Verizon iPhone 5 LTE speed in Boston area?

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  1. Bruins Fan macrumors member

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    I've been following a few threads on other forums about poor LTE speeds on Verizon in the Boston area. I don't have my 5 yet (pre-ordered), but was wondering what people in Eastern Mass. are seeing for LTE speeds on Verizon LTE?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Very fast here:


    Www.rootmetrics.com
     
  4. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    All of these tests were over LTE in and around the Boston area. The speeds are simply incredible, and anyone who tells you otherwise is an idiot.
     

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    Allston area is lousy. The other side of town its very good.
    Braintree quincy area damn good.
    Worcester is OK
     
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    You holding an LTE signal (as opposed to frequently dropping to 3G)?
     
  7. dizmonk macrumors regular

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    In and around town I'm fine but when I south.. (Bridgewater) I only get 3G... :(

     
  8. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    In Allston, no.
    Brookline Coolidge corner yes
    South shore area yes
    Worcester along I290 yes
     
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    I live near East Boston and I see the following speeds:

    I'm getting between 20 to 25Mbps on download. I've seen has high as 44Mbps and as low as 19Mbps on download. Upload speeds are more consistent in the neighborhood of 11Mbps
     
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    Verizon LTE Spectrum?

    Anyone know how much LTE spectrum Verizon has in Boston?
     
  11. themadrussian macrumors regular

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    I get 10-15 Mbps down and 5-8 Mbps up in my area (Kenmore Sq.). I've had occasional bursts significantly higher, but for the most part they hover around those numbers. I've had much faster speeds in the suburbs.
     
  12. rman726 macrumors 6502

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    Those ping times aren't very good (relative to many LTE areas).
     
  13. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Verizon has 10 x 10 from coast to coast.
     
  14. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

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    This would be good to know in general for the major markets. Not just Boston.
     
  15. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    I know. I haven't seem them go any lower than that for the most part. Still super fast though and feels like I'm on wifi.
     
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    Agreed
     
  17. fryrice macrumors member

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    subed in for more results.

    i am torn between ATT or VZN. I am out in the taunton, raynham, 495, hopkinton, natick area. So more suburb areas. I do go into the city once a week.
     
  18. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

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    Do you travel to other markets aswell?
     
  19. fryrice macrumors member

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    Do you mean other cities and countries? Yes I do. Mostly Asia.
     
  20. pdutta2000 macrumors regular

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    I'm in Sudbury and drive in to Boston or Burlington every day. LTE is amazing in the Framingham/Natick area. I'm a convert from AT&T and consistently see 4-5 bars of LTE.
     
  21. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

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    Verizons is sim unlocked. Major bonus for me when I travel back to the UK. I'm using the "3" SIM card now.
     

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