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  1. intheb0x's Avatar
    So my cousin got the Droid Bionic and dropped it off for me to root and rom...

    i took full advantage of this opportunity to play since ive never even messed with true LTE before.

    so i switched lte on and did some speed tests, WOW was i BLOWN away.
    the speeds are FASTER than my roadrunner broadband!
    heres a speedtest i did.


    with sprint we dont even have 4g, i know of some hwy stretches where 4g is available, so ive tried it and the most ive gotten was 8mbs down, but 27?!?!? that stuff FLIES and i didnt even have full bars in my house.

    i thought LTE was fast, but i didnt know it was that fast.

    needless to say im jealous,

    i fully understand you dont have unlimited data (he luckily is grandfathered) and our plan prices cant be beat, but damn i just wish we could have speeds like that.
    i was beyond impressed.

    anyone else gotten to play with lte or 4g from another carrier?

    EDIT:
    i have heard this is the slower end of LTE,
    i heard its common to get 35mbs down!
    thats just crazy.
    Samsmalls likes this.
    10-15-2011 04:02 PM
  2. Samsmalls's Avatar
    Yea Tmobiles 4g is crazy fast also! Most carriers blow us away with speed, 27mbps down is crazy!
    At some point if your just basic surfing will you even need that kind of speed? Lol but its always good to have blazing fast capabilities! Keep in mind Sprint was out the starting gate first providing 4g speeds in like 08' & 09' those speeds were crazy then! Although Sprints loss the LTE battle, the war its anything yet but over! Stick with the underdog; "RUDY, RUDY, RUDY" LOL !

    I'll keep my $ in my pocket monthly you'll pay for those 27mbps bragging rights! Besides 11mbps is more than enough for me!
    Lavitapostandroid likes this.
    10-17-2011 02:15 PM
  3. nkd's Avatar
    what are you going to do with 27mb when you can only use 2gb of it. Seriously unless you are grandfathered in the tiered data is pointless. I am sticking with sprint until they launch LTE so I can keep my unlimited plan. Sprint will have LTE mainstream before ATT, I think the T-mobile merger is going to hold them back with their LTE plans.
    10-18-2011 01:30 AM
  4. NOMster's Avatar
    I mean really. If I get 4-6, that's plenty fast enough to do anything I need. The crappy thing is that everyone's so happy about the move to lte when it will probably mean the end of unlimited data. So what good is it. I'd rather have unlimited wimax all day than crippled lte.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    10-18-2011 07:37 AM
  5. cgardnervt's Avatar
    I mean really. If I get 4-6, that's plenty fast enough to do anything I need. The crappy thing is that everyone's so happy about the move to lte when it will probably mean the end of unlimited data. So what good is it. I'd rather have unlimited wimax all day than crippled lte.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    Well when I go to visit Boston I get Wimax 4G. But the issue is it doesn't work all that well inside so I end up just leaving it off. My understanding is LTE just works better but not as fast. Is this true? If so i wouldn't mind paying more for it if it worked inside buildings better than Wimax.

    Rocking the HTC EVO 3D
    10-18-2011 09:09 AM
  6. nkd's Avatar
    I mean really. If I get 4-6, that's plenty fast enough to do anything I need. The crappy thing is that everyone's so happy about the move to lte when it will probably mean the end of unlimited data. So what good is it. I'd rather have unlimited wimax all day than crippled lte.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    If verizon grandfathered people in, and att grandfathered people in after they went limited. I am sure as hell the people that already have sprint will be grandfathered in.
    10-19-2011 02:03 AM
  7. Linkchomp's Avatar
    lol if people expect Sprint to honor anything. I seriously doubt it.
    10-19-2011 04:02 AM
  8. anon62607's Avatar
    Well when I go to visit Boston I get Wimax 4G. But the issue is it doesn't work all that well inside so I end up just leaving it off. My understanding is LTE just works better but not as fast. Is this true? If so i wouldn't mind paying more for it if it worked inside buildings better than Wimax.

    Rocking the HTC EVO 3D
    LTE on Verizon should be somewhat faster than WiMax on Clear/Sprint in identical radio environments when both networks are loaded the same. Additionally, LTE on Verizon at 777 MHz will have generally better building penetration and much better atmospheric attenuation characteristics than WiMax at >2550 MHz given the same transmission power.

    Verizon's LTE is getting an artificially good reputation at the moment because the network is much less loaded than is Clear/Sprint's.

