along Ocean Avenue and Garfield Avenue, from Bramhall Avenue to Stevens Avenue
  • Hackensack, along Passaic Street between Maywood Avenue and Summit Avenue
  • South Plainfield, along South Clinton Avenue, between New Market Street and St. Nicholas Avenue providing coverage along New Brunswick Avenue and parts of Hamilton Blvd
  • Linden, providing coverage in the town of Roselle along Baltimore Avenue and St. Georges Avenue and all the surrounding residential areas and Roselle Catholic High School
  • Florham Park, along Ridgedale Avenue, Columbia Turnpike, Hanover Road and the surrounding residential area.

Nationally, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available in 165 cities, covering more than 186 million Americans from coast to coast. The company will continue to quickly broaden its 4G LTE network and with more announcements to come by the end of 2011. The newest line of devices on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network include the recently launched DROID RAZR™ by Motorola, DROID Bionic™ by Motorola, Breakout™ by Pantech, Revolution™ by LG, DROID Charge by Samsung, Thunderbolt by HTC and the 4G LTE tablets Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 and Xoom™ by Motorola. In addition, customers will be able to connect to the nation's largest network on-the-go with the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE USB Modem 551L and Pantech UML290 USB modem, as well as 4G LTE Mobile Hotspots from Verizon Wireless and Samsung. All 4G LTE devices are "backward compatible," so they will default to 3G service when 4G LTE is not available. The Verizon Wireless 3G network is available coast to coast and is the most reliable in the country.

4G LTE Plans and Pricing
Verizon Wireless customers can view and manage their data usage by logging on to My Verizon. Smartphone customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan, beginning at $39.99 for 450 minutes per month. Customers can choose from the following data packages or plans for their 4G LTE devices:

  • Data packages for smartphones (voice plan required) and Mobile Broadband Plans for tablets and netbooks:
    • $30 monthly access for 2 GB monthly allowance
    • $50 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance
    • $80 monthly access for 10 GB monthly allowance

  • Mobile Broadband Plans for Mobile Hotspots, USB modems and notebooks:
    • $50 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance
    • $80 monthly access for 10 GB monthly allowance

Verizon Wireless is focused on a disciplined deployment approach that continues year after year. The company's 700 MHz spectrum provides unique advantages with 4G LTE, including a contiguous, nationwide network license. With this latest progression of wireless technology, the company has measured average data rates to be 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. These speeds will allow for smooth mobile video-conferencing, multiple simultaneous video streams, speedy transfer of large files, downloading and running of powerful programs, and numerous other applications that help improve productivity on the go. For example, a song can be downloaded in 4 seconds, a photo uploaded in 6 seconds, or when working on the go, a 10MB PowerPoint presentation will take less than 10 seconds to view.

For more information on Verizon Wireless 3G and 4G LTE networks, products and services, visit or call 1-800-2 JOIN IN. Follow Verizon Wireless on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless

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