Verizon Wireless’ 4G network is now available to Northern Arizona communities including Flagstaff, Williams, Prescott Valley, Prescott, Cottonwood and Sedona. The company will launch the system in Payson and Casa Grande, too. The December 20, 2012 upgrade brings the enhanced speed and service to 250 million people and 470 markets throughout the United States.
4G LTE wireless networks mean that what was once considered only in the realm of desktop computers – or someone’s imagination – is now seamlessly mobile. Video is now available from anywhere with mobile streaming. Whether it’s watching user-generated clips, favorite entertainment programs or video chatting with friends and family, the growth of 4G LTE has changed the way we watch and share video. Games can support better graphics and multiplayer options over 4G LTE, and users can take advantage of smart accessories through a smartphone application.
Conducting business as well from a smartphone or tablet, or using a mobile hotspot to connect other devices to a Wi-Fi connection, is increasingly common as entrepreneurs, real estate agents and traveling healthcare professionals can stay in touch with clients and the home office from anywhere. Small business owners are not only sending email and graphic-rich presentations over 4G LTE from moving trains, airports and other locations away from the office, they can also promote their companies effortlessly and instantly through social media accessed and managed on the go.
Connected devices, including solutions that monitor home utilities and security, mobile payments and shopping, and vehicle diagnostics, are becoming part of the everyday personal smartphone portfolio.
The changes in our mobile lifestyles since the introduction of 4G LTE in just the past two years are worth celebrating, and the advancements on the horizon are equally exciting.