I was running a couple of errands and listening to a Windows Phone podcast. It was a good podcast in general because the folks running it are very good and I like the information they provide. The kinds of folks you'd wanna have a beer with.
The podcast is from WP Central. I recommend it if you're even remotely interested in keeping up with what Microsoft is offering on the mobile front. Having said that, in one of the episodes, they commended AT&T for bring LTE to Windows Phone. They liked that AT&T convinced Microsoft to make this happen.
Maybe they did but they certainly deserved no praise. AT&T, even by the podcasters' own admission, never have subscribers' interest at heart. They don't take in your or my interests when they make any decision whatsoever.
Windows Phone was AT&T's final and only chance to break away from the domination of the iPhone. Plain and simple. The Lumia 900, the latest and greatest of Windows Phone devices, was suppose to supplant the iPhone 4S as the flagship device. And bring LTE over just isn't going to make that happen.
Apple should include LTE in the next iPhone 5-6 months from now and any advantage that AT&T was pushing for in Windows Phone would disappear by then.
If the podcasters want to give AT&T praise for bring LTE to Windows Phone, then they should also blame AT&T for the wireless data issues that Lumia 900 users are currently experimenting, no?