AT&T Expands 4G LTE Service: Here’s What You Need To Get Hooked Up!

AT&T Expands 4G LTE Service: Here’s What You Need To Get Hooked Up!

AT&T has been expanding their 4G LTE network hand over fist.

New cities added just this last week and a half include:

Shelton, CT; Salem, OR; Linglestown, PA; Ocean City and Leonardtown, MD;  Port Townsend, Longview, Camano and North Whidby Islands, WA;  Asheville and Goldsboro, NC; Casa Grande, AZ; Culpepper and Roanoke, VA; Dover, DE; Santa Cruz and Ventura-Oxnard, CA; and Anderson and the Outer Banks of SC.

Shortly after the announcement of the expansion into these new areas, Consumer Press interviewed an AT&T spokesperson to learn more about how current customers can connect to and start using the new LTE service.

CP: For AT&T customers in these regions – do they have to do anything  different to connect to the 4G network, or is it automatic?

“A customer needs a compatible device and can keep their same plan and monthly charge. They will need to work with one of our reps to make sure their account shows that they’re on a 4G LTE plan and compatible device so they can connect properly, and that’s typically an automatic process when they upgrade their device.”

CP: How can they tell when they are on 4G?

If you’re using a compatible device, the network indicator will show either a “4G” symbol or a “4G LTE” symbol or network connection.

CP: What will be the main difference for users when they are on the 4G network?

The main difference is faster speeds. 4G LTE speeds are up to 10 times faster than 3G speeds, and AT&T 4G LTE is the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network. Since AT&T offers two 4G technologies that work together for customers: HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul and LTE, customers will have access to fast speeds as they move in and out of 4G LTE areas. Customers of some competitors who do not have HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul see a steep drop-off in speeds when they move out of LTE areas.

The spokesperson also gave us a list of 4G LTE compatible devices that AT&T currently offers. Just click on the tab for a full list.

[toggle title=”AT&T 4G LTE Compatible Devices” state=”close” ]Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPad (tablet)
Apple iPad mini
Blackberry Z10
HTC First
HTC Vivid
HTC Titan II
HTC One X+
Kindle Fire HD 8.9
” Windows Phone 8X by HTC
Motorola Atrix HD
Nokia Lumia 820
Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 920
Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S ® 4
Samsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy Note II
Samsung Galaxy Express
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate
Samsung Focus 2
Samsung Rugby Pro
Samsung ATIV smart PC
LG Nitro HD
LG Escape
LG Optimus G
LG Optimus G Pro
Pantech Burst
HTC Jetstream (tablet)
Sony Xperia Ion
Sony Xperia TL
ASUS Vivo Tab RT
Pantech Flex
Pantech Discover
Pantech Element (waterproof tablet)
AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G
AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G
AT&T Mifi Hotspot Mifi Liberate
AT&T Unite (mobile hotspot)
AT&T Beam USB modem[/toggle]

Are you an AT&T customer that just got hooked up to the expanding 4G LTE network?

If so. let us know what you think of it in the comments section below!

Consumer Expert Adeel Qayum

After reading stories of university drop-outs going on to become ERP sensations, Adeel was motivated to dig deep into their lifestyles. He’s been into the ERP world since 2008, researching and feeding on the latest trends and updates. He also peeks over social media.