iPhone 5 Does Good for Verizon and AT&T

iPhone 5 Does Good for Verizon and AT&T

posted Saturday Sep 22, 2012 by Scott Ertz

iPhone 5 Does Good for Verizon and AT&T

If you have watched television or Hulu over the past few weeks, you know Verizon has been touting the size of its 4G LTE network and the fact that it is larger than the other 3 networks combined. Sprint plans to close that gap over the next few months, but it won't be as easy as they thought.

In preparation for the launch of the iPhone 5, the first handset from Apple to support LTE despite the technology being standard last year, Verizon and AT&T have spent time setting up new markets with LTE hardware. After Verizon's latest round of pre-iPhone 5 LTE launches, they now claim to cover more than 75 percent of the US population with their LTE network. That doesn't mean they are done, though. In a statement, Verizon regional president Jonathan LeCompte said,

We will continue expanding and enhancing our 4G LTE network across the country to provide our customers with the best wireless experience possible and enable them to take advantage of the innovations that are being brought to market through 4G LTE technology.

Verizon isn't the only company expanding its LTE coverage. Hit the break to see what AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are doing.

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