04-10-2012 7:46 AM
I have been enjoying relatively fast and reliable 3G and hspa+ in Madison, Wisconsin for sometime now and haven't had any major reason to leave AT&T.
However, I have been looking into getting an LTE phone probably by the end of the year and since AT&T hasn't announced any plans to put LTE in Madison I find myself in a conundrum.
Verizon has our area well covered with LTE (with speed tests showing 24Mbps) but naturally their 3G service isn't nearly as fast as AT&T's here. Verizon download speeds on 3G are around 500kbps where as AT&T on hspa+ is giving me closer to 2Mbps per second. Pretty substantial difference not to mention Verizons 3G restriction of no data and voice at the same time.
If AT&T was planning on putting LTE here soon I would stick with them but if I will get LTE coverage 98% of the time on verizon I might find myself switching for the first time in nearly 8 years.
Anyone at AT&T care to elaborate on any future LTE coverage here before I find myself too tempted and switch for superior network speeds?
01-25-2013 12:19 PM - edited 01-25-2013 12:20 PM
scottadus seems to have a personal vendetta against US Cellular
01-25-2013 12:51 PM
They are a good network but they are always somehow behind
They dont even have visual voicemail
Unacceptable and the same devices on us cellular dont work right
I think their software engineers are amateur
01-26-2013 8:40 PM
Unless I'm mistaken, it must be back off now. I had the signal earlier today when I was having breakfast, went out of town... and when I came back, back to H+.
I don't mind the speeds, but it was nice to see LTE for a little while. Perhaps it was a test?
01-28-2013 7:09 AM
02-03-2013 8:39 AM
I hope that's the case (not yet done with rollout). It would be pretty cheezy to have LTE in "Madison" only covering Madison proper when a good percentage of what people think of as madison is actually Monona, Verona, Fitchburg, Middleton, etc.
I can get LTE signal when I'm at the gas station across from my workplace, but not at my workplace. I can't get it at home, which is less than 5 min away from said gas station - and technically still in Madison.
03-01-2013 6:04 AM
05-01-2013 8:39 AM
Anyone know of LTE coming to the Port Washington Area? I'm just north of the Milwaukee LTE buildout, and it drives me nuts everytime I have to go back to HSPA + from LTE!!
05-01-2013 5:00 PM
05-01-2013 8:09 PM
That's good to know. Hopefully it'll extend around to Fondy and Sheboygan. I travel to these locations enough too! It would be nice to have consistant LTE the whole way, or in the Cities at the least.
05-02-2013 9:16 AM
I agree. Hopefully they do. Someone I know said they heard AT&T is planning a buildout of LTE across the entire Lake Michigan Shore and I-43 and consistant HSPA+ "4G" in Door County for the tourists. I haven't seen that yet though.
05-07-2013 10:55 AM
Appleton's LTE footprint seems to be growing daily. I have seen speeds of up to 30 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up. Keep it rolling AT&T!