BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — AT&T is first out with a press release announcing its area stores will be stocked and ready for the iPhone rush next Friday.
The iPhone 5 was announced yesterday.
As a public service: we've done some math here at the BocaNewsNow.com world headquarters and have determined, after upgrading two lines last year to the iPhone 4S — that it would cost us $518 MORE to upgrade using AT&T's math as opposed to paying AT&T's early termination fee and switching to Verizon.
This includes selling our used iPhones to Gazelle.com, which pays top dollar for used equipment.
Everyone's account is different, but running your own numbers — no matter which carrier you subscribe to — is something to keep in mind as you read on:
AT&T will offer iPhone 5 beginning next Friday, September 21. Customers will be able to pre-order iPhone 5 beginning this Friday, September 14 at www.att.com/iPhone. Only AT&T offers the nation’s largest 4G network, along with a choice of individual and shared data plans.
Nation’s Largest 4G Network
Our 4G network covers 275 million people and 3,000 more 4G cities and towns than Verizon.
With AT&T, you get blazing fast LTE speeds. It’s part of Nation’s Largest 4G Network.
AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+. Customers are able to enjoy an ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you’re on a much slower 3G network.
Our 4G LTE network delivered faster average download speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld’s most recent speed tests.
AT&T invested more than $400 million in its Florida wireless and wired networks during the first six months of 2012. Network upgrades include activation of new cell sites to improve network coverage, deploying faster connections to enable 4G speeds, and adding spectrum capacity to support additional traffic.