ThunderBolt 4G speedtest, (i hope vzw iphone 5 is LTE 4G ) VZW 4G is FAST!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bonds79, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Bonds79 macrumors 6502

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  2. BriChi macrumors 6502

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    sick, 19mb down on a phone, that's crazy, can't wait for the iPhone to eventually get it in 2019 :)
     
  3. los318 macrumors 6502

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    that's awesome! I'd like to see the test with a few thousands of phones on the network, i'd be worth it if you could pull down 7 or 8 megs, average then..
     
  4. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    First off, there is not going to be a 4g iPhone this year. That won't come around until the summer of 2012.

    Second, if you buy a Thunderbolt with the unlimited data, that is only good for that phone and that contract. It won't carry over for a 4g iPhone unless they are offering the same unlimited plan for that when you purchase it.
     
  5. scelzifan macrumors 6502

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    Yea but this phone trumps the iphone in every single area. It does voice and data which everyone on here says Verizon can't do, it pulls down ridiculous speeds. It has more memory and its open source. I'm done with jobs and all his crap and I own 2 iphones, but they will be my last. This phone is the real deal.
     
  6. MyRomeo macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Man I can't even get thy on adsl here!

    O2 uk 3G seems to get about 5mb down which is nice enough for a phone but I can see the benefits of a 4G dongle... Would even give up my adsl access for them speeds!
     
  7. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Let's see some real-world usage tests instead of number-crunching, eh?
     
  8. duheb macrumors newbie

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    Good for You!

    I'm glad you found something you like. Buy yourself a Thunderbolt and enjoy it.
     
  9. thetexan macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's awesome you work at such a high up, senior executive level for both Verizon and Apple. That, and you choose to grace Macrumors with your intricate knowledge of the future product plans of Apple and the future policy plans of Verizon. We're lucky to have such concrete knowledge around.
     
  10. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    exactly what I was thinking :rolleyes:
     
  11. profets macrumors 68040

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    Really curious, what exactly can you take advantage of on the phone with a 20 mbps downlink?
     
  12. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Cool, one less person in line come July.
     
  13. kenypowa macrumors 6502a

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    No load time for HQ video? Video chat? Facetime? File download on the go?

    Are you kidding me? it's like dial-up users ask what's the deal of high-speed internet.
     
  14. profets macrumors 68040

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    Dial-up? That would be true if I was using a 2G phone at 384kbps and asking what's the point in 3G. I'm asking whats the major advantage for on-device use of 7mbps vs 20mbps

    I use a few phones that have a 7.2 mbps downlink and have no issue with HQ video, facetime, etc.. And who's to say the next iPhone won't get HSPA+ at 21mbps?

    Seriously, besides tethering, it doesn't seem like there's a real advantage to having some crazy downlink speed for on-device use.
     
  15. darkplanets macrumors 6502a

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    I feel like everyone says that about ANY new phone lately. It's kind of amusing.

    "All his crap;" you would think he's harassing you or something. It will only be the "real deal" until the next phone iteration comes out :rolleyes:
     

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