AT&T to launch LTE in NYC by late June, and LA by late July
Of course we should take these unofficial dates with a grain of salt. There's always the possibility that, if these are the official dates, they could easily be delayed.
While this is great news for early adopters in those markets, we don't know what the rest of their launch timetable will look like. And 4G devices will slowly trickle to market. Much like with Verizon's LTE, our first tastes will come in the form of USB modems and mobile hotspots.
If the T-Mobile/AT&T merger is approved, then the resulting AT&T giant will be the carrier to watch in 2012. Even without exclusivity on the iPhone or iPad, their LTE service and likely swath of new devices will make them very exciting indeed...And that's exactly why regulators (and Sprint) are concerned.
1. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)
ATT is supposed to be coming out with 22 4G/LTE devices this year of 2011. There are 2 currently, the Atrix and Inspire, with another on the way in form of the Infuse. That leaves another 18 left, because of the already released 4G data connect card that is out. Maybe less if we are considering the upgradeable data connect cards and MiFi as well. But still over 15 devices are still to come this year. That is if, we can live up to our word
5. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
ATT is coming out with 22 4G/HSPA+ devices, not 4g/LTE devices. There is a big difference. They dont have a single LTE device that is known yet.
In fact, ATT is up at capitol hill right now trying to convince the FCC that they cant have an LTE network without buying up tmobile. WOOPSIE.
12. donpeppino9 (Posts: 67; Member since: 24 Jan 2010)
its pretty sad that you live your life trying to one up att call center...
17. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
Nah, it needs to be said. AT&T is acting as if they are building up their 4G network as if it is LTE when it isn't. Where as Verizon is actually putting money into completely new equipment and aggressively blanketing their network in it. AT&T is still putting up standard 3G technology which (and correct me if I'm wrong) they still haven't told us what the max download speed will be...
19. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
ATT's crap patchwork 3g network maxes at 12. They are launching 21mb/s hpsa+ phones and i think its a joke. They want to look like they are as fast as Tmobile and its nowhere near the truth.
20. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)
Sorry if that came across wrong I meant 4G and LTE
2. DroidMePlease (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Apr 2011)
Are these "4G" devices LTE enabled though? I thought that right now ATT is considering their HSPA+ their "4G," which is why they can call the atrix, infuse, inspire 4G devices.
14. Gcombs (unregistered)
No they're not but when AT&T launch their LTE future devices will have both.
3. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Why is that at&t building so nice..the one in my city looks like crap! lol random, yes.
23. Darth_Sidious (unregistered)
Its the "bat building" in Nashville. AT&T got it when they took over BellSouth.
4. darkninja (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Jan 2011)
Honestly I would be happy if at&t just upgraded their entire 3G network to "4G" allowing for HSPA+ before they start half-a$#ing an LTE network.
7. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
your wish is granted. att's hspa+ network is already rolled out to nearly all of their 3g coverage areas.
6. Att Marketing Dept (unregistered)
So why is At&t even bothering with LTE, dont they already have 4G?
At&t + everything they do = Fail
13. donpeppino9 (Posts: 67; Member since: 24 Jan 2010)
i bet you have a dart board in your moms basement with att's logo on it... loser, get a life.
18. Gcombs (unregistered)
Why not? If they're HSPA+ which they're calling 4G like T-Mobile and adding LTE is a win for their customers. Customers will have 4G coverage to fall back on. Where there is no LTE coverage HSPA+ will be or vice versa and in some places both will be available.
22. austin444 (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)
"that New York City will get their LTE switch flipped on June 30. And Los Angeles will receive LTE on July 24"
Honestly? One city at a time? Way to go, AT&T... Thats one of the reasons why Verizon is so good at what it does - Trying to cover more people with a much better - faster network.
ss.com/#/coverage, verizon already covers 45 markets, and they will cover 145 by the end of the year. This is truly embarassing for me, An AT&T customer.