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    Verizon LTE - Ames (8/16/12)

    Just saw that Verizon is turning on LTE for the Ames area this Thursday August 16.

    "New coverage will include the communities of Ames, Huxley, Nevada and Slater with coverage north of Des Moines from the Polk County line on Interstate 35 to mile marker 116. From Ames, new coverage will extend east on U.S. Highway 30 to one mile east of Nevada and west on U.S. Highway 30 to State Highway 17."

    Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network To Expand North Of Des Moines To Ames, Iowa, On Aug.16



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    Re: Verizon LTE - Ames (8/16/12)

    Quote Originally Posted by CompCy View Post
    Just saw that Verizon is turning on LTE for the Ames area this Thursday August 16.

    "New coverage will include the communities of Ames, Huxley, Nevada and Slater with coverage north of Des Moines from the Polk County line on Interstate 35 to mile marker 116. From Ames, new coverage will extend east on U.S. Highway 30 to one mile east of Nevada and west on U.S. Highway 30 to State Highway 17."

    Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network To Expand North Of Des Moines To Ames, Iowa, On Aug.16
    Finally!! Uninterrupted 4G from DSM to Ames!



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    Re: Verizon LTE - Ames (8/16/12)

    *checks to see when phone upgrade is available*



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    Re: Verizon LTE - Ames (8/16/12)

    Quote Originally Posted by CompCy View Post
    Just saw that Verizon is turning on LTE for the Ames area this Thursday August 16.

    "New coverage will include the communities of Ames, Huxley, Nevada and Slater with coverage north of Des Moines from the Polk County line on Interstate 35 to mile marker 116. From Ames, new coverage will extend east on U.S. Highway 30 to one mile east of Nevada and west on U.S. Highway 30 to State Highway 17."

    Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network To Expand North Of Des Moines To Ames, Iowa, On Aug.16
    But will you be able to make a simple phone call from Roland IA? Probably not.



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    Re: Verizon LTE - Ames (8/16/12)

    And Sprint Users everywhere weep...


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    Re: Verizon LTE - Ames (8/16/12)

    My poor battery life.



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    Re: Verizon LTE - Ames (8/16/12)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jgraham View Post
    My poor battery life.
    Get ready. It will be terrible.



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    Re: Verizon LTE - Ames (8/16/12)

    Does this mean anything for the current iPhone users?














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    Re: Verizon LTE - Ames (8/16/12)

    I loved 4G at first... but with my phone (HTC Thunderbolt) it sucks the battery life much faster and some applications actually run slower, although the connection is faster. I turned it off so I only use 3G now which is plenty fast. I only turn on 4G if I want to download a file really quickly.



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    Re: Verizon LTE - Ames (8/16/12)

    Quote Originally Posted by CompCy View Post
    Just saw that Verizon is turning on LTE for the Ames area this Thursday August 16.

    "New coverage will include the communities of Ames, Huxley, Nevada and Slater with coverage north of Des Moines from the Polk County line on Interstate 35 to mile marker 116. From Ames, new coverage will extend east on U.S. Highway 30 to one mile east of Nevada and west on U.S. Highway 30 to State Highway 17."

    Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network To Expand North Of Des Moines To Ames, Iowa, On Aug.16
    I can confirm this. I am contracted by Verizon Wireless as a tower climber and have recently installed new 6 foot dishes in the cities listed above. The coverage will be much better than in recent history. Especially during football season with the larger crowds in Ames. I can also confirm that there will be a COW set up at Jack Trice. To those of you not familiar with what that is I will explain. Its simply a mobile cell phone tower. It will help with coverage at the home games. We recently used them for Ragbrai and they worked great. Cheers to being able to send a damn text message.

    Go Clones



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    Re: Verizon LTE - Ames (8/16/12)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cpech56 View Post
    I can confirm this. I am contracted by Verizon Wireless as a tower climber and have recently installed new 6 foot dishes in the cities listed above. The coverage will be much better than in recent history. Especially during football season with the larger crowds in Ames. I can also confirm that there will be a COW set up at Jack Trice. To those of you not familiar with what that is I will explain. Its simply a mobile cell phone tower. It will help with coverage at the home games. We recently used them for Ragbrai and they worked great. Cheers to being able to send a damn text message.

    Go Clones
    Verizon didn't use the portable/temporary towers in the past at football games?



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    Re: Verizon LTE - Ames (8/16/12)

    Somebody did. There were always one or two parked in G7 for every home game.



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    Re: Verizon LTE - Ames (8/16/12)

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    I loved 4G at first... but with my phone (HTC Thunderbolt) it sucks the battery life much faster and some applications actually run slower, although the connection is faster. I turned it off so I only use 3G now which is plenty fast. I only turn on 4G if I want to download a file really quickly.
    That was more of an issue with the Thunderbolt than LTE. They basically shoe horned a 4G radio into a 3G phone. Newer phones integrate the LTE onto the chip so it doesn't use as much power. After switching from the Thunderbolt to the Galaxy S3 I have found that the battery life is night and day.



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    Re: Verizon LTE - Ames (8/16/12)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cpech56 View Post
    I can confirm this. I am contracted by Verizon Wireless as a tower climber and have recently installed new 6 foot dishes in the cities listed above. The coverage will be much better than in recent history. Especially during football season with the larger crowds in Ames. I can also confirm that there will be a COW set up at Jack Trice. To those of you not familiar with what that is I will explain. Its simply a mobile cell phone tower. It will help with coverage at the home games. We recently used them for Ragbrai and they worked great. Cheers to being able to send a damn text message.

    Go Clones
    You are ******* crazy.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlVxRdTnNqI]Man Freeclimbs 1700 foot tower - YouTube[/ame]



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    Re: Verizon LTE - Ames (8/16/12)

    It's about time. This will help w work too - that's the downside.



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