AT&T announced seven new 4G LTE markets this morning, continuing the push to complete its rollout. Along with the announcement, AT&T also wanted to remind us that not only do they have America’s fastest LTE network, but it is now also the most reliable according to third party data. On Monday, that claim was taken quite seriously by Verizon, prompting them to take out a full page ad in the WSJ setting the record straight on the standards of reliability. (more…)
Last week, AT&T published a press release that states recently commissioned third-party studies found its 4G LTE network to be the nation’s most reliable. The only issue with that, is Verizon has long-touted its network as America’s most reliable. So, the question is, who truly has the most reliable network? Is the claim simply a slogan used by Verizon to attract customers or part of a very large and ongoing marketing ploy? According to a full page ad put out by Verizon in the Wall Street Journal, while others claim to meet certain levels of reliability, Verizon continues to set the standard for reliability. (more…)
Any follower of the mobile industry knows that all of the major US carriers like to brag about their network being the best at this or the fastest at that. AT&T has long had the reputation for dropping calls and having a somewhat unreliable service, but today, Big Blue announced that according to an independent third-party surveyor, it has the most reliable 4G LTE network in the country. (more…)
T-Mobile is still on stage in New York at the time of writing this, unveiling all sorts of new company initiatives, but since the press release for it all has already gone live, let’s talk about it. We’ve got four big things to discuss: their new JUMP! phone upgrade policy, the launch of their 116th 4G LTE market, a new family option, and the release of the Sony Xperia Z on their network. (more…)
AT&T has something planned for July 16, at least that’s what a new teaser image that arrived in our inbox states. It doesn’t necessarily claim that an event is on the horizon, only that we should “get ready for what’s next in wireless.” That could mean an announcement of new LTE markets, new phones (maybe the Moto X?), a music service in partnership with Beats Audio (yes, that’s a rumor floating around out there), or something completely out of the ordinary like AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega figuring out that he can shave wirelessly without having his electric razor plugged into the wall.
Until we hear more, feel free to make to get creative in the comment with guesses.
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. (more…)
This morning, Verizon announced that the build-out of their 4G LTE network is “substantially complete” and that it covers 99% of their 3G network. This news comes right on schedule with what Big Red told us earlier in the year, but even though they claim to be 99% of the way there, we are still hearing from some readers who are still only in 3G territories. So to get a feel for Verizon’s coverage, at least in the DL community, we thought we’d toss out a poll to get your feedback.
Are you covered by Big Red’s LTE network or not? Simple “yes” or “no.”
Verizon’s completion of their 4G LTE rollout means big things for next year’s roadmap, according to a recent discussion with the carrier’s Chief Network Operator, Nicki Palmer. Shooting for a time frame of late 2014, Verizon intends to launch its first line of LTE-only devices, capable of handling simultaneous voice and data through a single radio, something that Verizon’s users have been without for some time. (more…)