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AT&T LTE Pops Up in NYC
Official Launch Getting Close
by Karl Bode 12:36PM Friday Dec 02 2011
AT&T recently met their goal of offering faster LTE wireless broadband service in 15 markets before the end of the year, and they're now pushing into additional markets. Several users who have bought dual-mode LTE-capable gear have written in to note that the AT&T LTE network last night popped up as available in portions of New York City, with users on the not-yet-open-for-business network reporting maximum downstream speeds topping out around 25 Mbps, and maximum upload speeds of 15 Mbps. As in other markets, the networks have come online ahead of any official announcement from AT&T -- so you can expect something official shortly.

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IPPlanMan
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Washington, DC
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Wow....

So this brings it to "16" LTE markets for AT&T.....
vs.
Over "175" LTE markets for Verizon....

Commencing slow golf clap...
Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY

Re: Wow....

<sarcasm>This is why AT&T needs to buy T-Mobile.</sarcasm>
en103

join:2011-05-02
Since there's no current LTE iPhone, who cares ?
3G speeds here on my old iPhone 3GS are still better than 3Mbps.
tim85254

join:2010-07-15

Phoenix, AZ area has LTE live too...

Today was the first time I saw an LTE signal on my Sierra Wireless Elevate 4g hotspot...


IPPlanMan
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Re: Phoenix, AZ area has LTE live too...

"17"

Clapping slightly faster....

JigglyWiggly

join:2009-07-12
Pleasanton, CA

Re: Phoenix, AZ area has LTE live too...

Give me the galaxy note and I will use my old iphone unlimited plan and rape at&t's towers.

michieru
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Miami, FL

!

They need to expand to at least 150 markets by year end 2012 if they want to play catch up. Invest in your freaking network already and stop trying to milk and dime everything. It's hurting your business.

93388818
It's cool, I'm takin it back
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Dallas, TX

Re: !

said by michieru:

They need to expand to at least 150 markets by year end 2012 if they want to play catch up. Invest in your freaking network already and stop trying to milk and dime everything. It's hurting your business.

Milk and dime?
--
"To be sincere, you don't have to know anything, you just say whatever makes you feel good and spin and smug circles in your tiny fucked up little head, happy as long as you're true to yourself. In other words, Sincerity is bullshit!" -Penn Jillette

michieru
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Re: !

Same as nickel and dime.

93388818
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Dallas, TX
in what country?

michieru
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Miami, FL

Re: !

EDIT: You know what? Just nevermind this is stupid.
Expand your moderator at work

rit56

join:2000-12-01
New York, NY

AT&T/T Mobile

Say the deal does indeed die. With the kill fee being 4 billion plus whatever other money they will continue to pour or already have poured down the drain how far along might they have been with a LTE build out if that money was focused on the build out and not the buy out? Include the 4 billion please.

IPPlanMan
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Re: AT&T/T Mobile

As I said in another thread, I bet some AT&T corporate drone is still saying:

"If only we'd have gotten them more cupcakes"...

»www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/bus···064.html

Pathetic. I guess you can meet any goal (Only 15 cities for LTE in a year?) if you set it low enough... but that seems typical for AT&T. Verizon was able to get multiple times this number of cities up and running with LTE within a year.

AT&T had to piss away 4 Billion Dollars on a half-baked merger idea, 40+ Million Dollars on lobbying and ads for the merger, and untold amounts of capital and goodwill.... don't forget the cupcakes!

Welcome to DC AT&T.... Here are your training wheels.
chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA

has anyone's 3g service suffered once lte popped out in your

has anyone's 3g service suffered once lte popped out in your
city?

This seems to happen in Chicago area.

Looks like at&t decommissions something every-time they install something new...

93388818
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Dallas, TX

Re: has anyone's 3g service suffered once lte popped out in your

Since LTE and AT&Ts UMTS 3G operate on different frequencies, I'm not sure why this would happen. Proof?

Bill Neilson
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Arlington, VA

Reliable 3G service going to be released down here?

Ever?
captnk

join:2001-03-07
Valparaiso, IN

LAME GOAL

A pretty lame goal when it is only 10% of the competition.

AT&T will never catch up.