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AT&T Expands 4G LTE Network to Lots of New Markets

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AT&T announced a gang of new 4G LTE markets this morning, spanning from New York state on over to California. In total, there are nineteen new LTE markets listed, brining the wireless carrier’s number of markets over 500.

The full list can be seen below. 

New Markets

  • Sweetwater, TX
  • Merkel, TX
  • Tye, TX
  • Abilene, TX
  • Traverse City, Mich.
  • Ogdensburg, NY
  • Norfolk, NY
  • Lisbon, NY
  • Rensselaer Falls, NY
  • Waddington, NY
  • Lisbon, NY
  • Massena, NY
  • Plattsburgh, NY
  • Reno, NV
  • Truckee, CA
  • Grass Valley, Ca
  • Elkhart, Ind.
  • Eureka, CA
  • Yuma, AZ
Via: PR Newswire
  • socalrailroader

    That’s not the full list for California, it’s also in these towns here in Northwestern California-

    1. Ukiah
    2. Redwood Valley
    3. Potter Valley
    4. Willits

  • Jane

    Brining?

  • Justin Bontrager

    Verizon came to Traverse City two years ago. Sowwy.

  • Carlton Crasher

    i’ll be honest comparing at&t and verizon, between my nexus 5 & Note 3 on at&t, i’ve noticed at&t has crap speeds on LTE sometimes, like less than a .5mbps down and it crawls, but if i force 3g only H or H+, my speeds are back to normal…noted in Bowling Green, KY and Evansville, IN…verizon i never had this issue.

  • BobButtons

    Does anyone know what network Ting uses?

    • DollarsnSense

      Sprint.

    • Scott

      The worst one.

  • besweeet

    That same list compared to T-Mobile for a basic comparison: http://pastebin.com/UWAVELLk They really should work on their New York coverage.

  • jerflash

    This is also great for everyone on AIO/Cricket like me! NY is full of 4gLTE now!

  • Walter Partlo

    I wonder if Verizon is going to update the ATT map for their commercials now?

    • Bob G

      They’ve been using ones from like 2006, so no?

      • PoisonApple31

        AT&T’s 4G LTE coverage is still so spotty that the map on their website forces you to zoom in just to show the 4G LTE coverage in a different color than the 4G coverage. If their LTE coverage actually looked anywhere near Verizon’s they’d boast about it with a nice nationwide map like Verizon does. The average consumer has no idea there is even a difference between the “4G” and “4G LTE.”

        • Justin W

          That’s why they have the “largest 4G network”. They aren’t lying – just deceiving.

          • PoisonApple31

            ^this

    • duke69111

      I wish they would update their maps so that LTE shows as say blue, 4g as red, 3g as grey and 2g as green or something like that. It would make it a lot easier to tell what’s what instead of 4 shades of the same orange or red.

    • gadget_hero

      In my market (Nashville TN) AT&T LTE manhandles Verizon LTE midday AT&T can pull ~40-50Mbps DL to Verizon’s ~8-12Mbps DL.

      • PoisonApple31

        If same number of users were on the each network at the same time, I bet you’d see different results.

        • gadget_hero

          Nashville is probably has more AT&T than Verizon subs as far as market share. Most people I know use AT&T (in the city) no when you go 45 mins out most use Verizon. AT&T has always had superior performance in the Mid Tennessee market, even back in the day on my iPhone 3G/3GS I always got over 1 Mbps. This is one of the AT&T stronghold markets, apparently they actually build the network from the ground up here rather than hodgepodge something together from M&A’s.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    And my GoPhone choice is looking better by the day. Screw of Verizon. #PrePaid

  • Godzilla

    And yet if you drive just south of the bypass in South Bend you instantly drop calls and lose all data. This is not just a dead spot but a huge dead zone where many people live. Meanwhile verizon has 4 bars of LTE.

    • Jonathan Williams

      It’s South Bend. Nothing good comes out of there.

      • Godzilla

        Yanno that argument can be valid, ex
        ccept when I go to see my buddy in Chicago and same thing happens. Or my Brother in San Diego

        • Al-Burrit0

          I went to San Diego this weekend and I had LTE almost everywhere I went. In El Cajon it kept switching between 4GLTE/4G and in Coronado Island I did lose coverage for about 20 seconds, but it came back.

