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General 4G Data Speeds ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shawnb1003, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. shawnb1003

    shawnb1003 Active Member
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    Hello All,
    I dont know if this belongs here, if it doesnt, Dont be afraid to let me know.
    Anyways. In Woonsocket, Rhodeisland (My Location)
    I found that the "4G LTE" really isnt 4G, But whats new, its metro.

    This is what i get for 4G Speeds in Woonsocket, RI:
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    But yet, in pawtucket, its Just a little bit faster,

    Now im guessing this is because They just rolled out 4G LTE in woonsocket in July. Now should we expect these speeds to increase?
    My buddy who is an Authorized Dealer for MetroPCS says that in 2013 MetroPCS should improve a great bunch due to its network now supporting "VoLTE" (Voice Over LTE)

    Now if MetroPCS would increase the 4G Data speeds, They would outrun alot of big name providers due to it being cheaper, but this 4G is really not 4g, its like a good 3G

    Metro Did wrong by bypassing 3g to go straight into 4G, yes we know that. If MetroPCS finishes rolling out all of its 4G LTE, and increases the speeds, that would be nice. However, i have heard that MetroPCS has currently put a data cap on it to limit us. I dont know if this is true, but if it is, I see some point in doing it, but then i dont. To me, if you roll out 4G, it should be full 4G speeds, not 3G naming it as 4G. I have been with MetroPCS since March 2011, and since had no other problem with them except the slow 1x/4G data speeds. Last time i called them (before i got a 4G Phone) they said i had 3G in my area, so i had told them about it saying 1X, and they said 1x is their 3g, i said no sir, you are incorrect, 1x is 2g data speeds. Well, im out.. Leave comments below ;)
    -Shawn
     

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  2. pcgamer

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    No carrier has 'true 4g' speeds...
     
  3. Khemul

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    Technically speaking you were both right. 1X is a 3G technology. And it tends to max out at 2G speeds. :D

    In the future we'll probably look back at LTE the same way. Since it is basically in the same boat for the 3G/4G jump.
     
  4. Gman9831

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    Metro doesnt have much spectrum in the northeast thats why some areas up there like Boston dont have 3G, and less spectrum = slower speeds.
     
  5. cjbandroid

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    I compact other peoples problems
    deeply embedded in Florida swampland
    In Deltona Fl, I rand SpeedTest and got 4353 down and 1695 up

    Best down is 4353, best up was 4947. I'd call that not totally shabby.

    On the bleak side....

    Worst down 72, worst up 85, when phone said EV instead of 4G

    Most of the 4G areas I try SpeedTest in give me about 2500 down and 1500 up. Thats in metropolitan south Fl. Was in Tampa yesterday was doing about the same.

    Not uncommon to get upload speeds that surpass download speeds by a bunch.
     
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  6. Gman9831

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    My best 4G is 5106 down/ 4257 up
    Best 3G/EV is 1633 down/ 715 up
    average is 4300 im in Wellington,FL
     
  7. cjbandroid

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    I compact other peoples problems
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    Good to know.... I get to Wellington about once a week calling on clients
     
  8. Fox Mulder

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    About 1300 down here in NYC, same in NJ.
    I look at it this way- it may not be the fastest 4G out there, but it's still more than 10x as fast as my old 1x and everything on the phone is quite snappy and works as well as I need it to. Plus the benefit of LTE is still there (simultaneous talk and data), and with the $55 plan I can use as much as I want.
    Maybe someday it will get faster around here, but it's not a dealbreaker.
     
  9. Diego1593

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    I will get 1.3 mobs down and . 5 up with my Samsung admire and a ping of 60
     
  10. b20beast

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    with full reception in Opa locka on the palmetto hgwy in FL, i got 6.47 down/3.50 up...on average i get 3.25 around NE miami
     
  11. trigger1074

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    yeah were on like 5mhz here in N.E. , so Were lucky to break 1mb down lol

    i just got a 1.28/.80
     
  12. MyUsernameRox

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    My worst speeds: 0.78 mbps down, 2.90 up.

    Best? 4.74 mbps down, 4.48 up. I have yet to crack 5mbps up or down.

    Even in downtown L.A. where there is excellent 3g coverage by Metro, you'd think the 4g would be great as well. Not so.
     
  13. maxroach

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    I was downloading a bf3 update at 800kBps! Yikes that's fast! Pretty soon ill be over 9k. Bay area, CA.
    :)
     
  14. euphan1555

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    stop posting fast speeds its depressing me with my 1400 kbps average on speedtest.
     
  15. Diego1593

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    Hahaha :) i get 6 down and 4 up
     
  16. euphan1555

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    im hoping a metro big shot reads this thread and takes pity on me and finds some more spectrum in my area.if my local carrier that only serves central pa can find some i dont see why metro shouldnt be able to.
     
  17. tzr916

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    EV= 609kbps/525kbps/170ms
    4G= 6749kbps/5049kbps/164ms
     
  18. trigger1074

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    not that easy when you own your own system and not piggy back on the big guys..unless you grease some pockets that is
     
  19. euphan1555

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    hate to break it to you but they dont piggyback.its their own towers and they didnt have any problems finding the spectrum they needed.metropcs could do the same but are they willing to open up their wallets to do it.
     
  20. Matthew83

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    I attached a screenshot of my speeds. This is from Orange County California with mostly full bars at the time.
     

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  21. THE W

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    Virgin is a bit faster but they run totally on sprint towers while metro has their own. Metro only uses other towers for roaming.

    There isn't a lot of room to be had as Verizon and att own most of it. Then there's sprint and tmobile. You gotta partner up.

    Metro's speeds are damn good for a carrier that had nothing just 3 years ago.
     
  22. Diego1593

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    This are my data download speed ! :D in DALLAS TEXAS USING THE PRE INSTALL PRL
     

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  23. Gman9831

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    Thats crazy I'm moving to Dallas jk I'm ok with my speeds of 4.5mbps
     
  24. euphan1555

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    at least my pings are twice as high as yours.oh wait thats a bad thing nevermind
     
  25. THE W

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    6mbps. not bad.
     
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