Hi All: Wondering if anyone can opine on ATT vs. Verizon LTE access and speed in Chicago? I currently have AT&T and am considering a move to Verizon. AT&T in Chicago is typically not great, but wondering if LTE is any better than 3G.
AT&T LTE in Chicago is one of the most problematic AT&T markets because they only have half the amount of deployed LTE spectrum of what Verizon has.
AT&T LTE in Chicago is 5x5Mhz which allows peak download rates of 37mbps while Verizon LTE is 10x10Mhz nationwide with peak speeds of 73.6mbps.
Peak spee are not even as important as the capacity issues that AT&T is gonna have to deal until they deploy another 10Mhz of AWS spectrum. Nobody knows when is that gonna happen.
So right now LTE in Chicago on AT&T averages under 10mbps, and during congested peak hours half of that. By holiday season were looking more than half of that, easily.
Verizon is still around 20mbps on average.
I have a att work phone on lte and i just switched to verizon for my personal. I've noticed similar speeds out in the suburbs (bolingbrook up to mt prospect). But in the city, my verizon phone was much faster. it was pulling speeds of 22-28 whereas my att was at 8-10.
Asking here is probably a bad idea.
Actual service in any city will vary in different parts of town. Ask some people that have this service that travel to similar parts of town that you do.
Again, answers here are of marginal value.
Looking at ATT vs Verizon in downtown Chicago before the iPhone 6 drops. Wanted to revive this thread to get an update on LTE speeds.
I'm getting 6mbps with ATT, 73mbps with Verizon. Can anyone else post their results?
I live in the Gold Coast area and work in the loop, on my iPhone 5s LTE speeds are great and barely any dropped calls. I had an iPhone 3GS on T-Mobile before but that was only on 2G speeds.
I want to get the iPhone 6 and I'm looking at a plan whether it's T-Mobile or AT&T. Currently I am being charged $90 a month for three gigs of data, 450min and unlimited text. Is there a cheaper individual plan with AT&T or is T-Mobile better?
That will not have talk or text will it? Does anyone know how tmobile coverage is on LTE in the downtown area?
1,000 minutes, unlimited texting and 5 GB of high-speed data (with unlimited data after that, but 2G speeds).