AT&T's 4G LTE network now covers 300 million Americans

AT&T's 4G LTE network now covers 300 million Americans
On Thursday, AT&T announced that its 4G LTE signal now covers 300 million Americans. The nation's second largest carrier hit this mark ahead of schedule. Back in November 2012, the mobile operator set the target as part of its Project VIP. Since then, the amount of data carried by AT&T has increased by 2.5 times. Originally, the company had expected to hit the 300 million POP figure at the end of this year.

Building out a 4G LTE network requires some deep pockets. AT&T says that it has invested more capital in the U.S. economy, than any other public company during the years 2008 to 2013. During that stretch, AT&T says that it spent more than $140 billion on its wireless and wireline operations. That figure includes purchases of spectrum for its cellular operations.


source: AT&T

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21 Comments

1. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

T-rolling in 3, 2, 1...

2. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

TROLL #1

3. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

T-Mobile should keep their mouths shut because they can not say the same. AT&T and Verizon are the only carriers that offer LTE in my area.

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I will feed into your bait... Well it took this long for AT&T to match what Verizon Wireless accomplished about 2 & half years ago... Butthurt AT&T fans in 3..., 2..., 1..., GO! lol

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Pot calling the kettle black

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol I am just trying to be like Antimio... I guess I fail. (-_-) lolololololololololololololololol!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

They may have been done that long ago but my HSPA+ ATT has been faster to LTE on VZW. VZW has improved on my Note 3 recently. Today BB replaced my VZW Note 3 because of the radio issues on KK.

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

First of all guys those on carriers are spending between 80-120$ PER MONTH on phone bill. I prefer using PREPAID which runs off their network towers. So I'm laughing at all of your guys spending money for activation fees and upgrade fees.

21. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I agree that the people who are signing up for new single line post-paid accounts today are getting a bad deal. Keep in mind, though, that for many of us with older plans, our grandfathered plans are cheaper than many prepaid plans (for the same amount of data) and will waive activation fees. Personally, until ATT ends their unlimited data plan and/or T-Mobile expands their network to the size of ATT's, I am sticking with them. I pay $66/month for unlimited data and a subsidy. That's equivalent to about $46/month for unlimited data on prepaid. Which, as far as I know, is not available in the US.

4. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

300 million fa-fillion ka-gillion shobble dooble dool-ion..........

7. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

A sterling example of "had one too many"....

5. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I love their network, but I wish that they would get rid of that $40 Mobile Share charge when you sign up for their data plans

8. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Nexus 5 + MSV2GB = $65

13. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

by yourself! Verizon is catering to Single customers only. have you seen the family plan?

17. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Unless you are in the Edge program, their family plan is disgusting price wise.

6. fergie130

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

I believe AT&T is the largest mobile carrier now since they purchased Cricket. Verizon should be second!

10. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I love me some AT&T coverage.

14. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I really like att service but Hate there plans i have gotten better signal and voice quality than on verizon .But ugh them plans piss me off im paying 150 with the plan that has 4 gigs unlimited call n txt n phone insurance for 1 phone sucks bad!

15. Tycoon

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 10, 2010

I wonder if it's one of the new plans that they came out with back in March of this year (revamped from the one they started last year). It's the Mobile Share Value Plan. I have 3 lines with AT&T with 15 GB (no insurance and no monthly device payments) and my cost is $175 before my corporate discount, which is 25%. Nevertheless, I used to work there and you get a price break if you have 10GB or more. 10GB would be $100 and then you'd add $15 per line, plus your insurance, and that should be around $125 or so before taxes/fees I'd guess. I'd go by a store or call 611 and see what they can do to get you a better priced plan.

16. Itoldyouso

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I just want my AT&T LTE to be faster.

20. astarling10

Posts: 25; Member since: May 12, 2014

I have good AT&T service in my area. It's pretty fast but not as fast as I've seen others report online from other carriers. I have two lines on a shared plan with no contracts and I pay $130/mth. Not great but not really horrible IMO for the coverage I get.

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