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AT&T Lights Up Large Group of New 4G LTE Markets

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This week, AT&T continues their quickly-paced roll out of more 4G LTE markets in America. The company has been lighting up markets left and right, showing no signs of stopping until they blanket their current 3G network with glorious 4G LTE. Verizon is pretty much wrapped up with their roll out of LTE, while Sprint and T-Mobile have basically just begun. Either way, in a few years, we can say that all four of America’s largest carriers support LTE across the country. That’s a good thing for smartphone lovers. 

New Markets:

  • Ocean City , New Jersey
  • Kinston, North Carolina
  • Duluth , Minnesota
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Brookings, South Dakota
  • Rock Island , Illinois
  • Watertown, South Dakota
  • Camden, Arkansas
  • Astoria, Oregon
  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Prescott, Arizona
  • El Dorado, Arkansas
  • Cortland, New York
  • Berwick, Pennsylvania

Via: AT&T

  • Jordan Pfingsten

    Damnit! The “Dakota” made me happy for a second…then I realized it was only SOUTH Dakota…Keep on coming NORTH, ATT.

    • Damien

      I have LTE in Williston MD. Very spotty I get it in my hotel just north of town. LTE but I lost it when I’m in town. But it’s here just small

      • Damien Williams

        Williston ND

  • mark

    Berwick pensylvania has been up for about 2 weeks. I work in berwick and my note 2 thanks att for finally getting it on.

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    Crickets from T-Mobile 4G rollout.

  • Geoff Johnson

    “Verizon is pretty much wrapped up…”

    I don’t know, their current coverage map still has a TON of 3G only areas:

    http://geoffjohnson.smugmug.com/photos/i-WLxt825/0/M/i-WLxt825-M.png

    • glimmerman76

      yeah there is no way verizon can roll out a VOLTE handset with that coverage map

  • Sean Plantz

    I wonder if they ever plan to cover the areas they still have not rolled out 3g to? lol kind of an important first step, Edge is pretty horrible for todays phones.

    • RamboCombo

      Yes they are look at the recent press releases for the 2g edge network shut down only 12% of their customers are on the 2g network. They have nationwide huge blocks of 850/1900 mhz spectrum. Once the 700 rollout is complete they will refarm their 2g for lte and hspa+. The Iphone and HTC one already have the bands for LTE 850/1900. Once they do that and add the 2.3 GHZ spectrum nationwide they acquired they will have on average a 30×30 block of LTE nationwide…It will be so fast =)

      • Sean Plantz

        My wife still sits on edge quite a bit in her travels, maybe we are just in a bad area, but ATT only seems to have 3g or lte in the cities in upstate NY. Once you go to suburbs or further out its edge or nothing. Where Verizon has LTE in nearly every single town im in.

        • Rambocombo

          yeah but verizon has a 1.5 year headstart…and att edge is as fast as Verizons 3G. Having GSM devices is the kicker you can import devices and drop your sim on or get google branded devices thats what keeps me away from verizon. Sprint is the real looser here. Their rollout is slow and even there LTE speed is slow. If they keep this pace up Tmobile will past them with their LTE rollout.

          • Sean Plantz

            Edge is definitely not as fast, in theory maybe, but you cant even stream music reliably on it. And forget video. I was on ATT for years and Edge is painful. Not 1x on verizon painful, but painful.

          • Rambocombo

            averaging 0.8mb down for 3g is not fast thats Verizons 3g. Edge may be slightly slower but its defintitely faster than sprints 3G. We are in a golden time for US Telecom. Smartphone adoption rate is almost at 100 percet so the only way provides can compete for customers is through network performance. Being an ATT customer in LA man they have really stepped it up. I get full LTE underground in the lockeroom at my gym.

        • Anon

          I advise decaf. Helps avoid those “on edge” moments.

    • BulletTooth_Tony

      There are areas that are 2G that went straight to LTE…. So yes. That was an easy question.

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    If they keep this up, by the time VZ takes away my unlimited, I’ll jump ship to AT&T

    • Kellen

      Any particular reason why? I don’t see AT&T as being any less evil or expensive than Verizon… the only advantage I can think of would be GSM.

      • MK17

        I wonder that as well. AT&T cost $10 less per month max.

      • http://www.loneindependent.com/ BWSchwartz

        In my mind, GSM is a huge advantage. It gives you the choice of a variety of handsets that will never see the light of day on Verizon’s CDMA network.

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        Well i should restate that, I’d jump ship to another carrier. For me, I’m very envious of all the GSM options that either never make it to Verizon, or if they do, it’s like a year late. You’re right tho, at&t is verizon in blue. And sprint/t-mobile ain’t worth a damn around me.

    • ImmaDroid

      Well that would be pointless since there’s no better options with AT&T

  • Adam Truelove

    Come on, just light up Peoria, IL with 4G and my exit from Verizon will be complete.

    • glimmerman76

      on the otherside of morton toward bloomington there is a lte site that is active. why I have no idea its the middle of nowhere.

      • Adam Truelove

        Strange, well getting closer I guess. Now I just need Peoria, East Peoria, and on up to Germantown.

  • BloodiedWraith

    LTE went up in Orange County NY on 5/31 – none of the press releases have even mentioned it oddly.

  • http://www.loneindependent.com/ BWSchwartz

    Again wow AT&T. Your first 2 markets in South Dakota with LTE are towns with under 25K people? What about the 2 largest markets of Sioux Falls and Rapid City? I don’t for the life of me understand your roll out plan…

    • Bionic

      People in towns like that dont even use smart phones except for the minority

    • She_Beast

      Keeping in mind that other states in the region have no LTE markets whatsoever. I’d say this bodes well for your future prospects of actually getting it.

    • Techknow

      The at&t network in the sioux falls area is still Controlled by alltel, at&t is paying alltel for their customers to use their towers while at&t sets up its own network.

      • http://www.loneindependent.com/ BWSchwartz

        I highly doubt that. AT&T bought and converted all of AllTel’s assets in South Dakota 2 years ago and if what you said were true none of AT&T’s handsets would work because AllTel & AT&T’s networks are not compatible.

        • Techknow

          Ok i was on the phone for an hour after i posted that with at&t and thats what the tech support person said….. But i didn’t believe it ether so i went in to an at&t store to talk to them and they said that was false. For the last few days my phone has been going from 4g hspa+ to LTE in the sioux falls area on at&t, the people at the at&t store said that the LTE network in sioux falls was being tested before being fully deployed. Thats the story i belive.