AT&T to Start Sales of LTE Devices from Next Week
Published on: 16th Aug 2011
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USA based AT&T has announced that its first LTE devices will go on sale in its shops from next week. AT&T also confirmed data pricing for data only mobile broadband devices on the company's forthcoming LTE network.
As the first devices that will be able to take advantage of AT&T's future LTE network arrive in AT&T stores, customers who choose the AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G and AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G will be able to select the same $50 for 5 GB data option as many current USBConnect or Mobile Hotspot customers do today.
Also on AT&T's HSPA+ network, the USBConnect Momentum 4G, Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G will be the only LTE devices in the United States to have a 4G/HSPA+ network to fall back to if a customer moves outside of LTE coverage.
Already in customers' hands, the AT&T USBConnect Adrenaline is LTE-upgradeable, containing an LTE chipset that can be enabled with a software update.
AT&T recently announced plans to roll out 4G LTE in five markets -- Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio -- later this summer.
By the end of 2011, AT&T plans to offer 4G LTE to customers in at least 15 markets, covering 70 million Americans.