AT&T Speed Test - is your 4G faster than LTE in your area?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JoEw, Dec 22, 2014.

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What is faster in your area?

  1. 4G

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. LTE

    8 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. JoEw macrumors 65816

    JoEw

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    #1
    Was doing random speed tests around my area of Portland OR and found that 4G is actually faster than LTE in almost every place :( and even than it is only about 10MB which is plenty but I still see some people on these forums pulling 65MB/100MB a second download over LTE I get barely 7mb.. The only time I ever got close was when LTE was first deployed and almost no one had LTE in the area but iPhone 5 users. :eek:

    Grab the speedtest.net app, test your LTE speeds, than turn off and test your 4G speeds.. is this common for AT&T subscribers? I live in the suburbs, I figured it wouldn't be this congested.
     
  2. ssl0408 macrumors 6502a

    ssl0408

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    #2
    I haven't been impressed with AT&T's LTE speeds, but I just did a test and got 31mb download and 6mb upload. This is the fastest download that I've had indoors. I'm sure that it's faster outdoors. Last time I checked I was getting around 12mb download so it's heading in the right direction. I'm located in New York by the way.
     
  3. wxman2003 Suspended

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    I have an AT&T iPad and 4G speeds are faster than LTE in my city. Quite often the 4G speeds ate 10 to 12 Mbs, while LTE barely hits 5 Mbs for download speeds.
     
  4. solodogg, Dec 22, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2014

    solodogg macrumors 6502

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    Evansville, IN, 4G blows LTE out of the water. Most of the time, i'm lucky to even get a data connection on LTE. When I can find a Band 4 tower, and get good signal, speeds are usually 20+. Most of the city is 5mhz band 17, and I can't break 1meg.

    I've attached screen shots of 2 speed tests. Same location, signal strength within 3db in Field Test, same speed test server. Sprint blows AT&T out of the water in this market!
     

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  5. af21187 macrumors 6502

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    Results of my Speedtest (Memphis, TN):

    4G: 885 KBps Down, 142 KBps Up (5 bars)
    LTE: 1489 KBps Down, 902 KBps Up (4 bars)
     
  6. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

    Gathomblipoob

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    My girlfriend lives in saint George, Utah, and her 4G speeds are consistently higher than her LTE speeds. She's not a happy camper.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

    T5BRICK

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    Oregon
    #8
    I live about 20 miles south of Portland, and my LTE speeds are only SLIGHTLY better than 4G. LTE seems to be generally more reliable though.
     
  8. monkey28rb macrumors 6502

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    "4G" is faster than LTE in some locations near UCF. I need to turn of LTE to stream music in my gym sometimes.....
     

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