In an attempt to overtake Verizon Wireless in having “America’s largest 4G LTE network”, AT&T has launched 4G LTE coverage in an additional 17 markets.
If you have an LTE-enabled device on AT&T you should be seeing those blazing fast 4G LTE speeds in the areas listed below.
This latest rollout brings AT&T‘s total number of LTE networks up to 207. This puts the carrier even closer to reaching its goal of 300 million points-of-presence by the end of 2013. If AT&T keeps expanding their LTE network like they are now, there’s no doubt that they’ll catch up to Verizon Wireless in no time flat.
Considering that, in most cases, AT&T has lower prices than Verizon Wireless it’ll be really great to see AT&T have as much or as nearly as much coverage as Big Red does. Though, I’m sure with T-Mobile’s new UNcarrier strategy, most people would love to see them all over the U.S. instead!
Are you an AT&T customers with an LTE-enabled device in one of the areas that received 4G LTE coverage? Are you enjoying the new blazing fast speeds over the standard HSPA+ connection? Let us know in the comments!
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The coverage in NYC is generally good but can be spotty in Queens and parts of Brooklyn and Upper Manhattan
I still don’t know if people in these rural areas can afford the $100 a month data plans. How’s the voice quality on LTE?
Voice and data plans for smart phones start as low as $60. with unlimited any mobile and text, picture and video, $80 a month. Unlimited talk, text, and 1 gig of data is $85. Currently voice calls travel over the 3G network. LTE is currently only for data transmission. It will be used down the road for HD Voice.
Can you technically say you have LTE by transmitting just the pilot signal and not offering any traffic resources? Because if people in these areas don’t have LTE because they cannot afford the $100 a month data plans, then you really can say whatever you what.