The 4G LTE race is on with the major carriers in the United States, but don’t count out the regional carriers. Regional carriers have offered similar 3G experiences at generally a better value (better price), and look for the same to be true for 4G LTE as well. If you live in the Mid-Atlantic region, you’re probably already familiar with nTelos Wireless. What you may not know is that nTelos has confirmed in their last quarterly earnings report that they will be launching their own 4G LTE network in 2013. As stated in nTelos’s third quarter investor’s briefing:
In the presentation referenced above, the Company has updated its LTE rollout strategy, indicating it
expects to launch its initial 4G LTE market in the second half of 2013. The Company also provided
additional selected updates regarding operational metrics for the third quarter of 2012 and with respect to
the Sprint relationship.“
This is exciting news for nTelos customers, who are currently enjoying better prices on the already capable iPhone 5 which is currently their only LTE-capable device. However, we wouldn’t be surprised to see nTelos ramping up their choice of LTE devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S III, in the near future. For now, you can still enjoy very good 3G coverage with nTelos Wireless on your iPhone 5 or Android device.