Laptop users have long been complaining about network congestion and poor signal quality, and Verizon Wireless says it plans to address those complaints with a LTE network that is faster, cheaper, and more flexible than its current network.
Now the carrier is also bringing LTE to some of its home phones.
Verizon is testing a new LTE version for the Lumia 950 XL that includes both an 810 MHz band, which is used for data connections and WiFi, and a 5G band, used for voice and data.
Verizon’s LTE plan has not been announced yet, but we expect it to include both 810 and 5G speeds.
In addition, Verizon is planning to bring LTE to a few Lumia 950s running Windows Phone 8.1, including the 950 XL.
The Lumia 950 is one of the last smartphones to support LTE, but Verizon plans to add it to all future Lumia 950 phones, including those running Windows 10.
Verizon will also roll out the new LTE technology in select regions this month, including Washington, California, New York, and Virginia.