AT&T Activates LTE in Philly - Just in time for iPhone 5!

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  1. Hitch08 macrumors 6502

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    LTE has been turned on for Philly and Wilmington, DE. Even more excited to have the iPhone 5 this Friday. :D

    This is from DSL Reports.
     
  2. fins831 macrumors 6502a

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    If only ATT created a teleportation device to remove people from Philly, because I hate visiting...but I guess when my iPhone 5 comes and I visit my family, I will have LTE
     
  3. naeS1Sean macrumors 6502a

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  4. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    so

    If they activated it in Philly will it be accessible to the suburbs outside Philly? If not then I don't even care.
     
  5. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    Center city or north east?

    Philly never gets no love on this forum :(
     
  6. fins831 macrumors 6502a

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    Center City. The best thing about Philly is cheesesteaks, the worst thing is being in Philly and seeing Phillies fans lol...
     
  7. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Cheese steaks arent actually very good in Philly. Geno's and Pat's are pretty average. I actually prefer Jim's.

    I can get a better cheesesteak up here in the Lehigh Valley to be honest.
     
  8. objectivecause macrumors regular

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    Same! It would be nice to have that ultra fast Internet in our area
     
  9. b166er macrumors 68020

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    I hate to say this, especially as a native, but I've had way better cheesesteaks outside of Philly... That being said there are some incredible places to eat and visit if you're ever blowing through our corner of PA. I also love how they are doing so many concerts in Penn's Landing these past few years.

    I don't think the LTE is going to extend very far in to the burbs but we'll see. Honestly most of philly does not need LTE, as the majority of it is uh...... lost. Center City, Old City, S Philly that's all cool. But let' be honest, do they need LTE past 30th and Market? Well yeah I guess the guys mugging you for your new phone might enjoy the LTE.
     
  10. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Not only did AT&T's LTE network go live in Philly, it is now live in the Philly suburbs as well and it blows Verizon's LTE network away in the same area. Here is a speed test that I ran on Sunday when I noticed LTE on my AT&T iPad 3 for the 1st time. Also a comparison speed test that I did using one of Verizon's LTE android devices.

    AT&T's LTE speed:

    [​IMG]


    Verizon's LTE speed:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Yes, AT&T now has LTE in the Suburbs as well. See my speed test above. :)
     
  12. b166er macrumors 68020

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    Have they updated their maps? I am still not seeing LTE where I am.
     
  13. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Yea how come we don't get no love?
     
  14. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    lmao so true
     
  15. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Yes, they have. I know it is hard to tell from this LTE coverage map of AT&T's, however, you can see Philly and the surrounding suburb's is covered.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    which


    Which suburbs, I live in the King of Prussia area and work around 309.
     
  17. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    I work at the University of PA and yes it's needed past 30th and Market :)
     
  18. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Richboro, PA. :)
     
  19. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

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    I'm excited to get my iPhone 5.

    As a resident of southeast Michigan, I completely forget (and slightly didn't know about) AT&T's 4G (not LTE) service. I will be getting around 4x faster download speeds! At least the new technology won't be completely going unused.
     
  20. b166er macrumors 68020

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    Haha you know what I meant though. UPenn is cool, I had to bring a relative there for heart surgery a few years back. I hate hospitals but they were all cool and took good care of him.

    I'm in the burbs a lot, like Collegeville, KOP, even Pottstown. I hope LTE gets out this far. I didn't order the iPhone 5 but I may get one unlocked later on or get another LTE enabled phone.
     
  21. yeah macrumors 6502a

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    Good news, but I don't have an iPhone 5 :( or AT&T. :(
     
  22. iPhone3gPSU macrumors member

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    I think KOP is covered - was talking to someone who is currently working for the contracting company that's installing the towers and he told me there is an LTE site on top of the new VF Casino!
     
  23. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Woohoo Philly love! Forget the cheesesteaks. I love the pulled pork and rabe sandwich at dinics at reading terminal market.
     
  24. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    Thats great to hear!
     
  25. golfesv macrumors member

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    Suburbs?

    Does anyone know how far LTE will reach? If it doesn't reach the suburbs when to me expect to see it in that area?
     

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