Cricket to test its first 4G LTE network in Tucson later this year

By on June 22, 2011 at 9:18 PM.

Cricket to test its first 4G LTE network in Tucson later this year

Cricket will start to test the first installment of its 4G LTE network in Tucson, Arizona, the carrier confirmed in a recent interview with PCMag. Cricket’s vice president of device development, Matt Stoiber, said testing will begin during the second half of this year and that it will use Huawei’s E397 dual-mode USB modem preliminarily. The company has inked a roaming deal with LightSquared and has set a March 2012 target date for the first commercial LTE products to become available for its customers. USB modems will populate Cricket shelves first, followed by 4G LTE phones once the tech has evolved enough to make them cheaper and slimmer with good battery life. PCMag also suggested that Cricket’s next markets could include Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and Phoenix.
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Verizon to activate new 4G LTE markets on May 19th

By on May 16, 2011 at 1:38 PM.

Verizon to activate new 4G LTE markets on May 19th

Verizon Wireless announced on Monday that it will activate its blazing fast 4G LTE service in Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Gainesville Florida; Montgomery and Mobile, Alabama; Fayetteville-Lumberton, North Carolina, and in and around Philadelphia on May 19th. Verizon currently offers two 4G LTE phones, the HTC ThunderBolt and the Samsung DROID Charge, two USB modems, and two 4G LTE mobile hotspots. Hit the jump for a release detailing Verizon’s LTE roll-out in Philadelphia, the largest market from today’s announcements. More →

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Verizon: 38 cities, 60 airports to be blessed with LTE by end of this year

By on October 6, 2010 at 1:56 PM.

Verizon: 38 cities, 60 airports to be blessed with LTE by end of this year

Today at CTIA, Verizon Wireless announced that its next generation, LTE, 4G network will cover 38 major U.S. cities and 60 additional airports by the end of 2010. Some of the initial cities getting LTE include: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. The official press release, with a full list of cities an airports, is after the break. More →

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T-Mobile goes live with 3G in Philadelphia

By on September 8, 2008 at 7:58 AM.

T-Mobile goes live with 3G in Philadelphia

Slightly ahead of schedule, T-Mobile has flipped the switch on their 3G network in the Philadelphia area. This far, South Philly, North Philly, Center City, and the airport area have been confirmed to be running at full speed, while the rest of the area remains to be explored. This is good news for anyone currently sporting a handset from T-Mobile’s increasing stable of 3G-capable devices, and proves that the company is working hard to systematically take their major markets into high-speed data land in anticipation of the upcoming Google Android-equipped HTC Dream launch. Anyone out in Philly notice any 3G love this morning? Let us know!

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