Does "Enable LTE" show up for everyone now?

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    With iOS 6.1, there is now an "Enable LTE" slider when using Vodafone NZ, which isn't on Apple's official list. Does that slider appear regardless of operator now, or is Vodafone a supported-but-unannounced operator?
     
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    Nope. Just certain ones. They're handing out LTE like candy. Really it's not that fast. My mom's LTE phone is slower than my 3G.

    It's not really that fast.
     
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    The interesting thing is that Vodafone has just completed a major upgrade, advertised as DC-HSPA. I'm now guessing that there's also LTE hardware on those towers :)

    Edit: It's actually about two thirds complete, with the remaining towers to be upgraded over the next few weeks.
     
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    Uhhh LTE where i live blows the roof of 3G and HSPA+
     
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    Would you say that it's like switching from dial up to fiber optic?
     
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    According to Apple they will have to test and approve the specific carriers LTE network before they enable that option.
    And my guess is if its not an official carrier they wont even bother.
     
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    That's what makes this so interesting. Vodafone's not in the official list, but the LTE options show up when running 6.1 on an i5.
     
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    Um yes it is actually that fast. 60MBPS down and 20MBPS up isnt fast?
     
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    Weird.
    So do you get LTE service now on voda?
     
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    60 down. Ha ka ka ka, You kid me must.

    Does anyone believe this guy?
     
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    Yes. Speed tests confirm these speeds in certain areas. I regularly get 40-50 in my area.
     
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    Huh? LTE isn't fast??? Here it is. Like wicked fast.
     
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    No. The slider is there but it doesn't connect. Voda has not announced LTE support but I suspect that it may be announced "soon" if iOS has specific support for Voda LTE.
     
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    That's faster than Wi-Fi. What would 50 down even look like?
     
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    I do because I've seen it. Why can't you imagine that something is true even if you haven't seen it:/.??

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    When LTE is fast, it can be faster than my home service.... And I pay for premium service speed. Go back a few months and read about it when the iPhone 5 came out.
     
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    It's rarely noticeable on the phone anyway unless you're downloading large apps, large YouTube videos, or streaming content. Almost no buffer time.
     

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    Wow this is actually real. Hm. I wonder if it can do 100 down.
     
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    Cool.
    Maybe they will push a carrier update soon then.

    Like this:D
     

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    62 down????

    70 do we have a 70 anybody??
     
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    Regularly get at least this
     

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