AT&T Provides iPhone 5 Data Plan, LTE Technology: Mobile service providers AT&T have already launched their personalized data plans for new iPhone 5 users. AT&T services for iPhone 5 will also be boasting of the coveted LTE technology, which is an enhanced version of the 4G wireless network cellular technology.
Friday marks the beginning of the iPhone 5 pre-orders as the new smartphone was announced by Apple yesterday. Shoppers and iPhone fanatics will be rushing to get their smartphones pre ordered along with the data plan. AT&T wireless has done a great job keeping up with the Apple officials, and announcing a data plan as soon as the iPhone 5 was announced.
The iPhone 5 data plan is not an ordinary one. It boasts of the amazing LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology, which is a type of 4G mobile technology. Many people ask if 4G and LTE is the same thing – the answer is no. LTE is a type of 4G, the other one being the commonly used WiMax.
Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the fastest and most reliable way for transmitting data from cellular phone towers (BSCs) to cellular phones and other receiving gadgets. An LTE network can run as fast as 20 megabits per one second, which can be ten times faster than other connections. Streaming and downloading using LTE is beautifully fast.
It is little known that AT&T is not the only provider of LTE technology. The largest providers of the LTE services are Verizon Wireless, who provides the technology to over 370 cities. AT&T on the other hand provides LTE services in 62 cities in the US.
The iPhone 4S is also deceptively known to run on the 4G technology; however this is not true, it runs on the 3G system. Apple was not the first one to launch a 4G LTE smartphone – this race was won by Samsung and HTC.