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AT&T Lights Up 4G LTE in Five New Markets

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A few new 4G LTE markets on AT&T’s network went live this week, ranging from rural Nevada to Amsterdam, New York. AT&T continues to push forward with the high-speed network rollout, and soon, they will be complete and standing alongside Verizon with a country blanketed in LTE. As consumers, we enjoy that very much.

Take a peek down below to see the new markets. 

New Markets:

  • Fernley, Nevada
  • Pueblo, Colorado
  • Marion, Indiana
  • Amsterdam, New York
  • Bloomington, Minnesotta
Via: AT&T
  • ynksbsbll2

    AT&T has been good so far around CT. I tried out T-Mobile which really wasn’t all that bad, but AT&T consistently had LTE in the places I spend most of my time (and on the roads to those places). Straight Talk has been good so far, I’m hoping I won’t be one of their data cut-off victims.

  • Adamania

    It’s Minnesota, not Minnesotta. This is the second post with an incorrect spelling.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato
      • Adamania

        You are forgiven

      • Jeff

        How does that happen? Do we live in the Unitted Sttattes of America?

  • Blue Sun

    Good ole Ferntucky.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/MMcCraryNJ Michael McCrary

    I’m switching to ATT from Verizon next month and I literally cannot decide on a device. I think I’m going to hold off on the Nexus line until next year’s Nexus due to the subpar camera and smaller battery, mainly the smaller battery though. That leaves the One and the G2 as I don’t want the S4 or the Note 3. I like both equally, and there are things I dislike about both almost as equally. Really tough choice.

    • Scott

      Nexus phones never have excellent cameras or excellent battery life.

    • besweeet

      I’d vouch for the One. G2′s button placement is definitely awkward, and given the larger size of the phone, is probably harder to even reach.

      • Serf33

        “…probably even harder to reach.” Probably? You’re giving someone advice on a phone and you haven’t even held the phone?

        The button placement is not akward, and with Knock-On, I rarely even use the buttons. The G2 is a great phone, battery life is outstanding, screen is gorgeous-it’s all around a great phone. Glad I picked it over the One

        • https://twitter.com/#!/MMcCraryNJ Michael McCrary

          Yeah, I need to go to a store that has a working demo unit of the G2 to see. The button placement is definitely a middling thing for me as I’m sure I’ll get used to it. I think the persistent on-screen menu button bothers me more. I wish they hadn’t done that.

          Since you have the phone, do you mind if I ask you a few questions? 1. Say I absolutely hate the launcher, does Nova or Action Launcher make a suitable replacement on this device? 2. How is the development community for this device? Is root available, and are there many custom ROMs? And is it easy or a PIA development wise? 3. Do you know if LG has made any announcements regarding an official KitKat update? I know HTC has been tremendously on the ball with talking about their device updates, but I don’t see anything coming from LG’s camp regarding it. 4. Finally, my other big gripe with the stock software is the fact they don’t give you much room for the notification tray. Is there any way to clear up some of that space?

          Thanks!

          • Serf33

            Sure, I’ll try to answer them as best I can. 1. right now I’ve got Nova Prime as my launcher. Works great, but it disables knock off so I had to install a screen off app on my home screen. Not a huge deal. I ran stock launcher till about a week ago and just wanted to change it up. Stock is just fine. 2. Development, I’m not really sure, but I’ve started recently to look a little more. Seems to have a decent following, cause it is a beast of a phone! 3. I heard a leak that said by the end of the year, but then never saw confirmation. So it’s up in the air yet. 4. I haven’t found a way to clear up the notification tray.

            Bottom line, G2 is a great phone. You won’t be disappointed

      • Andrew

        Well have you used a g2 for more than a day? The button placement feels awkward at first, but that’s just because its new. I find my fingers naturally resting on the buttons anyway when I hold the phone, and the knock on knock off feature reduces the use of the buttons a lot. What I’m trying to say is don’t use the button placement as a reason not to get this damn amazing phone.

    • Hothfox

      I see this complaint all the time (sub par camera in a cell phone); forgive me for specifically singling you out about this. But what is everyone’s deal? What are they taking pictures of with their phone that require amazing quality photographs? Where are they viewing these pictures that the camera in any modern smartphone isn’t performing to your standards? If they’re using their cell phone to take pictures and they’re a professional photographer, they’re doing it wrong. Even the “crappy” Galaxy Nexus camera was pretty good for what I used it for – quick pictures to send to friends who are also viewing the pictures on their phones. If I wanted something to really “capture the essence of the moment” I’d bring a real camera with me. Toting around the extra device should be worth it if they care that much about their pictures.

      Again, not to specifically rant at you – I’m just wondering what the big stink is.

      • Chris Hannan

        That’s great that you have a “real” camera, whatever that means. As opposed to the fake ones in smartphones I guess. But for most of us, our phones are our only cameras, and we’d like the best we can get.

        • Hothfox

          I understand most people don’t have a fancy DSLR camera or something. Given that, they obviously do not have the need to take DSLR quality photographs. So what are they taking pictures of that a typical smartphone camera isn’t good enough for? Almost any photo can be edited with (free) computer software or apps, so if you ARE relying on a smartphone camera for all your pictures, there are things you can do about it. Or, buy a smartphone that was built for picture taking like the Nokia 1020, Galaxy Camera, or Galaxy S4 Zoom – don’t buy a smartphone not designed to take great pictures and complain about it! When a manufacturer chooses to focus on making a couple aspects of a phone great, other pieces usually aren’t so great because consumers don’t want to pay the price for a smartphone that has everything with top-tier specs.

