Those of you living in the following cities will now have access to faster speeds thanks to good ol’ AT&T:
- New Orleans, LA
- Baton Rouge, LA
- Naples, FL
T-Mobile might not offer the iPhone on their network, but they sure do talk about the device quite often. In a new advertising campaign, T-Mobile compares the speed of the iPhone 4S on AT&T’s network to its own 4G network. In all fairness, AT&T’s HSPA+ network that the iPhone runs on is actually 3G, even though the mobile carrier advertises the technology as “4G.” In a sense, that is AT&T’s own fault for using a misleading marketing ploy. Watch the video just ahead, plotting a good looking lady on a motorcycle against another biker. (more…)
Sure, the numbers show that Android has a greater market share over iOS and other mobile operating systems, but AT&T is still a network dominated by the iPhone. The mobile carrier shared its financial results for the first quarter of 2012 today, announcing that it sold 5.5 million smartphones during the three month span.
While that number is quite impressive itself, it’s even more astonishing to learn that nearly eighty percent of those smartphones were iPhones. AT&T activated 4.3 million iPhones in the first quarter, which accounts for over 78% of the total smartphones that it sold during that time period. (more…)
AT&T has officially launched its LTE network in St. Louis and Staten Island, New York, as part of the carrier’s plan to expand its LTE coverage to twelve new markets by summer. Last week, AT&T rolled out its LTE network to Indiana and Bryan-College Station, Texas.
New Orleans, Cleveland, and Naples, Florida are among the remaining markets that AT&T plans to launch its high-speed network in over the next few months. Apple released a new iPad with Wi-Fi and LTE in early March, and rumors have suggested that the company might release a LTE-capable iPhone later this year.
Just in case you forgot, a T-Mobile spokesperson has confirmed that out-of-contract iPhones that have been unlocked by AT&T work with their own GSM network. T-Mobile stocks Micro-SIM cards that work with the iPhone, but you’ll be restricted to slow 2G EDGE speeds until the magenta-flavored carrier fully develops its HSPA+ network. Moreover, the iPhone will work with T-Mobile’s upcoming LTE network for even faster speeds.
T-Mobile has publicly expressed its desire to carry the iPhone on its network, but has yet to have any successful negotiations with Apple. Until then, the U.S.’s fourth-largest carrier behind AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint continues to suffer as competing networks reek the benefits of carrying the iPhone. T-Mobile currently has over one million iPhone subscribers, and promises a no-compromise iPhone experience on its network. Read on for the complete T-Mobile statement. (more…)
It is widely known that sales of Apple’s iPhone 4S have been nothing short of groundbreaking, so it’s unsurprising to hear that the handset is the top-selling smartphone on each of its carriers — AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint — even six months after its release. John Paczkowski for AllThingsD broke the news earlier today, citing research from Canaccord Genuity. (more…)
Just hours after Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced that the new iPad experienced a record-breaking weekend for sales, AT&T has too revealed that it has set a new single-day record on Friday for iPad sales and activations on its network. The news was broke by AT&T spokesman Seth Bloom this morning on Twitter, although no specific sales figures have been announced yet… (more…)
The Verge has discovered that Apple’s new iPad still lacks the ability to make FaceTime calls over a cellular data connection, at least in the United States, despite having compatibility with high-speed 4G LTE networks. The report claims that AT&T and Verizon are likely responsible for this restriction, not Apple… (more…)
Verizon Wireless currently has the largest 4G LTE network in the United States, and that is a trend that Big Red is looking to continue. On Wednesday, the carrier announced its plans to double the size of its LTE network to reach a total of 400 markets by the end of the year. Verizon’s high-speed LTE network currently covers 203 markets in the United States… (more…)
Less than week after Apple announced the new iPad with 4G LTE capabilities, AT&T has announced that it is expanding its LTE network to the following twelve markets throughout April, May, and into the early summer:
- Cleveland, Ohio; Akron, Ohio; Canton, Ohio
- Bloomington, Indiana; Lafayette, Indiana; Muncie, Indiana
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana; New Orleans, Louisiana
- Naples, Florida
- St. Louis, Missouri
- Bryan-College Station, Texas
- Staten Island, New York