          • Godzilla

            Well yeah im not saying all of san diego, just seems like when i talk to my bro his call drops all the time

        • New_Guy

          I currently live in San Diego and work in La Jolla. ATT LTE coverage is actually fantastic…

    • brkshr

      That could be said for any network. I drove Hwy 1 from San Francisco to Seattle (and Interstate 5 back down) about a year ago. I had AT&Tand my GF had VZW. There were plenty of spots where either service would have signal and the other wouldn’t. IMO, AT&T and VZW are pretty close in terms of coverage on the west coast. T-Mo on the other hand is not even a consideration sadly.

      • New_Guy

        Exactly. the entire town of Elizabethtown, KY (where my family lives) was completely absent of VZW coverage when I went to visit them last. no metwork has 100% coverage. but i disagree that ATT is as bad as VZW tries to make us believe…

      • socalrailroader

        I live in that area, I’m in Redwood Valley (halfway between Ukiah and Willits on US 101 and the NWP RR), about 120 miles northwest of SF in Mendocino County. You would have gone back into US 101 at Leggett, CA 1 ends there. We now have LTE on from AT&T here in Mendocino County, in Ukiah, Redwood Valley, Potter Valley, Willits and Point Arena.

        • brkshr

          You’re right. Just didn’t feel like going into details. It’s easier to tell people I took Hwy 1 up, because they immediately think that I took the coast line. Which is basically what happens when you jump on the 101 the rest of the way.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    The one good thing about Verizon is that they’ve had near 100% LTE coverage for quite sometime now. I could go to the middle of nowhere and if I have service, it’s LTE.

    • Godzilla

      Yup, hate on verizon for other things all you want, but no matter where i go i have signal

      • Mike

        Yea, this is typically true. However, in markets where Verizon had to divest spectrum to satisfy the FCC in their buyout of Alltel Verizon ended up with tons of dead spots. It’s so bad that my step dad who does a lot of work in rural areas now has a T-Mobile(!) phone that he carries along for emergencies since it’s more likely to have signal in the boonies than his Verizon phone.

        • PoisonApple31

          In Wisconsin, it actually caused a new wireless company to emerge called Element Mobile. They screwed up 10-11 counties in Wisconsin for a couple years now – people would go entire weekends without service.

    • josh_yth

      but with at&t or even tmobile, you will still be fine with their hspa network. with Verizon, you better hope you don’t drop down to evdo or worse, 1x

      • Diablo81588

        ATT’s HSPA network is overloaded garbage, and Tmobile has 2G Edge or no service where Verizon has 3G.

        • yankeesusa

          That is very true. But for those that do have good coverage with tmobile are not complaining and most of the times their speeds are the fastest in the area. Tmobile has a big opportunity if they continue their expansion.

          • PoisonApple31

            If T-Mobile ever gets enough capacity, their speeds will slow down too just like Verizon.

          • yankeesusa

            Well, the way T-Mobile seems to be doing it seems to be working just fine. When that time comes it will come, for now hats off to them.

        • Tyler Lamb

          HSPA for ATT is the same speed as Verizon’s LTE where I’m at.

        • PoisonApple31

          This is precisely why T-Mobile in Wisconsin is a joke and that even Sprint is better in majority of places in Wisconsin.

      • New_Guy

        aaaaaaannnnd….boom

    • Al-Burrit0

      Not in my case. I live in Yuma and I am stoked that I finally have LTE! I thought Verizon had LTE here already but checking out the phones in best buy the other day and to my amazement they’re still in 3G! And there is alot of rural area here in Yuma which is backed up by the HSPA+ by AT&T. Verizon must not care of the smaller cities/town i guess.

      • Walter Partlo

        I would say that you are the exception rather than the rule.

      • k

        I was in Yuma last summer and had LTE coverage.

        • Walter Partlo

          But did you go into the Best Buy and check? :P

        • Al-Burrit0

          How? Because I’ve been getting 4G(HSPA) for a while now, but signs of LTE started about 2 weeks ago here.

          • K

            I was referring to your Verizon comment. Verizon has had LTE in Yuma for a while. Your Best Buy must be in another dimension.

          • Al-Burrit0

            Oh my mistake. It must be the phone was connected to 3G.