If you’re a Verizon customer, you may know that they plan to support 4G in SLO by the end of the year. They also said this about Lahaina in Maui too. Well…I just got back from a week long family vacation in Maui and they turned on 4G on Sunday. If it’s any indication of what it will be like in SLO (the process), then you may want to read on. On Sunday, the Internet connection from my Thunderbolt quit working (we were staying on Kaanapoli Beach, near Lahaina). The three IPhones (3G) that were also on the trip were working fine. It took four calls to Verizon tech support on Sunday for the tech to guess that they were turning on 4G in the area and that was the problem with my phone not connecting. I guess the tech support group isn’t told when they are in the process of turning on 4G. As of yesterday (Monday), my phone was surfing on the Internet at 4G speeds!
Hopefully it goes quicker when they turn on 4G in SLO but at least I’ll know what to look at if my phone starts acting weird again.