Verizon, T-Mobile, and T-Mobile’s subsidiary Solavei are putting the pressure on AT&T with expansion and discounts to lure iPhone users to them.
On the no-contract front Solavei is pushing into 37 new cites with 4G enhancements to lure iPhone users:
Solavei™, an affordable contract-free mobile service provider, announces its members can access up to 4G coverage on unlocked GSM iPhones® in 37 new markets with the 1900 MHz band. The network enhancements allow Solavei members to use iPhones and other AT&T/4G smartphones to access its $49 per month unlimited voice, text and data in areas including New York City, Newark, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Tampa, Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Atlanta, Seattle, Minneapolis, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, Central and Southern Arizona, San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley California and South Florida.
This is great for people looking for ways to save money and not be hampered by contracts, but as a bonus this expansion also covers T-Mobile customers as well. These aren’t LTE speeds (so it’s like 4G ish I guess), but it’s better than the coverage these areas had before.
Not to be left out of the party, Verizon is expanding LTE coverage into 29 new areas today as well.
So these expansions are covering more and more customers in the U.S., I guess the question is—do you have LTE and and would you switch carriers for it?
Cell tower from Flickr by acidpix.