Fastest speed achieved on LTE on your iPhone?

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  1. jpiszcz macrumors regular

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    This morning I ran a speedtest in Northern VA (USA) and experienced the fastest speed (on any carrier) I've ever seen (~120mbps) (picture below)

    Who is your carrier / what is your location and what is the highest speed you have seen?

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  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 6502a

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    What model iPhone?
     
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    Iphone 6 with ATT in Baltimore, MD I got 12.67 down, 3.30 up.
     
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    Glendale, Arizona at work. November 19, 2015. Around 9am. It slows down as the day goes by because more T-Mobile customers are using the local towers in the downtown.

    iPhone 6s+, T-Mobile. At the time the network was 15x15. They upgraded the Phoenix market to 20x20 in March, 2016.

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    This wasn't on my iPhone, but it's the fastest I've ever seen on my phone.

    Verizon - Atlanta, GA

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    I'm jealous of you guys. I live in NW Indiana around the Lake (Michigan) and get very lackluster speeds on VZW. 10 or so down and about 2 up.

    I work in downtown Chicago and get about 50 down and 20 up there. I remember when I used to live in the city when 4G first came out for Verizon and I got an HTC Rezound. No one was on 4G then and I had a tower very close by. Couple that with unlimited data and I would see 60 or so down, to the point my Rezound would get VERY hot and battery wouldn't last long at all, but the speeds were awesome and consistent.
     
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    Must be nice to get those speeds. Totally jealous.
     
  12. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    I've hit about 99Mbps down on an XLTE tower around here. Non upgraded ones are usually in the 30-40 Mbps range.

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    ok so you'll hit your, say 2gb cap a few seconds before me. Big deal :) As the world exists today, HD video streaming needs at most 10mbps (maybe 15 if you really wanna stretch it). Any higher, is of no real use. Maybe you can tell why.
     
  16. hammy434 macrumors member

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    Future Proofing.
     
  17. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    sure. the future which will arise 5 years from now... by that time, networks, hardware, software support everything will change. this phone won't be any "proof" of speed for the data needs 5 years from now, IMHO.
     
  18. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    Not everyone has pathetically low data caps ;)

    Lots of us are on unlimited data.
     
  19. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    and what'll you do with that? You'll still watch the same HD stream as me... it doesn't need 100mbps. 10mbps is fine. you're not gonna get any extra resolution you do know that right?
     
  20. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    I spend a lot of time waiting for apps to download, streams to buffer, podcasts to download, photos to upload after I take them, and more with the average 10-25Mbps connection. Having 10x faster speeds means that waiting is drastically reduced.
     
  21. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

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    Sunday morning 6am.
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    113.86 Mbps DL; 18.24 Mbps UL
     
  22. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    The apps won't necessarly download any faster. They may, ot they may not... a lot depends on the speed at which the server is ready to serve your requests, and the remaining connection from server datacenter to the upstream provider and then your wireless provider. I'll be very surprised if you find any noticeable improvement in actual download speeds between say 15mbs vs 100mbps for apps, due to these limiting factors.
     
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    I can guarantee you that Apple and Google can serve out app downloads that max out a 10Mbps, or 100Mbps connection with no issue. For some large apps that are several hundred megs, to a few gigs, that would make a huge difference. For your average 10-25MB app, the difference would be negligible.
     

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