The war for your wallet is about to get a little more intense. AT&T announced tonight that they’re pulling out the big guns, investing a total of $8 billion in their wireless network (and an additional $6 billion for wireline network). Holy cow, that’s a whole lot of billions. AT&T plans on blanketing 300 million US Americans with 4G LTE by the end of 2014 with help from more than 40 spectrum deals — some still pending regulatory approval — with plans to buy even more.
Couple all of that with the fact that AT&T’s network is international friendly (meaning overseas devices work fine on their HSPA+ network) and AT&T’s a force to be reckoned with, an empire even. While I’m not sure that’s enough to lock me into a contract for 2 years, it is definitely very, very tempting. Strong, the dark side is.