UPDATE: The full list of the 39 devices that support Verizon's LTE Advanced coverage can now be found at the bottom of this post.
Verizon customers, your network is about to get faster.
Verizon today announced LTE Advanced, a network improvement that offers 50 percent faster peak speeds using a technology called carrier aggregation. This tech uses a combination of Verizon’s 700MHz, AWS, and PCS spectrum to offer two and three-carrier aggregation.
Verizon’s standard LTE network offers typical download speeds of 5-12Mbps, but with two-carrier aggregation, you’ll see speeds up to 225Mbps. Three-carrier aggregation goes even father, offering peak speeds up to 300Mbps.
LTE Advanced coverage is available starting today in 461 cities across the U.S. You can find the full list of cities right here.
In order to take advantage of Verizon’s LTE Advanced coverage, you’ll need a compatible device. Verizon says that 39 of its devices support LTE Advanced, including the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, and Galaxy Note 7; Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus; LG’s G5; Motorola’s Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid; and more.
While you may not see download speeds as high as the peak ones that Verizon says LTE Advanced is capable of, this rollout of carrier aggregation could give your speeds a nice bump. And as long as you’ve got a supported device, you won’t need to do anything extra to get access to those faster speeds.