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U.S. Phone Carriers Supporting 4G LTE

July 10th, 2012 · No Comments

Here’s the list of U.S phone Carriers supporting 4G LTE and details of the services and reach of those carriers are given below.

With the four carriers – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless – offering high speed internet services for 3G and 4G enabled phones, not many smart phones and cell phones can utilize the services. Moreover, not many phones are 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) capable.

The 4G LTE networks are still under construction in the United States, owing to which the carriers have not come forward with a good number of phones supporting the latest technology that claims to provide data download speeds between 3 to 8 megabits per second. Many new Android based smartphones are expected to be 4G LTE capable along with iPhone 5 that is expecting a launch by the second half of 2012. 4G LTE comes to us with the capability of downloading images and videos in real-time than waiting for them to load of stream.

Many new smartphones have 4G LTE capability offered by the various service providers in the United States. The following list shows the list of 4G LTE phones backed by the various network carriers in the US.

AT&T

The second largest mobile network provider in the US does not have much to offer for the 4G LTE anticipators. At present, only four smartphones are said to be 4G LTE capable. HTC Vivid, HTC Titan II, Nokia Lumia 900 and Samsung Focus 2. It is said that due to the not so expanded AT&T LTE network these phones were built with updated 3G capabilities. With the launch of Windows based Samsung Focus 2 on AT&T in May 2012, AT&T has three windows phones to its credit; HTC Vivid being an Android based phone.

Verizon

The leader in 4G LTE networks, Verizon possesses the most advanced wireless technologies. Offering a wide 4G LTE network coverage than its competitors, Verizon is expecting to service 260 million people in the United States. The carrier offers a wide range of tablets, phones, notebooks, modems and hotspots that are 4G LTE capable. At present, Verizon has over 50 cell phones including smarthphones and droids on Verizon LTE network including Motorola Xoom 4G LTE, Samsung Galaxy S III, Motorola Droid 4, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, LG Lucid, HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE and HTC Rezound. A complete list of 4G LTE enabled phones on Verizon network is available on the Verizon Wireless website.

Sprint

With its 4G LTE networks on a testing phase, the customers from Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio will be able to use Sprint’s high speed network from July 15. At present, there are three smartphones on Sprint network; HTC EVO 4G LTE, Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper. When it goes live, devices on Sprint network are expected to network speeds that are 10 times faster that the other 4G LTE enabled phones. Sprint expects to complete the launch of 15 4G LTE capable smartphones this year. According to Sprint, the network will be expanded to more US cities pretty soon. The company expects to service a million customers.

T-Mobile

T-Mobile is not yet ready to initiate its 4G LTE services. The carrier has already lured its customers with the 4G HSPA+ networks. It is estimated that by 2013, the carrier will have some good news on the 4G LTE networks front. However, there is not enough information about the availability of 4G LTE capable devices functioning on T-Mobile networks.

While majority of these are Android based, iPhone 5 will surely have its place among the consumers, owing to the much gained popularity of iPhones in the United States.

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