AT&T 4G speeds

pat park

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Nov 29, 2011
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California
Just got my iPad 4g and the speeds are pretty disappointing. I'm thinking I should exchange it for a Verizon iPad.

Are the differences in the 4G networks that drastic? I see reports of 20+ Mbps on 4G. I'm nowhere near that, more like 2-3 Mbps.
 

BFizzzle

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May 31, 2010
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Austin TX
Just got my iPad 4g and the speeds are pretty disappointing. I'm thinking I should exchange it for a Verizon iPad.

Are the differences in the 4G networks that drastic? I see reports of 20+ Mbps on 4G. I'm nowhere near that, more like 2-3 Mbps.
2-3 mbps?? thats what i get on ATTs 3g
 

pogiboi

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Jul 13, 2008
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Just got my iPad 4g and the speeds are pretty disappointing. I'm thinking I should exchange it for a Verizon iPad.

Are the differences in the 4G networks that drastic? I see reports of 20+ Mbps on 4G. I'm nowhere near that, more like 2-3 Mbps.
Does it show LTE on top or just 4G?
 

gigemzach

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Dec 31, 2009
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San Antonio, Texas
Just got my iPad 4g and the speeds are pretty disappointing. I'm thinking I should exchange it for a Verizon iPad.

Are the differences in the 4G networks that drastic? I see reports of 20+ Mbps on 4G. I'm nowhere near that, more like 2-3 Mbps.
Is the icon in the corner show 4G or LTE?

If it is 4G than that is only HSPA+. 2-3 Mbps on HSPA+ is the norm.

If it shows LTE, that is the crazy speeds you have been hearing about.

There is a huge difference between the two technologies and what they are capable of.
 

pat park

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Original poster
Nov 29, 2011
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California
It shows 4G.

I think in my area (Orange County) the AT&T LTE coverage is pretty minimal.

I can exchange this for a Verizon iPad at the Appel store right? I was hoping for better speeds than this.