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Support AT&T's LTE network will include 1700/2100 AWS just like Metro. Roaming?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ciper, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. ciper

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    AT&T has an LTE network running right now in Chicago, San Antonio, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston but only for internal testing. Its supposed to go live in August and the first device will be a USB modem.

    The interesting part is that they plan to use 700mhz (like Verizon) and 1700/2100 AWS just like Metro does currently

    This means that potentially an AT&T phone could LTE roam onto Verizon and Metro OR a Metro phone could roam onto AT&T

    Now the question is, will they enable such a thing?
     

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    I hope that metro does that because in some places Metros LTE bites (like my house :( )
     
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    I wonder would they charge more for roaming 4G than just talking and texting
     
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    Will ATT's network be compatible with my samsung induldge, to switch services. It supports cdma:800/1900, 1700/2100 aws lte 1700/2100, 1900 pcs
     
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    AT&T would never sign a roaming agreement with Metro for their LTE network, unfortunately. Why give Metro such an advantage, when they're positioned (with a leg up) to take subscribers away from AT&T?
     
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    isnt AT&T trying to scoop up some of Metro to help get their merger done?

    AT&T Said to Seek Asset Sales to Save Bid for T-Mobile - Bloomberg
     
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    No, they're trying to sell spectrum to other carriers. They don't want to buy Metro or sign a roaming agreement with them.
     
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    Its not going to happen, but it would be nice though.
     
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    Don't get your hopes up, AT&T voice network is GSM, their phones don't work on CDMA
     

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