These are some of the tweets we picked up from the todays Verizonwireless teleconference:
Sunday launch December 5, 2010
110 M americans will be covered right away. So Cal is largest market 20M.
38 meto areas, 60 airports. #VZW4G street level maps avail on Sunday.
Coast to coast by 2013.
700 mhz coast to coast
3g/4g equally important in the short term
4g enhaces our 3g network
4G will enhance our 3G, b/c loads are shared.
LG and Pantech $ 99, 99 usb modems 4G LTE
Fully loaded network should see speeds of 5-12mps. Latency cut in half. #VZW4G
Two Data plans, 5G and 10G monthly allowance. No limit or cap, if you need more you can have. #VZW4G
2 modems at first. other devices (Smartphones, etc) coming middle of 2011. More on this at CES. #VZW4G
We are STILL committed to the strongest network performance. #VZW4G Sunday is just the beginning. Count on aggressive expansion.
All 4G is not the same. Android took off when VZW got behind it. same here. Welcome to the new 4G era! #VZW4G
Indiana 39 market
This is about laptop connectivity. More about other consumer devices at CES. #VZW4G
Q: how will users know of usage. A: 4 TXT alerts at 50, 75, 90 and 100% of allowance. #VZW4G
Smartphones by, not necessarily at, mid year. no mixed signals. #VZW4G
Network (4G LTE) lends itself to video based aps, so keep that in mind. #VZW4G
Reporter just said his demo unit was getting 10mgbs down. #VZW4G
Modems avail in stores and on web on 12/5. the day we reach 1/3 of All Americans (everyone else over next 3 yrs. #VZW4G
Voice on 3G, data on 4G at first. #VZW4G
There will be lots of devices on this network and we've built this network to handle it all. Our reputation is network performance. #VZW4G
What we call it is not relevant. this 4G is a quantum step up. Call it what you want, this is a huge jump for us/customers. #VZW4G