With ATT having a much smaller chunk of this 700 mhz spectrum, does this mean they are going to integrate into their existing network and run 700/850/1900 all together? I just can't imagine they would offer specific services on the 700 band only seeing as they have it in only limited areas.
Although it looks "limited" on a map, it includes practically all metro areas in the country.
Still, it is hard to imagine them launching a really major technology that excludes most rural regions and even whole states.
I would guess that they will use it to add capacity, so yes, at some point I'm expecting to see 3G (or 4G) devices that work on all three bands: 700/850/1900.
There are other options, though... Unlimited service is all the rage these days, but it's being driven mostly by the expansion of Cricket and MetroPCS, who do focus on specific cities with their coverage. Therefore I suppose AT&T could launch a sub-brand that offers unlimited service on its own 700 Mhz network (and end unlimited under the AT&T brand in a few ye... (continues)
I work for AT&T and in concluding what I read online as well as the articles the company sends us via email, the 700 is just added capacity. The road map is to be 4G as soon as possible. If I'm not mistaken, AT&T has announced 3.5G HSPA (speeds of 3.6 mbps and up to 22 mbps) network wide sometime in 2009. Voice over IP is the ultimate goal, and a completely broadband network would be ideal for this.
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