AT&T vs. T-Mobile which carrier has fast [ LTE-4G - 3G ]

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  1. icloud87 macrumors member

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    comparing ATT and Tmobile DATA LTE 4G , which carrier has more speed when use ???

    ATT OR TMOBILE ???

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  2. I7guy macrumors G5

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    The real question is, at a given longitude and latitude which one has a signal to measure the speed.
     
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604

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  4. icloud87 thread starter macrumors member

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    before i am using tmobile for while
    after choosing att i stick with it since iphone 3g

    happy the way they serve
     
  5. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    True. At home, T-Mobile's LTE is faster than AT&T likely because they have less users. At work, T-Mobile has no LTE signal to speak of. :rolleyes:
     
  6. yeah macrumors 6502a

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    T-Mobile will smoke the competition with their upcoming (and massive) LTE network upgrade on top of their 2G and their 2x20 markets coming alive (more 2x10 markets, too). :eek::D
     
  7. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Okay, if you say so.
     
  8. BearsFan4Life88 macrumors member

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    Do you know if Chicago or its suburbs will get 2x20 LTE?
     
  9. easy-peasy macrumors regular

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    Once you get above a certain speed threshold (10 mbps) it doesn't really matter who has the 'fastest'.

    Who cares if ATT has 40 mbps data speeds compared to Tmobiles 41mbps? It's not like you will tell the difference between that and 10 mbps on a mobile phone.

    What's more important in today's equation is coverage and building penetration.
     
  10. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Actually, at my work, AT&T LTE is down to 5-10Mbps for me depending on the time of day. There are even times when T-Mobile HSPA+ is faster.
     
  11. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Just in time for Sprint to buy T-Mobile :D.
     
  12. easy-peasy macrumors regular

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    As I said though, even at say 5 - 10 mbps, who cares?

    It's not like having 20 mbps or even 40 mbps will make any difference to a smartphone user. The most data intensive thing the majority of customers could do is stream Netflix and you can do that just fine at 5 - 10 mbps.

    The only reason carriers brag about X speeds is because they want to impress customers with big numbers that don't really make a difference in real world usage.
     
  13. yeah macrumors 6502a

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    I believe so. :)
     
  14. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Not if you use it to tether and need the speed to download a bunch of large blueprints, etc. You're right though, for the most part, the LTE speed beyond 10Mbps is mostly just bragging rights.
     
  15. icloud87 thread starter macrumors member

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    i will say , ATT better speed than Tmobile for iphone but ATT less speed than Comcast for internet provider :)
     
  16. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Well of course. Comcast is coming through as a hardline cable. AT&T is being broadcasted to hundreds (sometimes thousands or more depending on the area) of people who are all using it, so it would be slower.
     
  17. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    T-Mobile speed test. Luckily I'm in an awesome area for T-Mobile coverage.
     

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  18. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Blazing fast speeds on both ends. Location, location, location. IME AT&T has better coverage of LTE, especially for those that travel any amount.
     
  19. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Both have pretty good LTE speeds. You get better overall LTE coverage with AT&T though.
     
  20. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    If you are staying with att then what is the point of this thread?
     

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