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    HSPA+ is AT&Ts transition to 4G. AT&T got some organization to claim its real 4G, but it's semantics. LTE is true 4G. It is the future. Funny how the reps said the SGSII was not 4G, over here they will claim up and down it is. HSPA+21 is more like 3.5G. SGSII is not LTE because of the lack of radios but will work in Houston with HSPA+. Almost all of the nation has it now. It's a great fallback from LTE once it comes to more areas.

    I would not hold my breath expecting an LTE Samsung Galaxy S II here in the US. The Samsung Galaxy S III will probably have it. AT&T's LTE is at its infancy. It will take a couple more years before we see LTE all over the nation. Verizon has a great start but areas they don't have LTE the switchover is slow.
    Not entirely true. If you call and ask AT&T if Hspa+ was 4g they will say no. From the very beginning their plans where to upgrade their 3g to Hspa+ before adding LTE for the simple fact that they want to have a fast network for you to fall back on if you lose signal.

    From AT&T's site...
    AT&T's 4G LTE network is now live in five markets: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
    AT&T is planning to invest in the $20-billion range this year in its wireless and wireline networks.
    AT&T plans to launch 4G LTE in 15 or more markets by the end of the year, and plans to reach approximately 70 million Americans with its 4G LTE network by the end of the year.
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