After reading an article I began to remember the transition from 3G to LTE and the ride that changed the way we use our devices. Though Verizon was the first to get LTE launched successfully across the nation MetroPCS was first to launch LTE. Since then, despite MetroPCS being first, we view Verizon at being at the top as far as LTE coverage and reliability followed by AT&T. As we continue to move forward with technology we are knocking on the door to 5G. Which US carrier will be first to true 5g? Which US carrier will be first to launch true 5g across the nation? source: 4G and 5G wireless How they are alike and how they differ Note: From many of the articles that I have read LTE- Advance is not 5g, at least not by what is defined by the ITU.