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AT&T Adds 4G LTE Coverage, Gives Users a Reason to Buy AT&T iPhone 5



Apple is rumored to be launching an iPhone 5 next week equipped with 4G LTE data speeds and while that’s not official just yet, it appears that AT&T is in full on selling mode as the company has announced a new 4G LTE expansion and revealed which cities will be seeing the service in 2012, a move that could tempt potential iPhone 5 owners should the iPhone 5 come to AT&T.

AT&T today expanded its 4G LTE network in seven new cities taking it closer to the 100 market mark. And while AT&T’s network is still in the shadow of Verizon’s network which boasts over 300 markets, AT&T is slowly but surely chipping away at Verizon’s stranglehold over the 4G LTE market in the U.S.

The carrier will make a huge dent by the end of 2012 as it has also announced a number of new markets that will see 4G LTE service by the end of the year.

Read: iPhone 5 Pictures Show Off New Rumored Design.


AT&T has added 4G LTE coverage ahead of the iPhone 5 launch.

This announcement comes at a peculiar time as Apple is heavily rumored to be including 4G LTE in the iPhone 5 and AT&T may be trying to lure in owners with the promises of 4G LTE this year, ahead of the iPhone 5’s launch on September 12th.

Here are the seven markets that will be seeing 4G LTE service, starting today:

  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Modesto, California
  • Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Syracuse, New York

As for the cities that will see service sometime during the rest of 2012, here is the full list:

  • Albany, New York
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Denver-Boulder, Colorado
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Fort Myers, Florida
  • Gary, Indiana
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Greenville, South Carolina
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Hartford, Connecticut
  • Hawaii (the whole state)
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nashua, New Hampshire
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Portland, Maine
  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Rochester, New York
  • Sacramento, California
  • Salinas-Seaside-Monterey, California
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Wilmington, Delaware

That’s an intense list and one that should excite those who have been waiting to get their hands on 4G LTE speeds with AT&T. Again, it comes at a perfect time.

Next week, Apple will announce its latest iPhone and it will likely have 4G LTE on board, in addition to a new design which features a 4-inch display, a metal back, a new dock connector and new placement for the headphone jack.


The phone on the left could resemble the real iPhone 5.

AT&T needs to be able to sell the iPhone 5 against its competitors, Sprint and Verizon will likely get the iPhone 5 as well and both have 4G LTE, and what better way than to promise a host of 4G LTE markets for the rest of 2012.


We’ll be covering the iPhone 5 event on September 12th so be sure to check back in with us next Wednesday.

1 Comment

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  1. TPM50

    09/06/2012 at 10:36 am

    Was this article about ATT’S LTE coverage or iPhone 5? I’m confused.

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