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AT&T Fires Up 35 New 4G LTE Markets

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It has been some time since we have seen a light up of this many 4G LTE markets at the same time, but it sure is exciting. This morning, AT&T announced 35 new LTE markets, bringing their market count total to somewhere around 350. The markets span from the East to West coasts and are also sprouting up in the Virgin Islands.

Full list of new markets can be found down below. 

New Markets:

  • St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • Victoria, Texas
  • Palatka, Florida
  • Grand Junction, CO
  • Morgan City, LA
  • Valdosta, Georgia
  • Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • Yakima, Washington
  • Bremerton, Washington
  • Moses Lake, Washington
  • Silverthorne, Colorado
  • Homosassa Springs, Florida
  • Chico, California
  • Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Sherman-Denison, Texas
  • Corinth, Mississippi
  • Grenada, Mississippi
  • Batavia, New York
  • Milledgeville , Georgia
  • New Ulm, Minnesota
  • Beckley, West Virginia
  • Oak Hill, West Virginia
  • Midland, Texas
  • Odessa, Texas
  • Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • Searcy, Arkansas
  • Dunn, North Carolina
  • Dillon, South Carolina
  • St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Meridian, Mississippi
  • Greenwood, Mississippi
  • New Iberia, Louisiana

Via: AT&T

  • Reginald Jefferson

    Wow, 2 out of 3 Virgin Islands. Not bad. Those 2 islands are huge on ATT. It kinda sucked for me having to roam with Verizon down there on 1x speed. It motivated me to hack my phone for full GSM access and make me really consider ATT for service after my contract ends. And they also got Valdosta, GA. Only about 35 miles from me. That’s the second small city around my tiny town that got ATT LTE. Won’t be long before my area gets lit up.

  • Anon

    Verizon should take a long, hard look at how it treats enthusiasts. With AT&T opening up LTE markets, as well as having a prepaid plan and (though harder to find) Straight Talk SIMs, it’s a lot easier to find a great phone on AT&T –and if you get fed up, easily move that phone to T-Mobile.
    These changes will be causing me to take a long, hard look at whether I stay with Big Red when my contract is up this fall. I want more choice and flexibility; and any phone made for Verizon won’t work anywhere else if I get fed up, either.

  • Terry West

    Wohoo, my small town finally made a list on the interwebs!!!

  • Josh Shaw

    Still not in my area yet…..

  • harold smiley

    Still nothing in northern Arizona yet!

    • Ben

      ATT Doesnt offer service in Northern AZ.

  • mofoliar

    I tested my ipad 32MBPS D,18MBPS U… Not bad… i wonder how the coverage will be improved up here in town… so many damn trees and towers not tall enough…. Big Red test 24MBPS D,17MBPS U.. but at my house i only get 3G to slightly 4g on Big Red, now gonna test ipad out tonight to decide which will be better for business..

  • ddevito

    Batavia, New York
    I spent a month there one night

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Lol what?

    • Eric

  • Bobby Buttons

    Nice to see Wisconsin avoided entirely, again.

    • Justin W

      Oh, don’t forget South Dakota. Haven’t gotten a spec of LTE here yet, and it’s the only thing stopping me from switching from StraightTalk (why pay more for the same general services?).

      • She_Beast

        See also: Iowa. Not that I have ATT or an LTE compatible phone (N4), but it would be nice to see at least a little love. At this rate, I wouldn’t be shocked to see LTE out of Spring before ATT.

        • Justin W

          Yeah. I have an unlocked one, but I’m on StraightTalk right now. I’m planning on switching once AT&T gets LTE up and running around here… Store manager said sometime this summer, and everytime I see one of these, I have a speck of hope they got it up and running in my town.

        • Ben

          August is when Des Moines will light up unless they are ahead of schedule.

          • She_Beast

            Oh wow, I’ll have to look for a source on that.

  • trophynuts

    i remember Big Red’s speeds were awesome when it first rolled out LTE, until it got saturated. Will the same thing happen to AT&T?

    • Eric R.

      I want to know if it’s possible for Verizon to make it faster.

      • aye_winchell

        AWS, that and more towers.

      • Justin W

        LTE-Advanced is the next step. It shouldn’t be too difficult for them to switch it over, but it would give a decent boost in speeds.

  • Greg Morgan

    Now that At&t has so many markets and prepaid LTE, I’m seriously considering trying them.

    • Dan

      I’m on their 60$ unlim talk/text w/2gb of data new prepaid plans. All over my town i’m getting constant 40-55 down and 12-17 up. I’m not a big data user and coming from straight talk where I was restricted to HSPA+, LTE is incredible.

      • Greg Morgan

        Awesome, I’ll definitely try it then. 40-55 down beats my 1 down on Verizon by quite a bit. lol

        • MichaelFranz

          im in a decently saturdated area and i still get 20-30 down on vz

          • Greg Morgan

            Well in Seattle, it must be very saturated. I cannot get anything above 1mbps. Once I leave Seattle, it jumps to around 12-15mbps.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          I mean that speed becomes pretty irrelevant with 2GB of data

          • AndroidUser00110001

            If you download 2 GB of data at LTE speeds its the sme amount of data at HSPA+ speeds. You just get it faster…

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            I understand that (been trying to explain that to folks for a while) but 2GB in general isn’t a lot. I have aboard time staying under 4GB and I don’t think I really over do it with my data. My cycle ends in 22days and I’m already at half a GB

          • Tim242

            Not exactly. On Verizon 3G, I averaged 6-7 GB per month. I haven’t been under 12 since LTE. My habits haven’t changed. Boggles my mind.

      • AndroidUser00110001

        I went from Verizon to AT&T to T-Mobile and back to AT&T prepay plan with LTE and could not be more happier.

    • Greg Morgan

      My awesome Verizon 4g

      • Ian

        I second this, its BS really. At turn on I saw 30-40Mb/s. And I expected that to decrease with added users, just not to below where I was previously with 3G.

        • Greg Morgan

          What’s worse is that I’ve shown Verizon this on multiple occasions. They just tell me that they have no reported network issues at the time. I say that his is an issue because it’s not what I pay for, but they could care less.

          • Ian

            I’m not surprised, greedy corporate dicks. Too big to care.

      • Geoff Johnson

        Yup same here, I get speeds under 1Mbps quite often with Verizon, and even on a good day I’m lucky to hit their advertised 5-12Mbps speeds.

        On AT&T I get almost always 30mbps+.