The Verizon LTE 4G network is FAAAAASSSSSSSSTTTTTT!

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  1. Bonds79, Mar 15, 2011
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  3. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    Lets see how fast it is when it gets people on it
     
  4. vincenz macrumors 601

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    The numbers are high, but when he refreshes the browser, the speed is not really that impressive.
     
  5. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    What does this have to do with the iPhone?

    Oh that's right.......
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nothing, he's prob just hoping for the next VZ iphone to be 4G cause their 3G speeds are a drag:D
     
  7. mo25 macrumors member

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    The upload speed on his speedtest test was ridiculous.

    Btw, these are just synthetic benchmarks. It's quite clear that real world speeds, although faster than 3g, weren't as great the benchmark.
     
  8. jredecop macrumors 6502a

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    I never even gave the Verizon iPhone I thought because of all the post like this. Last week I was in a town that didn't have any AT&T 3G so I went to the Verizon store to play with the iPhone to kill time, kinda thinking bet my edge kills this thing on 3G! Well, it was fast!! Tested like .8-1.2 kpbs. Did web site loading test (AT&T on edge) and of course it killed my AT&T iPhone. So when I got back into town (where AT&T is 3G) I went into the Verizon store there to compare 3G speeds. Well AT&T killed Verizon. Almost 3 Kbps on AT&T and same for Verizon as the other town, .8-1.2. Then I did the web site loading test thinking I'm gonna smoke Verizon now, wrong!!!! 8 times out of 10 Verizon beat me! How?!?! This is going to sites like nytimes.com and just clicking on all the random links from there. I did get the Verizon iPhone and after I did that I thought they may have boosted speeds somehow in store so I did this same test next to my friends AT&T iPhone at my house, verizon loaded faster almost every time. I'm not sure how this works with lower bench marks but I do enjoy my huge 3G now:)
     
  9. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    I am just throwing out a guess, but I think the Verizon network may have lower latency than AT&T's network. So even if the page can download faster on AT&T, the page will start loading quicker and seem more responsive on Verizon. On my AT&T iPhone I get ping times of almost 300 ms. I don't have a Verizon phone to compare it to right now, but I believe the ping time is signigicantly faster.
     
  10. Starflyer macrumors 6502a

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    This is from the Macalope. (if you don't read him, you should):

    http://www.macworld.com/article/158505/2011/03/repeat_offender.html
     
  11. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Looks like he has it set to kb instead of mb...
     
  12. Bonds79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's tempting to buy the phone just to be grandfathered into the Unlimited 3G+4G LTE data for 29.99

    Right now unlimited 3G+4G data is only 29.99..................
     
  13. Bonds79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    VZW network has lower latency and more bandwidth................SO att speed are fast but due to the high latency att network and narrow spectrum bandwidth , you do not see the full speeds of att's network
     
  14. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    So far away I can't see if he is connected to wifi or the mobile network. Ok I can see it now.
     
  15. Bonds79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haters gonna hate
     
  16. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Keep saying that; we're still getting faster speeds.
     
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    We have both phones at work and when it comes to loading web pages, updating Facebook, and even starting a Youtube video Verizon always blows AT&T out of the water here. AT&T of course would blow Verizon out of the phone when downloading songs, file attachments, or apps.

    If all you care about is your speedtest app, AT&T wins. For the rest of the world who has no idea what a speedtest app result even means, Verizon may seem like a faster network than AT&T.
     
  19. los318 macrumors 6502

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    Lets not forget Verizon is planning on running voice over their LTE network also. So you'll be lucky to pull down 7-8mgs, which is good dont get me wrong, just not 19mgs like they are saying.
     
  20. Starflyer macrumors 6502a

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    What does speed matter when you are capped at 2GB or even 5?
     
  21. Bonds79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Data on VZW is not capped. They dont even have their throttle procedure and software in place yet.
     
  22. CoolBradG macrumors regular

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    The battery life is going to suck on that thing...
     
  23. vincenz macrumors 601

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    The OP needs to stop trolling and go back to the Android boards.
     
  24. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    That's pretty fast.
    The rate that pages loaded didn't seem too impressive though.
     
  25. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    An old rule of thumb for network evaluation is that webpage download speeds above 2-3Mbps don't buy you as much as lower latency does.

    In other words, for web browsing it's better to have 2Mbps with low latency, than 5Mbps with high latency.
     

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