How is AT&T LTE L.A./Hollywood/ Santa Monica?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sootie, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    I have AT&T and plan in getting the 5, does anyone kow what AT&Ts speed of or quality of the LTE coverage in the area?
     
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    miamialley

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    ...and what about metro LA in general?
     
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    jlake02

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    I don't know but I wish they'd expand it more around the metro area. I feel they just hit the 'main' city so they could list Los Angeles on their coverage sheet.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I'm in Northridge (San Fernando Valley) and theres no LTE here unfortunately. Still switching from Sprint to AT&T though, atleast I will be able to make calls 0_o
     
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    Stangs55

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    Lol...switching to AT&T so that you can make calls? That's like becoming a vegetarian so that you can eat meat.
     
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    palmerc2

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    AT&T is actually really good here. Rarely do I drop a call or lose reception, and I travel to pretty much every corner of this city.

    I too would like to know how LTE is here, if anything I can let you all know in a week from now after using LTE for a week :)
     
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    You definitely don't know about Sprint and the valley like Northridge..quite a few co-workers need Airaves just to get service in their homes. AT&T in that area works great.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    if this helps, i work in downtown(7th and grand) and my coworker averages speeds of 5/2 on LTE
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Verizon LTE is all over the valley

    Actually the only problem area I have for Verizon is over Laurel Cyn Blvd. I work in sales, so I have to use it all over the place.

    Have a LTE MiFi device and haven't had a problem getting 4G reception anywhere in LA... haven't tried in Northridge but has worked fine in Canoga Park.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    AT&T doesn't even have LTE anywhere in northern LA yet. That includes Glendale, Burbank, all of the Valley, and everything north of that. It's really pathetic.
     
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    I know that Verizon is superior in the Valley. LTE is everywhere too. But im not paying $100 a month for an individual plan with only 2GB of data.

    And there are SOME parts of Northridge where Sprint is really good actually. I even get Wimax. But in my new apartment, I literally have no signal. Cant talk on the phone for more than a few minutes before the call gets fuzzy, and drops. AT&T seems like my best bet! Besides, I want to be on a GSM network to have more flexibility when it comes to getting phones.

    Hopefully AT&T expands LTE here soon. If not, id be happy with good HSPA+ speeds. Anything is better than Sprint. Cant even stream music when walking home -___-
     
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    Honestly if you are in the west coast, CDMA carrier would be better, in this case VZW.

    Reason being that VZW was smart enough to obtain majority of the 700mHz block for their massive LTE rollout. Yes right now it might be as fast as ATT's but a better blanket coverage and a lot more stable connection out do ATT any day.

    Not to mention CDMA in SoCal generally sounds much better than the GSM network due to capacity...
     
  13. macrumors member

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    You should be able to search in the iPad forums for some posts regarding LTE in LA. I have the new iPad but haven't subscribed to LTE since the first month. It was decent, but from what I remember the Verizon speeds were so much better. I was getting LTE signals in Santa Monica on Main St between Pico & Colorado (my work) and also get a signal in Palms/Overland where I live.
     
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    Mliii

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    Central City, fine.
    The rest of LA- and points North- FORGET IT!
    NADA!
     
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    I used to live right on Venice/Westwood and I got 1 bar of LTE, and speeds slower than HSPA+. I've since moved to Washington/Fairfax, and I get full bars all the time. Speeds are about 20Mbps up/down.
     
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    Gangnam Style

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    Pasadena has fast speeds.
    Santa Monica is ok too.
    not sure about Hollywood
    LA has no LTE yet
     
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    How about Long Beach?
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    ........................LA does have LTE.
     
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    gameboy213

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    I have been using AT&T LTE on my iPad since the release here in LA and the westside. It is ok. Not good just ok.
     
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    dieburnbot

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    May I trouble you for a speedtest pic please?
     
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    nikhsub1

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    I live near LaBrea/Melrose and LTE here rocks... 25mbps down, 18mbps up or so...
     
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    bpeeps

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    Would like to know how it works in Hollwood, W Hollywood, and Beverly Hills?
     
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    I live in highland park next to eagle rock and I between Glendale and Pasadena last week I talked to a AT&T technical customer service agent to complain about my slow 3G data and I told him I'm not sure I want to stick with AT&T cause of the data speeds he said well the closest 3G tower from u is 5 miles away and there is a new lte tower just went up a mile from you across the 110 freeway and he said when you get the iPhone 5 you should see way faster speeds then the 2-3mbps I'm getting with the 4s I told him.
     
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    ajcadoo

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    Azusa, and no LTE here. In fact, 3G is poor as well. Usually only one bar max. I have had to turn off 3G and use Edge only on my iphone 4 due to the lack of 3G service.
     
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    AT&T offers 10MHz in LA/OC compared to Verizon's 20MHz.
     

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