AT&T flips the switch on LTE in San Francisco
2. networkdood (Posts: 5489; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
People in that area care - they have had poor service for years now. If they do indeed have LTE permanently, than that is fantastic for those customers. It will improve their outlook on AT&T and they will spend more on AT&T products. And, they will have better service. 4G LTE can handle way more data than 3G can.
4G LTE is good news overall.
3. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
The real test will come when there are people actually on the network. Those speeds look great...but let's see if it's that nice when the majority of users are using it.
4. ardent1 (Posts: 1980; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Faster data speeds is nice but you still have data caps. I went from 5 GB to 10 GB per month at Verizon to save money, however each extra GB still cost me $10. It's not like I can download unlimited movies, etc.
The 4G will save time, but all that means is you have more free time to burn. I was tempted to get a new Verizon 4G device with its double data plan and get 22 (10 plus 10 free plus 2) GB plan with tethering only to be told the data can't be share like a mobile hotspot.
I wish the carriers get smart and charge $5 or $8 for each additional GB so we can fully use 4G.