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AT&T Announces New 4G LTE Markets, Rollout to Complete This Summer

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This morning, residents in certain parts of this beautiful country of ours will now have access to AT&T’s 4G LTE network. In total, five markets are listed in the new wave, which brings AT&T’s total market count to right on the heel of Verizon’s. The markets include small parts of Alaska, Hawaii, Ohio, and more.

With today’s light ups, AT&T’s LTE network covers 280 million Americans, with complete LTE rollout set to be finalized this summer season.

A list of the new markets is below. 

New Markets

  • Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Maui, Hawaii
  • Cambridge, Ohio
  • Meadville, Pa.
  • Parkersburg-Marietta, W. Va. and Ohio
Via: AT&T
  • kelly1519

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    AT&T Inc. has strongly criticized Netflix, Inc. for arguing that its
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  • mcdonsco

    Conundrum…

    I’m always buying / selling phones as I get bored easily with what I have.

    On Verizon grandfathered unlimited data; average most months 6-7gbs…some as high as 20gbs.

    I never get to buy a nexus, cause of Verizon as well as other phones like the upcoming 1+1…but on AT&T…I could.

    In Portland Oregon here I think AT&T’s coverage is similar to Verizon’s overall.

    I’ve tried T-Mobile here, voice and text is OK, but data sucks ass if your moving around the city and suburbs like I do all day.

    Give up my unlimited so I can get pretty much any phone I want from here on out?

    Would go with the 10gb plan then monitor usage and up it as needed during higher use months. Would cost me roughly the same as I would be hoping onto (and changing) my wife’s plan.

    …?….hmmm

  • Poison

    I pay $120/month with Verizon and thats Unlimited talk and text plus 6GB of data. Of course, I’d rather be on AT&T any day. VZW is starting to make me mad. I hate how my phone constantly bounces back and forth between LTE and 3G. And I live in St.Louis!

  • http://www.twitter.com/SexciiP JaQuez Avondre

    Verizon does just fine in my area.

    • Torrey Shelton

      AT&T does better in mine. Stop bragging. And that ping tho…

      • http://www.twitter.com/SexciiP JaQuez Avondre

        As if 2 more Mbs really makes a difference.

        • Danrarbc

          The ping does

  • Guest

    Verizoin does just fine in my area.

  • creator78

    When they work in northern mi like Verizon call me

  • truth_cutz

    Ketchikan, Alaska??? Yet High Point, NC (right between Greensboro and Winston) still doesn’t have LTE

    • Justin W

      Yup, and here in Sioux Falls, SD, we have none but the town with less than 10% of our population 45 miles north of us has LTE ready to go as of over a year ago. WTF.

      • jmayniac

        Don’t feel bad, we don’t have it in Rapid City, SD either, the second largest city in SD.

      • feedhead

        +1 … On Straight Talk / AT&T and speeds are fine in Sioux Falls but still WTF

        • Justin W

          I too am on StraightTalk through AT&T. It makes no sense to not have LTE here first..

          Hell, didn’t even need to be before Brookings, just should have been here by now.

  • Chris

    Verizon has 4g lte in 500 markets as of the roll out being complete AT&T is going to try to match Verizon on terms of lte coverage at 500 markets. But Verizon can have the best of anything but when customer service sucks you have nothing compared to AT&T and the others

    • Adam Truelove

      I HATE Verizon’s policies when it comes to plans and phones (the sales side of things), but I’ve had nothing but good experiences with their customer service and tech support.

  • besweeet

    My obligatory comparison of this list to T-Mobile: http://pastebin.com/cZdGDbEc

  • mcdonsco

    I really wish at&t would shove an unlimited data option down Verizon’s throat so I could get on a carrier that won’t cost me an arm and a leg and allows good cutting edge phones in their network.

    One could wish.

