Verizon has announced its new XLTE network, an improved version of its already massive 4G LTE capabilities. XLTE isn’t a completely new network, it’s just another building block on what’s already been planted by Verizon themselves.

So what exactly is XLTE?

To put it simply, XLTE is basically how Verizon has taken the AWS (Band 4) LTE spectrum that they own and launched it in specific cities to strengthen the data experience for customers. These customers will in turn see faster peak data speeds and should see double the bandwidth in high traffic areas.

According to Verizon, nearly all devices that they currently sell already work with XLTE, so customers of Big Red will see the benefit automatically. Overall, more than 35% of devices on Verizon’s network can take advantage of XLTE, and there’s no need to update any plans or services to get XLTE.

Verizon has detailed all the phones and tablets that will be supported by XLTE, and we’re definitely happy to see the Q10 and Z30 be included in that list.


  • Moto X
  • HTC One (M8)
  • HTC One Max
  • LG G2
  • LG Lucid 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
  • Samsung ATIV SE
  • Lumia Icon
  • BlackBerry Q10
  • BlackBerry Z30
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S


  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini Retina
  • LG G Pad
  • Samsung Note 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Pro

Jetpacks and Modems

  • UML295 USB Modem
  • Jetpack MHS291L
  • Jetpack Mifi5510L

To see if your city will be launching XLTE, check out this PDF from VZW.