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Old Nov 1, 2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Under 1mps in Chicago suburbs with LTE on ATT...

Hello, I guess this only applies to people living around Chicago, but I'm in Highland Park and for the past few weeks I have been getting LTE speeds ranging from .30-.70mps around the suburbs (same problem in Lake Forest and Deerfield). This has been a consistent issue for at least 2-3 weeks. My buddy who lives in Lake Forest has the same issue. My latest speedtest (while typing this) is .32 download, and 9.17 upload. Everything was fine when I first got my 5. Anyone else experiencing this??
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 01:38 PM   #2
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I'm a bit further south than you, and a little west perhaps...am in the Plainfield/Naperville/Joliet area.

I can consistently get 20Mbps down and 10Mbps up. Sometimes more, it depends on my exact location & the time of day. No matter where I am around those towns/areas. There is a bad stretch on Naperville/Plainfield Road where there's practically no signal at all; but otherwise the speeds I get in and around my area are solid.

I've even seen 40Mbps down at my home, which is faster than my near-businesss-class internet/wi-fi at home.

AT&T is solid for me both at home & where I work, south of the city. It's why I've stuck with them, really no complaints.

I'm sure though on my next trip downtown (to Chicago) will be as craptacular as it's always been with any iPhone I've owned. It's bad in Skokie & Niles & other parts north of the city I get to from time to time. Not sure how AT&T can improve their signals in those areas…
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 04:22 PM   #4
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I live about 15 mins away from you and have been having the same problem since 2 weeks ago. I called ATT about it and they have yet to call me back!
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 04:27 PM   #5
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Same issue in Skokie. North side. I know it isn't my phone. Got 15 in oak brook last weekend.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 04:35 PM   #6
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I've even seen 40Mbps down at my home, which is faster than my near-businesss-class internet/wi-fi at home.
How is that even possible? I thought AT&T had a 5x5 deployment in Chicago, which I believe has a theoretical speed cap of 37Mbps.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 06:09 PM   #7
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You're not alone, see this earlier thread.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1467544
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:04 PM   #8
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I'm in Northwest, IN and in the morning I can get 50mbps down.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:21 PM   #9
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not true, in that speed thread I saw some go as high as 63mbps. I guess it depends on tower congestion.
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