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Old May 20th, 2012, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Verizon's talk and surf speed - what numbers do you get?

I'm currently with T-mobile, and I can talk on the phone while surfing at the same time. When I run a speed test while talking I get about the same data rate up / down as I do when I'm not on the phone (about 2-3Mbs).

I tried this recently at an AT&T store on the One X, because I've heard rumors that AT&T is throttling users while they are on calls. It was amazing to see - off call (using the LTE radio) data rates were amazing - 20 Mbs up and down. In call, rates were absolutely horrible - about .5 Mbs down, and virtually 0 up.

This confirmed what I have been hearing / seeing posted on the web, and makes me not want to go with AT&T due to this. Which is why I am asking about Verizon.

For those of you with LTE phones, what are your data rates (according to speedtest) when you are on a call? I'd be happy if they were the same as what I get now with T-mobile. Can anyone post their results?

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Old May 20th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Someone will correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure you can't get data while on the phone with VZW. I have the OG Incredible and I know I can't and am pretty sure nothing has changed even with 4G phones.
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I'm not sure if its phone dependent, but you can - they upgraded their network a while back to allow for this.
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HTC Thunderbolt is an example of this - and that is an older phone...
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 12:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Someone will correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure you can't get data while on the phone with VZW. I have the OG Incredible and I know I can't and am pretty sure nothing has changed even with 4G phones.
If your connected to 4G you will have data service in call due to the fact you are using two separate radios. However, on 3G you will have no data except on the Thunderbolt and Rezound.

Since Verizon still uses 2G for voice, 4G should take no speed hit while you are on call. Since I personally do not own a Tbolt or Rezoundz I can't tell you if it significantly affects 3G data.
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I have the thunderbolt. My speeds are comparable while talking. Regardless of if I'm on 4g or 3g.
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I just ran a speed test on my Bionic, I got 14.4mbps down and 8.2 up while not on a call. On call I got 15.2 down and 8.5 up, so I would say zero difference at all.
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