AT&T to launch LTE in NYC by late June, and LA by late July

AT&T to launch LTE in NYC by late June, and LA by late July
According to previous reports, AT&T was planning to launch their LTE service in the second half of 2011. Now, a trusted source tells IntoMobile that New York City will get their LTE switch flipped on June 30. And Los Angeles will receive LTE on July 24.

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.

source: IntoMobile

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17 Comments

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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Jan 24, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: Apr 08, 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: Nov 18, 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: Jan 09, 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: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA At&t + everything they do = Fail

8. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

rotflmao

13. donpeppino9

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 24, 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: 5; Member since: Mar 19, 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. According tohttp://network4g.verizonwireless.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.

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