AT&T Mobility is once again growing its 4G LTE coverage map with the launch of 4G in new markets. The carrier today revealed that it has made LTE available for the first time in some cities and expanded coverage in others to allow for users to access the network in more than just the central area of a specific market. New and expanded markets include Birmingham, Ala.; San Francisco, Fresno, and Stockon, Calif.; Concord, N.H.; and Jamestown, New York.
The latest installment of AT&T's expansion into new areas with its 4G LTE coverage has dispatches from the midwest and southern regions. AT&T today announced it is launching LTE in 9 new markets and increasing the coverage area in two others.
AT&T was the only carrier that blocked Google Hangouts when the revamped video and text messaging service launched in May. The carrier quickly issued a statement saying it would support video calling over 3G and 4G networks but it never delivered on the promise - until now.
Do you love the Nokia Lumia 925 but not T-Mobile's network? If you answered 'yes' to that question, you're in luck because AT&T is slated to release the aluminum-frame Windows Phone 8 handset on September 13.
AT&T has made its 4G network a major selling point to attract or retain customers in recent years, but the carrier has relied heavily on its older and slower HSPA+ network to bolster its 4G claims. AT&T today announced it will bring its improved 4G LTE to 50 new markets by the end of the year.
AT&T will be very busy this week. In addition to selling the Moto X through Moto Maker and launching the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, AT&T also confirmed that it will debut the HTC One Mini. A smaller and lower-specced version of the HTC One, the One Mini has a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and a 4.3-inch Super LCD display with 720p resolution. The phone will sell for $99.99 when purchased on a two-year agreement beginning August 23.
BlackBerry is looking for a buyer for the company, but until then, the company will still needs to make big moves to find buyers for its phones. The BlackBerry Z30, which may be heading to AT&T later this year as one of the devices to help bring in new customers, has appeared in a lengthy hands-on video.
Isis, the mobile payments joint venture between AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, will finally start its nationwide expansion later this year. The NFC-based payment solution, which currently supports only a few Android phones, will crossover to the three other major smartphone operating systems later this year.
AT&T Mobility has an unlikely ally in Verizon Wireless. Though the leading wireless companies in the U.S. are also each other's chief rivals, Verizon has called on President Obama to veto an ITC ruling that would ban AT&T from importing some Apple iPhone and iPad models.
AT&T today added new markets to its list of cities and towns with 4G LTE service. The faster speeds and improved coverage for data and call reliability have expanded to seven new markets in the south, east, and west parts of the country. Those markets include: Greenville and Troy, Alabama; Merced-Madera-Chowchilla and Vallejo-Vacaville, Calif.; New London County, Conn.; Sussex County, Del.; and Columbia, Missouri.