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Verizon 3G to LTE Modem Handoff Fix on Way

There is apparently an issue with the handoff of Verizon’s 3G network over to their LTE network on their LG modem that can apparently take up to two minutes, although the problem is confined to the Verizon LG VL600 USB modem only, but never fear Verizon is on the case.

According to an article over on Wireless Week, the LG modem doesn’t have an issue switching from LTE to CDMA but rather CDMA to LTE and Verizon’s other LTE USB modem the Pantech UML290 is not affected; however the Big Red is working on a fix for the issue.

Jeffery Nelson, Verizon spokesperson has said that “very few people” have complained about the problem with getting the modem to switch from 3G to LTE; however some people are experiencing a wait of up to 2 minutes before their device can connect to LTE.

Thus Verizon Wireless is working in conjunction with LG to deliver a fix that will speed up the handoff between CDMA and LTE with the LG modem.

I should think so too considering both USB modems cost the customer $99.99 on a 2 year agreement, of course if a fix can’t be found Verizon could always switch users with the LG VL600 or to the Pantech UML290 considering there’s no issue reported with that one.

So have any of our readers been experiencing this CDMA to LTE switching issue? If so feel free to voice your annoyance in our comments area below.