AT&T upgrades to 4G in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill

Posted January 5, 2012

AT&T customers and those people wanting faster speeds for their cell phones, tablets and wireless devices now have another choice across much of the Triangle.

The phone giant said Thursday that its so-called 4G service that offers data at broadband speeds is available in Raleigh, Cary and Chapel Hill.

Coverage will be added in Durham in coming months, according to an AT&T spokesperson.

“We continue to see demand for mobile broadband skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in Raleigh and Chapel Hill responds to what customers want from their mobile experience and provides solutions — more, faster, on the best devices,” said Laurent Therivel, AT&T’s vice president and general manager of Mobility and Consumer Markets in the Carolinas.

AT&T’s service is also available in Charlotte.

AT&T offers a number of 4G devices that can utilize the network that is built on LTE (long-term evolution) technology.

They include:

• HTC Vivid
• Samsung Galaxy S™ II Skyrocket
• LG Nitro HD
• HTC Jetstream tablet
• Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
• AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G
• AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G

Other providers also offer 4G service in the Triangle, including Verizon and Sprint.


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  • Red Riding Hood Jan 10, 2012

    dear bfortyme - you should be able to get out of your contract for free. just google it - "cancel cell phone contract because of no coverage", ...poor coverage, etc.

    glockedup - :) is that thing free?

  • lucasd06 Jan 6, 2012


    I'm on the computer 8 hours per day at work and check the news on my breaks. I do have a television at home BUT MY POINT is that I don't need a constant connection to the web. The ones who do lose touch with what's going on around them. They hold up lines in stores, they run into things when walking around, and ignore conversation. And no, I'm not 60 years old. I'm 22 and I've grown up with technology. It's a mindset maybe you should adopt.

  • glockedup Jan 5, 2012

    For those of you with AT&T and low signal in your home: Call At&T wireless and complain. They will send you an AT&T MicroCell that you can connect to your router. It is Femtocell technology that will give you 5 bars of signal in your home.

  • surffish Jan 5, 2012


  • Uhavenoclu Jan 5, 2012

    I suppose you choose to not have a television at home either...

    "I don't know what you expect,staring in a TV set"

  • Uhavenoclu Jan 5, 2012

    Uhavenoclu ... please be brief!

    How is that?

  • RWS Jan 5, 2012

    "Internet on our phones has made zombies of us all!"

    I suppose you choose to not have a television at home either. But wait, you do choose to sit in front of a computer and use the Internet, but you choose for it not to be ok to have Internet on phones. How odd.

  • lucasd06 Jan 5, 2012

    I hear a lot of whining about how "slow" phone internet service is. It's still relatively new technology, and most of you don't need to have facebook accessible at blazing speeds anyway. Internet on our phones has made zombies of us all!

  • brmyspots Jan 5, 2012

    I work with a company that employs about 180 people and it's up to us which carrier we choose and the company reimburses us to use our own phones. I use Verizon but we have a lot of AT&T, Nextel, US Cellular, Sprint, etc. We're all either wildlife biologists or field engineers and go to some pretty out of the way places. My phone works regardless where we go 100% of the time. The most basic function of a to make phone calls. Unless AT&T improves their coverage area I see a lot of my coworkers and friends switching to Verizon when their plan expires.

  • thompsonwr Jan 5, 2012

    You folks in the Raleigh area are very foutunate. I have been pleading to AT&T for four years just to make DSL available to to me.