Easter Sunday brings AT&T LTE service to new markets

Easter Sunday brings AT&T LTE service to new markets
It is no surprise as it was previously announced by AT&T, but we would be amiss if we didn't tell you that three new markets now offer AT&T's 4G LTE service. The mobile operator's customers in Bloomington and Muncie, IN and Bryson-College Station, TX can now take advantage of the fastest data speeds that the carrier has to offer.

Other locations that will soon get AT&T's LTE service include Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio; Naples, Florida; Lafayette, Indiana; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana; St. Louis, Missouri; and Staten Island, New York. Even with all of these additions, the nation's second largest carrier is still well behind Verizon when it comes to rolling out LTE service to its customers.

AT&T not only said that its LTE service brings faster speeds (natch!), as much as 10 times faster than 3G, but it also bring faster response times for mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine. And the mobile operator also brags that it is a more efficient use of spectrum, which is like oxygen to a mobile carrier. Another point made by AT&T is that when you are outside of their LTE coverage, you still can grab 4G speed through the carrier's HSPA+ pipeline. Other carriers (read Verizon) will drop you down from LTE to 3G when you are not in reach of LTE signals.

AT&T also wants you to be reminded about all of the great LTE-enabled handsets they are or will be soon offering like the now-available Samsung GALAXY Note LTE and the upcoming HTC One X.

source: AT&T

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11 Comments

1. IamTheGodfatherofCell

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Verizon is lame. Over priced and no back haul service for.high.speed. They don't even have a true 3g service. No.voice.and.data unless it.is on lte.

2. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

You kidding? I just did a speed test today and got 55 Mbps over LTE on Verizon. And although their 3G isn't the best, they're moving in the right direction (away from CDMA) with LTE. It's not like they can just switch their entire CDMA network to GSM... Proof of 55 Mbps:http://www.speedtest.net/android/164707811.png

3. Kaze105

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Congrats for being one of the VERY few who actually gets fast speed on LTE verizon. I travel around due to my job and in plenty of major cities, Verizon LTE is nowhere near that fast. It compares to HSPA+ of AT&T (2-7 Mbps download). Cities I tested my phone, houston, cleveland, columbus, new york, los angeles, chicago, washington, etc) Out of all the times I tested the network, I only got above 10Mbps just a few times. (phone was droid razr)

4. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

While I also think Verizon is over-priced and AT&T has a better overall idea on how to build their future network with HSPA+, LTE, and a much much better 3G network, Verizon has LTE almost everywhere. So while they have a crappy 3G network and no other 4G network to fall back on, most times that doesn't even matter because you will never drop down to anything other than their LTE, unless you live out in the sticks and very rural areas.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Haha, I love how even though they haven't officially launched LTE, I'm still getting it every night and day when I'm not on Wifi here in Saint Louis. I wonder what they're waiting for? The service works great and the signal seems to be consistent, two bars at worst. Maybe they're waiting for the iPhone to come out with LTE service before they launch it here in their capital city.

6. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Verizon is the largest..nuff said

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Reminds me of what customers say about APPLE. Use common sense: If Verizon has no 4G LTE then you are screwed with CDMA 3G. If AT&T has no 4G LTE then you get '4G' HSPA+. I say it is about equal in terms of where you can get '4G' with either company.

7. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

So when is 4g lte coming to Philadelphia?

9. kevv2288 unregistered

Verizon LTE is way better then att as far as coverage and Verizon's 3g network is capable of talk and data at the same time.its called svdo the thunderbolt and the rezound have it

10. tetote1180

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Vzw is not overpriced.. At&t has the exact same pricing structure as big red.. One pays premium price for premium service. Just look at the way vzw is rolling out its 4g network.. And by the way vzw 3g network does support voice and data at the same time.. the phones are the ones that dont.. Try the thunderbolt and the resound.. both of those phones are capable of voice and data over 3g and 4g

11. IamTheGodfatherofCell

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

That is because they use sim cards to operate that technology. And that's two phones ut of.h0w.many???? And pricing for vzw doesn't include.mobile to any mobile..roll over minutes and less data for the same price....not equal.

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