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T-Mobile 3G and AT&T 4G take the speed crowns

0. phoneArena 17 Apr 2012, 21:25 posted on

PCWorld has done its yearly testing of US wireless carriers to find out which company provides the fastest service across the country and T-Mobile and AT&T took the top honors this year in 3G and 4G speed respectively...

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posted on 18 Apr 2012, 08:46

40. f1r3z0r (Posts: 78; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Many people may say " sprint sucks" but lets talk about who last longer? I meant,
t-mobile just give you like 5g of Internet data and AT&T about 2g and as well as Verizon! On sprint is truely unlimited data! Based on my sprint bill I spent around 24gb monthly! If you take that to any other carrier, you will end out paying about $15-$30 plus you monthly plan....now which carrier sucks now?

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 09:18 1

47. jphillips63 (Posts: 160; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I've never gotten speeds that low on Big Red with my Rezound here are some results just a couple days ago, DL 43.47 UL 9.63 Ping 84ms others were 41.88 DL 10.89 UL ping 83 21.85DL 9.81 UL the lowest I show is 12.06 DL 8.90 UL with a ping of 93 ms I have many others saved high 20's DL and in the 30's so I'm unsure who was doing the testing but I've never see AT&T faster than Big RED this sounds like another bogus test comparison to me.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 13:11 1

57. skymitch89 (Posts: 1018; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I'm not really surprised that Sprint's data speeds are as horrible as they are. I have Sprint and at every chance I get, I connect to WiFi because that is how bad they are.

The main reason as to why T-Mo's 3G is as high as it is is because it uses T-Mo's HSPA+ as well as T-Mo's 4G. The main difference between T-Mo's 3G & 4G is the max HSDPA and HSUPA that the device can reach. Most of T-Mo's 3G devices can reach 7.2Mbps down while their 4G devices are at least 14.Mbps.

I don't get why you guys didn't use At&t's HSPA+ 4G network to test their speeds rather than their LTE network which isn't in very many places.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 13:50

58. ahhxd717 (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Yeah, I'd think the fact Verizon has much more LTE users has something to do with their slower 4G speeds, but I regularly get about 5-6 mbps down on AT&T's HSPA+ network in Indianapolis. The fact that their secondary "4G" network in Indy is almost as fast Verizon's 4G is pretty good. Especially since it's the same network as their 3G. I've tried out AT&T's LTE in Bloomington, IN and it gets 25+ mbps, but it's brand new.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 10:25

65. Haywood_U (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


I'm currently getting 7.71 down and 2.4 up on T-Mobile 4G in the DC area.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 09:37

66. ashapiro75 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Bull Sh!t at&t is fast. Not in the City of Chicago... Ever since they rolled out their "4g" to the iphones, my connection has gotten exponentially worse. I can't even run a speed test on my phone. I can't use my data connection at all on my phone inside the city of Chicago... Their 4g in Chicago is utter bullsh!t, to the point where it's false advertising and worth of a class action lawsuit. My connection was faster before they did this crap. I've got screen grabs from my phone to back up everything I have to say, just look for my tweets - ashapiro75

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