The LTE coverage of the United State is growing across the country and carriers. With today's announcement of the new BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 with LTE, let's look a the new LTE markets for each carrier Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile AT&T and Cricket. LTE is important for data use because its data speeds are very fast. [rss cut]
Sprint Slowly Sprints into LTE
Sprint announced more LTE markets in Texas, Austin and Bryan-College Station in Texas. Other cities where Sprint launched 4G LTE are Boston; Columbia, Tenn.; Emporia, Kan.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Framingham, Mass.; Gettysburg, Pa.; and Western Puerto Rico (including Aguadilla, Isabela, Cabo Rojo, Mayagüez. There is now word on Los Angeles, yet where there are LTE sightings by users.
T-Mobile LTE Stays in Vegas
T-Mobile's LTE network is expected to go live in Las Vegas any day now, and some users over at the XDA Developers website have posted speed tests showing about 10Mbps per second down and 5Mbps upload.
AT&T 2 Reach 300 Million People
AT&T palns to extend its LTE network to reach 300 million or 90% of the popular by the end of the year. AT&T LTE currently covers about 170 million people. AT&T claims 3,000 more 4G cities and towns than Verizon Wireless which includes HSPA+.LTE covers less than a hundred cities. In late 2012 new AT&T LTE deployment occurred Boulder, Colo.; Hartford /New Haven, Conn.; Boise, Idaho; Bowling Green and Lexington, Ky.; Harrisburg and Lancaster, Pa.; Providence, R.I.; Ogden-Clearfield, Utah, in Green Bay, Wis; Melbourne, Fla; Oxford, Miss; Springfield, Mass. and Tucson, Ariz.
Verizon LTEs Upstate NY, Oregon, Washington and New Hampshire.
Verizon Wireles 4G LTE network is available in 476 markets across the country. Verizon Wireless invested $160 million to improve 4G LTE now available in cities, towns and villages across Upstate New York. LTE coverage now includes Duchess County, Glen Falls, Tompkins County, Cayuga County, Cattaraugus County, Binghamton, Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse.
On January 17 4G LTE was launched in Pendleton Oregon and Yakima, Washington. In early January Keene and Lebanon, New Hampshire had 4G LTE networks from Verizon Wireless launched.
Cricket Chirping in Six States
Cricket Wireless offers LTE in Tucson, Arizona, Las Vegas, Wilmington Delaware, Atlantic City, NJ, and Philadelphia PA. In Texas Cricket has LTE service in Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Houston, Killeen, Laredo, McAllen, San Antonio and Temple.
When you are deciding on any cell phone plan. It is always a good idea to check, voice coverage and especially fast data coverage in your area via the carriers' coverage maps. For example although many people don't mind the slower data in Los Angeles for Sprint while it is in the process of deploying more towers, it can be frustrating for video sharers and data hogs. All LTE services requires a smartphone with an LTE radio, you may have to buy a new smartphone to work with the network.