iPhone 5s and AT&T...will I see a difference?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MattG, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. MattG macrumors 68040

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    I'm still on the fence as to whether or not to upgrade. I have a 4S. Am I going to see a noticeable difference in Internet speed when on AT&T's network? Is it more or less a sure thing just due to upgrading the phone, or, it dependent on my area?

    4G LTE is available in my area. Does that mean I should see a significant boost?
     
  2. Jasonx82 macrumors member

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    Ever since i got att lte i dont bother turning on wifi anymore :)
     
  3. nickprete11 macrumors regular

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    I'm on AT&T's network as well, and I did notice a big difference when I went from my 4s to my 5. I plan on upgrading to the 5s as well. AT&T's LTE is amazingly fast overall, truly.
     
  4. MattG thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes, an exponential change. In my area HSPA+ or 3G+ was around 3mbps, LTE is around 30mbps.
     
  7. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    I have ATT in an LTE area and when I went from 4S to 5 I was blown away. Ended up trying out the nexus 4 for a while and the lack of LTE was brutal after being so used to the extra speed.
     
  8. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Yeah the speed is unreal. Faster than the average wifi network.
     
  9. MattG thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Excellent. I decided on a "like new" refurb iPhone 5 from AT&T, 64GB for $249. Sounds like I should see the same benefits.
     
  10. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    249 on contract price?
     
  11. MattG thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yep
     
  12. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    hmm not bad I think I personally would have just waited for the 5S but obviously we are all different
     
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    Well with VZW i went from about 1-1.5mb on my iphone 4S to about 15-25mb on my iphone 5 so...yeah and junk
     

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