Is the sprint 4G network faster than AT&T's LTE network??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Booju16, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Booju16 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Gotham City, NY
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

  2. rjohnstone, Oct 3, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011

    rjohnstone macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2007
    PHX, AZ.
    AT&T's HSPA+ network is faster than Sprint's WiMax network.
    Hell, T-Mobile's HSPA+ network smokes them both.

    AT&T's LTE network is supposed to be faster than Verizon's but it hasn't been put through any real world paces yet.

    But the report claims sprint get's 4-5 Mbps download rates. This is pathetic.
    I'm on AT&T's HSPA (not +) network here in Phoenix and I get 4 Mbps download rates.
    Much faster when I go downtown and hop on their HSPA+ network.
  3. Block, Oct 3, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011

    Block macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2007
    I don't think that's true. From my understanding they are using the same technology and equipment from the same sources, so differences would only be in implementation. That's why in Houston AT&T has great LTE speeds because they have 20Mhz band whereas in Chicago it is much slower because they only have 10Mhz band.
  4. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

    Spectrum Abuser

    Aug 27, 2011
    Haha good one. You had me going for a second until I remembered WiMax. :p
  5. ravensfan55 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2009

Share This Page