May 16 AT 11:22 AM Edgar Cervantes 15 Comments

AT&T’s “slow” 4G actually has the largest coverage map

Competition is rough in the mobile market nowadays. Manufacturers are all competing amongst each other, operating systems are fighting for the lead (though we all know which one is winning), and every carrier is trying to convince us that their 4G network is the best in some way. Sprint is the first, Verizon claims to be the fastest, and T-Mobile says it is the largest. Well, Fierce Broadband Wireless has released some maps they acquired through American Roamer (wireless coverage firm), proving that AT&T’s HSPA+ network will cover a much wider area than all of its competitors (ouch!).

AT&T Mobility actually claims that their network will give down speeds of 14.4 Mbps, with enhanced backhaul. It is also important to clarify that these maps only show where AT&T has deployed their HSPA+ access, but it does not provide the location where it has upgraded its backhaul capability, so the maps may be a bit misleading… for now.

Even if AT&T did happen to become the 4G network with the best coverage map, their data speeds have not been very convincing for many years now. It also seems like it will be the slowest4G network in the U.S. But that map sure looks nice for those who travel around a lot… What do you guys say? Are you willing to give up speed for coverage? If you are a 4G user, which carrier are you with? Which do you think is the best?

Via: Fierce Broadband Wireless

Source: American roamer

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • http://Website Ralphie

    Why have a fast network if you can only use 2 g of data

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  • http://Website dasudevil

    One of your questions should be: Is the slow speed worth the extra money as long as you have coverage?

    ABSOLUTELY NOT!

    I am with Tmobile (yes they may not have the best) but where I live and use the phone I could not be happier. Never had an issue and am ALWAYS on 4G no matter where I travel.

  • http://Website revs

    its insanely slow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    not 4g at alll

    • sc8terboy66

      i got atrix and i get 0.36mbps per second on full bars anyone got that problem

  • http://Website Tito!

    This article translated in words, to me: AT&T < T-Mobile.
    AT&T should not acquire T-Mobile, their whining arguments claiming they need is mere bs.

    T-Mobile is not only competing to be faster [#Winning] in this category,
    but also keeps expanding.
    For that, I always say T-Mobile FTW! :)

  • http://Website Tito!

    This article translated in words, to me: AT&T < T-Mobile.
    AT&T should not acquire T-Mobile, their whining arguments claiming they need is mere bs.

    T-Mobile is not only competing to be faster [#Winning] in this category,
    but also keeps expanding.
    For that, I always say T-Mobile FTW! :)

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    Bottom line…..Everyone hates At&t that will always be because they have no respect for android as a platform and they drink to much apple kool aide which is disgusting in my book. Tmobile does not deserve this fate i hope this merger does not happen…….

  • http://Website capinash

    I have at&t hspa+ where I live (at&t calls this 4G) but consistent speed tests on my HTC Inspire 4G only get about 1.2 – 1.8 Mbps –NEWSFLASH! that’s 3G speed not 4G, AT&T! People that work for AT&T are just a bunch of drunks! the true winner in the 4G competition is big red–Verizon–4G LTE network! As soon as the 14 months left on my 2 yr contract are up its Good bye AT&T and Hello Verizon!! P.S. I don’t think its safe for t-mobile to merge with AT&T it would be wireless suicide for t-mobile…

  1. RalphieGuest 4 years ago

    Why have a fast network if you can only use 2 g of data

    • AlexGuest 4 years ago

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  6. dasudevilGuest 4 years ago

    One of your questions should be: Is the slow speed worth the extra money as long as you have coverage?

    ABSOLUTELY NOT!

    I am with Tmobile (yes they may not have the best) but where I live and use the phone I could not be happier. Never had an issue and am ALWAYS on 4G no matter where I travel.

  7. revsGuest 4 years ago

    its insanely slow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    not 4g at alll

  8. Tito!Guest 4 years ago

    This article translated in words, to me: AT&T < T-Mobile.
    AT&T should not acquire T-Mobile, their whining arguments claiming they need is mere bs.

    T-Mobile is not only competing to be faster [#Winning] in this category,
    but also keeps expanding.
    For that, I always say T-Mobile FTW! :)

  9. Tito!Guest 4 years ago

    This article translated in words, to me: AT&T < T-Mobile.
    AT&T should not acquire T-Mobile, their whining arguments claiming they need is mere bs.

    T-Mobile is not only competing to be faster [#Winning] in this category,
    but also keeps expanding.
    For that, I always say T-Mobile FTW! :)

  10. Richard YarrellGuest 4 years ago

    Bottom line…..Everyone hates At&t that will always be because they have no respect for android as a platform and they drink to much apple kool aide which is disgusting in my book. Tmobile does not deserve this fate i hope this merger does not happen…….

  11. capinashGuest 4 years ago

    I have at&t hspa+ where I live (at&t calls this 4G) but consistent speed tests on my HTC Inspire 4G only get about 1.2 – 1.8 Mbps –NEWSFLASH! that’s 3G speed not 4G, AT&T! People that work for AT&T are just a bunch of drunks! the true winner in the 4G competition is big red–Verizon–4G LTE network! As soon as the 14 months left on my 2 yr contract are up its Good bye AT&T and Hello Verizon!! P.S. I don’t think its safe for t-mobile to merge with AT&T it would be wireless suicide for t-mobile…