First two LTE devices for AT&T unveiled
The first two devices to get the LTE love are mobile broadband units aimed at delivering those blazing fast internet speeds on the go. The AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G is intended for use on one device at a time while the AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G will allow you to spread the LTE goodness to multiple devices simultaneously.
AT&T is planning on launching their LTE network in Atlanta, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Chicago sometime before the end of the summer. They also say that at least 15 other markets will have their skies lit up with LTE by the end of 2011. Altogether AT&T expects to have 70 million Americans covered by the end of this year.
It should also be noted that these two mobile broadband devices will be HSPA+ capable; extending their (almost) 4G coverage beyond the LTE blessed cities. Hopefully the unveiling of these two broadband devices will lead to some news on LTE smartphones for AT&T. Tell us what you think in the comments below.
1. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)
Verizon started lte in November 2010 and had 100 million ppl covered in 2 months
3. alecgale (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)
bull s**t that would mean that it covered about 1 in every 6 americans im still not in coverage and i live in a medium size city
4. bigdawg23 (Posts: 384; Member since: 25 May 2011)
Verizon LTE isnt in my Town and dont expect any time soon. I only live 20 miles south of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area. However, AT&T has HSPA+ lit up in my area, which hands with LTE in the Twin Cites Area.
6. tbolt (unregistered)
Are these people serious? Ok I get it, if you don't have LTE in your area then I see why you may make a statement like that but I leave in Dayton, Ohio okay. Dayton, not Cincinnati or Columbus or Cleveland. And Verizon's 4g by far is the fast service hands down and when at&t drops their LTE their customers WILL see what all the hype is about. I waited for three months for LTE to hit my area. And it was worth the wait in my opinion. LTE > Verizon's 3g, Wimax, at&t so called 4g and T-Mobile. Note I'm not saying Verizon's LTE. LTE period, is better. And when at&t LTE hits it will probably be just as good or better. So what if it doesn't come right away. It will come, Wimax only works in how many markets, if Sprint wants to compete it will have to widen their market, T-Mobile does it constantly and Verizon wasted little to no time putting theirs everywhere when it did come out. At&t LTE will be good, T-Mobile has their "4g" speed everywhere Sprint has to compete. I just wish they wouldnt expand in places that already have Wimax and concentrate on places that don't like Arizona, New Mexico and whoever else who has access to these great phones but no service for them, why get a EVO, EVO shift or EVO 3d and there's no Wimax in that area, pointless, the selling point is that they're 4g phones, keep expanding Sprint! And congrats to at&t for trying to put out an LTE network.
7. snowgator (Posts: 3237; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Hey AT&T - mind just getting 3G expanded into my little 25,000 person IL city in between Indy and St. Louis first before you go all "LTE" everywhere else? Please?
8. stjcripes (Posts: 27; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Any word on LTE roaming agreements between VZW and AT&T?
9. Forsaken77 (Posts: 548; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
LTE with HSPA+ as a back up means you'll always have blazing fast speed. I look forward to when it's finished. Verizon doesn't have any "backup" 4G network in place. So if you're not getting LTE, you get 3G.