To those enjoying 30-40Mb down on LTE...

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Enjoy the speeds now...

... because once LTE has a higher adoption rate among the carrier's customers, the speeds will slow down with congestion. :(
 

soco

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Well that's it then. I'm cancelling my LTE and exchanging the device. What's the point, right?

See, I see what this guy is onto here. He's genius. If we smart guys just go back down to 3G, or even EDGE/EVDO/etc., then when everyone is clogging up the LTE pipes (remember the dump trucks kids) we'll be fine!

Mastermind, sir.
 

andyblila

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Enjoy the speeds now...

... because once LTE has a higher adoption rate among the carrier's customers, the speeds will slow down with congestion. :(
People like this should exercise their freedom to keep their mouths shut and opinions to themselves. No point to this post other than to thumb your nose at others.
 

Fynd

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I'm with Rogers in Newfoundland. They have, like, 10 wireless customers here and maybe 2 using LTE, haha.
 

1080p

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Someone is bitter they don't have LTE access.
Uh... I live in Phoenix. You know... one of the original NFL cities Verizon launched it's LTE network.

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Also... I have a 32GB VZW LTE iPad...

I am just giving a little incite to those who do not know. The 30+ megs you are enjoying now will not be around forever. You should set your expectations with this knowledge. Dunno why guys are jumping down my throat.

Also... here is an article from a couple days ago:


http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2012/03/15/verizon-gets-aggressive-with-lte-to-drive-adoption/

"Verizon may have been the first to launch its 4G LTE network more than a year ago, but customers haven’t taken to the new high-speed technology in meaningful numbers yet. Earlier, the company’s CFO Fran Shammo had said that only about 5% of its total subscriber base use an LTE smartphone right now.

In a bid to increase LTE adoption, Verizon is now planning to only introduce phones that support the high-speed network this year. Moreover, it has also decided to increase its target year-end LTE coverage to 260 million Americans from the earlier 250 million target. Verizon is currently well ahead of AT&T and Sprint in terms of LTE deployment with coverage in almost 200 markets across the U.S and plans to add another 200 by the year’s end."
 

andyblila

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Uh... I live in Phoenix. You know... one of the original NFL cities Verizon launched it's LTE network.

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Also... I have a 32GB VZW LTE iPad...

I am just giving a little incite to those who do not know. The 30+ megs you are enjoying now will not be around forever. You should set your expectations with this knowledge. Dunno why guys are jumping down my throat.

Also... here is an article from a couple days ago:


http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2012/03/15/verizon-gets-aggressive-with-lte-to-drive-adoption/

"Verizon may have been the first to launch its 4G LTE network more than a year ago, but customers haven’t taken to the new high-speed technology in meaningful numbers yet. Earlier, the company’s CFO Fran Shammo had said that only about 5% of its total subscriber base use an LTE smartphone right now.

In a bid to increase LTE adoption, Verizon is now planning to only introduce phones that support the high-speed network this year. Moreover, it has also decided to increase its target year-end LTE coverage to 260 million Americans from the earlier 250 million target. Verizon is currently well ahead of AT&T and Sprint in terms of LTE deployment with coverage in almost 200 markets across the U.S and plans to add another 200 by the year’s end."

I'll tell you why, because your post had no purpose but to incite people. There is no help or advice in it. It just tries to ruin people's good time with their iPads. Feel free to keep your inciteful and inflammatory posts and people won't flame you.
 
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ReallyBigFeet

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I've been an LTE customer of Verizon for the past year now in Chicago. If anything, I've only seen speed INCREASES as they have worked the bugs out of their infrastructure. While I'm sure congestion may become an issue at some point, I suspect that is multi-millions of LTE subscribers later.
 

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I'll tell you why, because your post had no purpose but to invite people. There is no help or advice in it. It just tries to ruin people's good time with their iPads. Feel free to keep your incieful and inflammatory posts and people won't flame you.
No... an inflammatory post would be insulting people, degrading them or mocking them (for in this case... their purchase choice). Why would I flame them or mock them when I made the very same choice. I bought an LTE iPad. I am currently enjoying insanely fast connection speeds. I am simply making conversation about the notion these speeds will likely not be feasible on a crowded network. This IS A DISCUSSION FORUM, right?
There are many new iPad customers who are not tech savvy, and such discussion could be helpful and informative. So that in a year, they are not wondering why they USED to get 40 Mb down and now they are only getting 15.

Get off of your high horse and quit flaming me out of some sense of elitism on these forums.
 

Bryanw3535

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Those who are breathing oxygen now ...

... enjoy it because the world's oxygen supply will end by 2049.
 

boltjames

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Enjoy the speeds now...

... because once LTE has a higher adoption rate among the carrier's customers, the speeds will slow down with congestion.


Sorry, I'm too happy to pay attention to what you wrote.

BJ
 

andyblila

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No... an inflammatory post would be insulting people, degrading them or mocking them (for in this case... their purchase choice). Why would I flame them or mock them when I made the very same choice. I bought an LTE iPad. I am currently enjoying insanely fast connection speeds. I am simply making conversation about the notion these speeds will likely not be feasible on a crowded network. This IS A DISCUSSION FORUM, right?
There are many new iPad customers who are not tech savvy, and such discussion could be helpful and informative. So that in a year, they are not wondering why they USED to get 40 Mb down and now they are only getting 15.

Get off of your high horse and quit flaming me out of some sense of elitism on these forums.
Cite your source of the slowdown. I'm dying to be amazed by your insider information, otherwise talk to us in a year. You didn't speculate in your original post that speeds would slow down, you STATED that they would slow down. Please tell me what the point of that is and how it is helpful? It's not helpful and informative, because it has no basis in fact. You have nothing at all to back an OPINION that you are posing as fact. It is an OPINION that reduces people's satisfaction in their purchase. It doesn't help at all. That is inflammatory. So unless you have a source that states my speeds are going to drop, quit spouting your OPINION as fact.
 

Frankied22

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I don't think congestion is the problem, especially with LTE. The REAL problem, is the stupid data caps.
 

UrsaMajor

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No, people who didn't bother to get unlimited, will pay, per GB and that will slow it down.
 

ChubZ

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People have no idea on how much one LTE radio head can handle bandwidth wise. Each site has 3 sectors. Each radio head head has a dedicated fiber optic line back to the LTE baseband unit.