AT&T Fires Up 850MHz 3G In Oklahoma City
Today AT&T said that it has activated its 850MHz spectrum in the Oklahoma City area for its 3G network. AT&T has taken similar measures to improve its 3G network in Atlanta, New York and San Francisco.
AT&T Adds Carrier Aggregation to Several Big Cities
AT&T has expanded the use of carrier aggregation to its LTE network in New York City, San Francisco, and Dallas. Tom Keathley, AT&T's SVP of network and product planning, told Fierce Wireless that AT&T has deployed carrier aggregation "in a significant way." The company plans to further expand carrier aggregation across its network over the course of the year.
Sprint's Direct 2 You Reaches Boston, Philly, Atlanta, Houston
Sprint today expanded its Direct 2 You service to Atlanta, Boston, Houston, and Philadelphia. The service is live in these cities and a number of smaller cities and towns in the surrounding areas.
Sprint Says LTE Plus Now Available In New York City
Sprint today announced that its LTE Plus wireless service is available across all five boroughs of New York City. LTE Plus relies on Sprint's three LTE bands (800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2.5 GHz) and carrier aggregation to improve capacity and speed.
Verizon Fires Up AWS in Louisville
Verizon Wireless today launched LTE 4G service on its AWS spectrum holdings in Louisville, Ky. The company said it made an effort to get the additional spectrum online ahead of the Kentucky Derby, which will be run Saturday afternoon, and draws an average crowd of 155,000.
I checked an iphone in atlanta when they fired up the 850Mhz here, and...
Could this relieve 2G congestion?
I made the move to T-Mobile a few years back because of AT&T's call quality issues. This may be enough to bring me over to AT&T. (We still don't have 3G here on T-Mobile.)
I do not know if they turned off the 1900 3G while turning on the 850 3G. If they did, it may or may not alleviate the congestion problem. However, since most of the phones that AT&T uses are 3g phones, it probably would not matter.
But what does affect Oklahoma City's 2G network are the cus...
Still waiting in line. . .
I'm sure iPhone users...