By Lisa Johnston
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Dallas – AT&T switched gears and will begin offering an LTE-equipped smartphone for use with its GoPhone repaid plans.
The announcement follows last month’s decision to allow people to add GoPhone service to an existing LTE phone or to an LTE phone that they buy at full price from AT&T.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Westlake Village, Calif. — 4G LTE networks deliver the best overall wireless-service quality in the U.S., and Verizon Wireless, the carrier offering the broadest LTE coverage, is tops in wireless-service quality in five of six regions in the U.S., J.D. Power and Associates found in a consumer survey.
LTE carrier U.S. Cellular came out on top in service quality in the North Central region, where Verizon placed second.
Overland Park, Kan. — Sprint expanded its 4G LTE service to 11 more markets, bringing the number of markets with LTE service to 43.
Sprint began launching LTE in July and has said that by the end of 2013, it will offer LTE service in markets reaching 250 million people. Sprint’s 3G footprint reaches 282 million people.
Dallas – MetroPCS, the no-contract flat-rate carrier that plans to merge with T-Mobile, became the first carrier in the world to roll out so-called Rich Communications Services (RCS) to deliver such features as simultaneous voice and multimedia messaging as well as social presence.
The new 4G LTE network services, launched today under the Joyn brand, are available on the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G with an app download from the @metro App Store and Google Play.