Hey, Sholes fans, Verizon strengthens 3G presence in CA & NY

October 5, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka


Hey, Sholes fans, Verizon strengthens 3G presence in CA & NY

Verizon is already viewed as the strongest U.S.-based cell phone company, and they are working to cement that reputation even further. Verizon issued several press reports this morning touting new or expanded 3G service being available in cities and counties in California and New York. This comes on the heels of several other recent 3G launches and the announcement of a 4G Venture Forum.

Anyone eyeing the Motorola Sholes, which is expected to debut on Verizon, will be pleased to see that the carrier continues to expand its coverage. The company spent more than $600 million to enhance coverage in California last year, and anticipates network investments of $100 million in Upstate New York. Verizon subscribers in the following areas recently woke up to new or expanded 3G service:

  • Atwater, CA
  • Encinitas, CA
  • Fremont, CA
  • Lancaster, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Jefferson County, NY
  • Syracuse and much of Onondaga County, NY

Verizon also announced a collaborative initiative with other companies to fund and assist in the advancement of 4G networks. It’s all part of their plan to continue being “the nation’s leading wireless provider.”

Click on the image to see an estimated coverage map released by Verizon to see the difference between it and other carriers.


Verizon executive Gene Fassett said, “We’ve always believed even the most advanced device is only as good as the network it runs on,” in one of the press releases. We may find that out soon enough.