All iPads ATT 4G Minneapolis

Nickpad3

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 16, 2012
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Being in Mpls where there is 4G but no LTE, what up and download speeds should I expect? Seems like I'm getting 3G speeds. 3.48MB down, .98 up.
Thanks.
 

tirzah

macrumors newbie
Mar 10, 2008
21
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USA, MN
Being in Mpls where there is 4G but no LTE, what up and download speeds should I expect? Seems like I'm getting 3G speeds. 3.48MB down, .98 up.
Thanks.
AT&T iPad 4G in Mpls getting 5.58Mbps down and .58Mbps up. I'm actually debating swapping it for the Verizon.
 

Sketchr

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Jun 15, 2009
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I get anywhere between 4-8 down, 1-3 up. I'm in the western burbs. Was just in a AT&T store yesterday and the mgr claims lte will go live by July. They are working on it now.
 

iJon

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Feb 7, 2002
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Just discovered this thread doing some research online and thought I would throw my 2 cents in.

I recently moved to Minneapolis and have been really discouraged by ATT's service up here. Between where I live and where I work, I get awful service. You go a few blocks in any one direction and it gets much better, but still doesn't do me any good.

Recently bought the LTE iPad for Verizon and have been blown away by how fast and what good service I get. It really has me thinking about switching.

I plan on getting the new iPhone this year but I'm torn on what to do. With ATT, my business partner and I's contracts are staggered. I just give him my old iPhone and I buy the new one, either with my upgrade or his upgrade.

If I switch to Verizon we'll both have to buy new phones at the time and I won't be able to get the new iPhone each year like I've always done.

It's good to know that ATT is turning on LTE by July but I have no idea if that will increase coverage where I live. A weak signal is a weak signal, whether it's 2G, 3G, 4G, or LTE.

Decisions, decisions.
 

copperlab

macrumors member
Aug 1, 2008
40
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Minneapolis AT&T LTE up

I am at the Minneapolis st Paul airport and am connected to AT&T lte. Below are my speed test results

Connection Type: Mobile
Server: Chicago, IL
Download: 17.93 Mbps
Upload: 7.42 Mbps
Ping Time: 360 Ms

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A better test.

Test Date: Jul 11, 2012 2:52 PM
Connection Type: Cellular
Server: St Cloud, MN
Download: 26.84 Mbps
Upload: 18.02 Mbps
Ping: 147 ms

External IP: 198.228.201.150
Internal IP: 10.162.26.55
Latitude: 44.8833
Longitude: -93.2141

A detailed image for this result can be found here:

http://www.speedtest.net/iphone/287444141.png

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paulyras

macrumors 6502
Dec 3, 2006
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Singapore
I am at the Minneapolis st Paul airport and am connected to AT&T lte. Below are my speed test results

Connection Type: Mobile
Server: Chicago, IL
Download: 17.93 Mbps
Upload: 7.42 Mbps
Ping Time: 360 Ms

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A better test.

Test Date: Jul 11, 2012 2:52 PM
Connection Type: Cellular
Server: St Cloud, MN
Download: 26.84 Mbps
Upload: 18.02 Mbps
Ping: 147 ms

External IP: 198.228.201.150
Internal IP: 10.162.26.55
Latitude: 44.8833
Longitude: -93.2141

A detailed image for this result can be found here:

http://www.speedtest.net/iphone/287444141.png

Ookla operates Speedtest.net using a massive global infrastructure to minimize the impact of Internet congestion and latency. With millions of tests performed every day across hundreds of servers, Speedtest.net is the ultimate resource for bandwidth testing and related information. Visit it on your computer today to find out
lol. I'm at MSP and just logged on to post the exact same thing. Beat me to it!
 

billhelm

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Aug 1, 2010
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I'm picking up LTE in my office building at 394 and 169. Only one bar, but even that is relatively fast down, at least:
 

iJon

macrumors 604
Feb 7, 2002
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I thought about waiting for LTE from ATT here in Minny but I just couldn't take it anymore, plus I assumed LTE would be weak from where I work and at home.

Recently sold my 64GB 4S on ATT and picked up a used 4S for Verizon and have been much happier. 3G speeds are pretty slow but I plan on getting the new iPhone next month regardless.

I wanted to stay with ATT but I just lost all hope. Congrats to those who get great signal with them in the city.
 

mnsportsgeek

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Feb 24, 2009
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Glad to see they are unveiling it. Seems to be a slow release, but it looks like it's coming! 394 & 169 is not far off from me.
 

3587

macrumors 6502a
Mar 23, 2008
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Has anyone tried the LTE on the new iPad 3 in the Minneapolis area? Results? Looking forward to the iPhone 5... Sure hope LTE is rolled out here by then...
 

mnsportsgeek

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Feb 24, 2009
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I hope when they say Minneapolis-St. Paul they mean the entire metro area. That would be really weeny if they just did downtown and a few surrounding suburbs.
 

3587

macrumors 6502a
Mar 23, 2008
688
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44Mbps down and 15 up in Minneapolis. I'd love to ditch Comcast if AT&T wasn't so expensive!
 

mnsportsgeek

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Feb 24, 2009
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Everyone in the metro should be live now. And any potential buyers should know that Minneapolis-St.Paul LTE is live and FAST.