          • Chris Hannan

            The phone you choose could mean the difference between a bunch of blurry, noisy pictures that you can’t make out and pictures that are actually respectable.

            Many people can’t carry DSLRs around with them or even afford them, so while they won’t be getting DSLR-quality pics with any smartphone, they’d like to get as close to it as possible.

            So for those people, the Galaxy Nexus’ camera is not good enough, nor is the Nexus 5′s. So they look to other phones with better cameras.

          • Hothfox

            Right, I got that. But then, everyone knows the Nexus cameras will not be the best, so why does it always seem like a big surprise to everyone year after year?

          • Chris Hannan

            We’re not surprised. The original commenter just said he was holding off on getting a Nexus for now since the camera is bad.

          • Hothfox

            That implies that one day he assumes the Nexus line will have great cameras and at that point, he’ll get one. I just don’t see that happening. As the Nexus camera improves, other manufacturer’s cameras will have improved more so, making one of their smartphones the best in that category.

            *shrugs* Not really trying to be argumentative, though I’m sure it’s come across that way. Just trying to understand the way people think about their devices.

          • Chris Hannan

            The Nexus wasn’t always an amazing value phone. It didn’t always have the fastest processor either. Anything can happen, especially with Google now dedicating more resources towards the camera.

          • Hothfox

            It seems like they just really need to get their software act together. Everyone seems to feel that a software update will take care of their gripes with the camera.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/MMcCraryNJ Michael McCrary

        Is it so bad to want the best hardware I can get for the money I’m about to spend?

        • Hothfox

          No, but you are limited by the current options on the market. And the money someone spends on a Nexus (<$400) isn't exactly going to buy you top tier hardware across the board. You must understand why?

          • https://twitter.com/#!/MMcCraryNJ Michael McCrary

            Of course, I’ve been in this game longer than probably anyone else on this site or in the comments sections. My point was, I have two phone choices, choice A and choice B. They both cost the same, and are generally close in terms of hardware. One has a weaker camera than the other. If all things are equal (which I admit, they aren’t), why would anyone spend the same amount for the same experience, just with a weaker camera?

            Even though all things aren’t equal, hardware is still a point of comparison. The camera is a piece of hardware. Hence it’s wise to compare cameras before spending money and committing to a device for the next year or two, no? Going back to my original point, the Nexus 5 camera isn’t as good as a lot of other devices that are out there. One of those devices happens to be on my shortlist of devices come next month. I guess a better question would be, in your eyes, why am I not allowed to compare before spending my money on something? Does it really matter what I’m shooting specifically? The camera makes up a portion of the hardware either way, so why am I expected to write it off just because I should know DSLRs take better pictures than anything else?

          • Hothfox

            Of course you should compare devices before committing, and no one is expected to write off the camera completely. I definitely understand wanting to get the most for your money. I’m just of the opinion that people make a much bigger deal about camera quality in a smartphone than is reasonable, knowing what we know about technologies and its capabilities.

  • Mario

    Why are the pictures so damn big on this new design? I can barely find the news.. whats so exciting about a huge picture of a phone laying on a table? please turn it down the size of these pictures..

    • j

      Giant pictures + pictures on top (didn’t headlines used to be on top) definite decrease readability.

    • picaso86

      Go to your setting and adjusted to 90% view mode. It looks great….

      • j

        yea just did that :) ctrl + mouse wheel. Much better

    • Hothfox

      Seriously. Between the header, duplicate next and previous links at the top and bottom, and the huge lead image, this is just stupid. I shouldn’t have to adjust my zoom level just to look at this website.

  • JJ69Chev

    There is only 1 “t” in Minnesota.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Blame AT&T. :(

    • allens786

      before I looked at
      the check ov $9773, I didn’t believe that…my… sister actually earning
      money part-time on there computar.. there great aunt haz done this for only
      seven months and a short time ago repayed the mortgage on there home and
      bought a brand new Lexus LS400. we looked here, http://www.jℴbs99.biz

  • besweeet

    Just to compare with T-Mobile:
    - EDGE: Fernley, Nevada
    - LTE: Pueblo, Colorado
    - Roaming: Marion, Indiana
    - EDGE: Amsterdam, New York
    - LTE: Bloomington, Minnesotta

    Rural areas, obviously, continue to be a big painpoint to solve.

    • Shilamar Drea Shockley

      I had T-Mobile last month and it worked fine in Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana. Well down in Martinsville which a very rural area it goes right down to 2G, even just a little south of Greenwood, IN and it’s fading into 2G. So I switched to AT&T, got LTE speeds all the way through.

      • besweeet

        If price or unlimited data options aren’t concerns, then they’re obviously the way to go.

        • Shilamar Drea Shockley

          Price isn’t a concern, AT&T is cheaper than T-Mobile (prepaid) AT&T data may have a 2 GB cap on LTE but it’s still decent even after the cap.

    • Hothfox

      Indeed. My parents live in a rural area of Central New York (north of Syracuse), and I sometimes, maybe, get Edge inside of a wood home with AT&T. Verizon at least has 3G. If I go out to the end of the driveway, I can make a call on AT&T.

  • Tony G.

    Learn something new every day. That these places exist

    • picaso86

      Marion, Indiana???say what?!?!!!!