4G Cell Service Coming To Mid-Columbia-Now Maybe Your Phone Will Actually Work!
Forget the ads you’ve seen on TV about 4G this and that. Why?Because until it’s completed, your 4G phone that you plunked down a lot of coin for simply wasn’t able to do it’s job. Verizon has announced 4G service will be arriving in the Tri-Cities, a full launch scheduled for December.
Other cities got their 4G service earlier, such as Pullman, but the Tri-Cities and Yakima took a bit longer, due to logistical issues say Verizon officials. The key was underground fiber needed to connect all the 4G networks together, and that took longer in larger cities to achieve.
No word on other carriers possibly unveiling their 4G coverage in the near future, but at least by the end of the year, the ‘fancy’ phones you see on TV will actually work at their full capacity here in the Mid-Columbia. Other cities getting 4G shortly will include Ellensburg, Moses Lake and Wenatchee.
In case you’re like much of the population and have heard of 4G but didn’t know exactly what it means, it’s simply ‘4th generation’. While the technology differs from cell carrier to carrier, most 4G networks offer data transfer speed up to ten times faster than 3G. It’s like having a computer that suddenly performs all your commands ten times faster.
4G will mean internet and data transfer (pictures, texts etc) will appear on your phone or be moved almost as fast as the quickest desktop you’ve ever been on, and your phone won’t sit there and ‘chew’ on a text message after you press send…nice!