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


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!

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.

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!

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

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