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I noticed this when I zoomed in to a US Cellular roaming area for Verizon customers.



It would be nice if they would do this for Sprint too.


Edit: they do the same thing in northwest oklahoma for Pioneer, but I expected that as Pioneer is an LTE in rural america partner. This USCC roaming is unexpected. Because of this, almost my entire state is LTE accessible for Verizon Customers <_<


EDIT 2 : see below, it's Sprocket Wireless.

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That does not make any sense. VZW LTE handsets do not support anything other than LTE 750 (band 13), for which VZW controls all of the US licenses. The only handset exception that comes to mind is iPhone 5.




EDIT: Mystery solved, see below.

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These carriers who participate in the LTE in Rural America program are nuts...or just looking for a way to sell out.


I think back to Pioneer Wireless and a poster on HowardForums, "ggore." Man, that guy irked me. He lives in rural Oklahoma in Pioneer territory but signed up with Sprint because he has an unhealthy attachment to the freaking iPhone. Then, when Pioneer stabbed Sprint in the back, he complained to high heaven because he lost EV-DO and could no longer permanently roam on Pioneer. So, what did he do? Last I heard, he defected to VZW and got an iPhone. He is permanently roaming on Pioneer with his VZW account. That is highly inappropriate, but some people just do not care. And he is likely not alone in that regard. LTE in Rural America lets out of market users sign up with VZW. VZW gets the revenue, while the rural carriers provide the service. Insidious. And many rubes are going right along with it.



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