Verizon may have been the first nationwide carrier to complete the rollout of its 4G LTE service but its not like customers never got a reason to complain. Areas of congestion can cause user experience to deteriorate and less than two weeks ago we heard that Big Red is about to unveil plans that will hopefully make the experience better. The carrier today announced Verizon XLTE which aims to deliver faster peak data speeds and a minimum of double the bandwidth to 4G LTE customers in congested areas.

XLTE is available in all markets nationwide where the AWS spectrum has been activated. Ken Dixon, Verizon’s chief marketing officer, says that XLTE providers greater advantage to customers as it doubles 4G LTE bandwidth as well as provides “faster speeds in cities coast to coast.”

Customers don’t have to do anything to avail this network enhancement. All XLTE ready devices will access both the 700MHz spectrum and AWS spectrum in XLTE cities. This also creates extra capacity for customers with 4G LTE devices that operate only on the 700MHz spectrum as XLTE ready devices move to AWS.

Almost all devices being sold by Verizon are XLTE ready when purchased. These include the new DROID lineup, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Note 3, both new iPhones and many others.

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