·Verizon Online DSL
reply to PastTense
Re: How much of Verizon's current footprint IS NOT 3G? A vanishingly small percentage of VZW's network isn't 3G, and those sites are out in the middle of nowhere, far from bandwidth availability etc.
The bigger question is how much of Verizon's roaming coverage isn't 3G, for whatever reason. In central TX, Five Star Wireless/West Central Wireless has chosen GSM/HSPA+ as their upgrade path rather than EvDO, so their CDMA network is sitting at 1xRTT.
I know when roaming on US Cellulars network all you will get is 1xRTT and most of there network is 3G. I spent two weeks in Oaland, MD on storm dammage from Sandy and that really sucked. The funny thing is when I happen to be in Haggerstown I had Verizon LTE over extended network voice on US Cellular! Another interesting market expansion in that same part of the country was Morgantown, WV where Verizon put up a whole new network of 1xRTT for voice and LTE for data with no 3G at all. The way it looks for data they are mainly concentrating on LTE buildout from here on.