    Once the same number of devices are on each network WiMax may end up faster as Clear generally stacks 3 10MHz sectors (for 30 MHz total) where Verizon is limited to 10+10 MHz. The other side of that is that Clear/Sprint don't have caps, which means their users are going to use a lot more, which will probably drag down the performance overall to below Verizon in the end.
    cgardnervt, MrpicC and intheb0x like this.
    10-19-2011 05:48 AM
  9. billionaire.dreams's Avatar
    I'm doing just fine with sprints wimax till they get lte it has gotten me through a few movies on netflix just fine so I'm happy =D.. now if I can just get this autocorrection to conform to my typing........
    10-24-2011 09:41 AM
  10. Jay A whY's Avatar
    I'm glad I made the move to get grandfathered in on unlimited data plans on AT&T (Waiting for their 4G Network), Verizon 4G w/ unlimited tethering (Insane Fast), and now Sprint (Decent 4G speeds, hopefully Sprint won't put an axe the unlimited plan like they did with aircards, even though ur grandfathered in!)

    Sent from my SPH-D710
    11-06-2011 01:13 AM
  11. Linkchomp's Avatar
    Sprint will roll out LTE which by then, I'll be an old man in a rocking chair telling my grandkids to turn that damn music down lol
    11-06-2011 01:36 PM
  12. CaMelGuY1337's Avatar
    Sprint's LTE+WiMAX for backend = The Wow Network.
    11-06-2011 05:16 PM
  13. VickMackey#AC's Avatar
    What's the point of 27 down when they only give you 2GB for a reasonable price??
    11-11-2011 08:56 AM
  14. NOMster's Avatar
    Well its 4 now but still

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    11-11-2011 04:23 PM
  15. dtblair24's Avatar
    If verizon grandfathered people in, and att grandfathered people in after they went limited. I am sure as hell the people that already have sprint will be grandfathered in.
    wish they could have grandfathered us in to keep our Premier Upgrades. But I guess letting ppl get new phones every year costs more than letting ppl keep unlimited data.

    And about Verizons LTE...it is pretty dang fast. Played around with a guys phone at work and he was getting like 14-17 Mbps here in ATL, while I was getting 6-9Mbps. The real world application of those speeds did not matter though. We both tried to do some unscientific tests in the browser, streaming, and downloading things, and there was no difference really. So our 4G is enough (if you are even lucky enough to have 4G). But those better stats on Verizon still pissed me off lol
    11-21-2011 04:28 AM
  16. Kash76's Avatar
    Well its 4 now but still

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk

    I am thinking of the $50 10GB plan (with double data) because that will work with my discount of 20%. So I can get 10GB for $40 with discount or 4GB for $30. I like the idea of 10GB
    11-22-2011 10:19 PM
  17. Android32's Avatar
    Like many others have already said, I'm ok w Wimax for now. And Sprint will have LTE. Then LTE Advanced. In the end I'm afraid we will all be paying like Verizon for our plans... Who knows. We shall see. I do predict they will come w it when they do. I only hope they still have unlimited plans!

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    11-26-2011 10:54 PM
  18. Arken's Avatar
    That's crazy, I just picked up a new phone and plan from Sprint and my data sucks. I barely get 500kbps down let alone 27mbps. I really hope sprint does something soon because what good is unlimited if you can't even utilize it.
    11-27-2011 01:41 PM
  19. Kash76's Avatar
    That's crazy, I just picked up a new phone and plan from Sprint and my data sucks. I barely get 500kbps down let alone 27mbps. I really hope sprint does something soon because what good is unlimited if you can't even utilize it.
    You have to go with what works for you for coverage and cost. I have found Sprint's speeds to continue to decline. In almost every example from my testing between V and S, Verizon came out on top for 3g and 4g data speeds over 95% of the time.

    Sent from my EVO 3D
    11-27-2011 06:59 PM
  20. Cares's Avatar
    For those saying you're limit on data with Verizon... I just switched last week and there's a way to get unlimited data again. :P Read the Verizon forums.

    And damn it's fast! My LTE vs FiOS

    11-30-2011 04:19 PM
  21. Android32's Avatar
    I'm not jealous. My wife has Verizon. Im a BIG data user. I'm staying w the unlimited "Sprint" until they aren't anymore... Id be paying $80 a month just for my data on Verizon! Not to mention I can call any cellphone and its free. I live 20 miles from Houston now and while I may not have REally fast data speeds all the time, it always does what I want it to do.


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    12-05-2011 07:59 AM
  22. Cares's Avatar
    Unlimited data available on Verizon again...
    12-05-2011 05:54 PM
  23. jconnon's Avatar
    What is this 4G that you speak of? My EVO 3D has never seen that No, really it hasn't.
    12-06-2011 07:25 AM
  24. Horr1bleK1tten's Avatar
    Yeah Verizon's 4g is blazing fast but isn't unlimited it gives you the option between 2 and 4 gb. Even with 4gb with those speeds we'll be capped in a matter of days.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    12-30-2011 02:35 PM
  25. HawaiiD's Avatar
    Dang my friend here is only getting 4-6MB down in Hawaii Kai

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    01-06-2012 12:14 AM
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