Verizon to Launch “XLTE” Brand in AWS Markets on May 19

According to sources of ours, Verizon is planning to launch an “XLTE” network in markets that are covered by their AWS spectrum. As you may recall, Verizon announced that they expected to have AWS spectrum deployed in up to 50 markets by mid-2014, nationwide over the next 14-18 months, so the timing of a re-branded launch makes a lot of sense.  (more…)

Moto G LTE Announced, Will Cost Just $219

In case you missed it during last night’s Moto E unveiling, Motorola also announced that the Moto G now has an LTE model called the Moto G LTE. It comes in either white or black, runs on GSM networks (no Verizon model to be found), and costs $219 without a contract. The rest of the package is the same (outside of a newly included micro SD slot). Still, talk about an incredible deal on an LTE smartphone.

The device is available today from Motorola’s online shop.  (more…)

Moto G “Universal LTE” Model in White and Black Shows Up on Amazon for $220

So, you remember when Motorola announced the Moto G LTE for $220 with a launch date of June 30? No? OK, neither do I, because that announcement hasn’t come yet. Thanks to an Amazon listing for both white and black models of a “Universal LTE” Moto G variant, one might be coming at any moment. That’s right, an LTE Moto G, which means a Moto G variant that can take advantage of super fast mobile data connections and isn’t locked to just HSPA or CDMA networks.  (more…)

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

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.  (more…)

US Cellular to Expand 4G LTE Coverage in 13 States

These days, every wireless carrier is practically begging for your business with attractive deals and competitive pricing, and it’s not just the incumbent giants who are joining in the frenzy. US Cellular only yesterday announced that it will pay your ETF to switch to new plans like its contract-free Simple Connect, and today revealed that it’s expanding 4G LTE coverage in 13 states.  (more…)