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cosmokramer

join:2009-02-18
Portland, ME

4G LTE in Maine

I noticed that Verizon recently added 4g lte in the Augusta/ Waterville area...which is great but my only issue is 4g doesn't exist in South Portland. It's a complete dead-zone once you move south, north, and west you get it back. Anyone have any news on them fixing this? Kinda just wanted to start a Maine thread anyway.



cosmokramer

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Thanks



Dominokat
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When were you in S. Portland? I was there a few weeks ago (Maine Mall area) and I was getting 4G/LTE on my Galaxy S III.



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Maybe it is still a work in progress for them so it becomes undiscoverable for periods of time until formerly launched.
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Question: Will ALL of Verizon 3G be LTE/4G? Or, like ATT, only bits and parts (They never even got 3G into my area!)



cosmokramer

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reply to Dominokat

I live 10 min from there. It is so-so outside then non existent in buildings. The store manager at the mall store said the mall tower has yet to be activated due to a technical issue. Should be soon.



cosmokramer

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4G is now full bars in the south portland/ scarbourgh area



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All of Verizon's footprint will be 4G/LTE when the buildout is finished. 3G will still be around for quite a while supporting devices that are not LTE
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mxpdj2

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reply to cosmokramer

I know that 4G is slowly moving north, but I wonder how long it will take to get to the Presque Isle area?



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I Summer in that area and had full-bars 4G service in Old Orchard Beach/Saco area as well as Maine Mall/Jetport area this past season...
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said by bbrcat:

I Summer in that area and had full-bars 4G service in Old Orchard Beach/Saco area as well as Maine Mall/Jetport area this past season...

HUGE difference between those areas and up in "the county", Aroostook.
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mxpdj2

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Much to my suprise, just after I wrote this, I got a text on my phone. After reading the text, my network icon was 4glte instead of 3g. Looks as if Presque Isle are now has 4g. Been on that for about 1 to 1 1/2 hrs now. YES, the county is not forgotten!!



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said by swintec:

said by bbrcat:

I Summer in that area and had full-bars 4G service in Old Orchard Beach/Saco area as well as Maine Mall/Jetport area this past season...

HUGE difference between those areas and up in "the county", Aroostook.

Very true, but the original reference was to So.Potland...

mxpdj2- glad to hear
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cosmokramer

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Awesome! Can't wait to use it at Christmas!



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This, in the Augusta/Waterville area (I-95) Thanksgiving Day on my iPhone 5.


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I was told by a VZW employee that the reason 4G is spotty in South Portland is that lease issues are/were preventing them from upgrading the two towers in South Portland. This was a few months ago as I have not been to Maine since August.

The reason the VZW has coverage in the Maine Mall is the VZW store has a microcell in the store that has its own back haul.

Biddeford has excellent 4G coverage. When I first moved to the Northeast, Biddeford used to be extended network on Verizon until they filled the gap in York county.



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reply to cosmokramer

Something big happened in Bangor today, 4g LTE all over, stillwater, broadway, hammond street, outer union street.. uptill now was only 3g