AT&T has confirmed that their continued efforts to increase and rollout 4G LTE networks is moving along quite well. While they still haven't been able to match the speed and frequency of Verizon, AT&T has 4 new markets to grace their 4G LTE network today, as well as 6 locations getting expanded. If you've been waiting for faster speeds and are in Georgia, get excited.
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T-Mobile have been working diligently to get their own 4G LTE network up and running to compete with AT&T and Verizon. While their current 42 HSPA+ network is quick, it still isn't quite 4G LTE. We know T-Mobile is planning to push their upgrade hard in the early parts of 2013, and a new leak shows the Galaxy S III might be first to the plate come March 27th.
FreedomPop has been around for a while now, however they seem to have been focused on iOS with the iPod touch and more recently -- towards home users. That looks like it will soon be changing though. The change will come by way of a new FreedomPop product called the LTE Clip. This is essentially a mobile hotspot modem, however similar to other FreedomPop devices you will be able to get 500MB of free data each month with the option to sign up for more with a paid account.
T-Mobile is dangerously close to launching its 4G LTE network, and today, some users in Kansas City are reporting that the company has at least partially flipped the switch. One T-Mobile user is claiming on the XDA Developers Forum that he now has access to the company's 4G LTE network, putting it through Speed Test and showing the outcome to the world. The results will probably be underwhelming to those who are used to blazing fast 4G LTE, but there's a pretty good reason for that.
Pantech to share with everyone. They're usually known for their low priced cheapo phones but the new and improved Pantech Discover looks to shake them of that reputation. This device comes with a 4.8-inch HD screen and more than enough power under the hood to get the job done. All of that is just $49 from AT&T too. Read on for our full rundown on why this could be one of the best budget handsets on the market.
US Cellular are getting prepared to offer another tablet to their customers. This time it will be the recently updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. The WiFi model has been available for some time, and Verizon announced their own 4G LTE version earlier this month. Now it looks like US Cellular will be getting in on the fun.
Verizon have agreed to sell off about $1.9 billion worth of network spectrum to their friendly foes at AT&T. The deal will see Verizon transfer 39 700MHz spectrums to AT&T, while gaining some AWS for themselves.
Sony Mobile has come forward with some details in terms of which markets each of the LTE capable Xperia handsets will work in. All in all, the Xperia lineup consists of eight LTE devices including the recently announced Xperia Z (C6603). The device list also includes the ion (LT28i), TL (LT30at), T (LTE30a), V (LT25i), SX (SO-0SD), AX (SO-01E) and ZL (LTE C6503, C6506).
Verizon detailed their quarterly earnings report for the final months and holiday season of 2012. Releasing their Q4 earnings report that was full of useful numbers showing just how much they made, as well as a few losses. American's largest 4G network was rocking all quarter and actually sold 9.8 million smartphones.
AT&T and Alltel announced the plan to swap some more network spectrum in a deal that will net AT&T about 600,000 wireless customers and cost $780 million. AT&T is continuing their efforts to expand and increase their 4G LTE network and rollout, and this is just one of many steps they'll be taking in 2013.