    • John Davids

      To be honest with you, the new mobile share plan from ATT is quite reasonable for the network that you get. $130 monthly gets you two smartphone lines and a 10GB shared bucket, just so long as you bring your own device or use their financing program. Verizon has an identical plan to this that they announced April 17 to match ATT. Subsidised phones are going the way of the dinosaur and I couldn’t be happier.

      • mcdonsco

        Agree about off contract phones, problem for me is I often have months where I use 20+gbs…all business on phone, with a little hotspot here and there.

        Currently I pay $120/month (when I dont have a new phone like my current s5 and can use FoxFi etc…currently I have to tack on $30/month to get hotspot until FoxFi updates or another method comes out).

        On at&t that would be $190/month (ouch!) and close to the same on verizon.

        T-Mobile of course is an option but while their voice network is fine, their data network stinks.

        I’ve had a VERY light week the last 7+ days and yet I’m already at 3gbs into this Verizon cycle (started on 15th)…so even my LIGHT months are 10+ gbs.

  • Matthew Merrick

    “LTE coverage to be finalized”? What does that mean? It certainly couldn’t mean 100% of their towers are upgraded to LTE, could it?

    • besweeet

      One can never stop adding and improving LTE in areas, so I’m not sure what that means.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    “which brings AT&T’s total market count to right on the heel of Verizon’s.” How much does Verizon cover now?

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

      Verizon completed rollout last year, with over 500 LTE markets. AT&T is hovering somewhere around 500 at the moment.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Hmmm guess I made the right decision to go GoPhone. Verizon’s dominance is being evened out. Wonder who’ll get to VOLTE first.

        • Frawlz

          Sprint will be the first.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Yea…. Sprint can keep that network.

        • a) youth.in.asia

          What’s even better it’s getting your monthly payment down to $54 by using callingmart and their monthly promo codes for up to 10% off and never have to pay taxes

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

        Verizon still has many 3G only areas though.

      • Nick

        Verizon actually is still allowing adding or “enhancing coverage”. Their map on the coverage checker doesn’t match the one they tout in the adds. Specifically eastern and western Kentucky and many previous extended only areas.

  • Jem

    Not enough.

    • Adam Truelove

      You forget that AT&T 3G is WAY faster than Verizon’s 3G and perfectly acceptable if LTE isn’t yet available in an area. Falling back to Verizon’s 3G is unusable, but AT&T’s is perfectly fine.

      • hkklife

        AT&T’s LTE, almost everywhere I go, is also considerably faster than Verizon’s LTE.
        Really, unlimited grandfathered VZW data plans and friends/family all being on VZW aside, there aren’t many reasons left to stick to VZW right now.
        The only real examples I see on a regular basis of Verizon’s formerly unsurpassed coverage are in smaller metro markets (where AT&T has limited or no LTE coverage) and in very remote rural areas (where you’re lucky to barely get VZW 3G). Otherwise, in major metro areas, AT&T seems to clearly have the edge for any number of reasons (speed, coverage, building penetration, power savings, prepaid plans, unlocked GSM phone capability) .

      • Jem

        It’s entirely based on where you’re located. Where I am, in the Midwest, I have friends on AT&T and T-Mobile that have very little to zero service up here.

        • droidiac13

          I’m curious where that is located? I’m in the sticks of ND and MN and I seem to have service on AT&T. There’s a spot here and there that service may drop, but I think that goes for every carrier.

          • Jem

            Looking in the middle of ND, decent sized town.

        • Carlton Crasher

          i’ll be honest while verizon’s speeds weren’t always top notch, i’m finding that with Nexus 5 and Note 3 on at&t there are times lte is so bad less than 1mb down…I’ve seen this in Evansville, IN and Bowling Green Kentucky full signal…i don’t know why, going back to HSPA+ on both phones fixed and both went back to normal

      • Diablo81588

        HSPA is a joke. ATT’s 3G is worthless.

        • J

          How so!? I pull 7 down on HSPA+. Acceptable when falling back from LTE. Drop of off Verizon LTE and your at 1-3 down.