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AT&T's 4G LTE signal now covers more than 150 million Americans

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AT&T's 4G LTE signal now covers more than 150 million Americans
AT&T crews had a busy week, lighting up 24 new markets with its 4G LTE signal. Major markets like Denver, Colorado; Louisville, Kentucky; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Daytona Beach and Pensacola, Florida now offer data speeds as much as ten times faster than 3G speeds. Smaller markets that now receive AT&T's 4G LTE signal include Twin Cities, Minnesota; Provo, Utah; York, Pennsylvania; Anne Arundel County, near Annapolis, Maryland; and Fairfield County near Danbury, Connecticut.

AT&T's LTE sigmal is now in 103 markets

AT&T's LTE sigmal is now in 103 markets

All together, 150 million people can now access AT&T 4G LTE and that is twice the number that could access the carrier's speediest service last year. By the end of next year, that figure is expected to rise to 250 million people and hit 300 million people by 2015. As of today, the mobile operator covers 103 markets with LTE.

AT&T continues to trail Verizon in the number of markets it covers with LTE. Big Red's 4G LTE signal reaches into 440 markets, covering more than 250 million people although the carrier did have a huge head start. AT&T does have a comfortable lead over Sprint. That carrier just started building out its LTE pipeline in June.

source: Electronista

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posted on 16 Nov 2012, 19:24 2

1. blackspot (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


My area just received the 4G LTE signal yesterday.... Finally.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 10:01 3

20. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


We got LTE turned on in Columbus, OH on Thursday night!

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 20:32

24. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


Ironically, while AT&T was lighting up 4G markets, all other areas were still struggling to try and latch-on to AT&T's 2G.

But, congrats to all AT&T's new makeshift 4G LTE markets!!

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 14:40

28. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


If you still have a 2G phone, you have bigger problems than not being able to get cell coverage. Just saying.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 19:35 1

2. blackspot (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


Cons: Well, that signal has been killing my battery even on Power Saving Mode on my Galaxy S3 when I'm surfing the web away from a wifi signal.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 19:46 2

4. cncrim (Posts: 545; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Nexus 4 with HSPA+ problem solved.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:46

10. blackspot (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


Honestly, I’ve been considering it. And the price of the Nexus 4 is pretty spot-on, as well as timely updates directly from Google. However, I can’t cut myself short of a removable battery and a micro sd card slot, especially when the phone limited to 16GB of internal storage max. Those 2 options are essential to me in a smartphone.

But I’ve heard there’s a way around the LTE signal by making a few changes to the APN settings. I’ll have to check more into it.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 09:17 2

17. JunitoNH (Posts: 984; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Yes Sir, T-Mobile down 9.44Mbps, up 3.63Mbps. Personally, have no need for LTE.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 22:23 1

12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


lol Welcome to the joys of LTE.

3000+ mAh needs to become the new standard for high end LTE smartphones.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 22:53

14. blackspot (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


Lol, If I'm not able to successfully switch the APN settings back to a 4G signal, I might have to purchase the 4200mAh Extended Battery.

Link:
amazon.com/Hyperion-Extended-Compatible-GT-i9300-T​-mobile/dp/B008GWIVTQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=U​TF8&colid=3JWW4AYG2IE4X&coliid=I1OZQAJBMGK4E1

Come to think about it, I might just purchase it anyway. And that battery fits the S3 perfectly.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 19:46 1

3. imkyle (Posts: 1023; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


No coverage in New Jersey.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 19:47

5. cncrim (Posts: 545; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


NO LTE in WI yet.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:33

9. Monster.Ninja (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


Um, Milwaukee Wisconsin is listed...

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 22:51

13. bigdawg23 (Posts: 391; Member since: 25 May 2011)


WI coverage is a lot of edge. Travel to the Dells for work and once I leave MN into La Crosse over to the Dells is all Edge. Npw VZW coverage isn't any better or so says my Jetpack.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 19:48

6. metalpoet (unregistered)


Once AT&T has acceptable signal in southern utah ill be able to get a work smartphone! yay!

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:02 1

7. papss (unregistered)


I have LTE in my city in OH

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:27 1

8. littlechickenbig (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


You just called the Twin Cities a small market.....finally....all 3 big carriers will have LTE in the Twin Cities

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 21:11

11. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Still nothing in Montana

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 07:47

16. JGuinan007 (Posts: 639; Member since: 19 May 2011)


like your pic

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 23:25 3

15. Omarc07 (Posts: 269; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Im happy with att LTE since there's no Verizon in my area I had 2 choices for LTE att or another company I went with att so far I been happy.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 09:27

18. JunitoNH (Posts: 984; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


If you live in CT, this might interest you. Just retested my speeds, here's a comparison: T-Mobile, download speeds, 13.83Mbps, upload 3.93Mbps; Xfinity Wifi, download 16.89Mbs, upload 5.37Mbps, not too bad. Can someone please post their LTE speeds on Verizon and AT&T just curious, want to see how much faster.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 09:57

19. Omarc07 (Posts: 269; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


How do u post up pics on here? Haha Well I don't live in CT I live in san Juan Puerto Rico and I have screen shots of atts hspa and LTE speeds from my galaxy s 3 on hspa 12.22 mbps up 2.92 dwn on LTE 35.80 UP 12.34 DWN not bad since Verizon dnt exist over here I can't post up there speeds lol other carrier to have LTE here is CLARO but there LTE is slooow compared to atts LTE .

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 10:12

21. JunitoNH (Posts: 984; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Lol nice, I go to see my mother in Carolina at least once a year. Those are really impressive speeds. We have all the carriers here. However, Verizon and AT&T will bankrupt and take you to the cleaners. T-Mobile offer pretty good prepay plans. By the unlocked SGNx.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 12:10

22. andrewchristopher (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


I live in the "Small Market" of the Twin Cities, MN. I get about 19.99mbps with my at&t HTC One X. I've never received anything lower than 16! It's pretty sweet.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 16:05

23. kbayer (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Feb 2010)


Tried ATT's 4G in Houston back in September... blazing fast in the morning, then at about 9am, crapola.
Seeing the spinning wheel EVERY TIME you try to play a Youtube video gets nauseating.
Returned the phone before the 30 day window. (I hear it's 14 days now?)
My old 3G still runs circles around anything 4G here.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 07:26

25. kbayer (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Feb 2010)


Netzero has impressive speed, about $50 mo for 4gigs/mo of 4G... but NO CONTRACT required. Keep your same phone number. Sweet.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 12:56

26. therygy (Posts: 94; Member since: 24 May 2010)


I got it in Milwaukee, WI for my iPhone 5. I have been getting consistent download speeds above 50 mbps all week. I hope they stay this fast and doesn't get to clogged.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 13:31

27. JunitoNH (Posts: 984; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Now, that is fast, faster than my Xfinity at home.

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