March 12, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
USA’s second largest wireless carrier has just announced a new expansion of its 4G LTE network reach. In an attempt to recover some small part of the huge handicap between them and Verizon, the guys at AT&T have just made happy some thousands of customers located in cities like Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri and Naples, Florida.
AT&T’s official press release, which came our way seconds ago, concentrates on the Cleveland customers, said to be offered mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. However, even though the Clevelanders seem to be favored by the executives at AT&T, all new 4G LTE users should in fact take advantage of these unbelievable streaming, downloading and uploading speeds.
That includes, as I mentioned, people located in Akron, Canton, St. Louis and Naples, but also those technology enthusiasts in Bloomington, Lafayette and Muncie, Indiana; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana; Bryan-College Station, Texas and finally Staten Island in New York City.
On the other hand, you should know that the guys at AT&T will not start rolling out 4G LTE speeds just now, as the press release states that ‘’AT&T plans to roll out 4G LTE soon’’ in these areas. No exact dates have been given, but the launches are said to be scheduled for ‘’April, May and into the early summer’’.
That means that you’ll have to wait for a couple of weeks or even months to take advantage of AT&T LTE speeds, but that shouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. Why is that? Well, because for the time being there aren’t that many 4G LTE devices available to buy through AT&T.
Sure, there’s the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the Pantech Element tablet, but that’s pretty much it for the moment. In the coming months, however, the list of devices supporting 4G LTE will be enriched with such titles as the HTC One X, the Sony Xperia Ion or the Samsung Exhilarate. And those are just the ones that we know for sure they are coming…