Wireless carrier Cellcom has unveiled its first smartphone capable of providing users with access to 4G LTE services, namely the HTC Desire 4G LTE.
The mobile phone is available for purchase at all Cellcom retail locations starting today, Friday, September 21st.
Courtesy of the support for LTE connectivity
, the smartphone will provide users with faster data transfer rates, for a better internet experience.
“The addition of 4G LTE smartphones to our device line-up opens the door for consumers to get faster internet service when and where they need it,” said Pat Riordan, president and CEO of Cellcom.
“Whether they are using applications, visiting websites, streaming music or downloading video, our 4G customers will have a data and internet experience that is closer to real-time.”
According to the wireless carrier, the 4G service should provide download speeds ranging from 5 to 12 mbps, as well as upload speeds of around 2-5 mbps, up to 10 times faster than those offered on 3G.
Cellcom's 4G LTE network provides connectivity in areas such as Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Wausau, Manitowoc and parts of Oconto and Marinette Counties.
At the same time, Cellcom customers can benefit from 4G LTE in over 370 cities in the United States, such as Sheboygan, Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis.
The wireless carrier plans on continuing the roll-out of its 4G LTE
network in Northeast and Central Wisconsin before the end of this year.
In addition to HTC Desire 4G LTE (which, in fact, is a rebranded flavor of Verizon’s DROID Incredible 4G LTE), the wireless carrier will launch other handsets as well, including the Motorola Razr Maxx 4G.
Although it said that Motorola’s handset would be arriving soon, the carrier hasn’t provided a specific release date for it as of yet. More info on Cellcom’s 4G service can be found on its website