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Easter Sunday brings AT&T LTE service to new markets

0. phoneArena posted on 08 Apr 2012, 22:44

Three new markets have seen AT&T flip the switch for LTE service; the carrier's customers in Bloomington and Muncie, IN and Bryson-College Station, TX now can start taking advantage of the fastest service in AT&T's repertoire...

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posted on 08 Apr 2012, 23:20 7

1. IamTheGodfatherofCell (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Oct 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.

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 23:27 4

2. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 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

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 23:36 6

3. Kaze105 (Posts: 21; Member since: 15 Feb 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)

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 23:37

4. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 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.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 00:20 2

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 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.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 02:59

6. CommentBoxEnforcer (Posts: 99; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)

Verizon is the largest..nuff said

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 09:05

8. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 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.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 08:17

7. JGuinan007 (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 May 2011)

So when is 4g lte coming to Philadelphia?

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 09:52 2

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

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 10:40 1

10. tetote1180 (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Feb 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

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 06:18

11. IamTheGodfatherofCell (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Oct 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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