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Thread: AT&T Adds 7 New U.S. Cities to Their Expanding 4G LTE Coverage

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    Default AT&T Adds 7 New U.S. Cities to Their Expanding 4G LTE Coverage


    AT&T, as a part of a summertime goal, has been expanding their 4G LTE cellular coverage in the United States rapidly to get as many subscribers in range of the ultra-fast wireless speeds as possible.

    The carrier has Wednesday afternoon announced that seven additional locations in the United States can now tap into the power of AT&T's 4G LTE cellular network. Those lucky seven places include:


    • Brainerd Lakes, Minnesota
    • Grand Rapids, Minnesota
    • Hot Springs, Arkansas
    • Jackson County, Georgia
    • Minot, North Dakota
    • Mount Vernon, Ohio
    • Visalia, California


    4G LTE offers a theoretical download speed of around 100Mb/s; however, due to the unfortunate realities of network congestion, the download speeds on 4G LTE are more or less closer to 20-60Mb/s.

    Many of Apple's latest devices, including the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, and iPad with retina display can take advantage of 4G LTE data speeds.

    Sources: AT&T

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    Does anyone else on AT&T w/ 4G LTE feel like its slower these last few days??? I think 3G is running better than 4G right now....

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    I think it's because they are still trying to work out the kinks in it. my speeds stay around the 20-30MB range and when they repair or test anything at night that's when it drops to around 4-10MB but that's only happened 3 times in the last 2 months.

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    I don't know about you but my speeds dropped from 55/15mbs to 25/5mbs around 3 days ago, which is back to launch speeds from October 2012.

    Could be repairs, could be other carriers prepping their LTE launch. (Hopefully T-Mobile)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natedawgster View Post
    I don't know about you but my speeds dropped from 55/15mbs to 25/5mbs around 3 days ago, which is back to launch speeds from October 2012.

    Could be repairs, could be other carriers prepping their LTE launch. (Hopefully T-Mobile)
    That's around the timeframe I was talking about. I'm just concerned if it might be a congestion issue

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    I only get LTE when im at work it seems. Hopefully AT&T expands just a bit more :]

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    Mine's been a bit slower, around 15/5mbps, normally it's 30/15mbps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
    Mine's been a bit slower, around 15/5mbps, normally it's 30/15mbps.
    Im in south Nashville and i was having trouble a few days ago as well. Just tested and im getting 50/12 with full signal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
    Does anyone else on AT&T w/ 4G LTE feel like its slower these last few days??? I think 3G is running better than 4G right now....
    How do I get 3G? All I see is LTE and sometimes 4G.

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    Is 3G in my iPhone 5? I never see it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
    I only get LTE when im at work it seems. Hopefully AT&T expands just a bit more :]
    Be patient, it's coming! I could only get LTE at work too ever since I got my iP5 last year, but a few weeks ago it was finally expanded to where I live and I get 4-5 bars consistently so I'm happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
    How do I get 3G? All I see is LTE and sometimes 4G.
    I'm referring to the 3G signal on my ip4S. Sorry for the confusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
    I'm referring to the 3G signal on my ip4S. Sorry for the confusion
    If your on AT&T then it will be displayed as 4G and not 3G. Although it is in actually 3G

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    though the news is quite predictable to me and i know soon it will cover all to its rapidly growing range .. the same expansion of the technology will also be helpful in providing a full fledged performance out of it .. which is seeming slower now a day..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
    If your on AT&T then it will be displayed as 4G and not 3G. Although it is in actually 3G
    Are you sure? Why wouldnt it just show 3G if it was on the 3G network?

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    Woot! Minot North Dakota!! Great Falls Montana can't be far behind! They've already done Cheyenne Wyoming.

    Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
    Are you sure? Why wouldnt it just show 3G if it was on the 3G network?
    It'll show 4G since they have an HSPA+ network, which is technically 4G, but is the same speed as 3G. It will say LTE when you have "true" 4G.
    Last edited by Donnutt; 06-27-2013 at 08:26 AM.

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