AT&T announces 4G LTE is now available in Wilmington

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Submitted: Thu, 09/20/2012 - 1:19pm
Updated: Thu, 09/20/2012 - 1:24pm

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — AT&T has turned on its 4G LTE network in Wilmington, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. It provides:

· Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering speeds faster than many other mobile Internet technologies. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.

· Cool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets, such as the Motorola ATRIX ™ HD, Sony Xperia ™ ion, HTC One™ X, Samsung Focus® 2, Nokia Lumia 900, Samsung Galaxy Note™, and Pantech Element™ tablet.

· Faster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you’ve sent the request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine.

· More efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better network experience.

“We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in Wilmington responds to what customers want from their mobile experience — more, faster, on the best devices,” said Cynthia Marshall, AT&T North Carolina President.

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2015 years 8 months ago

That sounded like such a Verizon fluff piece… I wonder if the IP address for “Guest” can be traced back to Verizon’s local call center?

2015 years 8 months ago

1. Legit 4G came from Verizon much earlier than AT&T to Wilmington
2. Verizon brought out their Share Anything plan only to have AT&T copycat the offering a few weeks later.
3. Verizon has much more coverage of legit 4G LTE compared to AT&T nationwide. AT&T’s claim of more 4G coverage is a lie because it’s actually HSPA+, not true 4G LTE speeds which are much much faster.
4. All of the major wireless carriers are getting their backbone and other LTE expansions from one primary vendor which I happen to know due to knowing somebody who works there in upper management and they have verified such.

2015 years 8 months ago

AT&T had been claiming we already had 4G which was a lie it was more like 3G+ which is the basis for their lies about having more coverage in this USA which isnt true because they are bending the truth majorly its increased speeds slightly in those areas but is not true 4G. Reality is Verizon has them crushed in that Dept and will continue to. One only needs to look at AT&T copying the same plan deal Verizon is offering with their ShareEverything plan which AT&T made minute changes that in the end make little price difference. If you want a company that provides better customer service and actually is leading the technology race better to stick with Verizon in the end. My wife and I ditched AT&T when Verizon went to ShareEverything and cut our bill nearly in 1/2 even under AT&Ts new plan we would still have been paying more then we are now with Verizon (especially since her employer also has a discount for employees which Verizon tends to have many more employee discounts then AT&T does).

2015 years 8 months ago

I like how “Guest” displayed a wealth of opinions, none of which are based in facts. Great job!

2015 years 8 months ago

AT&T LTE has been in Wilmington for well over a month and they just released this info. I tried to send documented speeds and signal to the Star News on 08/18/2012 but they never picked it up or attachments of screen captures with data It is only in a small area mostly around UNCW, not everywhere like they would have you believe.

2015 years 8 months ago

You are correct that AT&T 4G LTE has been on around UNCW the past month, but it just started everywhere else today. I live near Pine Valley and just started getting 4G LTE here today.