Vancouver-based carrier Roam has launched packages with 4G LTE support. The company – known for affordable packages for Canadians travelling in the United States – is offering the network in several U.S. cities including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.
The official launch of the new network will happen on July 7, allowing users to take advantage of the new network’s speed as long as their smartphone supports LTE. The new network also brings improved coverage and plan options that let users send unlimited text, picture, audio and video messages.
Just as an idea of what this difference might mean for users: 3G smartphones can receive data at a speed of up to 3.1 mB/s while 4G can reach speeds of 3 to 5 mB/s on average. This, of course, is depending on the network.
Canadians using Roam must get a special Roam Mobility SIM card for their time in the States, giving them a U.S. phone number.