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What kind of speeds with LTE?

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    What kind of speeds are you guys getting with LTE?
    I just subscribed this morning to test it out a little and see how good it works. This was my initial test. Not bad I guess but not great either.
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    We don't have proper 4G yet here in little ol' England but I heard some of the reviewers in the US were getting around 40MB/s downstream!
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    That's about right. It varies all over the map. I've seen as much as 30 Mbps up...but I like to quote 20/20, though I've seen less than that too.


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    Actually that is great lol......
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    21/16 which is much faster than my DSL service.

    The problem is not connection speed. For example right now my speed is great, but trying to get web sites to load is forever. I suspect that the problem is tax time and nearing the end of the school year. In three weeks it's graduation. Finals will start in two weeks, so projects are due soon.
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    Those speeds have got to be Verizon. I have AT&T in south Florida and the most I get is 8 Mbps.
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    AT&T isn't running LTE
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    Did not know that. My speeds have picked up with the new iPad. I see commercials on tv from AT&T about 4G/LTE.
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    Lol AT&T doesn't have true LTE yet....they are running HSPA+ lol which is 3G on steroids.
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    AT&T certainly has true LTE - not everywhere but growing... NYC and close by areas (e.g. Jersey City) are covered well and I have never seen less than 15Mbit/s down and 10Mbit/s up...
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    You've got bad info.
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    Yup
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    20 and 10 on a visit to Powder Springs GA, north of Atlanta.
    Verizon LTE
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    Proper 4G..? We don't have ANY 4G..lol I suspect 50% of the population are not getting those sort of speeds on wired and even a few cable networks nevermind 3 & 4G.

    I doubt our 4G when it does get rolled out in a couple of years, will likely ever achieve those sort of speeds, though my own 3G network service are rolling out their 3.5G around September which will work on current 3G devices as they are using current standard frequencies obviously.
    I'm afraid users hoping to see a workable 4G on iPads will have to wait for future model iPads to implement multi-band for it to work here.
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    I an not on a 4g area currently but when I an I will test. In the past the does had been remarkable.
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    Thanks for that.. quite interesting.. picture looks worse than I thought.. I did'nt realise that in the USA your frequencies are not the same across the country either, I didn't know those 2 big networks used different freqs too. AAMOI in the USA do you have to buy a specific iPad to suit a particular 4G network or is the iPad3 smart enough to switch between them..?
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    LTE varies by carrier. For example, LTE on AT&T is very good in most of Oklahoma, but some areas are dealing with HSPA+ for now. Yet, across the border in Kansas, you cannot even get decent 3G coverage over a large area. Verizon is about the same in that they have strong areas and areas without good coverage. right now there are not chips available that can handle the multiple frequencies available. Just like when the iPad was first brought to Verizon, it took its own separate iPad. Then the iPad 2 came out with both carriers on one. The next iPad will probably come with a multi frequency chip with enough range to take care of most carriers with the right sim card.

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