Los Angeles LTE Speeds

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  1. superjew1492, Sep 22, 2012
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    AT&T: i'm rocking an awful 7.5mbps down / 2.5 up at 1am when i normally/just got 3.5mbps down / 3mpbs up on my '4g' 4s. not too happy. how are the rest of you doing?
     
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    Depends where you live. In Pasadena the signal can get bad so I get around 5-16 mb/s. Other areas I get around 24 mb/s
     
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    2.83 up 2.47 down, ATT, Hollywood

    Half the time it switches over to the fake 4G. LOL
     
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    if your phone doesnt say LTE next to it then your are just receiving hspa+ which is really 3.5G.
     
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    I got 8.81 mbps down and 6.85 mbps up in Monterey Park, CA
     
  6. superjew1492, Sep 22, 2012
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    i should specify, santa monica (AT&T / 3 bars) dipping to 6mbps / 1.4 at the high traffic local time of 1:30am...and am on LTE, not hspa+
     
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    Pasadena I go from 5mb to 16.

    Monterey Park I get 24 mb.

    So overall I'm getting wifi speed or better.
     
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    Where in Monterey Park, CA have you gotten those speeds? I have only used LTE at Atlantic Square in Monterey Park.

    Was the 24 mbps on Verizon or AT&T?

    Any LTE in San Marino, CA?
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    Got this on Verizon in the Westwood area


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    Best I've pulled so far was in Pasadena near my house and it was 10.03 down, 9.38 up around 7pm last night. Drove through the SFV today was it was just on 4G.
     
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    I thought AT&T simply didn't work in Santa Monica. My brother works there and when he hits Cloverfield off the 10, he has always had to switch his iP4 to airplane mode so it wouldn't search for the next 9 hours.
     
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    i'm getting about 7/7 on ATT LTE here in South San Gabriel, CA
     
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    I got 40 down 17 up AT&T lte sfbay
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on verizon. And I'm at that McDonald's near Atlantic square right now and just got this. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1348334739.876192.jpg

    The 24 mb/s is on Garfield and riggin.

    Pretty sure I get lte in San Marino but haven't gone by yet with my new iPhone.
     
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    3.6 down, 0.23 up on AT&T at my house near Pico & Fairfax.

    I get somewhat better speeds at spots along my ride to/from work in Downtown LA on the Expo line, but I also get some pretty long stretches where my cell signal drops to zero entirely.

    Same thing with my iPad 3.

    Pretty disappointing but I'm hoping they'll expand soon.

    I'm about to go watch the USC game at the Coliseum, where my phone will undoubtedly show a full signal but I won't be able to send/receive any calls or text or use any data. It's been that way for several years now and never improves.
     
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    Well AT&T only has 10MHz of spectrum compared to Verizon's 22MHz. That's 5X5 vs 10X10.
     
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    It seems like the more congested areas are experiencing slower than expected speeds. Based upon past posts about AT&T's network I don't think this is all that surprising. I am glad I switched to Verizon.
     
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    The coli is the worst for At&T! Man, I was really hoping they'd gotten that improved, especially since USC has a gameday app that is pretty damn hard to use when AT&T internet is practically non-functional there.
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    Awesome speeds!!! No wonder you are getting high speeds you are on VZW. VZW LTE does not work in my home near the Monterey Park Hospital. AT&T LTE does with just 1 bar. The speeds are comparable to their HSDPA+ network since the cell site that serves this area is on Edge.
     
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    20.93 d / 9.79u
    Rogers in Canada
     
  21. macrumors 6502

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    You would think in SoCal that both providers would have a strong LTE network everywhere but it just isn't the case. Some areas have great AT&T and Verizon sucks, others Verizon is great and AT&T sucks, and then there are places where they both suck.
     
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    Ha! that is literally where i live...i'll be roaming around today and testing it more, but the westwood speedtest is confirming my reasoning to return, pay the fees and higher rates, and switch to vzw.
     
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    6 down isn't bad speeds.
     
  24. macrumors member

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    I live near Alhambra high and I rarely get LTE. Sometime I see it then it goes to 3G. If I go anywhere else LTE pops back up. I have Verizon. I also want to note, when I go 3G the phone has a hard time getting back on LTE unless I put it in airplane mode and out.
     
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    I'm going to the game too. Can't wait to hear if LTE is any better than "4G". It's so frustrating to see full signal but almost no data actually being sent. My 4S battery drains almost completely in just a couple of hours of constantly trying to connect.
     

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