Does LTE affect reception?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Aluminum213, Oct 13, 2012.

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    Aluminum213

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    If ATT gets bad reception in an area and that place then gets LTE support, is the reception going to improve or is that separate from data speed?
     
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    tymaster50

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    I'm not sure what you're asking. Isn't LTE based on Reception? Low reception = low data speed.
     
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    Aluminum213

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    where I live ATT has bad reception, but LTE is supposed to come to my town in the next month or so, so will the reception get better?
     
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    LTE and HSPA+ are seperate networks. So yes, it will improve if you are close to whereever AT&T puts the LTE towers.

    If it is weak right now, you must be far away from HSPA+ towers. So hope and prey they put a LTE tower close to you. ;)
     
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    tymaster50

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    not your regular reception. Only LTE service will improve. If you have 2 bars of att's version of 4g "hspa+" then it will stay 2 bars but if you don't have LTE then depending on how far the tower is you can have up to 5 bars and around 50mbps of download when connected to LTE
     

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