AT&T strikes deal with Rogers to allow 4G LTE roaming in Canada

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Today AT&T announced the first agreement for a U.S. carrier to offer international LTE roaming after revealing a new collaboration with Rogers Communications in Canada. With the new agreement in place, it is possible for AT&T customers roaming in Canada to use their existing LTE device on the Rogers network. According to the announcement, Rogers covers about 70% of Canada’s population and delivers the fastest LTE network in Canada.

To access the Rogers network with an AT&T device, they can add a Data Global Add-On package to their account. Packages are available for $30/mo. providing 120MB, $60/mo. for 300MB, or $120/mo. to get 800MB of data. While not able to access LTE yet, the Data Global Add-On gives users data access in more than 150 countries around the globe.

source: AT&T

AT&T Brings LTE to 14 New Markets

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AT&T is continuing to broaden it’s LTE horizons by recently bringing the technology to 14 new markets, which makes the number of overall markets to a total of 461. While AT&T is still catching up with Verizon, the new places on AT&T’s list include some fairly small towns. They should be done with their 4G LTE rollout by next summer, meaning if you currently have AT&T’s 3G service and don’t yet have 4G LTE access, you will within the next 8-10 months. You can find a list of the new places on AT&T’s 4G LTE list after the break.


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AT&T’s 4G LTE service arrives in 13 new markets, expanded in 15 more

ATT_4G_LTE_ExpansionAT&T is continuing towards its goal of covering America with their 4G LTE service. Today, AT&T is adding 13 new markets, and expanding a few more. Today’s additions brings total coverage to 240 million people in 437 sites, which is ahead of schedule, according to the company. The new 4G LTE markets are:

  • Tuskegee, AL
  • Bloomington-Normal, IL
  • Decatur, IL
  • Pontiac, IL
  • Lewiston-Auburn, ME
  • Hickory, NC
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Sanford, NC
  • McAlester, OK
  • Adjuntas, Puerto Rico
  • Gillette, WY
  • Jackson, WY
  • Sheridan, WY

While LTE service has been expanded in the cities past the break:


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AT&T 4G LTE Nexus 7 now available for $249 on contract

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AT&T announced today that 4G LTE will be available for Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet. Unlike the 32GB models from Google, this version comes with an AT&T 4G LTE SIM card. Besides that, all specs are identical to other versions -  it has a 7-inch display with 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution, a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, Adreno 320 graphics, a 5-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, optional 4G LTE, HDMI output, NFC, wireless charging support and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The Nexus 7 with AT&T 4G LTE is currently available via the Google Play Store for $349. If you decide to sign a two year contract before the end of the year, however, AT&T will give you “a $100 AT&T bill credit,” bringing the final price down to $249.

Source: AT&T Consumer Blog

Straight Talk now offering AT&T 4G LTE compatible SIM cards

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If you are a buyer looking to avoid contracts and subsidies, opting instead for prepaid service plans, you may be interested in Straight Talk’s latest move to offer service via the AT&T 4G LTE network. Previously it was only available on the 4G HSPA+ network.

According to Straight Talk, their plans start as low as $45 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data access. A word of caution though – just because Straight Talk provides access to the AT&T network does not mean you can take full advantage of it. In the past Straight Talk has been sued for throttling users at relatively low limits and they seem to have learned their lesson as they make a point to let buyers know they reserve the right to throttle and speeds can vary.

If you are interested in getting one of these SIM cards, just hit the source link and commence your shopping.

source: Straight Talk
via: DroidLife

AT&T 4G LTE now available in 12 new markets

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AT&T has wasted no time in working on fulfilling their promise to add 50 new markets to their 4G LTE footprint before the end of 2013 with the announcements of 12 new markets added. Interestingly, only a small handful of the recently added areas were included in AT&T’s announcement last week. The locations just announced by AT&T include:

  • Tupelo, MS
  • Tyler, TX
  • Marshall, TX
  • Stevens Point, WI
  • Whitewater-Lake Geneva, WI
  • Springfield, OH
  • Moultrie, GA
  • Tifton, GA
  • Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • Mayfield, KY
  • Paducah, KY
  • Corning, NY

If you are in those areas and have a 4G enabled AT&T smartphone, enjoy uploading photos from your upcoming Labor Day weekend using the new 4G LTE network.