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Raleigh, NC 4G LTE (slow?)

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by BigRedNole, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. BigRedNole

    BigRedNole Well-Known Member
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    I was at the Brier Creek Verizon store today looking to see if the Bionic met the hype. I do not want this to be a Bionic discussion. What I did while there was test the 4G LTE speeds with Speed Test. The results were horrible (5M/1M).

    Devices tested: LG Revolution, Samsung Charge, HTC Thunderbolt, Moto Bionic, and one of the tablets (can't remember which one).

    Test: Run SpeedTest from the closest server (should have been Wilson, NC)

    Issues: The closest server was mapped to Asheville. This was across the board. The devices could not even declare Wilson as closest or even Greensboro.

    Results: I used Wilson, Greensboro, and Asheville for the tests on each device. None of them came close to what I consider 4G LTE. Only a random test came in above 5M download. The average was at or less than 5M/1M.

    Does anyone in the area have results that are faster than this? Could this be something done in-store that causes poor test results?

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  2. BigRedNole

    BigRedNole Well-Known Member
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    Went to 3 different VZW stores (1 Verizon owned and 2 other proprietary stores). The results are all the same. The speeds are around 5M/1M.

    Since I do not have a 4G phone, I am not going to be overly concerned. I will not have a phone until the Vigor, Prime, or iSuck comes out. The Bionic screen is just too crappy to justify being charged for a phone.
  3. BigRedNole

    BigRedNole Well-Known Member
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    Well, I am wondering if VZW has throttled all phones on display. It seems ridiculous to have such slow speeds overall and across all phones and over multiple server locations.

    If anyone is in the RTP area with a VZW 4G LTE phone, please comment on your speeds.

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