AT&T in one of the big four cell phone carriers in the United States with a massive customer base and huge network footprint across the United States.
AT&T can trace its history to the Bell Telephone Company founded by Alexander Graham Bell! Although the roots are deep, the AT&T we all know today was founded in 1983. AT&T's network of subsidiaries monopolized the US telecommunications industry for most of the 20th century (known as the Bell system). The AT&T of today is a publicly traded company providing landline, long-distance, mobile phone, cable television and broadband services.
AT&T's wireless network is one of the best in the US with wide reaching coverage, second only to Verizon. AT&T’s network isn’t technically all ‘4G’ – it’s actually a dual layer of LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Many smaller cities will be covered by a blend of 4G and 3G.
With over 147 million customers in the US and Mexico, AT&T is one of the largest wireless providers in the world and also owns the popular MVNO named Cricket Wireless. Take a look at AT&T's current wireless deals, AT&Ts phone line-up, or our review of AT&T.
AT&T's network also powers many other smaller carriers (called MVNOs) which run on AT&T's network and typically provide cheaper prices than AT&T itself.
The AT&T network is a GSM network with HSPA and LTE (along with T-Mobile).
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If for some strange reason, you've not already heard about AT&T (they are one of the biggest advertisers in the US with over $1.8 Billion in paid media in 2016), here's the fast facts to get yourself acquainted:
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