Holy LTE speeds! AT&T

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  1. Steve686, Oct 19, 2016
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    Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    IMG_0461.jpg So this morning I tried a Speedtest and was disappointed with LTE speeds here in South Florida.

    Just did a couple and wow. Updated the firmware this afternoon.

    Anyone else notice any changes? I would normally average about 30-40mbps down/20mbps up.

    iPhone 7+ 256gb btw.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sweet speeds.
    Is AT&T utilizing that new multi channel download tech on the new iphones?
     
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    I honestly have no idea. I remember with the 5s I thought 15mbps here was excellent.
     
  4. tekjunkie macrumors 6502

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    Those speeds are probably only 2 carrier aggregation. The highest I've seen in 185ish. 3 carrier aggregation would be higher under good conditions.
     
  5. ACURA2015 macrumors regular

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    Lucky you, because I have an iPhone 7 128gb and live in Miami and I can tell you that signal and speed were I work in Miami Lakes is HORRIBLE ! I pretty much have 2 dots the most in signal many times 1 dot, and speed stinks. I'am very disappointed with AT&T and I've notice a big drop in signal strength and speed with this new iPhone 7 everywhere. **Also I must mention I've had both the GSM and the GSM/CDMA models and the isssue of signal strength and speed continue.
     
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    Nice. Now people can go through their data plan in much less time, so more data overage fees for them! Sweet!
     
  7. Broken Hope macrumors 6502

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    That's 2x carrier aggregation at a maximum, perhaps even only 1x.

    I got this in the UK not long ago on my iPhone 7.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. tekjunkie macrumors 6502

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    Band 30 needs to be deployed there.
     
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    Man, must be nice. I only get 7 down and 4 up.
     
  11. tekjunkie macrumors 6502

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    Band 30 is a compactor layer along with 2 4 and 5
     
  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I'm with VZW, so I don't care, but I have a question: how would having faster speeds mean someone would use more data? Could you explain that for me?

    If I drive faster from Memphis to Nashville, I'm not driving more miles; I'm simply getting there faster.
     
  13. psac macrumors 6502a

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    The contrary argument would be, "if I have 5 minutes to surf, and I can download three 1-minute videos in that time, I'll watch the 3 videos. If I can download five 1-minute videos in that time, I'll watch all 5, therefore using up more data." It's compounded more with longer timeframes, and applies to loading webpages, downloading music, etc.

    I think the reality is somewhere in between that argument and yours.
     
  14. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    I think the idea is that on faster speeds, you spend less time consuming a given amount of content (because it loads faster/buffers less) and have extra time to consume more.

    I've never seen someone test this idea, so no clue if it's true or not.
     
  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Well, I can see that idiots would have self-control or awareness, and I understand that watching more video leads to more data usage.

    However, I've never understood the argument that simply having faster speeds means one automatically consumes more data as a result.
     
  16. Low country macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I agree. I live in the Carolinas and have a home in Ft Laud. I travel all over south fl, LTE data speeds down there are horrible, especially east of Fed. Hwy...
     
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    I did a speed test on my new phone with T mobile when I got it and was too impressed with the speed!
     
  19. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    The faster you can load media / pages etc, the more inclined you are to do more of it. If I have 10 minutes to surf the web, the faster connection will allow me to view way more pages/media than the slower connection in the same timeframe.
     
  20. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    I know lots of people have already replied giving reasons why - but it is an accepted fact that faster connections mean people use a lot more data, and this is a key reason for the carriers to prefer higher speeds when it would be more economical in the short-run to run a congested LTE network - it makes you burn through your allowance faster and have to buy more.
     
  21. ray737 macrumors 6502

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    That's why it's nice to have unlimited data no need to worry about how much you consume
     
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    Yes, I think that's what they're talking about.
    But the difference would be if you're having very slow speeds and you're waiting a while for pages to load and videos to buffer.
    If you have decent speed then it will not make any difference if you're pulling 6-7mpbs or you're pulling 100mbps.
    The pages and videos will load about the same time.
    You can only do so much with 125mpbs on a cellphone unless you're tethering to other devices that are downloading big files.
     
  23. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    So you both agree with me then?

    My point is that there may be correlation, but that does not mean there is inherent causation. The faster speed isn't what is causing more data to be used, as many suggest. More data is being used because the user is consuming more content.

    It's like blaming a ticket on a fast car or blaming heartburn on the all-you-can-eat buffet.

    I grow so weary of the blame game and folks not owning up to the consequences of their own decisions.

    /rant. :p
     
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    Unless, like some few lucky ones of us, you have an grandfathered unlimited data plan.
     
  25. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    EE has the best UK network by a long way. My Sim only contract runs out next week and I just signed up with BT which owns EE and is using the EE network. The only reason I am changing is more data for less money.
     

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