New iPhone has killed AT&Ts LTE network

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by iphonefan74, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    The iPhone has totally screwed AT&Ts LTE! It would usually take a few seconds to download an app under 5MB. It literally took me 48 seconds to download a 3.4MB app earlier tonight. I uninstalled it, got on my wifi and it downloaded in a second. Not only that but my Speedtest results show it too. I would average between 5-7Mbps down and around 2-3 up. Been running different tests most the day and I am lucky to hit 3Mbps down and 1 up. Most are around 2 down and under 1 up. Screw you iPhone!
     
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    Calidude

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    That sucks. It hasn't even begun either. There's millions of iPhones still in transit.
     
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    Dontazemebro

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    This is the one thing I was worried about. There goes my 50Mbps + speed.
     
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    I haven't been affected yet in NYC.
     
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    LSUtigers03

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    Me either. I'm in Louisiana and I still average high 20's to low 30's down. Sometimes it's higher.
     
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    ChrisTX

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    I'm on a Galaxy SIII, haven't been affected yet either in Houston, TX.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    The first pic with the white SIII is from today in the Verizon store on LTE. The screenshot is from my SIII on AT&Ts LTE. Same server in LA even. This is even worse than 3G speeds, pathetic.
     

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    Something doesn't seem right.

    U were inside a cell store for 51 minutes? Must have been long wait?

    Ping time on bottom is over 400ms. I've never seem that long of a ping except when my Verizon gnex LTE was searching and switching between LTE and 3G.

    Strange to get that slow of a LTE speed on att LTE. Usually the guarantee speed is 5-12mpbs even with congestion.
     
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    FX120

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    Seems fine here in Portland ...

    20-30mbps down consistently in a variety of areas. Downloaded a 500mb update for my Xperia ion last night and it was lightning fast.
     
  10. blackhand1001, Sep 23, 2012
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    blackhand1001

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    iOS is a data pig. It uses so much more data than android and I don't know why. The apps are always much larger than android apps as well. They must also try to maintain connections all the time as well.
     
  11. macrumors 65816

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    Galaxy S3 has 3 antennas and plastic body.

    Iphone 5 has only 2 antennas and metal body.

    From high school physics I learned a metal enclosure can block signals.
     
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    you ever think about blaming at&t for not being able to handle the huge influx of lte devices (new iphones) this weekend? if anything, your two pictures show that verizon was ready for it (as a bunch of users also got new iphones), and at&t was not.
     
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    tbayrgs

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    I thought the same thing--my LTE speeds were quite a bit slower in Tampa on Friday than I would typically see on my iPad but just ran this test--seems to have bounced back.
     

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    tbayrgs

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    ??

    He ran both tests on a GS3, just different networks.

    I think his point was that the huge influx of new LTE iPhones onto AT&T's network has killed the bandwidth.

    Good at high school physics. Reading comprehension, not so much. :rolleyes:
     
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    Actually the poster's english is not good. He says his S3 is on at&t LTE and his screenshot has good speeds. Yet he said he was in a verizon store. Seems like his S3 and iphone are both on at&t, he just happens to be in a verizon store doing the screenshot. He should clarify.
     
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    iBookG4user

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    Please read the below quote again and own up to your mistake instead of blaming it on iphonefan74.

     
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    siurpeeman

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    more clearly, the op's phone is a galaxy s3 on at&t's network. he compared his network speed with another galaxy s3, a display model inside a verizon store. no iphones were used to demonstrate network speed in either of the pics.
     
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    tbayrgs

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    Point proven.
     
  19. macrumors 65816

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    Gotcha, I see.

    Well, also it's 4 bars vs 3 bars, could be more of a coverage issue than anything.

    Will also note that in my small town we have only 3G from at&t and lately we get 4-5 mbps average speed. On iphone 5 launch day our 3G speeds went down below 0.2 mbps and a ping greater than 250 ms. But by nighttime speeds returned. It could be a network/server issue, but it certainly was temporary.
     
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    Southernboyj

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    I'm on Verizon. You jelly? :rolleyes:

    [​IMG]
     
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    LSUtigers03

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    Nah I'll stick with AT&T.
     

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    Southernboyj

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    AT&T only has HSPA+ where I live. :p
     
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    LSUtigers03

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    Then Verizon is a good choice because after having LTE I couldn't go back to HSPA+.
     
  24. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, I'm an idiot. Had no idea that AT&T pushed an update for the SIII a couple days ago that updated the PRL and new firmware for the LTE radio. Installed it last night and my speeds are back to normal. Carry on
     
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    Southernboyj

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    I feel the same, my previous phone was an iPhone 4S on AT&T's network.

    Honestly going from my iPhone 4 to 4S (HSPA to HSPA+) I didn't notice any speed difference. Going from a 4S over to Verizon's LTE network on my GS3 is like night and day.
     

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