Im getting LTE on AT&T?

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silver91342

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I read that already, there are other cities across the US that utilize that band. Vegas, Charlotte, Dallas, Chicago, LA, several others.
I think you mean AT&T owns the spectrum for it but doesn't use it, not to mention how much of it they lost to t-mobile. It looks like there will be no need for at&t to build out AWS if tmobile has it covered and they put a roaming agreement in place, I think all at&t LTE phones can do band 4.

Nice read: http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/24/2731330/t-mobile-new-spectrum-map-att
 
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milan03

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I read that already, there are other cities across the US that utilize that band. Vegas, Charlotte, Dallas, Chicago, LA, several others.
Ya I know, I wrote that post. As I said, although they own the licenses, it doesn't mean that they've deployed the LTE in any of those markets. If you're in one of those markets, you should definitely try connecting.
 

ian426

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Not that this really contributes to the discussion, yet, but I'll be back home in Dallas, tomorrow, and one of the first things I do after getting my phone set up will be to test for LTE. It would be bloody amazing if that ended up working out.
 

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I was recently switched from a regular data plan (that allowed me to use apn: phone) to a Galaxy S3 4G LTE data plan. Now that I switched to apn:pta, i can honestly say there is not a big difference. I am still in process of testing, but it seems like the phone apn may be working better for me still, im alternating between the 2.. I think the 'APN Type' field is very important, trying to mix and match variables to see what works and what doesn't.
 

milan03

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I was recently switched from a regular data plan (that allowed me to use apn: phone) to a Galaxy S3 4G LTE data plan. Now that I switched to apn:pta, i can honestly say there is not a big difference. I am still in process of testing, but it seems like the phone apn may be working better for me still, im alternating between the 2.. I think the 'APN Type' field is very important, trying to mix and match variables to see what works and what doesn't.
The latency seems to be much lower on PTA over Phone on HSPA.
 

MarkyD311

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I tested with my friend's N4 in Yukon and was able to get LTE signal last week. I figured AT&T was just testing Band 4 LTE in our market. Cool to see you're getting it in Mustang, too.

Edit: Probably has something to do with the fact that AT&T only has 5x5 Mhz LTE channels here on the 700mhz band...they're in need of more LTE capacity here, so it makes sense to start rolling it out in their 5x5 markets.
 
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strausd

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I am in Dallas and will be trying this out once my replacement Nexus 4 arrives.

I have two questions:

1. How does this affect battery life?

2. I am using the SIM from my iPhone 4S, will I need a new SIM to get LTE?
 
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