South Florida Verizon users

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tremlock, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. tremlock macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2008
    The Land of Cleves
    How are your data speeds? I'm switching from Sprint and looking to go with Verizon. I'm hoping that Verizon's data speeds are better than Sprints.
  2. winterny, Mar 18, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012

    winterny macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2010
    If you want an iPad, Verizon wins.
    If you want an iPhone, AT&T wins.

    As far as the actual speeds on LTE (for iPad) It seems to vary wildly.

    I've run 4 speed tests so far.
    (all speeds are listed as Down / Up)
    My house in Sunny Isles (my neighborhood is a dead zone) - 2 Mbps / 2 Mbps
    Aventura Mall Apple Store on Launch day - 0.2 Mbps / 0.01Mbps
    Intersection of US-1/SR-826 (163rd Street), North Miami Beach - 20Mbps / 15Mbps
    Ft Lauderdale Atlantic Blvd 10Mbps / 5Mbps

    In all cases, I compared to my AT&T iPhone 4S, and Verizon LTE was faster. When I tried switching to Verizon EVDO, speeds were generally really bad, though. For the iPhone, UMTS is just far better technology than EVDO, and AT&T is always going to win.

    I go to coral springs once in a while, but haven't been there yet. According to the Verizon map, coral springs isn't LTE yet -- but I assume you mostly care about LTE when you are out and about -- LTE coverage seems to mostly be from slightly west of the Florida Turnpike to the Atlantic Oceans -- if you're out in the 'glades, or down south in Homestead, don't expect LTE yet.

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