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Verizon's new LTE service...

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by XDRoX, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. XDRoX


    Jan 24, 2009
    San Diego
    I just ordered some LTE to play around with and to see it was really as fast as they say. Here is an initial test.
    IMO, pretty fast for wireless service. I know some land lines that don't get this kind of speed.

    Also in case you didn't know the new Verizon iPad is also capable of becoming a hot spot without additional charges or a jail break. I've tried it and it also works great. And fast.

    Seeing this speed makes me anxious for the iPhone5.

  2. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

    Feb 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Ok, so now I hate you... And?




    Feb 21, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    When Rochester NY first activated LTE, we had a few Thunderbolts in the office for sales people. I ran a speed test and was pretty consistently getting 40 down, 30 up :wow:

    At home my Road Runner is 8 down 1 up:steamed:
  4. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

    Feb 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    I am stuck with Comcast and they suck.

    Eventhough my speedtest numbers sound decent 21mbps Down 3mbps Up 35ms Ping, the truth is that their service is about as reliable as electricity in a third world country.

    To add to all of my service interruptions, when I run a traceroute to my office (6 miles away here in Houston), I found that I am routed through Dallas, Atlanta, Trenton and then back.

    I called and spoke to them and none of the people that answer the phones even understand networking, so I told the lady - "Let's say that you work in the same city where you live, would it make sense for me to send you driving halfway across the country just to get home?"

    They are Comcastic

    Seriously, if Verizon LTE can provide that service with those numbers here for a decent price, I may dump Comcast, get dish and hookup to their Verizon for internet service.

    Thanks for sharing.
  5. Is there any guarantee any connection from Verizon, etc. will take the shortest route? My understanding (from what I've been told) is there is some sort of load balancing going on, even on standard phone lines, and the path of least resistance will be taken.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012
  6. boomhower


    Feb 14, 2010
    North Carolina
    I'm jelous. I can't wait to get it but hope it doesn't happen until next year so I'm not tempted to pay full retail for the iPhone 5 as I am otherwise perfectly content with my 4S. My cable maxes 20mbps but 30 and 50 is available for $$$$$$.
  7. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

    Mar 13, 2001
    Not a chance
    MY LTE HTC Rezound comes tomorrow I plan to root and kill the bloatware and see what she does.
  8. pal2511


    Sep 15, 2002
    I have a galaxy Nexus but unfortunately no LTE nearby. We are supposed to get 4g in the neighboring city soon that I hope will drift over this way. I'm so envious of you guys and gals. I just got 6.5mb download on my home dsl connection and I was pretty happy. Average around here for DSL is only about 1mb...It's slow as ...
  9. Badger54

    Badger54 CLM

    Dec 16, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I have a Thunderbolt its great its by far the fastest phone I have ever had. I love the mobile hotspot feature.
  10. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

    Mar 17, 1999
    Western WA
    @Swatbwana, You're going to love the Rezound. Very nice bit of kit. I went back and forth between it, the Razr, and the Nexus. My hand was forced by the old DInc taking a swim. :( It turned out well. ICS is nice, but the app support isn't totally there and the hardware on the Nexus isn't as good as the Rezound.

    I just ran concurrent tests to the same server, Verizon LTE 128ms ping, 17.4 Mbps Down, 5.04 up. Roadrunner cable 76ms, 6.05 Down, 0.75 up. Roadrunner FAIL. :steamed: Although, FWIW, pages don't seem to load any faster on my phone.
  11. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

    Mar 13, 2001
    Not a chance
    Posting from it now nice phone.. will be rooting Sunday. I replaced the stock battery with an 18ooo mah and get over 12 hours of heavy use so far battery is same size as stock...

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  12. EAJuggalo


    Jan 17, 2005
    Eagan, MN
    My understanding is that nothing from Apple has LTE in it.