AT&T announced on Wednesday that its lightning fast 4G LTE network has launched in two new markets. Subscribers in the Tampa-St. Petersberg, Florida area and in the vicinity of Durham, North Carolina now have access to AT&T’s LTE service, which was recently determined by Metrico Wireless to be even faster than similar services offered by Verizon Wireless. ”We’ve seen positive response from customers on our 4G LTE launch, and as today’s expansion shows, we’re continuing our rollout of fast LTE speeds to more areas in the Triangle,” said AT&T’s VP/GM of Mobility and Consumer Markets in the Carolinas, Laurent Therivel, in a statement. AT&T vice president and general manager, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets for West, Central and North Florida Rich Guidotti added, ”We continue to see demand for mobile broadband skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area responds to what customers want from their mobile experience — more, faster, on the best devices.” One of two similar press releases from the carrier follows below. More →
Verizon Wireless announced on Monday that its 4G LTE network is rolling out faster than originally planned. The carrier provides 4G access to more than 186 million Americans, which means it has already exceeded its goal to cover 185 million U.S. residents by the end of the year. Verizon Wireless confirmed it will roll out 4G LTE to 13 more markets on November 17th, for a total of 178 markets, and said it will continue to activate its 4G network in new cities in December. Verizon Wireless said it will soon offer a total of 15 4G LTE devices, including the newly announced DROID RAZR and Samsung Stratosphere, and that it has more 4G LTE announcements planned for November and December. Read on for the announcement from Verizon Wireless. More →
Verizon Wireless announced on Thursday that it has activated its 4G LTE network in 22 new markets. The service is now live in Birmingham, Alabama; Modesto and Stockton, California; Fort Myers, Florida; South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger, Elkhart and Goshen, Indiana; Sioux City, Iowa; Hagerstown, Maryland; Tupelo, Mississippi; Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico; Buffalo, New York; Asheville, North Carolina; Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Jackson and Martin, Tennessee; Greater Hampton Roads and Richmond, Virginia and Green Bay, Wisconsin. In addition, Verizon is expanding the existing 4G LTE footprints in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Erie, Pennsylvania, and the carrier will launch 4G in additional markets on November 17th. Verizon offers 13 4G LTE devices and most recently announced the Motorola DROID RAZR. It will also soon offer the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone.
Verizon Wireless announced on Monday that it will light-up 4G LTE service in 22 new cities this month and another 13 on November 17th. On that date, it will officially offer 4G LTE service in a total of 178 markets. On October 20th, service will be active in Birmingham, Alabama; Modesto and Stockton, California; Fort Myers, Florida; Bloomington, Elkhart, Evansville, South Bend and Terre Haute, Indiana; Sioux City, Iowa; Hagerstown, Maryland; Tupelo, Mississippi; Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico; Buffalo, New York; Asheville, North Carolina; Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Jackson and Martin, Tennessee; Greater Hampton Roads and Richmond, Virginia and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Verizon will also expand the existing footprints in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Erie, Pennsylvania cities on the same day. On November 17th, Verizon Wireless will deploy 4G LTE in Little Rock, Arkansas; Savannah, Georgia; Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa; Lexington, Kentucky; Kansas City and Springfield, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; Orange County, New York; Greater Providence; Rapid City, South Dakota; Roanoke, Virginia; and Appleton, Wisconsin. It will also expand the exiting footprints in in Louisville, Kentucky; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Nashville, Tennessee, on November 17th. Read on for the full press release. More →
Verizon Wireless on Thursday announced that its lightning fast 4G LTE network now covers more than half of the U.S. population. We have repeatedly called Verizon’s LTE network the fastest cellular network we’ve ever used, and the fact that the carrier has been able to roll it out so quickly with only a few hiccups is nothing short of impressive. ”In eight short months we’ve introduced our 4G LTE network to more than half of the U.S. population, while continuing to offer the nation’s most reliable 3G network coast to coast,” said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless, in a statement. “This matters to millions of Americans because they can take advantage of faster 4G LTE speeds both at home and when they travel throughout the country – today and in many more markets to come this year. Each new market and expansion is significant as it brings us closer to delivering on the promise to bring our 4G LTE network to more than 185 million Americans by the end of 2011.” Verizon Wireless’ full press release follows below. More →
