03-15-2013 10:43:44 AM
Verizon and AT&T expansions in what way?? New towers?? That would be very good. In this day and age seeing those towers isn't a culture shock anymore but rather a necessity in everyday life and I think all the Telco' s should pool their investments together and construct new towers in many needed areas that way everyone would benefit. AT&T has lost a lot of wireless customers and I think they going to start ramping up their network upgrades this year.
03-28-2013 10:30:23 AM
I just drove back from Gaylord to Alpena and it looks like the fiber crew is laying fiber about 10 miles outside of Alpena, between Alpena and Hillman. Hopefully they are on schedule to have 4G enabled in Alpena before I'm too old and feeble to use a phone!
03-29-2013 10:13:32 AM
HOOORAY!!! I feel foolish for being so giddy over such a little thing, but this has been a long time coming! I just realized it on my way back from lunch when I went to access the Tiger game. FINALLY!!!
03-31-2013 04:56:21 PM
Can anyone confirm if Escanaba got 4G today? My friend sent me a text asking me if AT&T has 4G in Escanaba? I told him I heard at the end of June is what I heard. He just sent me a text back saying it now says "4G" on his phone. o_0
03-31-2013 09:04:14 PM
04-01-2013 03:03:10 PM
Tight !!! That is AWESOME!!! It looks like AT&T is taking northern Michigan more seriously now!! With Tpeltz reporting 4G near Onaway, Alpena, and you now saying Escanaba is live....can't wait to see the new coverage map.
04-01-2013 03:27:41 PM
04-02-2013 12:49:38 PM
You are correct. Newer AT&T devices display "4G" in 3G and HSPA+(*) areas and 4G LTE in LTE coverage areas.(**) There are some 3G areas left but most of the that has been upgraded to H+.
*With enhanced backhaul
Not available in all areas
04-02-2013 04:41:54 PM
Awesome. I hope they continue to upgrade until their entire EDGE network is GONE!!!!!!! Hopefully in the next few years when AT&T starts refarming their spectrum, they will be able to deploy LTE statewide. They don't currently have the spectrum to deploy it now, but HSPA+ is pretty fast. I would like to know if AT&T is deploying HSPA+14 or 21 in the new markets it is upgrading in northern Mi.
04-02-2013 06:36:22 PM - edited 04-02-2013 06:55:24 PM
04-02-2013 07:37:33 PM
04-02-2013 10:45:41 PM
04-03-2013 07:36:12 PM
I have an AT&T hotspot and when I called to complain about ZERO connectivity on EDGE in Lewiston, they bumped me up tier 2 CS. I was told they are aggressively upgrading their network and plan to have their entire EDGE footprint upgraded to HSPA+ by the end of 2013. I don't really believe that but that's what the guy told me.
04-06-2013 07:55:00 PM
Was in Gaylord today and tried to use my AT&T Mifi Liberate but couldn't. 4G service was just horrible as I couldn't use it at all. Very high pings and EDGE like speeds when it would connect. Does the quirky data mean LTE is being tested???HaHa!!!! New Sprint LTE has popped up on Sensorly along I-75 just a bit south of Otsego Lake.