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  • AT&T Brings 4G LTE to Four More Markets


    Continuing with the efforts to expand their 4G LTE coverage across the United States, AT&T has today opened their 4G LTE network to four more markets. 4G LTE gives users a hypothetical download speed of up to 100 megabits per second, although realistically, you may only see about 20-50, which still outperforms many home Wi-fi networks.

    People in the following locations will now be able to connect to AT&Tís 4G LTE network using their iPhone 5, cellular iPad with retina display, or other 4G LTE-capable smartphone or tablet to take advantage of the faster cellular data speeds:

    • Wilkes-Barre, Penn.
    • Nashua, N.H.
    • Grand Rapids, Mich.
    • Auburn-Opelika, Ala.

    AT&Tís 4G LTE network is not as large as Verizonís yet, however itís still way ahead of Sprint. AT&T also allows customers to drop back to 4G HSPA+, rather than 3G, when 4G LTE is no longer in range. Verizon and Sprint both only allow customers to drop back to 3G when 4G LTE is not in range.

    Has AT&T brought 4G LTE near you yet?

    Sources: AT&T via iMore
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Brings 4G LTE to Four More Markets started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      Look for the "LTE" next to AT&T instead of "4G", that will tell you what network you are connected to to.

      I'm 10 min north of palm beach county in Florida and im on the borderline of getting it. if i drive 10 min south i have it.
      Since I live in Jax, I know you should LTE if your on an iPhone 5.
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      Blazing fast here in Lake Mary, FL. The other day i got 63mb down and 36mb up!
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by BoostedEvoIX View Post
      Blazing fast here in Lake Mary, FL. The other day i got 63mb down and 36mb up!
      Here in Jax Fl I've seen up to mid 70's. crazy fast!
    1. LOD-squa's Avatar
      LOD-squa -
      Nice. I'm in Orlando and max I have seen is 57.
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      Woodlands, TX here. Amazing 3G, 4g, and LTE signals from AT&T. Unfortunately, everyone in this town is on AT&T, so while signal is perfect, speeds are 1-2 Mbps max (if you're lucky and in the middle of the night).
    1. kyphur's Avatar
      kyphur -
      Any AT&T iPhone 5 user in an LTE enabled market able to confirm what our AT&T rep told me, that all models of iPhone 5 share the limitation of no cellular data on LTE when you're on a voice call?
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ohthatguyagain View Post
      Woodlands, TX here. Amazing 3G, 4g, and LTE signals from AT&T. Unfortunately, everyone in this town is on AT&T, so while signal is perfect, speeds are 1-2 Mbps max (if you're lucky and in the middle of the night).
      What is so amazing about those speeds?

      Quote Originally Posted by kyphur View Post
      Any AT&T iPhone 5 user in an LTE enabled market able to confirm what our AT&T rep told me, that all models of iPhone 5 share the limitation of no cellular data on LTE when you're on a voice call?
      I would also be interested in the answer to this questions. Although, I'm sure a google search could help answer the questions.
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      The app is called and spelt, "Speed test."
      Yeah, its called a typo.... do you really think any one can't figure out what they guy meant?
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rkswat View Post
      Yeah, its called a typo.... do you really think any one can't figure out what they guy meant?
      There are people in this world that can't even follow the most simple instructions. Relax!
    1. TristianLyons1022's Avatar
      TristianLyons1022 -
      I really want LTE in Colorado Springs, CO. I'm in Denver all the time, and the LTE is ridiculous fast up there. For example... 48.8Mbps up and 13.1Mbps down as tested by the speedtest.net app. On "4G" I get around 7.5 up and 3.3 down in Colorado Springs.

