Cricket joins major carriers Verizon
MetroPCS rolled out its LTE network in Las Vegas, Nevada in September of 2010, along with what it said was the world's first commercially available LTE handset, the Samsung Craft. Metro has since been working with phone vendors on bringing the cost of LTE handsets way down.
Another smaller carrier, U.S. Cellular
But customers of Sprint Nextel
You need a phone to make phone calls
One problem here for Cricket: The company is not yet offering an LTE handset for its network. The one LTE device it now has available is a modem, the Huawei Boltz. The company says it will offer LTE-compatible smartphones and tablets in the future.
Obviously, until actual LTE mobile phones are added to the LTE mobile network, Cricket's foray into 4G is not going to shake up the industry. For now, this rollout still has to be filed under "W," for wait-and-see.
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