Verizon 4G LTE Network
I wanted to post something about Verizon and their 4G LTE Network. I have to say that I completely enjoy the benefit of being a Verizon customer and having the expansiveness of their 4G LTE network at my fingertips. Being a BlackBerry Z10 user, they do have their downfall when it does come to support and OS updates. We're STILL waiting for 10.1 for the BlackBerry Z10, btw. But in all fairness, I have to say if you need to rely on the quickness and reliability of the Verizon network, your trust in it's performance won't be disappointing.
I tested out a BlackBerry Q10 On the Verizon 4G Network for a couple of weeks and one of the most impressive things I noticed was when I used BBM Video. When I was doing video chats to a couple of BBM contacts, I had hardly any breakup or lag. I did a test when I was a passenger in a moving vehicle and had no problem staying in contact for a 20 minute drive. As I did move away from a urban area to a less populated area, I did notice a bit of lag start to enter but I can't deny that the network held it's own. The speed for browsing the internet was remarkable and super fast. I was able to look up facts an information in no time as the quickness of the 4G LTE came through each and every time.
This comes as no surprise really because of just how big Verizon's 4G LTE Network is. They just added their 500th 4G LTE market in Parkersburg, WV. The 4G Network covers more than 99% of Verizon's 3G network, making 99% of the US population covered by Verizon's 4G LTE network (roughtly 298 million people).
So, really, if you're looking to upgrade to 4G LTE on your BlackBerry, get a Z10 or a Q10 and enjoy the benefits of a high quality, fast, reliable 4G LTE network like Verizon has.
I have to agree with everything you wrote and thank you for posting. I went from Sprint to Verizon when the Z10 came and I've enjoyed the same awesome network. But to be honest, I'm regretting it. I'm wishing now that I would have gone with AT&T simply for the GSM itself. Resale value and availability are 10x what I have with Verizon.....and AT&T has just fired up their LTE network in my area. sigh