      Quote Originally Posted by kyphur View Post
      Any AT&T iPhone 5 user in an LTE enabled market able to confirm what our AT&T rep told me, that all models of iPhone 5 share the limitation of no cellular data on LTE when you're on a voice call?
      This is true. I can confirm that when in a phone call, the data service drops to "4G" even when in an LTE service area.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Gosh I'm surrounded by Jacksonville orange park and Tampa with LTE and I'm slapped in the middle with nothing. Geez those speeds are sick. On the speed test app as we speak on my iPhone 5 from Jacksonville server:
      4G: DW 2.19 UP 0.07MB
      Wifi: DW 9.22MB UP 0.82MB

      So believe me when I say this. I NEED LTE lol
    1. Ruthless Killa8's Avatar
      Ruthless Killa8 -
      Got LTE in Allentown PA today. I'm getting 53 mb/s download and 15 upload... So much faster than HSPA+
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Just can't imagine why it's not in Philly yet.
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      Only reason I prefer AT&T over Verizon is because when I don't get LTE I get 4G which is way better then 3G plus 4G is covered every where so is LTE but there's some spots or buildings where it drops to 4G and hspa+ gets up to 10 down. But I knew Verizon is all over here in the Seattle area I just like how AT&T build up their 4GLTE unlike Verizon went straight for LTE instead of building up 4G.
    1. rcm's Avatar
      rcm -
      Puerto Rico, we have been AT&T costumers since before they even had cellphones, and we can barely scratch basic 4g speeds, come on AT&T, almost 80% of people here have AT&T (mostly because of the Centennial takeover), it's time you do us right for a change.
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      Gosh I'm surrounded by Jacksonville orange park and Tampa with LTE and I'm slapped in the middle with nothing. Geez those speeds are sick. On the speed test app as we speak on my iPhone 5 from Jacksonville server:
      4G: DW 2.19 UP 0.07MB
      Wifi: DW 9.22MB UP 0.82MB

      So believe me when I say this. I NEED LTE lol
      I'm in Jax/ orange park. Your not being totally upfront! The speeds here are crazy fast nasty. The only area I haven't tried it is the North side.

      And Tampa is a 4 hour drive from here. So really, where are u?
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Ocala Marion County area. Literally smack in the middle of Florida.
    1. artbran's Avatar
      artbran -
      Reading, PA has had it for about a week too...
      No announcement for that even though in one of the old posts about where they will be adding it, Reading made the list.
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      nope im in the rural area Verizon already has 4G in the area but im sure AT&T will get here in a year or so
      Verizon went for the quick fix in their solution: cheap and fast upgrade to LTE but potentially more expensive LTE Advanced upgrade later. That's why they're being coy about LTE Advanced -- 5G.

      AT&T went for the more costly long term upgrade that is taking longer to deploy but will make upgrades to LTE Advanced faster. This is why you're likely to see AT&T turning on LTE Advanced in some markets next year before they even finish their LTE system upgrade. I also know they're using multiple 10G links for back haul in those markets and they're looking at upgrading those to 100G.

      AT&T's typical strategy is to go where they get the most payoff with the smallest investment, which means large metros in descending order (minus testbeds). The price they pay is in the optics: their coverage maps look bad even though they can rightfully claim to cover the vast, vast majority of their customer base.
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kyphur View Post
      Any AT&T iPhone 5 user in an LTE enabled market able to confirm what our AT&T rep told me, that all models of iPhone 5 share the limitation of no cellular data on LTE when you're on a voice call?
      Your At&t rep is right. LTE is purely data for now but it will change maybe a year or so. 3G for both voice & data.

      Quote Originally Posted by quidam_brujah View Post
      Verizon went for the quick fix in their solution: cheap and fast upgrade to LTE but potentially more expensive LTE Advanced upgrade later. That's why they're being coy about LTE Advanced -- 5G.

      AT&T went for the more costly long term upgrade that is taking longer to deploy but will make upgrades to LTE Advanced faster. This is why you're likely to see AT&T turning on LTE Advanced in some markets next year before they even finish their LTE system upgrade. I also know they're using multiple 10G links for back haul in those markets and they're looking at upgrading those to 100G.

      AT&T's typical strategy is to go where they get the most payoff with the smallest investment, which means large metros in descending order (minus testbeds). The price they pay is in the optics: their coverage maps look bad even though they can rightfully claim to cover the vast, vast majority of their customer base.
      Agree. At&t has $$$$ and the resources.