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  • AT&T and Verizon Expand Their 4G LTE Networks Prior to iPhone 5 Launch


    The iPhone community is excited to get the iPhone 5 in their hands, but it is still a large problem that 4G LTE wonít be available everywhere, as it is one of the iPhone 5ís most exciting new features. Good news for some extra cities today is that AT&T and Verizon appear to have expanded their 4G LTE networks just before tomorrowís official launch of the iPhone 5.

    Quote Originally Posted by MacRumors
    New AT&T LTE:
    • Anchorage, Alaska
    • Birmingham, Alabama
    • Detroit, Michigan
    • Honolulu, Hawaii
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Portland, Oregon
    • Sacramento, California
    • Seattle, Washington

    New Verizon LTE:
    • American Falls, Idaho
    • Americus, Georgia
    • Aspen-Snowmass, Colorado
    • Billing and Helena, Montana
    • Bremerton, Colorado
    • Coffeyvilley, Kansas
    • Cheyenne, Wyoming
    • Ellijay, Georgia
    • Emporia, Kansas
    • Greely Colorado
    • Lawrence, Kansas
    • Marion County, Ohio
    • Moultry, Georgia
    • Merced, California
    • Pueblo, Colorado
    • Richmond, Indiana
    • Silverdale, Colorado
    • Statesboro, Georgia
    • Tifton, Georgia


    Expanded Verizon LTE:
    • Asheville, North Carolina
    • Arizona (southern area "includes Interstate 10 north to include Marana and east to Vail; the community of Sonoita; and along Highway 86 west to Three Points.")
    • Bemidji, Minnesota
    • Bloomington, Illinois
    • Clinton, Iowa
    • Dayton, Ohio
    • Greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Kansas, City, Missouri
    • Lincoln, Nebraska
    • Normal, Illinois
    • Mattoon, Illinois
    • Morehead City, North Carolina
    • Lincoln, Nebraska
    • Omaha, Nebraska
    • Peoria, Illinois
    • Quad Cities, Iowa
    • Rochester, Minnesota
    • San Diego, California
    • Springfield, Ohio
    • Sterling, Illinois
    The iPhone 5ís 4G LTE support boasts theoretical speeds of 100Mb/s, but more realistically users get anywhere from about 9-18Mb/s (give or take depending on network conditions) for download and upload speeds on AT&T and Verizon. Itís a great improvement over the iPhone 4Sís small speed boost on AT&T's network or the iPhone 4ís 3G network by a long shot.

    With AT&T and Verizon expanding these networks to more locations, it gives iPhone 5 buyers more incentive to use their phones to their full potential in their own areas. AT&T and Verizon are both expected to open even more doors to their 4G LTE network by the end of 2012 and AT&T hopes to complete their expansion by the end of 2013.

    If youíre looking to buy an iPhone 5, Verizon is probably the best carrier to go with because they have so much more 4G LTE coverage across the United States.

    Sources: AT&T and Verizon via MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T and Verizon Expand Their 4G LTE Networks Prior to iPhone 5 Launch started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. jrhudson's Avatar
      jrhudson -
      YES! sac town!=D
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      The 4s does not support HSPA+.
    1. Slimz's Avatar
      Slimz -
      Umm yes it does.
    1. coolemt's Avatar
      coolemt -
      Modesto yeah just got an email saying they upgraded
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slimz View Post
      Umm yes it does.
      It doesn't:


      World phone
      UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
      GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
      802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
      Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology


      This is from apples site about the 4s.
    1. DreamAce's Avatar
      DreamAce -
      anyone know the radius of each LTE towers??
    1. risingkazuya05's Avatar
      risingkazuya05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      The 4s does not support HSPA+.
      Yes they do, the iPhone 4 and 3GS don't
    1. Lohand's Avatar
      Lohand -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      It doesn't:


      World phone
      UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
      GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
      802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
      Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology


      This is from apples site about the 4s.
      Umm yes the iPhone 4S does.
      What you have there doesn't say anything. HSPA+ = "Faster HSDPA/HSUPA" on 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz BANs.
    1. HighTymes's Avatar
      HighTymes -
      That obviously isn't a full list because AT&T sent me an email yesterday saying LTE 4G coverage has now been added to Bakersfield, CA
    1. tabit's Avatar
      tabit -
      I would love to see an accurate Verizon 4g LTE map.
    1. zoltan1600's Avatar
      zoltan1600 -
      W00t! Bemidji mn <3 that is the reason me sitting outside the Verizon store right now.
    1. clikzip's Avatar
      clikzip -
      sad that verizons 4g was already like 5x bigger than at&t's. Now their opening it into markets twice as fast as at&t to boot. Makes me sad i have at&t and live in a town that probably wont get 4g untill the end of 2013.
    1. Slimz's Avatar
      Slimz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      It doesn't:


      World phone
      UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
      GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
      802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
      Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology


      This is from apples site about the 4s.
      Look up the chipset used in the iPhone 4s. It's a Qualcomm chipset and it uses 3GPP features. It has HSPA+, speed be damned.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by HighTymes View Post
      That obviously isn't a full list because AT&T sent me an email yesterday saying LTE 4G coverage has now been added to Bakersfield, CA
      Do you live in bako?
    1. TechnoUniversity's Avatar
      TechnoUniversity -
      Quote Originally Posted by HighTymes View Post
      That obviously isn't a full list because AT&T sent me an email yesterday saying LTE 4G coverage has now been added to Bakersfield, CA
      They been added that one.

      Whoever keeps saying the iPhone doesn't support HSPA+ needs to research more before making such hideous comments. That was a selling point of the 4S when it came out. That's why AT&T users have the freaking 4g symbol already.
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      AT&T just added seattle, WTF? well they better added it within 2 weeks cause that's when i plan on getting a 2 year contract with AT&T just cause of LTE. But i bet people don't realize that with that many iPhone 5 users on LTE your speed are gonna go down cause of soooo many people trafficking the LTE data, that's what the iPhone does to carrier's network
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      The 4s does not support HSPA+.
      You're dead wrong. That was one of the main new features of the 4S. Do some homework.
    1. jrhudson's Avatar
      jrhudson -
      question, does that mean as of right now LTE is working in the listed cities?
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      No AT&T LTE in lindenhurst, New York.

      I would get Verizon, but I cant talk & surf the web at the time, something I do a lot on AT&T.
    1. brandyn baker's Avatar
      brandyn baker -
      Alaska.... WTF are you kidding me