We always love to report when more markets or cities get their 4G LTE services – I have been fortunate to have it so long in my area that I don’t remember what it was like without LTE – until I am bumped back to 3G! Last week we reported about Verizon adding more markets to its XLTE network and today we get to add twelve more AT&T markets to its 4G LTE family and they are as follows in no particular order: Kingman, AZ – Bullhead City, AZ – Lake Havasu City, AZ – Lynchburg, VA – Harrisonburg, VA – Enterprise, AL – Ozark, AL – Cornelia, GA – Toccoa, GA – Douglas, GA – Rutland, VT – and Canon City, CO.
According to AT&T, their 4G LTE network will allow their local customers to: stream faster – no more waiting for any of that buffering crap, Download faster – no more making yourself a sandwich (unless you want one) while you wait for a movie or video to download, Upload faster – no more eating that sandwich as you wait for a large file to upload, and Improved Gaming – game faster than ever with 4G LTE. AT&T guarantees you faster all around speeds, not to mention that they claim it is the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network…again, not sure what they are using as a definition of “reliable.” LTE technology offers a lower latency, which means faster processing time to move data through the network.
AT&T has well over 600 markets covered with 4G LTE – besting even Verizon in that area. AT&T also beat Verizon in bringing to markets the HD Voice and Voice over LTE (VoLTE), however, AT&T’s rollout is in a very limited number of markets…”select areas in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin, and will continue to expand on a market-by-market basis.” Verizon, however, just announced yesterday that they will have a nationwide launching of VoLTE and HD Voice over the next few weeks and they will include Video Calling as well – none of the other networks will have that capability. This is all very exciting news and we hope that you are one of the recipients of the 4G LTE data and sound to be HD Voice or VoLTE. Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know if you have LTE in your neck of the woods and what carrier you use…as always, we would love to hear from you.