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AT&T 4G LTE Goes Live in Portland, Seattle, Detroit and Five Others

AT&T lit up 4G LTE in 8 new markets this week:  Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Detroit, MI; Honolulu, HI; Pittsburgh, PA; Sacramento, CA; Memphis, TN; and Birmingham, AL. That brings their total to some 72 markets and shows that they are pushing as hard as they can to try and catch up to Verizon.

Obviously I’m excited about the Portland go-live, but even more so am I excited over the speeds I’m seeing. Remember when Verizon’s network was shiny and new and unbelievably fast? Yeah, AT&T’s is living through that stage right now, and it’s awesome.

  • Still no joy in the Tacoma area – I guess we are not part of the Seattle roll out, or at least not the first wave. Bummer.

    • NWolvie

      Ironically, Verizon’s LTE signal in Tacoma is the strongest out of all the South Sound.

  • MikeSaver

    what icon pack is that in the pic on the left?

  • trixnkix637

    Where can i find those dock icons on the 1st screen?

    • cmonnats23

      I’m wondering the same thing!

  • What icon set is that

  • JoeTi

    Those speeds look awesome! Too bad att has a track record of over selling their data capacity. My guess is the speeds will change dramatically within 6 months.

  • Gr8Ray

    AT&T just trolled all their iPhone 4s customers who insisted they already had 4G.

  • Meister_Li

    I dunno, I am getting 5008kbps down and 1060kbps up here with Vodafone HSDPA+ in Cork in Ireland. I don’t quite see why I’d need LTE for what… 10% more?

    • Tom

      I get 15000kbps both up and down in Chicago on Verizon’s LTE. That’s a bit more than 10%

    • Diablo81588

      That’s not very fast.. I almost get that upload speed on Verizon 3g.. On average, 20mbit down and 10 to 15mbit upload, with 40ms latency. HSPA+ sucks.

      • d19r59m

        Just ran a couple speed tests here in Detroit. Wide varience on results.

        • d19r59m

          opps forgot the pic.

  • Cody

    My town has LTE now. It could be an ‘expansion’ but the nearest official market is over 70 miles away so I’d say my town would be considered its own market.

  • Marcus

    what UI is that in the picture?

    • derek connolly

      it looks like an HTC phone based on the status bar. Probably running Nova Launcher or Apex Launcher and he’s changed the dock icons. the wallpaper is from the Droid Razr M.

      • KennyVeltre

        it’s the galaxy s 3

    • Graham

      This is the icon pack. http://bit.ly/PTvzI6

  • Graham

    Anyone know where I can get the clock widget? Thanks!

  • Graham

    Anyone know where I can get the clock widget?

  • MikeCiggy

    The 4g on my verizon Gnex is still faster then my homes Wifi connection. I will test the speeds when I get home today to compare to your tests. No 4g at work.

  • frankandsimple

    AT&T Sucks. 12 years since my vow to never go back to AT&T.. and 12 years of no regrets!.. Verizon is the King!

    • Diablo81588

      Amen brother! Never again!

  • normmcgarry

    In Detroit? This area has had it for a while. Curious as to where they opened up more LTE around here.

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    Is it faster than VZW there in Portland?

    • Glen E Ston

      Here’s how my GNex did In the outskirts of Portland.

      edit: On VZW

  • Bring on the competition! Big Red is really taking advantage of their situation these days.

  • droidrage

    Anybody have a link for that wallpaper? Thanks!

    • CivilDroid

      RAZR M Wallpapers in the Play Store!

  • Bionic

    AT&T sucks

  • Butters619

    AT&T’s LTE has been amazing since nobody is on it. Now that the new iPhone is coming out, prepare to have it go back to the AT&T we regretted having.

    • MKader17

      Crap, I never thought about that. I’m sure we can expect a sizeable slowdown on Verizon too. No more sitting at football games getting 4g speed and laughing at the I phones not getting service.

      • Butters619

        I loved being at sporting events and concerts and being the only one with service among a sea of iPhones.

      • Mchl496

        Verizon has already had its slow down. from 29 Mpbs down to 8ish. I was a thunderbolt owner since day 1. Verizon has gone back and started expanding and strengthening markets.

        • MKader17

          Yeah and that is a drop form 29 to 8 without iSheep. It will probably just turn into one more reason I will switch to T-Mo prepay

        • LionStone

          Maybe in some areas it has, but since the beginning with my TB and now with the Inc4, near SFO, I still get, as advertised, up to 10x what I do on 3G.

  • Sodev

    Those speeds are insane! Makes my internet connection at my home seem like a zombie. I cannot wait until Cincinnati and Columbus get 4G LTE!

  • paul_cus

    Rainbow Drizzle

  • paul_cus

    Nice wallpaper. Rocking that one too at the moment.

    • Murphy

      Link please…

      • paul_cus

        Search RAZR M Wallpapers in the Play Store.

  • oh the good old days, before verizon got all kinky and into sodomy