Verizon’s XLTE Network Is Now Live In 44 States

Verizon has just officially launched its new and improved 4G LTE network called XLTE. What this does is it offers an improved bandwidth which in turn maximizes the speed that a customer can get when connected to the Internet using LTE. The carrier made this possible with its acquisition in 2012 of the AWS spectrum.


Customers who used to experience slow connection speeds on their 4G LTE devices will benefit from XLTE as this allows more people to use the 4G network. Not all areas are covered XLTE though and not all 4G devices supports it. The carrier has listed on its website the 260 markets and 100 devices that are ready for XLTE.

Customers who have devices that don’t work on XLTE such as the iPhone 5 or Galaxy S III will also experience an improved speeds since those with XLTE-enabled devices will move to the new spectrum thus freeing up space on the regular LTE spectrum.

What exactly is XLTE? This is actually Verizon’s own term for its 2×20 AWS LTE network. It’s basically an LTE connection that uses a new wireless spectrum that Verizon bought in 2012. Those who have already tested this network say that it is really fast and can even reach download speeds of over 80Mbps.

Here’s a list of some mobile devices that supports XLTE


  • Blackberry Q10
  • Blackberry Z30
  • HTC One (M8)
  • HTC One Max
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S
  • LG G2
  • LG Lucid 3
  • Lumia Icon
  • Moto X
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
  • Samsung ATIV SE


  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini Retina
  • LG G Pad
  • Samsung Note 10.1

via nytimes