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


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


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


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.

AT&T 4G LTE arrives in 10 new cities

ATT_4G_LTE_ExpansionYesterday Sprint announced many new cities that are receiving their 4G LTE service, and today AT&T follows. AT&T announced today that 10 new cities will receive their blazing fast service, most being in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Georgia. From the names, it looks like AT&T is starting to get into the less heavily populated, rural areas. You can see the full list of new 4G LTE cities after the break.

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Sprint expands 4G LTE to 41 more cities



Sprint announced today that they have expanded coverage of their 4G LTE service to 41 more locations, including big names like Philadelphia, PA; Brooklyn, NY;  Nashville, TN; Jacksonville, FL; Oakland, CA; and Portland, OR. The addition of these 41 locations brings the total number of markets covered to 151. Sprint expects to be able to reach 200 million customers with 4G LTE by the end of the year.

You can see the whole list of new cities through the source link below.

Source: Sprint Newsroom

Motorola XT1056 smartphone appears in the wild, all but confirms the true identity of the “X” phone



We still don’t know too much about the mysterious Motorola X phone, but as we get closer and closer to the speculated August or October unveiling— we’re starting to get a better idea of what to expect from the device. The gang at Phone Arena recently got a tip on a XT1056 model, which seems to be unique from other Moto devices as it looks to feature around an estimated 4.5 to 4.7-inch display, (seemingly stock) Android 4.2.2, 16GB of internal storage and a removable battery— matching up with what we’ve heard previously. More importantly— this device features “5G WiFi” and is believed to have been tested on Sprint’s 4G LTE network, giving us the clear indication that this is the same model that recently tried its darnedest to tip-toe past us through FCC hallways.

Of course this mystery XT1056 unit could be some sort of other Motorola unit that’s in the works, but we’ll go ahead and speculate that yeah… we’re probably looking at the X phone.

source: Phone Arena