AT&T expands LTE to more markets November 6, data plans stay the same old
AT&T will add Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Athens, Ga. to its Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio LTE cities on November 6.
This is the date when its first LTE smartphones - the HTC Vivid, and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket - are due to hit the stores. The HTC Vivid with 60fps 1080p HD video capture is $199.99 on a two-year contract, and Samsung's 1.5GHz monster will set you back $249.99
As for the data plan prices, surprisingly they stay the current ones, so if you already have data tacked onto your account, you needn't do anything:
Not a bad decision on AT&T's part until it is testing the fledgling network, so, unless you are on the cheapest plan, or consume more than 5GB per month, the prices for AT&T's LTE network are similar to Verizon's 5GB plan for $50. The advantage is you can always fall back on HSPA+, which offers faster speeds than Verizon's 3G. Disadvantages - why, coverage, of course.