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None of AT&T phones will work on their LTE system?

geryfrie

Jul 20, 2011, 4:00 PM
I think I just figured out that non of AT&Ts 4G phones will ever work on their LTE system (different from Verizon's LTE) when they finally complete their backfill.

Say it ain't so!

If this is true, then I bet a bunch of folks are buying 4G units right now, thinking that they will eventually be able to reap the benefits of AT&T's LTE system later!
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Jellz

Jul 21, 2011, 2:30 PM
The advertising is misleading on it, yes, and I can say for a fact that at the beginning, we (being AT&T sales reps, at least where I am) were told that they would work with LTE.

I take pride in my work though, so I don't leave it at what they tell me, I looked into it. The 4G smartphones available now are only compatible with HSPA+ and will not work on LTE when it comes out.

When they will, you can be sure you'll see "LTE" plastered all over them in large orange and blue letters.
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geryfrie

Jul 22, 2011, 8:44 PM
It makes sense for AT&T to build a solid HSPA+ network first so that they can construct a more reliable network, backfilling LTE after that.

Because Verizon has a leg up on them with LTE in lots of places right now, I am tempted to switch carriers (LTE just came to my town this week). But I have six phones on my account!

It always seems like the phone that I should get is six months away!
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geryfrie

Jul 22, 2011, 8:54 PM
Thanks! I now understand!
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