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How many local jobseekers came to the recent Verizon Wireless job fair?

Note to WilburTheDog (commenter)> This story got major display with a photo a week before the job fair. There's no way anyone can assert this event was not given enough advance notification. Click the link below to see that story.

A few weeks ago we featured a job fair by Verizon Wireless, looking to fill a bunch of new store positions at Spokane and North Idaho stores.

So how good a turnout did the company get during the four-hour fair? We learned this much from a company spokeswoman, Erica O'Connor:

“Verizon had 61 applicants attend their recent Spokane retail job fair. The HR team is engaging in follow-up and evaluation with hiring decisions coming soon. Employees selected from this job fair would likely begin training in July.”

 

Verizon announces expanded 4G LTE service for Spokane market

Verizon Wireless has announced its expanding its 4G LTE network in Spokane.

An announcement noted that the Spokane market is part of 37 cities who will now have even-wider coverage of high-speed LTE (long term evolution) connectivity.

It also announced it's introducing 4G LTE service in Walla Walla.

Verizon will expand LTE network to Bonners Ferry and Deer Park

Verizon Wireless is bringing more 4G to the Inland Northwest. The company announced its 4G LTE network will be available in the next few weeks in Cheney, Deer Park, Mica, Valleyford,  Bonners Ferry, Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Rathdrum and Stateline.

Faster is better, or at least we think so. Just be careful signing up for a metered data plan. In such cases you may have a data plan for 5 gigabytes of data per month at $50, but realize later you'll be spending twice that on data charges because you used way more.

Comcast will offer bundled services with Verizon Wireless in Seattle, Portland

Customers in Portland and Seatle will be the first to try out a joint marketing effort between Verizon and Comcast.  

The companies announced Monday that Comcast will sell wireless bundles for cable customers looking to buy a new smartphone or add a new phone and data plan. The companies said they expect to roll out the deal to other cities later.

The initial Comcast promotion will provide a prepaid Visa card, up to $300 in value, for customers who sign up for the Verizon-Comcast bundled service. A press release said there are some restrictions: to qualify a customer must be signing up for a new Xfinity Double Play or Triple Play package.

And the customer must be a new Verizon Wireless customer purchasing a qualifying smartphone or tablet data plan; or an existing Verizon Wireless customer adding a new line of service or upgrading their service with a new smartphone or tablet, both with a new two-year customer agreement.

Customers will receive the prepaid Visa cards by mail.

Details are here:  www.comcast.com/wireless.  

Verizon expands 4G service to North Idaho, Pullman, Kettle Falls, Schweitzer

Verizon Wireless will expand 4G service in the Inland Northwest later this year, to include Chewelah, Coeur d’Alene, Colville, Deer Lake, Harrison, Hayden, Kellogg, Kettle Falls, Newport, Post Falls, Priest Lake, Sandpoint, Spirit Lake, St. Maries and Washington State University's Pullman campus.

That opens the door for Verizon customers with 4G LTE smartphones, laptop modems and hotspots to kick up to the highest broadband speeds available to them.
 
Also included in the upgrade is Schweitzer Mountain and Silver Mountain ski resorts near Sandpoint and Kellogg.
 
Late last year Verizon Wireless opened its  4G LTE network for Spokane County.
 
The company's press department noted: “In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.”

Verizon announces formal rollout of 4G this Thursday in Spokane

IF 4G is a big deal to you, here's some positive news.

On Thursday this week, Verizon Wireless customers in Spokane can start getting downloads and streaming data at up 10 times faster than the previous speed as the carrier turns on its Eastern Washington 4G network.

Some folks here have noted that they were catching whiffs of 4G being beta-tested.

The tests have ended, according to a release, and 4G goes live this week.

The communities enabled for 4G include Airway Heights, Dishman Hills, Greenacres, Liberty Lake, Mead,  Greenacres, Millwood, Opportunity, Otis Orchards, Seven Mile, downtown, South Hill, Spokane Valley, Trentwood.

North Idaho is not yet part of the rollout.
  

Verizon says Spokane’s 4G service starts on June 16

Spokane Verizon customers can start using 4G service on June 16, the company announced Monday.

Verizon's LTE (long term evolution) 4G service will come online and be available for those with enabled phones, hot spots and laptop modems.

The service area is Spokane, Spokane Valley, the South Hill, Airway Heights, Liberty Lake, Mead and Otis Orchards. 

The company says LTE will provide download speeds up to 10 times faster than the 3G service now available.

To take advantage of 4G a consumer needs to purchase a Verizon data plan.

An overview of LTE by Verizon is here.

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Verizon says Spokane will get LTE by end of the year

Spokane will get its first 4G network later this year, Verizon Wireless announced on Tuesday.

The company already rolled out its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to 40 cities, including Seattle, last year.

Spokane will be among 145 cities getting the new, faster wireless network in 2011, said a press release.
 
The release only states the service will roll out here in 2011. We've heard the main area of the downtown core will be rolled out in September, but Verizon has not confirmed.
 
No pricing terms were released. But checking this Verizon link, at www.verizonwireless.com/lte, should provide some pricing information.
 
 “Customers in Spokane who crave speed and reliability can prepare for a strong connection with America’s fastest 4G mobile technology,” said Bobby Morrison, President Verizon Wireless, Pacific Northwest Region, in a prepared release.
 
The release said the 4G LTE launch will cover the area from Mead to the South Hill and from Airway Heights to Otis Orchards. In addition to Spokane, Verizon will also launch 4G LTE service in Portland-Vancouver, Tacoma, Olympia and Centralia. 
 
Here's more from Verizon, touting the advantages of Verizon's LTE:
Since its launch fewer than four months ago, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network has provided laptop users with 4G LTE modems with speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network.  In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. 

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