AT&T announced that their 4G LTE coverage has reached 47 US markets with 7 new markets having been added in this newest update. The new markets conclude Greensboro-Winston Salem, N.C.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Gainesville, Ga.; Buffalo, NY; Burlington, Vt.; Wichita, Kan; and Cleveland, Ohio. AT&T claimed now their coverage hits 80 million people nationwide.
Folks from SlashGear has managed to get their hands-on the Verizon version of Samsung Galaxy S III. In their hands-on review you can check out some comparison speeds on each of the main three Galaxy S III’s USA carriers: Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. We have some pictures for you to see but check out the full hands-on here.
Perhaps one of the most enlightening aspects of the iPad announcement a few months back, was that AT&T had created a data plan that was, for all intents and purposes, completely revolutionary. $29.99 got you completely unlimited data, with no strings attached. Revolutionary in its own right, surely, but it made iPad customers feel comfortable that their media consumption, which is exactly what the iPad was created to do, wouldn’t be hindered in any way. But, all of that has now officially changed.
There’s unlimited plans out there. They exist. However, more likely than those unlimited plans are capped plans, which have a certain number you shouldn’t go over. And, if you do go over them, then that gives the wireless carrier in question ample reason to charge you a ridiculous amount of money because of it. The normal “cap” here in the States is 5GB, which most wireless carriers believe is as close to “unlimited” as it gets, considering the “average” user won’t ever get close to that. In Europe, though, apparently the standard user doesn’t get near 500MB.
Having an unlimited amount of anything is just about the coolest thing out there. It’s unlimited, which means you get to use it to your heart’s content. Of course, with most unlimited plans you have to pay quite a high price for it, but that’s why Boost Mobile is so proud of their monthly unlimited plan. $50 for everything, and now it includes even more.
Perhaps that change of pace AT&T has been talking about is a good thing. After all, when you claim that you carry the most data traffic of any of the other wireless carriers in the United States, and then a report comes out and says you actually don’t, well, things get pretty hairy. Especially when you consider the whole reason the network in questions says customers experience shoddy service because they have the most data traffic. Flimsy stories, if you ask us. But, that’s exactly what a recent report from ABI Research details.