“Can you hear me now?” The phrase that dominated cell phone commercials earlier in the decade seems silly today. Virtually everywhere has service now. But cell phone service in the area is still far from perfect, which is why it’s exciting to announce that as part of their new 4G LTE network, Verizon has made Saratoga Springs a permanent cell site. What does this mean for you?
Well for starters, speed on that network is projected to increase, becoming up to ten times faster than regular 3G. One of main problems that cell phone users encounter today is the lagging, slow connection. 4G LTE is the solution to this problem and Verizon is promising all sorts of things, from live mobile TV to downloading videos without waiting for it to buffer.
Saratoga being chosen to host a cell site is very exciting! Thirty sites were chosen in December to receive the new service, and were the only thirty places in the world to have 4G LTE. Saratoga was selected earlier in the summer, as a sneak peak to the Capital Region. Verizon’s entire 3G network won’t be upgraded to 4G until 2013, so Saratoga users are lucking out, getting the service years before other areas.
4G LTE is already available, just in time for track season! Of course, Verizon customers will have to upgrade their plans to the new 4G, but just having the service available is a major step in cellular technology.
Are you excited about the promise of faster speed on the network? The iPhone 5 is due out this fall; does the idea of the fastest phone on the fastest network change your mind about upgrading?