AT&T’s new 4G LTE will be arriving in New York City “very soon,” according to Larry Solomon, the company’s senior vice president of communications. Solomon announced the news at Mashable’s Media Summit event today. When asked, he refused to give a specific launch date.
The Long Term Evolution network is scheduled to launch in Athens, GA, Baltimore, Boston, and Washington, D.C. on the 6th of this month. AT&T plans to cover over 70 million people with LTE by the end of this year. Some of the additional cities to be covered include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Forth Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and a few extra to make up 15 total by the end of the year. Full coverage maps can be found on AT&T’s site: http://www.att.com/network/. More info after the break.
AT&T has two LTE devices planned to release on the 6th of this month, meaning that their true “4G” technology should launch in New York City sometime in the next few weeks. The two devices planned are both Android-based, one being the HTC Vivid, and the other being Samsung’s Galaxy S II Skyrocket – which has an extremely fast 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU. Other devices are expected to follow soon, including the HTC Jetstream tablet and some mobile hotspots.
Having LTE’s 12 Mbps speed on AT&T won’t cost anything extra, meaning that plans will still be $15 per month for 200 MB, $25 per month for 2 GB, and $45 per month for 4 GB or mobile hotspot access. These prices are actually cheaper than Verizon’s current plans, surprisingly.
So, in the light of all this, will you buy an LTE device from AT&T on Sunday? Let us know in the comments!