iOS 8.4 beta 2 introduces carrier aggregation on Verizon?!

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  1. thecybernerd macrumors newbie

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    Since upgrading I have been getting much faster downstream speeds in the Washington DC market in which I live. We have had verizon AWS spectrum for quite some time
    But since upgrading to 8.4 I have been getting speeds upwards of 70mbps during the middle of the day which used to be unheard of unless I was doing a speeded in the middle of the night when no one was using the base station. I noticed the carrier version got bumped to 19.6 from version 19.0 in the gm of iOS 8.3.

    Has anyone else noticed these improvements in a market where Verizon has both let and xlte(AWS)?!
     
  2. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    Your tower got upgraded. It might just be that coincidence.
     
  3. thecybernerd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They have been upgrading many base stations to AWS but that began to happen around July of last year. These speed increases seem to be prevalent everywhere in this market.
     
  4. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on vzw and my carrier version still says 19.0 on 8.3.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I believe the implication there is that with the 8.4 beta the Verizon carrier version it comes with is 19.6.
     
  6. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

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    I'm with T-Mobile and 8.4 Beta 2 shows 19.6 carrier. Sadly the beta is a mess and I am going back to 8.3 but will sacrifice the carrier update for stability and usability
     
  7. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    Gotcha. My bad. Thanks for the clarification
     
  8. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    8.4 beta 2 has rogers at 19.6 as well, theres a speed increase. going back to 8.3 theres a speed drop with rogers 19.0, its repeatable.

    thats no tower upgrade
     

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