AT&T customers, because the company has launched 4G LTE in four new markets. AT&T has been hitting the 4G LTE scene hard, launching in markets at an incredibly fast rate. We've been hearing a lot from it here at the end of the year, and we would wager that we'll hear more about the company's 4G LTE roll out by the time 2013 comes around.
T-Mobile continues to push forward with its network refarm, today announcing that it has strengthened its mobile network in three key markets. Those living in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Atlanta should see faster data speeds on unlocked devices. T-Mobile's network refarm seems to be coming along swimmingly, as it was just last week that the company announced it had expanded 4G service in a number of other markets.
T-Mobile. Yesterday, the carrier announced that it will stop offering subsidies on new devices next year - something that could end up having a ripple effect throughout the industry if it succeeds - and now it has confirmed to Fierce Wireless that it has a new pre-paid brand called GoSmart Mobile in the testing stages. Provided this test works out well, T-Mobile may look to take GoSmart nationwide in 2013.
4G LTE networks to get an edge on the competition. One of the carriers that has been pushing for 4G LTE the hardest is Verizon, and today it's celebrating the two year anniversary of its 4G LTE launch.
Verizon may be rolling out its 4G LTE network at an alarming rate, but today AT&T is showing us that it can play ball too. The company announced today that it doubled the size of its 4G LTE network during 2012, and the year isn't over yet. AT&T will continue rolling out 4G LTE through the end of the year and into 2013, so AT&T customers are only going to see their coverage get better.
Verizon has plans to launch 4G LTE in a bunch of new markets across the country on November 15. Before it can do that, however, AT&T is rolling out its own 4G LTE service in a selection of new areas. Today the company announced that it has turned on 4G LTE in 7 different areas around the country, enhancing already-existing 4G LTE in other areas as well.
4G LTE boost from Verizon. The company posted a bunch of releases to its News Center yesterday and today that detail all of the new markets Verizon's 4G LTE will soon be available in. When we say "soon," we mean it too - Verizon 4G LTE will be available in all of the markets listed after the break on November 15, just two days from now.
Verizon pulled some strings and in a thoughtful gesture will be waiving the bill for many of their customers.
Google? Well today you'll get the chance to do just that. Google has opened the virtual doors and is allowing the world an inside look at "where the internet lives" with a virtual tour of multiple data centers across the globe. You even can roam the halls with Street View.
data service that promises free 4G access, launched in a "public beta" of sorts today. FreedomPop users can access Clearwire Corporation's 4G WiMAX networks free of monthly charges and contracts, but there a couple of catches. First, the service isn't free right off the bat, as you'll need to buy either a USB router for $49 or a mobile hotspot for $89 from FreedomPop. Once you've purchased your peripheral of choice and are prepared to connect to the Internet, you'll be ready to take advantage of the free 500MB of data per month that FreedomPop has on offer.