Two new areas to get AT&T's LTE service

Two new areas to get AT&T's LTE service
AT&T is bringing its 4G LTE service to new new areas. Congratulations Tampa, Florida and Raleigh, North Carolina. Now these areas will be known for more than just Busch Gardens and Prince Albert in a can, respectively. The service extends as far as Manatee, Florida and Durham, North Carolina. If you are in the coverage area, you will be able to get data on your Samsung GALAXY Note LTE (starting on February 19th, of course) at speeds up to ten times faster than what you would have been experiencing with 3G.

With 28 markets now covered by LTE, AT&T trails Verizon by a large margin in the coverage department. However, late last year, we passed along the results of a study that showed AT&T's LTE service to be faster than Verizon's LTE network. As for its advantages over 3G service besides speed, AT&T's LTE service also offers lower latency times, which is the time it takes for information to move data through a pipeline. The lower latency times makes playing video games over a mobile device more enjoyable while improving the functionality of other applications like video chat. AT&T also notes that LTE is more efficient than older technologies, allowing for more space to be available to carry more data. And AT&T also notes that bringing LTE service to an area means that those who will be in the range of AT&T's LTE signal will be able to choose from some cool new 4G phones, like the previously mentioned Samsung GALAXY Note LTE.

source: AT&T

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44 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

28 markets in how long? *googles* 7 months? that's pathetic. Verizon LAUNCHED with 39 markets.

3. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

Who the hell downvoted you for speaking the truth

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

right? it is a stinging truth though. some people just can't handle it.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30955; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who cares who launched with what? Once coverage is maxed they'll both cover pretty much everyone. It's not like they country's land mass will get bigger. Geez chill out for cryin out loud.

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

but who's subscribers will get to enjoy that the longest I wonder?

20. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

"Who the hell downvoted you for speaking the truth" cowards. thats who

4. Carlitos

Posts: 663; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

That is true. I wish they did roll out a later faster.

19. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I just want to know when they will LTE up Philly

25. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

5. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

at&t is taking time to roll out LTE, so they don't end up like Verizon and have a crap ton of issues..

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, I can't even tell you how bad I have it on Verizon's LTE network. it's almost unusable. :P

13. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

let's see.. how many blackouts have they had?

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

3 lasting a couple of days at the longest so let's see...6-7 days out of 432 days of no 4G (due to growing pains of course) in exchange for close to 10 times the coverage..hmm...I think I'll live.

23. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

and how many has at&t had?

26. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

does it matter? they're only maintaining an LTE network 1/10 the size of Verizon's LTE network. AT&T isn't growing anywhere near as aggressively and Verizon was the first major carrier to use an LTE network so complications were sure to arise.

2. devon613

Posts: 127; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

keep it coming !!!! Its fast here in phoenix...thats all i care about ...

6. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

At&t may be slow to roll out LTE, only because they are also rolling out 4g to be used when LTE isn't available. i have 4g here in my town, but not LTE yet, but im fine with the 5-7 mbps ^^

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Verizon focused entirely on LTE and now look at them. they've practically lapped the other carriers.

22. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

So they have two not so great 4g networks. I would rather have 1 really good one.

42. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

Your comment, biophone, is complete bs. They have 2 4G networks that are BETTER than Verizons' network. On HSPA+ I get faster or comparable speeds than most of my friends with Verizon. With 3 bars I get an average of 11mbps, up to 33mbps, on HSPA+!!! My Verizon cronies get 6-7mbps on average. We use mobilespeedtest.com. Many places already state that AT&T's LTE smokes Verizons'. So how is that 2 bad 4G networks when I get faster speeds than Verizon on the weeker of the 2 4G networks? Verizon threw their LTE network up in a hurry and most likely cut alot of corners in doing so. Alot of you people are so anti-AT&T and are so completely ignorant of how their network performs. AT&T has greatly stepped up their game in the last few years. That's why their network is better optimized (quality over quantity) and they get most, not all, of the high-end phones first or exclusively.

11. dclrodriguez

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

LTE is way overhyped. Who cares if AT&T is taking longer than Verizon did to roll out their LTE? They're not in a rush because their 3G network is already fast. Verizon was more in a hurry because their CDMA network lags when compared to AT&T's HSPA+

12. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I dunno about over hyped but LTE is definitely over advertised. I'm totally content on T-Mobiles hsdpa+, in my market it is almost as fast as Verizon's LTE but without the huge battery drain.

30. 05blacksrt4

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

LMAO!

16. Volcomguy51

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 23, 2011

Explain to me, what is so different from HSPA+ than LTE? Assistance please.

17. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

well i dont have verizon my friend does and let me tell u we live in LA which has both at&t LTE and verizon LTE and i had less problems with LTE Data on my skyrocket than my friend has had on his droid razr on verizon. When verizon LTE has gone down which it has a few times his phone drops down to slooow Evdo revA. Me i dont care if at&t dont have lots of LTE coverage because like the guy above me said im fine with 5-7 mbps on at&ts 3G something u cant get on verizon 3G. Besides 5-7 mbps is fine for me to watch porn videos, facebook, email etc so yea yes LTE is nice but call me old fashioned im good with my 5-7 mbps on at&ts 3G.

18. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

Coverage and speed on every network all depend on the location. Where I live, Verizon's LTE covers the whole city, and I normally get around 30 Mbps. But I'm sure there are some locations where AT&T have better speed/coverage. Stop arguing, people.

21. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

What I wanna know is, where did all of these fans of ATT come from? Verizon's network is substantially better and now with the ATT-Tmo failed merger, their prices are going to go up again to pay for all of their legal stuff. Verizon's money goes to improving the network.

24. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

and Verizon also gets money from it's parent company Vodafone..

27. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

at least Verizon knows how to use Money. how much did AT&T lose over trying to create a GSM monopoly in the states?

28. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

they still have 20B for network upgrades every year.

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