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    Ya this is a live Verizon Wireless site at 42nd & 6th Ave, covering Bryant Park in NYC. This is the very first time I saw and attached to Verizon's Band 4 LTE network. It's an existing site with existing ALU panels, it's hard to see the site, but it was a roof top.

    Now considering that I was at the T-Mobile event with a few thousand others, these speeds are pretty solid imho:



    What's also interesting is that I discovered the site by scanning on my T-Mobile GS4, saw Verizon listed and read the ServiceMode info. Then tried Verizon SIM in that T-Mo device forcing Band 4 "LTE Only" mode but could never attach to it. Finally popped a Verizon SIM into my Verizon iPhone 5S, and surely attached.



    Also after making a phone call I noticed that it's kind of a lottery as I was reconnected at Band 13 which is super loaded with speeds at 1Mbps... Quickly made another voice call and after hanging up was back at Band 4. As soon as I left the location I was back at Band 13. Definitely not wide spread.

    But it's charming that Verizon decided to "show up" at the T-Mobile Uncarrier 3.0 event
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    Quote Originally Posted by milan03 View Post
    Ya this is a live Verizon Wireless site at 42nd & 6th Ave, covering Bryant Park in NYC. This is the very first time I saw and attached to Verizon's Band 4 LTE network. It's an existing site with existing ALU panels, it's hard to see the site, but it was a roof top.

    Now considering that I was at the T-Mobile event with a few thousand others, these speeds are pretty solid imho:



    What's also interesting is that I discovered the site by scanning on my T-Mobile GS4, saw Verizon listed and read the ServiceMode info. Then tried Verizon SIM in that T-Mo device forcing Band 4 "LTE Only" mode but could never attach to it. Finally popped a Verizon SIM into my Verizon iPhone 5S, and surely attached.



    Also after making a phone call I noticed that it's kind of a lottery as I was reconnected at Band 13 which is super loaded with speeds at 1Mbps... Quickly made another voice call and after hanging up was back at Band 4. As soon as I left the location I was back at Band 13. Definitely not wide spread.

    But it's charming that Verizon decided to "show up" at the T-Mobile Uncarrier 3.0 event
    Wow. This is awesome news!! I wonder when VZ will make an official announcement on their AWS launches. If you're seeing that, I'd guess it can't be too far away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWX View Post
    Wow. This is awesome news!! I wonder when VZ will make an official announcement on their AWS launches. If you're seeing that, I'd guess it can't be too far away.
    Yeah, their goal was H2 2013, so it should be anytime. But I'm wondering if it's gonna be dense in those markets, or mostly hot spots.

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    Sweet. Regarding the solid speeds, do you mean that a lot of other T-Mobile users were also able to connect to Band 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by milan03 View Post
    Yeah, their goal was H2 2013, so it should be anytime. But I'm wondering if it's gonna be dense in those markets, or mostly hot spots.
    Mostly urban hotspots is what I'm seeing with their permit application patterns. They seem to be targeting downtown areas, shopping malls, or high capacity areas (schools, arenas, etc). Haven't found a single rural or suburban application yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiredGuy View Post
    Sweet. Regarding the solid speeds, do you mean that a lot of other T-Mobile users were also able to connect to Band 4?
    No. T-Mobile has their own AWS licenses they're broadcasting LTE at. D+E which is 10Mhz FDD LTE at that location.
    Verizon has A+B AWS licenses in NYC enough for 20Mhz FDD LTE.
    I just happened to be a T-Mo and VZW sub, and have two capable phones at the right time. And clearly being a nerd, manually scanning for LTE networks...

    T-Mo users can't connect to Verizon's LTE with T-Mobile SIM. They are able to "see" all other AWS LTE networks that are broadcasting, but can't connect. I was saying that at the event there were several thousand users, and probably many of them on Verizon. Most of them don't have Verizon's AWS capable devices, but some of them that did have a Verizon branded AWS capable device were sharing that sector with me.
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    Just to add Band 4 is live around 57th street, Times Square etc. So far it looks like DAS deployment in busy areas. Will look into this a bit more.

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    I live in New Orleans and I believe Verizon has been doing tower work, as I've seen noticeable service improvements (via "more bars" and faster service). I'll try to take some pictures of cell sites that I believe have been upgraded, including what looks to me like RRHs, though I'm not sure if they're Verizon sites, nor am I sure if they're using AWS or just upgrading the B13 network.

    Question -- I have a Verizon iPhone 5S and a Verizon iPhone 5 with an active T-Mobile SIM in it. Is there anyway (without jailbreaking the device) to see if Verizon has B4 LTE turned on, or in testing, down here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericsmcdonald View Post
    I live in New Orleans and I believe Verizon has been doing tower work, as I've seen noticeable service improvements (via "more bars" and faster service). I'll try to take some pictures of cell sites that I believe have been upgraded, including what looks to me like RRHs, though I'm not sure if they're Verizon sites, nor am I sure if they're using AWS or just upgrading the B13 network.

    Question -- I have a Verizon iPhone 5S and a Verizon iPhone 5 with an active T-Mobile SIM in it. Is there anyway (without jailbreaking the device) to see if Verizon has B4 LTE turned on, or in testing, down here?
    Unfortunately no for Verizon iPhones you have because you cannot tell the differnce between band 4 and 13 on the 5S and 5 has no support. If you have access, you can go to settings > carrier > and turn off automatic to see B4 on the AT&T iPhone 5 like I do. Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1381424398.409286.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by milan03 View Post
    Ya this is a live Verizon Wireless site at 42nd & 6th Ave, covering Bryant Park in NYC. This is the very first time I saw and attached to Verizon's Band 4 LTE network. It's an existing site with existing ALU panels, it's hard to see the site, but it was a roof top.

    Now considering that I was at the T-Mobile event with a few thousand others, these speeds are pretty solid imho:



    What's also interesting is that I discovered the site by scanning on my T-Mobile GS4, saw Verizon listed and read the ServiceMode info. Then tried Verizon SIM in that T-Mo device forcing Band 4 "LTE Only" mode but could never attach to it. Finally popped a Verizon SIM into my Verizon iPhone 5S, and surely attached.



    Also after making a phone call I noticed that it's kind of a lottery as I was reconnected at Band 13 which is super loaded with speeds at 1Mbps... Quickly made another voice call and after hanging up was back at Band 4. As soon as I left the location I was back at Band 13. Definitely not wide spread.

    But it's charming that Verizon decided to "show up" at the T-Mobile Uncarrier 3.0 event
    Awesome! By the way, how do you get to that servicemode menu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomic50 View Post
    Unfortunately no for Verizon iPhones you have because you cannot tell the differnce between band 4 and 13 on the 5S and 5 has no support. If you have access, you can go to settings > carrier > and turn off automatic to see B4 on the AT&T iPhone 5 like I do. Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1381424398.409286.jpg
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    The chances are that you'd be able to attach to Verizon's B4 in your area if you had a Verizon "certified" device and Verizon SIM. I couldn't attach with Verizon's SIM on my T-Mo GS4 at all, but as soon as that SIM went into Verizon's registered iPhone 5S, it was a automatic. Looks like MEID/IMEI still matters on CDMA/LTE operators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPGustafson511 View Post
    Awesome! By the way, how do you get to that servicemode menu?
    Try dialing *3001#12345#* on your Verizon iPhone to get into "field test" mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limegrass69 View Post
    Try dialing *3001#12345#* on your Verizon iPhone to get into "field test" mode.
    Does anyone happen to know how to get into field test mode on the Moto X?

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