Data speeds - all carriers USA (DISCUSSION THREAD)


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  1. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru This Topic's Starter

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    Tower congestion on Verizon is evident where I live. LTE during the day is usually between 3mbps and 6mbps down and about 5mbps up.
     
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    I would also suggest links to carrier coverage so ones wanting to make the (that sux, I would switch, something wrong with your phone) comments can see location coverage of the responder. I say this because I live in a very rural area and border on good and not so good coverage. In the city of Columbia my speed data is blazing on 4G :D
     
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    Sepero Linux Guru This Topic's Starter

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    @Arrowslinger
    That's a good idea. I created this second thread after I saw your post because I thought to myself, "Holy crap, that's really bad for t-mobile unthrottled. There's definitely more to that story." :p

    I added an "Additional" field on the other thread, so if you want you can go back and put that info in to clear things up. ;)
     
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    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

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    I get 7-10Mbps down almost always on T-Mobile in Seattle and I've seen peaks of double that.
     
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    Thanks Sepero I added an image of my coverage into my post.
     
  7. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru This Topic's Starter

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    @jhawkkw & chrlswltrs
    We should make it a rule that you're forbidden from posting on this thread until you've posted your stats on the main thread. (joking) :p

    Seriously though, if you get a minute to run the tests, we really want to see everyone help out with this. We all benefit. Cheers
    :smokingsomb:
     
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    Will do, but it will probably be tomorrow because I'm not in my normal area today to do the tests.
     
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    Sepero Linux Guru This Topic's Starter

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    That's even better. You can upload results from two different locations
     
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    Alright, I posted number from where I currently am, and they're pretty bad :rolleyes:. Will post my real numbers tomorrow.
     
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    Sepero Linux Guru This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks a lot. This totally isn't a "my speed is faster than your speed thread". Instead, it's for all of us to gain knowledge, all areas, and make better decisions when choosing a carrier. :D
     
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    Yeah, i'm not surprised the speeds are terrible because this is a pretty rural area.
     
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    Just added numbers for where I normally am.
     
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    That's 4G?

    No way that can be 3G lol if I'm lucky I can barely pull 1MB on 3G. Don't live in an lte area :(
     
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    Yeah. My 3G speeds are around 1-2Mbps down and 0.5-0.7Mbps up. The speeds recently went higher in my area. I used to peak at around 6Mbps up on WiMax and 0.8-1Mbps on 3G.

    And dang.. that's rough. Do you know if you'll be getting LTE anytime soon?
     
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    Sepero Linux Guru This Topic's Starter

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    The highest 4G speeds I think I've seen before were about 24Mbps, on Verizon network.
     
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    Back during the infancy of Verizon's LTE network, when barely anyone had LTE phones, I was able to pull in a test result of 35 Mbps down. Now I'd be lucky to pull in 10 Mbps due to tower congestion. :rolleyes:
     
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    Probably not, I live a couple hours from a city that's getting lte

    Official speed test

    Down: 1'.03mb, 0.69mb, 0.74mb
    Up: 0.81mb, 0.88mb, 0.84mb
    Network: Sprint/3G
    Location: Upstate, SC
    Device: Samsung Galaxy S3
     
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    legmando are you on 3g?
     
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    Nah I'm on 4g. I cant seem to get 3g anywhere. Either 4g or 1x. :(
     
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    I don't think my numbers should be taken into consideration. My area has high data speeds for the big 4 besides sprint.
     

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