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post #31 of 59
Those numbers are absolute garbage. I pull 6-8mbps all the time on my Clearspot 4G
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post #32 of 59
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Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post
They forgot to account for the fact that the only LTE phone out is the Thunderbolt. LTE has only been recently implemented so their network is unsaturated. Once more LTE phones are out, they're going to have the same problems as Sprint/Clear

Your probably right.

When WiMax first came out in Denver I know people were commonly hitting 19-20MB/s download(can't remember upload), with Clear and Sprint, maybe they still are I haven't been interested enough to look into it recently. I have a friend who understands a lot more then me about cell networks who says wimax/lte may not be much faster then 3g once all phones use it. In the end I think it just depends if your backhaul is up to the task.
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post #33 of 59
The speeds look ok unless you see what the real 4G spec is supposed to be, then you see how far off we are.
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post #34 of 59
Verizon’s LTE network averaged speeds of 9Mbps down and 5Mbps up while Sprint’s WiMAX network averaged about 1Mbps both down and up. Verizon’s LTE speeds peaked at 19Mbps down and 10Mbps up during the tests.

Thats funny, Im in Hartford Ct and my best Evo 4G speed was 7.0 down and 1.4 up.
My home DSL with Att is at best 6.
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post #35 of 59
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Those numbers are absolute garbage. I pull 6-8mbps all the time on my Clearspot 4G


Are you talkin' to me?
post #36 of 59
I don't think Verizons 4G LTE is gonna get saturated all that soon.Most people are not gonna be able to run out and but a new 4G phone and pay the service price.You people have to remember this is a tech forum and does not represent average joes.
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I don't think Verizons 4G LTE is gonna get saturated all that soon.Most people are not gonna be able to run out and but a new 4G phone and pay the service price.You people have to remember this is a tech forum and does not represent average joes.
Agree, but once they do, if they can't keep the backhaul unsaturated, everyone is going to start complaining again
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post #38 of 59
Make sure to jump on the Verizon Forum/Community. That will give a better idea of what the actual customer is getting.

I have been thinking about getting the MiFi 4510L when it comes out. Just don't know yet. Most towns is Oklahoma or Texas only have one or two towers that are LTE capable. You are fine if you're in the middle of town. Other than that you will only pull a few megs at most.

The problem with Sprint is Clearwire. They're not expanding at a rapid rate, kind of at a stand still. We have one tower here, put it's not performing to well at the moment.

The main thing sprint has over everyone is Unlimited 4G data, when available.

I know a good amount of engineers that are using the MiFi's with Verizon. The only thing they warn about is the cap. Not too bad when your employer pays for it though.
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post #39 of 59
We at verizon get unlimited 4G data too.
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We at verizon get unlimited 4G data too.
Are you talking about smartphones only? I just checked the hotspot service prices and its $50/5GB
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