While we’ve said a lot of critical things about Verizon over the years, every once in a while they do us a solid. Case in point: today the carrier announced a big speed boost to their entire network based off of LTE Advanced which will see up to 50% faster speeds. Specifically, the upgraded LTE will see speeds top 300 Mbps (depending on a number of factors, though) ultimately providing you at the very least, more than you have now.

The new speeds come compliments of carrier aggregation which is basically a a shorter way to describe the combining of spectrum channels to boost bandwidth. In Verizon’s case, that equals dual and triple band aggregation piggy backing off of 700 MHz, PCS, and AWS spectrum. Best of all however, is that Verizon is not charging any extra nor do end users have to do anything to receive the faster speeds provided you have one of the 39 newer devices listed below:

  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  • Apple iPhone 6
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • Apple iPad mini 4
  • Apple iPad Pro
  • Apple iPad Air 2
  • Asus ZenPad Z8
  • BlackBerry Priv
  • HTC 10
  • LG G5
  • LG V10
  • Motorola Moto Z Droid
  • Motorola Moto Z Force Droid
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Motorola DROID Turbo 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
  • Samsung Galaxy View
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0
  • Samsung Galaxy S6

Not going to lie — this makes the evolving Uncarrier 12 look pretty bland and boring by comparison.

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