Jul 14th, 2010

Verizon’s taking their first steps in getting their back-end overhauled for the introduction of their 4G network (LTE-based), if BGR‘s sources are accurate. Starting July 18th, the ESN/MEID field in all of their systems will be changed to “Device ID” to prepare for imminent 4G devices. Nothing too spectacular here, but considering we don’t expect Verizon to launch any phones to take advantage of the new mobile broadband standard until early 2011, it makes us wonder if a compatible device looms sooner.

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