Verizon has announced that it has expanded its XLTE service to six more cities across the U.S. Verizon has over 400 total XLTE markets, with the service providing up to double the speed of standard 4G LTE. Devices compatible with XLTE include the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s, and 5c, along with both generations of the iPad Air.
XLTE is now live in the following locations:
- Carlsbad-Artesia, NM
- Coos Bay-North Bend, OR
- Corbin, KY
- Jackson, MS
- Selma, AL
- Stevens Point-Marshfield, WI
Four out of five Verizon LTE markets across the country now have access to XLTE. You can find the full range of XLTE-compatible phones (opens in new tab) on Verizon's website.
Source: Verizon (opens in new tab)
Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
I look forward to 5G that will be coming out in the next couple years... Why?... Bc I have unlimited data with Verizon and I guarantee they will say my old plan won't be able to support the 5G service haha... So cheap Sent from the iMore App
My experience with "XLTE" in Salt Lake is that it translates to significantly weaker signals. And, for the first time, I had a strong signal in San Francisco but could get no data.
Does this mean that people will blow through their data allowances faster? Sent from the iMore App
I noticed anytime I have 3G even if I have full service my iPhone can't do anything. Even if I'm simply on the web Sent from the iMore App
I tried it in Manhattan and very few blazing speed spots have speeds of 64mbps download / 20mbps upload with ping 54 ms Lat: 40.7457 Lon:-73.768 but then a few blocks later speeds drop down significantly. My take is that it's not prevalent to be reliable. I'd rather have consistency and redundancy everywhere I go.
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