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Gotta give it up to AT&T

Discussion in 'AT&T' started by BrianJB, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. BrianJB

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    I really have to give AT&T respect where respect is due...

    I went into my local walmart (terre haute,in) and I was testing out my phone (sprint evo 4g) vs verizon thunderbolt vs (namesake, at&t)...Verizon was surprising the slowest @ .60 mbps.. Sprint came in 2nd @ 1.2mbps...but at&t was INSANELY fast @ 3.4mbps.

    I tested all of these phones 3g speeds 3 times each using speed test.

    I can't wait until my contract is up with sprint...At&t is the fastest...hands down.
     

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  2. colnago

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    At that location, it seems to be the case. I have yet to even approach the download speeds on AT&T, as fast as what I "consistently achieve" on T-Mobile "in my areas" (5Mbs - 8Mbs)...and this is using the same phone on both networks (Motorola Defy, 3G capable on both carriers).
     
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    I have not tested other carries, but I was getting 6Mbps down and 1.6Mbps up on AT&T in Marietta, OH of all places.
     
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    It's probably that location only.

    As far as 3G speeds go, AT&T and T-Mobile consistently blow away Sprint and Verizon. I believe it has something to do with CDMA vs GSM tech. That's the reason Sprint and Verizon were in such a rush to get a new 4G technology on the market.

    When it comes to 4G, Verizon LTE should be blowing away everyone else easily, with T-Mobile following and then AT&T, with Sprint last. Sprint's WiMax barely outpaces AT&T 3G in many areas.

    So I'm guessing that either Verizon doesn't have LTE available in your area yet, or it couldn't reach the Thunderbolt you used in Walmart.
     
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    Awesome, I did a speed test and I am only getting 17 mb/s on Verizon and 17 kb/s on att. The sad thing is that I am not joking.
     

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