Sprint, Clearwire and Time Warner Cable announced on Tuesday that the current 4G WiMAX footprint in New York City has been expanded by 21%. The network now covers an additional 91,363 people across the New York metropolitan area in Alpine, Bayonne, Elizabeth, Fair Lawn, Newark, Paramus, Secaucus and Union, New Jersey; and Hartsdale, New Rochelle, New York, Rockville Centre and Yonkers, New York. Clearwire’s 4G network currently covers more than 130 million U.S. residents, including a total of 11,927,000 people in the New York City area. Read on for the full press release. More →
T-Mobile on Thursday announced that it has doubled its network’s theoretical data speeds in 47 new markets including Albuquerque, NM; Cleveland and Columbus, OH; Sacramento and San Diego, CA; Salt Lake City, UT and San Antonio, TX. While the theoretical ceiling of T-Mobile’s 4G network is now 42Mbps in these markets, the carrier says the average download speed on its network is now approaching 10Mbps. The T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 — the only device compatible with T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 service for the time being — is said to offer peak download speeds of up to 27Mbps. T-Mobile’s full statement can be found below. More →
Verizon Wireless on Thursday confirmed that its 4G LTE network is now available in Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama; Greater Fairfield and New Haven, Connecticut; Gainesville Pensacola and Tallahassee Florida; Fayetteville-Lumberton, North Carolina; and Bryan-College Station and Temple-Killeen, Texas. The nation’s largest wireless carrier also said that it’s expanding the 4G footprint that is already available in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, and Philadelphia, to cover more customers. Verizon’s chief technical officer, David Small, said that Verizon’s 4G LTE network is now available in 55 metropolitan areas and that the carrier plans to expand its 4G LTE footprint to match its entire 3G coverage area by the end of 2013. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →
T-Mobile on Tuesday announced that its 4G HSPA+ network is now available in 10 new markets including Ames, Iowa; Anderson, Indiana; Battle Creek, Benton Harbor and Jackson, Michigan; Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado; Lawrence and Manhattan, Kansas; Springfield, Illinois and Wichita Falls, Texas. T-Mobile also reaffirmed that it will soon double the speed of its 4G network from 21Mbps to a theoretical download speed of 42Mbps in Las Vegas, New York and Orlando. Chicago, Long Island, N.Y. and Northern New Jersey are scheduled to get the speed boost shortly after, and the carrier says it hopes to deliver those speeds to more than 140 million Americans in 25 markets by mid-year. T-Mobile’s 4G network now covers 167 U.S. markets and more than 200 million people nationwide. Hit the jump for the full release. More →
Early this morning, U.S. Wireless carrier Sprint announced it has blanketed Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio with its WiMAX network. “With the addition of these six markets, Sprint 4G is now available in 68 markets across the country, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and New York City,” reads the press release. Sprint also announced “that it expects to launch the San Francisco market – home to Silicon Valley and thousands of tech enthusiasts – on Dec. 28.” If you’re located in any of the aforementioned cities, and have a Sprint 4G enabled device, let us know what kind of speeds you’re seeing. More →
This morning, in a brief press release, T-Mobile announced the expansion of its HSPA+ network to eight additional markets. The new cities include: Detroit, MI; Grand Junction, CO; Harlingen, TX; Lafayette and South Bend, IN; Montgomery, AL; Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA; and Youngstown, OH.
“With typical download speeds that are on par with or faster than competing 4G technologies, T-Mobile customers with the latest 4G devices in more than 80 metropolitan areas around the country can now enjoy blazing fast Web browsing, seamless video streaming and quicker downloads at no additional cost,” reads the press release. “Continuing the aggressive expansion of our 4G network, T-Mobile is on pace to expand its HSPA+ footprint to reach 200 million people by the end of this year – with plans to move to faster speeds (42Mbps) in 2011.”
If you’re in the new markets, and have a G2 or myTouch 4G handset, enjoy! More →
Following news that the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS would become available at Target stores on November 7th, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports that Apple’s iPad will soon be available at all Best Buy Mobile locations. Apple continues to widen its net ahead of the 2010 holiday season, pushing popular products like the iPad and iPhone to as many new distributors as possible. Just last week, Apple added cellular giants Verizon Wireless and AT&T to its list of iPad vendors. Now, 158 stand-alone Best Buy Mobile locations will offer the popular iOS tablet by Thanksgiving. This is of course in addition to Best Buy’s standard retail locations, which have been selling the iPad since it launched this past April. Apple has already sold over 4 million iPads and with supply finally catching up to demand, the popular tablet is certain to be a hot item during the holiday season. More →
T-Mobile has been on a PR tear in the last few days. Magenta announced the addition of 16 U.S. cities to their HSPA+ network portfolio. Biloxi and Gulfport, MS; Denver, CO; Huntsville, AL.; Knoxville, TN; Myrtle Beach, SC; Norfolk, VA.; Omaha, NE; Phoenix and Tucson, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Sacramento, CA; and West Palm Beach, FL. T-Mo reiterated that they will have HSPA+ coverage available in 100 markets by the end of 2010.