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 Thats just HSDPA+ ... thats no where close to LTE speeds. LTE can do 60MBs down and anywhere from ~12 - 20+MBs up from capable handsets [which the Note2 is..at least some variants it seems].


Lol you're clearly exaggerating LTE speeds. Never seen LTE speeds consistently that high.

Sorry for you then. Northern California ATT LTE will clear that easy. Those are spec LTE cat2 speeds.. cat3 will be released with updates soon.. and bring 100MBs to handsets.


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User Equipment (UE) categories



3GPP Release 8 defines five LTE user equipment categories depending on maximum peak data rate and MIMO capabilities support. With 3GPP Release 10, which is referred to as LTE Advanced
, three new categories have been introduced.[2]




















































































3GPP Release User Equipment Category Maximum L1 datarate Downlink
Maximum number of DL MIMO
 layers
Maximum L1 datarate Uplink
Release 8 Category 1 10.3 Mbit/s 1 5.2 Mbit/s
Release 8 Category 2 51.0 Mbit/s 2 25.5 Mbit/s
Release 8 Category 3 102.0 Mbit/s 2 51.0 Mbit/s
Release 8 Category 4 150.8 Mbit/s 2 51.0 Mbit/s
Release 8 Category 5 299.6 Mbit/s 4 75.4 Mbit/s
Release 10 Category 6 301.5 Mbit/s 2 or 4 51.0 Mbit/s
Release 10 Category 7 301.5 Mbit/s 2 or 4 102.0 Mbit/s
Release 10 Category 8 2998.6 Mbit/s 8 1497.8 Mbit/s

Note: These are L1 transport data rates using 20 MHz of bandwidth, not including the different protocol layers overhead. With 10 MHz of spectrum, maximum downlink data rates are 73 Mbps with 2x2 MIMO and 147 Mbps with 4x4 MIMO, and upstream 36 Mbps. With 5 MHz of spectrum, downlink is 37 Mbps and 72 Mbps respectively, and upstream 18 Mbps.[14]



Note: The 3.0 Gbit/s / 1.5 Gbit/s data rate specified as Category 8 is near the peak aggregate data rate for a base station sector. A more realistic maximum data rate for a single user is 1.2 Gbit/s (downlink) and 600 Mbit/s (uplink).[15]

 Nokia Siemens Networks has demonstrated downlink speeds of 1.4 Gbit/s using 100 MHz of aggregated spectrum.[16]




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-UTRA





 I can post more if you need..
att LTE is in the stage Verizon was when it was new. Give it a year and you'll be where we are. Which is honestly just fine.
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These are from the JW Marriot ATT system in downtown SF.. this is prior to public launch and optimization [readings taken on freshly integrated equipment using HTC Vivid and Class 15 SIM]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I just pulled 20 down and 14 up...Verizon LTE on my S3. Perfect signal area that's only had LTE for like a month.

I've read that ATT LTE is awesomely fast right now. Just like Verizons was in 2011.
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Sorry for you then. Northern California ATT LTE will clear that easy. Those are spec LTE cat2 speeds.. cat3 will be released with updates soon.. and bring 100MBs to handsets.




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-UTRA





 I can post more if you need..

As I said I've seen 60Mbps+ on some networks, especially Verizon which i think has the fastest 4G LTE network. Doesn't mean it's consistent.
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Does it really matter how fast it is if the data is limited. I'd rather have 5mb of unlimited than 200 of limited. I could do a lot of the same things with both on my phone but the 200 limited would quickly put limits on how many of those things I could do that I'd never be able to actually use it. Normal web pages and videos would load pretty quickly on both speeds.

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sprint where they have true unlimited. this is one of the exact reason where people busts sprints balls on having a slow network compared to the others but not having a 2gb limit makes it worth it. truthfully all i need is 1.5mbps just so i can stay on the web.
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Anything above 10Mbps is fine for me. When it starts dipping to 1Mbps or lower, that's when web browsing gets laggy.

And yeah I would rather have a stable connection rather than a 100Mbps unstable connection.

I think Verizon is the best when it comes to stability and speeds.
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Love my Note II. biggrin.gif

Got the Quad/2GB RAM/non-4G model. Rooted, custom rom (Omega - basically as close to stock as you can get with a load of tweaks/optimized) & kernel (Perseus), battery life was great at stock, but now with all the bloatware removed it's faster, more responsive, and the battery life is amazing:

Screenshot_2013-01-18-00-05-31.png

Moderate/heavy usage on both 3G and Wifi, Facebook, some gaming and a lot of texting, with about 6½ hours of screen on time. biggrin.gif

I think everyone should root their note II, for the pure fact that you can change the DPI of apps with it, and put them in tablet mode, which makes much better use of the huge screen.
    
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Sorry for you then. Northern California ATT LTE will clear that easy. Those are spec LTE cat2 speeds.. cat3 will be released with updates soon.. and bring 100MBs to handsets.




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-UTRA





 I can post more if you need..

As I said I've seen 60Mbps+ on some networks, especially Verizon which i think has the fastest 4G LTE network. Doesn't mean it's consistent.

You never said anything of the sort. You actually accuse me of exaggerating.. And then turn around and agree. Nice one.Carry on then.
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sprint where they have true unlimited. this is one of the exact reason where people busts sprints balls on having a slow network compared to the others but not having a 2gb limit makes it worth it. truthfully all i need is 1.5mbps just so i can stay on the web.

My main problem with sprint , is it is hard to take advantage of unlimited data when it straight up does not work inside of any building I've worked in in the past 2 years.
(4 different buildings in different states and/or counties)
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