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Verizon LTE signal measured at 80Mbps in New York City

0. phoneArena 15 Oct 2013, 07:03 posted on

Based on screenshots measuring network speed, it seems that Verizon is testing a faster version of its LTE network in certain areas of New York City; operating at speeds that occasionally run over 80Mbps, the signal is running on the 2.1 GHz Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) band. Using a Verizon branded Apple iPhone 5s, a gentleman named Milan Milanovic also scored a peak 23Mbps uploading speed...

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posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:10 2

1. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Cool story bro. Now try doing that for half the price a month.

http://gizmodo.com/okay-so-yeah-i-guess-t-mobiles-lte-is-fast-734222386

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:46 8

5. Beholder88 (Posts: 85; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Um, those are showing 49Mbps if you convert from kbps. Still slower. And why pay half when you get half, and crappy customer service? You get what you pay for, it's true in almost everything. Always had Verizon and will never give it up.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 08:00 2

7. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


50Mbps is damn fast. And that's not even T-Mobile's AWS network. Which, by the way, is ready to go all over the country. It's only a software switch at this point. Verizon requires hardware upgrades.
Verizon's current 4GLTE is slow and capped - making it almost useless at this point. I gave up Verizon after 10 years and have absolutely no regrets. Your customer service comment is laughable. Verizon has atrocious customer service.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 10:26

15. o0Exia0o (Posts: 900; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


I dont know what you are smoking, but you have things completely mixed up. T-MO has a long way to go as far as buld out of thier 4G LTE network. As for VZW they are fairly complete with thier 4G LTE build out. Verizon is only a switch throw away from activating thier LTE-A network at which time they will be able to run VoLTE on thier network. T-Mo is still somewhere in the range of 2 years away, with plenty of hardware upgrades to thier cell equipment, from thanking about LTE-A or running VoLTE on thier network.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 15:54 1

35. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


T-Mo already has HD voice... They should start LTE-A by the first half of next year.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 16:20 1

37. JC557 (Posts: 1575; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I would switch back to T-Mobile once they have extended their coverage in the in the US. As of right now their service can only be found in major metro areas and major interstates which does me no good.

So there is a reason you're paying less.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 09:48 7

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


50mbps + unlimited > 80 + limited.

Doesn't take a genius to find out which one is better.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 18:00

39. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


50 mbps + unlimited + edge indoors < 80 (in/outdoors) + limited

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 20:19

41. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


T-moble.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 20:37

44. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


obviously Verizon since the customer base is at least twice the size of T-mobile.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 10:15 1

14. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Hey, if you want to be verizon's bitch, go ahead. They are the company who thinks it is their 1st amendment right to slow down your skype traffic or youtube traffic in favor of their own, wants to end net neutrality so they can screw you even more.

Oh, and you really think you will notice the diff btw 50 and 80mbps web browsing? Hint: that problem went out the window years ago with 3mbps DSL/cable.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 20:22

42. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


^ This.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 09:36 3

12. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


You guys forget that Verizon's network was about 50-60mbps at launch too. Hell I was seeing 50mbps for months before the network started getting flooded with people and slowed it down eventually to what I see now which is like 25mbps. The same will happen to T-Mobile.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 12:07 2

22. Omarc07 (Posts: 437; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i agree tmobiles lte speeds will probabaly go dwn over time but u do know tmobile still has hspa as a back up which gets up to 30 mbps i had both att and tmobile and i can assure u tmobiles hspa leaves att hspa behind tmobiles average speeds were 15-20 dwn while atts was 2-3 . So when tmobiles lte speeds go dwn they wont see a speed difference since there hspa is plenty fast unlike verizon which u go out lte u on horrible 3G i cant even load fb sometimes on there 3G upload pics forget it same with youtube forget it it craps out on there slow 3g evdo . My friends on tmobile are lucky they pay a lot less than i do on verizon have truly unlimited data and either way u look at it hspa+ or lte thy have fast speeds both ways

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 15:15

33. nnjerzy (Posts: 123; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


I totally agree,, i am running 45 down on TMOB LTE in NJ...consistent always and fast... im glad i left Verizon,, horrible company and practices,,, have your wallet and purse out with them because there coming for everything you have and suck you dry!!

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 12:46

25. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


The problem is T-Mobile has a fraction of the customers that Verizon Wireless does, so that may not necessarily be true.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 15:16 1

34. nnjerzy (Posts: 123; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


True your right but TMOB is getting there.. and at night TMOB is in all the other carriers heads.. thats why the all copy what TMOB is doing now!!

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:16 2

2. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Where in New York City you get 80mpbs? I am in mid-town mahattan and I will be lucky if I even get 2mbps on my LTE. When LTE first started, I get like 20mbps, but nowadays, I get speed that's slower than good old 3g.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:18 1

3. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


What phone do you have? Verizon's core/regular 4GLTE is slow and congested. You need a phone that supports AWS. Which means Note 3/LG G2/iPhone 5S. GS4 needs a software update to enable it.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:38

4. rsdmems (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)


Could my Note 2 be updated to work on these bands?

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 08:00

9. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Nope. Hardware support for AWS is pretty much brand new. Sorry.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 09:16

11. rsdmems (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)


Okay, thanks.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 12:47

27. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


You left out the new Droids :)

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 12:47 1

26. xmusicianguy (Posts: 96; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


I get 20 Mbps in rural Tennessee (pop 30K) on LTE. Band 13 naturally. So I think they LIMIT the downlink traffic to a set speed during peak times whether the demand is there or not, a QoS method.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 16:22

38. JC557 (Posts: 1575; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Okay, where the heck are you stuck at 2Mbps? I never dip that low on any of my LTE phones. The lowest I've seen was 22Mbps and the highest was 60Mbps, which is usually at night.

Towers do get congest as well so it's not like there isn't a reason for a drop in speeds. Still never had that much of a drop anywhere in NYC unless I'm in a subway station.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:56 4

6. DaBigDogg (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


And don't forget, how much faster you can burn through your 2 gigs a month now too!

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 08:00 8

8. regkilla (Posts: 83; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


Unless you have unlimited data.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 10:42

16. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


here, here.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 11:21

20. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)


hear, hear?

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 20:28

43. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Enjoy it, because that's next to go away for good.

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