We’re all anxiously awaiting the rollout of AT&T’s 4G LTE network and the carrier has just introduced its first devices to utilize it: a 4G USB modem called the USBConnect Momentum 4G and a mobile hotspot known as the Hotspot Elevate 4G. Both devices will be available Aug. 21.
The company also laid out how much service will be for these data-centric devices, as users can pay $50 a month for 5 GB of data with each additional gigabyte costing $10. If you go outside of the company’s 4G LTE range, you’ll be happy to know that these devices can fall back on AT&T’s HSPA+ network. AT&T will be rolling out 4G LTE in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio in a few months.
We already know that AT&T will be rolling out 4G LTE this year and that we’ll see at least one smartphone before 2012 hits, so this is the logical first step because data devices generally land before smartphones or tablets. We have some high hopes for this network because the Verizon 4G LTE network has provided some super fast speeds in multiple markets.