AT&T LTE speeds vs. Verizon LTE speeds

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  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

    Goldfrapp

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    How do the two compare? Is one generally faster than the other? Are the two pretty much the same? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. cyrways macrumors member

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    For reference, here is a screenshot of my At&t iPad with LTE in Houston, TX

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Depends on what area you live in to be honest. Where I live in the Philly Suburbs, AT&T clearly blows Verizon away. 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 in the same area.

    AT&T's LTE speed:

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    Verizon's LTE speed:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

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    I'm personally glad to be with AT&T. Looks like they're taking their time in rolling out LTE with pay off in the end compared to Verizon's quick patch jobs.

    I won't get LTE near Detroit area for a while but at least their 4G speeds are very good.
     
  5. rsnc macrumors regular

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    i cant wait till friday,.we got att and verizon here in raleigh, NC

    happy i stuck with att..looks like their LTE network is faster..as well as their 3g network
     
  6. macface1 macrumors newbie

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  7. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    It just stops you to think that just shy of seven years ago these speeds would of been unheard of even for home broadband. Let alone cellular connections.
     
  8. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Not fair to compare. There are like 17 people on AT&Ts network :p
     
  9. jredecop macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, true. I remember when verizon first released LTE they were 40-50 downloads too.
     
  10. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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  11. Mercennarius macrumors member

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    My brother gets around 47mbps down and 20 up on his LTE S3 on AT&Ts network....
     
  12. yeah macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T launched LTE in Philadelphia on Friday-Saturday (by the way, I live in Northeast Philly).
     
  13. nbrink91 macrumors newbie

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  14. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Oh good. That means there will be plenty of bandwidth for me to use when I fire up my iPhone 5 this Friday. :D

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    I live near Richboro, PA.
     
  15. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    Here's my iPad on AT&T. Trust me there's a ton a lte phones online here in Atlanta

    [​IMG]
     
  16. nbrink91 macrumors newbie

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    I can't believe how fast LTE is. My hometown can't get higher than 10 without getting a package made for businesses.
     
  17. sddabrow macrumors 6502

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    Wow.. After seeing this I need to dump Sprint ASAP. Idk what I would do with 40Mbps, especially when I'm getting 0.2 lol.
     
  18. bidwalj macrumors 6502a

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    The true test will be after this launch. Lte networks are about to get stressed by iPhones now.
     
  19. cyrways macrumors member

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    you're telling me. it's going to be a cluster *******
     
  20. Trek2100 macrumors 6502a

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    Two weeks ago I met a senior tech for the company installing LTE for AT&T. He told me the Baltimore area is getting between 56 Mbps and 58 Mbps. Guess I'll find out for myself on Friday:). Can't wait!
     
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  22. shareef777 macrumors 68000

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    What kills me is that when you go to any ATT store in Chicago and run tests from their phones, you get ~20Mbps, but as soon as you step outside the store plummets down to ~5. How can they be allowed to deliberately mislead their customers.
     
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  24. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    They're pretty inaccurate by me. It shows AT&T's average speeds as ~1Mb/s up and down here, yet according to speedtest.net I'm yet to go below 5Mb/s down and 2Mb/s up with an average around 8Mb/s down, and 3Mb/s up.
     
  25. bumblehat macrumors regular

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    Your test is in Philly. The rootmetrics test linked took place in Chicago.
     

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