I finally got LTE

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DrakeMcEachern, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. DrakeMcEachern macrumors 6502

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    Today Verizon finally flipped on the LTE switch in my rural village. My village has about 150 people and is located in north Louisiana. I have to say I will enjoy these speeds.
     

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  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Yeah those are good speeds. Verizon has LTE almost everywhere.
     
  3. DrakeMcEachern thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Most of my neighbors are now calling and signing up for HomeFusion with Verizon since our only other options are satellite or dial up.
     
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    I have spent some time in the woods of Louisiana and I feel your pain that is TONS faster than any internet down there.
     
  6. DrakeMcEachern thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Before this, the fastest Internet I could get my hands on was 6 down with satellite but that's with 900-1000 latency.
     
  7. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

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    Yikes. I'll feel just a little bit guilty next year when I get 1Gb/1Gb in Seattle for $80. Just a little. :p
     
  8. DrakeMcEachern thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not fair! I paid $75 a month for those speeds I was getting!
     
  9. ConCat macrumors 6502a

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    Living in big cities has its advantages...
     
  10. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Ergh, I hope those speeds don't continually decline down to crud over the next year or two like Verizon LTE has done where I live.

    Went from 20mpbs to 3-5mpbs. :/
     
  11. ConCat macrumors 6502a

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    That's highly dependent on the day of the week and time of day. Where I live (New York city), the speeds can be as high as 47mbps or as low as 15mbps.
     
  12. TheProFTW macrumors regular

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    Wow, just amazing, congrats!
     
  13. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    that is impressive. around here we only get 20-30 down and like 10-15 up.
     
  14. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

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    Better than what I get around my home... so disappointing.

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  15. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    Do you have unlimited data? If so get hotspot and use that for tasks that require a lot of bandwidth ;)
     
  16. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816

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    150 people? You lucky dog.

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    Are you serious? That used to be my 3G speed.
     
  17. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

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    Yea. It's like that all day, but if I test around midnight to 7am ish, I get up to 12/6. It feels like they only enable a couple towers in an area for LTE coverage, and leave the others on 3G.
     
  18. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Will get better come AWS rollout and when they go back and tweak. Although thats no bueno in your area it's not a bad initial rollout. I would call and complain if you haven't already, make them aware of the site.
     
  19. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

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    I actually did complain to their twitter support, and got a phone call. She said she opened a engineering support ticket and said they were going to send them out to the cell tower/site within 3-5 days and see if anything is wrong. She said she would call back after they did that, but I do have a case number.


    The thing is, during the night, say 1am-6am my speeds go up to 10-12Mb down and 5-6Mb up. I just don't understand how my town of 45,000 could overload it to the point of averaging 1-3Mb during the day.
     
  20. DrakeMcEachern thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a 4GLTE jetpack that happens to have unlimited data. :)
     
  21. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816

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    Dang I get 55+Mbps all day ;)
     
  22. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Ewww!

    I'd call and complain to someone. If VZW advertises LTE in ur town, and u consistently get those speeds, it would be faster to buy a set of encyclopedias to look up any information u needed. I got faster speeds with my 3G on edge. Lol
     
  23. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    You don't need or want LTE. Oh wait, this isn't last year.
     
  24. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    It might not be an overloading issue but could be a bad switch or a faulty fibre cable. It happens but they are good about fixing these things believe it or not. AWS will just be icing on the cake and they will do that fast because they don't like AT&T being in the lead speed wise.
     
  25. DrakeMcEachern thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I encourage anyone getting less than 2 down on VZW LTE to contact someone about that. That's not right at all
     

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