It’s a fact: a Nielsen study concluded earlier this year that half of all mobile phone users in America are now using smartphones. That’s an astounding growth rate for a new technology, and it has placed an enormous amount of pressure on U.S. carriers to deliver uninterrupted service to all of these new devices. Years ago, “dropped calls” were the worst. These days, not being able to check your e-mail on the go is a far more frequently heard gripe.
With the introduction of 4G LTE, a next-generation protocol for delivering high-speed Internet to your phone, there’s a very real race in terms of expansion. Particularly for business travelers, who can easily use their smartphones to provide instant Wi-Fi access to nearby tablets and laptops, choosing a carrier with broad LTE coverage makes a lot of sense. Read more