At CES in January this year AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega revealed an aggressive 2 part 4g strategy. The first part of that strategy launched a short time after CES when AT&T lit up its HSPA+ network.
Phase II which is launching soon consisted of lighting up a 4g LTE network. While we anticipated a huge nationwide launch, we heard a few month’s back that the first phase of AT&T’s 4g/LTE network would be in just 5 markets. Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Chicago should have AT&T 4g/LTE in the coming weeks.
AT&T announced today that there 5gb plan would be $50 per month. They will also have a $10/gb overage, similar to the fee incurred at Verizon for going over the alloted data.
The first devices on AT&Ts 4g/LTE network will be a USB stick and a mobile hot spot. Both are being manufactured by Sierra Wireless.
The USB stick dubbed the “USB Connect Momentum 4G” will be $49.99 on a new two year agreement and with a $50 mail in rebate. The mobile hotspot, “Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G” will cost $69.99 also with a new two year agreement and a $50 mail in rebate. Both devices will be available on August 21.