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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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Question Verizon Testing something new this morning ?

My phone this morning around midnight went to no bars for a couple of minutes then said Extended LTE. Has anybody seen this before ?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 11:32 AM   #2
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Nothing new. Extended LTE is just a form of LTE that is slightly less than nomal LTE. Take a look at the verizon coverage map for explanations.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 11:36 AM   #3
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Nothing new. Extended LTE is just a form of LTE that is slightly less than nomal LTE. Take a look at the verizon coverage map for explanations.
I do lots of traveling and have never seen this before on my phone
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 07:53 PM   #4
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:11 PM   #5
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probably means they switched your tower to do something else. Are you in an area hit by Sandy? I know I am and I haven't been on LTE to check but is your area native verizon service?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:17 PM   #6
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i saw that when i was in hoboken nj yesterday.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:20 PM   #7
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Just curious, how badly did Sandy screw up the cell towers in the states? Have AT&T, Verizon & Sprint all been hit pretty hard, 3G & LTE down in specific areas?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:24 PM   #8
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Just curious, how badly did Sandy screw up the cell towers in the states? Have AT&T, Verizon & Sprint all been hit pretty hard, 3G & LTE down in specific areas?
somewhere around 25% of cell towers have been messed up
http://www.businessinsider.com/hurri...s-path-2012-10
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 08:27 PM   #9
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somewhere around 25% of cell towers have been messed up
http://www.businessinsider.com/hurri...s-path-2012-10
Oh god, hope connectivity isn't compromised To a large extent. It'll take some time for the cell operators to get them back online after the storm as well.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:17 PM   #10
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Oh god, hope connectivity isn't compromised To a large extent. It'll take some time for the cell operators to get them back online after the storm as well.
It was pretty bad, almost unusable shortly after the storm. In my area AT&T is still poor, but getting steadily more stable.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:54 PM   #11
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I am located in Alabama and have no idea why my phone said this
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:59 PM   #12
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I am located in Alabama and have no idea why my phone said this
...because you were in converage of Extended LTE... It really is as simple as that, stop thinking so much into it and move on.
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...because you were in converage of Extended LTE... It really is as simple as that, stop thinking so much into it and move on.
I travel all over the country and have never seen this before on my phone
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 11:41 PM   #14
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I travel all over the country and have never seen this before on my phone
I agree. Have seen extended before, but never extended LTE.
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I've never seen this either and I tried LTE yesterday, infact i had a stronger reception than usual, I think they're in the middle of fixing the tower because it lagged like hell on the ping test and 4 bars only got me 6-8mbps down and 9 up
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:57 AM   #17
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I was hoping this thread would be about LTE-Advanced.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:31 AM   #18
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Just because you have never seen extended LTE where you have been doesn't mean it doesn't exist in other locations. Why would it matter if you had never connected to it?

The first time I connected to Edge 2.5G which rarely exists in my country I was a little surprised but realized "hey, just cause I've never seen it before doesn't mean it hasn't existed for a while". To think differently to that means you have the intelligence of a three year old (they think what they see is the only thing that exists and can't understand the idea of things happening outside of their surroundings.

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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:40 AM   #19
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I get the extended 3G on my 4S sometimes so I would just assume this is normal. Don't know why you are so concerned about it. Nothing is wrong.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 10:48 AM   #20
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To the OP, being an AT&T customer I'm new to LTE as of the iPhone 5. That said, I travel in and out of coverage areas due to my son's soccer schedule and haven't seen this either at any point. Interesting, but I've not seen anything about it before.

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Old Nov 5, 2012, 07:52 AM   #21
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Just because you have never seen extended LTE where you have been doesn't mean it doesn't exist in other locations. Why would it matter if you had never connected to it?

The first time I connected to Edge 2.5G which rarely exists in my country I was a little surprised but realized "hey, just cause I've never seen it before doesn't mean it hasn't existed for a while". To think differently to that means you have the intelligence of a three year old (they think what they see is the only thing that exists and can't understand the idea of things happening outside of their surroundings.
I am talking about Verizon not A&T so thanks for all of your help And you must not get out very much if you don't think that Edge is common with ATT cause it is everywhere . Take care

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I get the extended 3G on my 4S sometimes so I would just assume this is normal. Don't know why you are so concerned about it. Nothing is wrong.
I am not concerned about it but just noticed something strange on my phone and thought that I would start a thread about something that is rare and that most people never see on there phones. I am in a native Verizon area and there are no LTE partners here so something must be going on with the towers or network down here cause extended isn't rare but extended LTE is
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I am talking about Verizon not A&T so thanks for all of your help And you must not get out very much if you don't think that Edge is common with ATT cause it is everywhere . Take care[COLOR="#808080"]

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Before you try to insult me maybe you shouldn't assume I an AT&T customer or even living in the US at all. I'm in Australia.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 07:54 AM   #23
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I was hoping this thread would be about LTE-Advanced.
That's what I thought that it might have been also but why would they start something in Mobile,AL
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I have never seen this on my Verizon iPhone 5...
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I am talking about Verizon not A&T so thanks for all of your help And you must not get out very much if you don't think that Edge is common with ATT cause it is everywhere . Take care

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I am not concerned about it but just noticed something strange on my phone and thought that I would start a thread about something that is rare and that most people never see on there phones. I am in a native Verizon area and there are no LTE partners here so something must be going on with the towers or network down here cause extended isn't rare but extended LTE is
macing is saying that it's existed but this is the first time you've seen it and you don't think that it is around anywhere else. He then stated an example, that edge 2.5 is rarely available in his country, implying he is not from the US and that the first time he saw it he was surprised.
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