Early in November, AT&T exec Larry Solomon mentioned that their 4G/LTE network would be extending its reach to New York City sometime “soon.”
Turns out, “soon” means “sometime around December 1st” — as of this evening, reports started coming in that some devices within the Big Apple’s limits were lighting up with 4G/LTE signal.
Now, it should be noted that this is still totally unofficial; AT&T has yet to issue a press release announcing that New York’s LTE has gone live, and it’s quite possible that things are just live temporarily for the sake of testing.
With that said, our own Jordan Crook was able to get a rock solid LTE signal (on the recently announced LG Nitro HD) in Southern Manhattan this evening, and was pulling average download speeds between 10 and 12.5 megabits per second. If you’ve got an HTC Vivid, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, or Galaxy Tab 8.9 and are on the Island, whip it out and give it a shot.
If you’re able to catch any of those LTE waves, be sure to drop a comment and let us know which part of the city you’re in.