Folks that pre-ordered, or plan to get, an iPhone 5 on AT&T’s network will be happy to hear that the carrier has been beefing up its LTE footprint over the past few days.

Apple’s latest handset is the first from the company that supports the next-generation wireless technology, and now AT&T customers can enjoy it in more places…

Here’s a list of all of the markets the carrier has added to its LTE coverage map over the past week:

  • Albany, New York
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Wilmington, Delaware
  • Sacramento, California
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Portland, Oregon

AT&T says it will continue its rapid rollout of the 4G tech throughout the country, but it’s still tremendously behind Verizon. With more than a year head start, Big Red now has LTE in more than 400 markets, which it says, covers more than 2/3 of the US population.

Still, if you’re an AT&T customer looking at getting the new iPhone soon, these new LTE markets are a welcome surprise. I know they are for me, as I live just a little outside of Portland.

  • Daniel Im

    Yes! LTE in Philly! Can’t wait for the ip5, 🙂

  • Metroview

    Holy shit something finally comes along among the first here in Wilmington, Delaware!

    • Stephen Lynch

      I heard that! Delaware all day!!!

    • Same here. Willy, Delly!!!!

  • Yes! Birmingham Alabama! Finally!

    • I’m waiting for Huntsville Alabama or Madison Alabama

      • In due time hopefully. At least their thinking about Alabama is my joy.

  • I Love LTE speed!

  • YES!! LTE in Sacramento!!

  • I’m between Albany and NYC, I wonder if it’ll reach me. Guess i’ll find out friday.

  • Finally in Da Burgh!!!

  • mdee4

    Is there a way to find out when lte could be available in your area for AT&T?

    • goofygreek

      nope. even their map of coverage is out dated. My city isnt listed with lte, but i have it here, well, at least half my city has lte. Its being tested now, hopefully live by the end of the week.

  • Cody… Im in aloha-beaverton area, you think LTE coverage come out this far west of portland?

  • Wow big deal Verizon has over 400 cities AT&T is less than 100. Doesn’t even look like it is getting close to my way what so ever. I am defiantly jumping ship to Verizon

  • Rob C.

    You forgot about Detroit, MI Cody. LTE launched here today as well.

  • I Jumped ship to Verizon no LTE in Tucson and I am tired of Crap-T&T’s less bars in more places I go lol

  • Applefreak555