AT&T ad introduces the carrier's LTE 4G service

AT&T ad introduces the carrier's LTE 4G service
Prior to Sunday, AT&T had a few cities that were covered by its spanking new LTE service. Unfortunately, the carrier had no smartphone that was LTE enabled which was why the introduction yesterday of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid was so important. At the same time, 5 new cities were added to AT&T's LTE line-up bringing the total to 9. To introduce the new service and phones, AT&T created a television commercial that shows just how fast 4G service can be.

Tailgating before the big game, AT&T's LTE users were able to snag a pair of seats on the 50 yard line, learn the status of an injured player, and call their bookie to make a huge wagerput up a video on Facebook and find out that someone stole the other team's mascot all before those using a 3G pipeline. This is just the start of the LTE era for AT&T and no doubt, we will soon be inundated with these ads for the carrier just like we have seen with Verizon.

source: AndroidGuys

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Galaxy S II Skyrocket
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1850 mAh(7.00h talk time)
Vivid
  • Display 4.5" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1620 mAh(4.60h talk time)

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29 Comments

1. username

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 05, 2011

i love the vivid! i got it yesterday, i dont have LTE, but it's alright with upload and download speeds.

2. ap1989

Posts: 145; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Verizon is better more LTE coverage and 3G then At&t

4. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

Well verizon may be better in coverage and all, well actually that depends on were you live. Over here in los angeles at&t works exactly the same as verizon coverage wise, I know because my wife has verizon and I have at&t. Only advantage is verizon has more LTE coverage. But 3G wise at&ts 3G is much faster than verizons slow evdo rev A. My wife can never get more than 1.5 mbps on her verizon droid charge on 3G. While I'm getting 4-7 mbps on my at&t atrix on 3G. The only reason we have an at&t account is because we go to mexico a lot and verizon is crap in mexico half of the time it doesn't work at all while at&t roams into telcel mexico and has coverage everywhere and u even get 3G so u can still enjoy them fast speeds while roaming in mexico. While verizon on the other hand totally craps out and the only times it finds a signal its only a crappy 1X signal.

24. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

AT&T is faster though, and Verizon rolled out LTE faster. But AT&T has HSPA+ plus 3G plus soon to be LTE

3. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

I don't get it. What is all this speed for when you can't go over 2GB?

6. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

Not everyone has 2GB or even 4GB. I have a grandfathered Unlimited. I only started with AT&T in March 2011. Also not everyone needs over 2GB. Have faster speeds shorten you wait and doesn't automatically lead to over usage. My wife is on a 200MB plan and never goes over 50MB. Many people use wife and only want the confronts of data on the go.

8. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

LMAO @ "many people use wife..."

29. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

damn mistype. Your welcome on the humor. Yesterday I dumped my SGS2 for the HTC Vivid. "4G" HSPA+ is much faster on the vivid. I now get 7-10MB down and 1-2MB up. That is more than fast enough for me.

5. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

When is the Galaxy Note coming out and will ATT put LTE and NFC on it?

7. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

The only thing I wish VZW LTE could do is talk and use data :( that is the only thing that ATT has that appeals to me.

21. Nathan

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Exactly, I never thought it would matter, but look at me now, using it every day.

25. trin

Posts: 88; Member since: May 11, 2010

Umm Verizon's LTE does allow voice and data at the same time.

26. thatjackal

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Well, since I'm posting this on my Droid Charge while listening to my buddy in Oregon ramble aimlessly during a phone call (Phonearena is a good distraction, eh?), I'm fairly sure you're covered with VZW. No wifi connection out here, anyway. Unless VZW is letting me make the phone call on some bizarre network I'm not familiar with... I'm on LTE. ;D

28. alx33

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Ummmm verizon 3G (CDMA) cant talk and surf at the same time. Verizon 4G (LTE) can.

9. KillaKoop214

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

Got my Skyrocket yesterday and im in Dallas....fastest phone ive ever had.took my Galaxy S 2 back to get it.LTE is blazing fast.speed tests ive done are thru the roof!

11. bboy81

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

place your speeds for the people that dont believe how fast it really is.

13. KillaKoop214

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

fastest i got yesterday was 30Mbps.easily.and that was right out the box.Upload was 12.32Mbps.

10. bboy81

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

i picked up the Skyrocket yesterday and the LTE speeds super fast. i'm averaging about 20Mbps download and 10Mbps upload. But i have to say that earlier today i reached a off the chart speed of 45.16Mbps download and 13.5Mbps upload. I'm in the DFW area.

12. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

when LTE was brand new and no one was using it on VZW its was that fast. Wait till more people start switching to LTE and you'll see those speeds drop...

15. KillaKoop214

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

well ima enjoy it while it last lol...

14. KillaKoop214

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

i can co sign on this because im in DFW as well getting around the same speeds.love it.

16. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I forgot, doesn't the Skyrocket and Vivid revert to HSPA+ speeds if your area doesn't currently have AT&T's LTE.?

17. bboy81

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

yes this is true, i've seen it say 4G a few times instead of 4G lte.

18. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

i just got my skyrocket yesterday from bestbuy, its 250 bucks. and my gf got the vivid for 100 bucks at best buy today. HTC vivd is a winner over skyrocket., hands down

19. KillaKoop214

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

why do you feel the Vivid is better?

22. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

lets just say he made a *puts on sunglasses* vivid comment. BOOWWWWWWWWW

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This add is misleading. ATT ONLY have LTE IN TEXAS & Illinois. Why put an add out when YOU DONT HAVE LTE FULLY activated

23. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

With AT&T's 4G LTE up and running in a few cites (hopefully it'll come to STL soon) we can finally see if Verizon is as good as they say they are with the amount of money they have spent on commercials. What made me go to AT&T vs. Verizon is the fact that I can talk and be online at the same time. Even with Verizon's 4G LTE you still cant do that which is what surprises me. I know that Verizon has spent billions on upgrading their service, but the smallest thing makes the biggest difference. I love to talk to my fiance and download my pictures and videos of the Cardinals winning the World Series on Facebook and/or Twitter at the same time.

27. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

@KillaKoop214 i went back to best buy and exchange my skyrocket to vivid. now, my gf and i have both vivid. so cool... vivid , physically, feels like a better fone, better grip, heavier than skyrocket for sure. by internally...... htc has more to offer than samsung, via htc hub and htc likes. just by flipping my fingers to them, htc vivid seems to have a better response time. little warning, htc vivid screen is made out of glass, so your oily fingers will leave a mark, as soon as you get the phone, get it zagged

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