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IPPlanMan
Holy Cable Modem Batman

join:2000-09-20
Washington, DC
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Is AT&T even trying anymore?

Hey AT&T! Are you actually doing anything over there?

This is just pathetic. Verizon launches nearly as many LTE Markets as AT&T has in single day.

Verizon now has 7x the 4GLTE coverage of AT&T.... and not a peep to be heard from AT&T's press shills....


atuarre
Here come the drums
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join:2004-02-14
Conroe, TX
As has been stated before, AT&T has the cash to accelerate expansion, but AT&T does not like to spend money on stuff like that.

xenophon

join:2007-09-17
Sprint may have LTE to all of its sites before ATT matches. If Sprint can deliver as planned, their entire footprint should have LTE by end of next year. Was disappointed in Sprint's KC LTE coverage at first but they keep adding more LTE sites across the metro.

Good performance and unlimited...
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djrobx
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join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2
Reviews:
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reply to IPPlanMan
said by IPPlanMan:

Hey AT&T! Are you actually doing anything over there?

This is just pathetic. Verizon launches nearly as many LTE Markets as AT&T has in single day.

Verizon now has 7x the 4GLTE coverage of AT&T.... and not a peep to be heard from AT&T's press shills....

AT&T doesn't need LTE as badly as Verizon does.

My faux-G on AT&T regularly hits 5-6mbps on my iPhone. It's fine for most purposes. On my Verizon iPad, however, I'm lucky to break 160kbps, even when I have a strong 3G signal. Verizon LTE can't get here fast enough.
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Rethink Billable.

chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA
reply to atuarre
Dubuque, IA which has IBM GDF site still doesn't have LTE from VZ. In the meantime, US Cellular already has there LTE, even at&t already has faux-4g there. Before they got there HSPA+ up and running, I was already getting sometimes 6mb/s download on regular 3G.


skeechan
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join:2012-01-26
AA169|170
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reply to djrobx
Exactly, AT&T LTE here is DOG slow. AT&T 3G is just as fast. Most of time I don't bother with AT&T's LTE and use my Clear WiMAX puck.

chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA
yeah, 5-6mb on att 3g is "slow", but "fast" on clear wimax


skeechan
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I routinely see 8-10 Mb on Clear's WiMAX...at least here. But looking at the Clear forums, lots of people complain about flakey speeds. And it's unlimited use, no caps or throttling for $50/mo...at least until they go bankrupt.

I use it to Slingbox at the gym and it works great. No worries about any caps and it's snappy enough to stream near HD quality.


Metatron2008
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join:2008-09-02
united state
reply to djrobx
This argument is old and tired. At&t only has 'fast' 3g in urban and surburban areas. Go out of the city and all you get is edge crap.

At&t needs lte upgrades just as much as verizon..

chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA
Dubuque seems to you urban/suburban area? Its a small town in the middle of nowhere in Iowa, even verizon ignores it. Att at least has fast 3g there since March 2011.


RiseAbove
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join:2004-01-30
reply to skeechan
your ATT LTE is slow there? My LTE iPad 3 gets 15-20 mb down no matter when I do a speed test during the day and it usually gets 10-15 mb up as well.


Metatron2008
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join:2008-09-02
united state
reply to chgo_man99
said by chgo_man99:

Dubuque seems to you urban/suburban area? Its a small town in the middle of nowhere in Iowa, even verizon ignores it. Att at least has fast 3g there since March 2011.

And the IBM gdf site? Which they probably paid AT&T to do.

Try looking on atts official coverage map for all the areas not covered by 3G...


mmay149q
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join:2009-03-05
Dallas, TX
kudos:48
reply to Metatron2008
AT&T couldn't do that even if you provided them a manual on how to do it for free...

Matt

chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA
reply to Metatron2008
T-Mobile has worse 3G coverage, only definitely around large metropolitan areas as you said.

I doubt ibm paid att to upgrade cellular towers, even though they are partners. Looking at att IP global network map, they have service node there, so that may be a factor there.


skeechan
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reply to RiseAbove
I'm in a 5x5 rollout.