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  1. LuvMusic's Avatar
    I'm on TMo, my son is on VZW. We're in the Chicago area. My son just sent me a text reporting that he got 84Mbps down inside his school building.......WHOA!! I'm luck if I can get a 1/4 of that speed inside.
    05-22-2014 01:42 PM
  2. Closingracer's Avatar
    And who cares? You don't really ever need 84 mbps download speed on a phone

    Sent from my SM-N900T
    05-22-2014 01:53 PM
  3. HawaiiD's Avatar
    Here in Honolulu we are in the 60-70MB DL range on Tmo I am not complaining

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    05-22-2014 02:00 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm on TMo, my son is on VZW. We're in the Chicago area. My son just sent me a text reporting that he got 84Mbps down inside his school building.......WHOA!! I'm luck if I can get a 1/4 of that speed inside.
    T-Mobile is doing the same but are calling t wideband LTE.

    http://www.tmonews.com/2014/01/t-mob...d-new-devices/

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    05-22-2014 02:20 PM
  5. Bigballer's Avatar
    T-Mobile is doing the same but are calling t wideband LTE.

    T-Mobile Uncarrier 4.0 event - ETFs paid off, Wideband LTE and New Devices | TmoNewsTmoNews

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    I don't think tmobile has the spectrum to do 20x20 mhz spectrum in Chicago. I think the most they can do is 15 x 15 mhz.
    05-22-2014 03:24 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    I don't think tmobile has the spectrum to do 20x20 mhz spectrum in Chicago. I think the most they can do is 15 x 15 mhz.
    Probably not yet but I'm sure they are planning for it down the road.

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    05-22-2014 03:37 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    T-Mobile is doing the same but are calling t wideband LTE.

    http://www.tmonews.com/2014/01/t-mob...d-new-devices/

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    Correct, it is the same.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    05-22-2014 05:10 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    I don't think tmobile has the spectrum to do 20x20 mhz spectrum in Chicago. I think the most they can do is 15 x 15 mhz.
    Tmobile has 30mhz aws spectrum in Chicago. Still enough to get 84mbps.



    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    05-22-2014 05:12 PM
  9. zorak950's Avatar
    More speed is great, but I'm with Closingracer: there's a point of diminishing returns. T-Mobile needs to be focused on expanding its LTE coverage, not upgrading it. Slow 4G isn't holding them back: a legacy 2G network covering most of the country is.
    05-22-2014 05:54 PM
  10. Bigballer's Avatar
    More speed is great, but I'm with Closingracer: there's a point of diminishing returns. T-Mobile needs to be focused on expanding its LTE coverage, not upgrading it. Slow 4G isn't holding them back: a legacy 2G network covering most of the country is.
    Edge is going to be converted to LTE by next year.....

    couple that with the 700 mhz spectrum tmobile bought. THis year and next year look very promising for tmobile.
    05-22-2014 06:55 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    More speed is great, but I'm with Closingracer: there's a point of diminishing returns. T-Mobile needs to be focused on expanding its LTE coverage, not upgrading it. Slow 4G isn't holding them back: a legacy 2G network covering most of the country is.
    It is? Didn't you read where they said they are converting 50% of their edge network to LTE by the end of 2014? .

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    05-22-2014 08:22 PM
  12. zorak950's Avatar
    It is? Didn't you read where they said they are converting 50% of their edge network to LTE by the end of 2014? .
    Future tense. Let's see it happen. Then let's see them convert the other 50%. Data coverage has been T-Mobile's Achilles' heel for far too long. I've never had a complaint about my data speeds where I can get data; only that outside the city, I can still rarely get data at all.

    Like I said, I've got nothing against them upgrading their LTE network, but expansion needs to be the priority.
    05-22-2014 09:03 PM
  13. raino's Avatar
    Correct, it is the same.
    Just so I understand, is XLTE simply an umbrella term for Verizon's band 4 LTE networks (5x5, 10x10, 20x20...whatever it may be,) or does it specifically refer to 20x20 deployments of their band 4 (i.e. what TMO calls wideband?)
    05-23-2014 05:28 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Just so I understand, is XLTE simply an umbrella term for Verizon's band 4 LTE networks (5x5, 10x10, 20x20...whatever it may be,) or does it specifically refer to 20x20 deployments of their band 4 (i.e. what TMO calls wideband?)
    Yep.

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    05-23-2014 06:25 PM
  15. 20degrees's Avatar
    What's the point in that kind of speed with limited data?
    05-23-2014 08:13 PM
  16. raino's Avatar
    What's the point in that kind of speed with limited data?
    voLTE, down the line.
    05-23-2014 08:15 PM
  17. 20degrees's Avatar
    voLTE, down the line.
    Then they'll go back to charging for minutes and text too.
    05-23-2014 08:29 PM
  18. zorak950's Avatar
    The greatest virtue of VoLTE is that once it's in place, you can do away with your legacy network completely and just have every tower churning out LTE. That's got to be good.
    05-23-2014 09:54 PM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    Just so I understand, is XLTE simply an umbrella term for Verizon's band 4 LTE networks (5x5, 10x10, 20x20...whatever it may be,) or does it specifically refer to 20x20 deployments of their band 4 (i.e. what TMO calls wideband?)
    Verizon claims xlte doubles the LTE bandwidth, so not 5x5. But 10x10 would double. I am pretty sure Verizon has at least 20mhz aws everywhere. And in many places, 40mhz

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    05-24-2014 01:05 AM
  20. dpham00's Avatar
    What's the point in that kind of speed with limited data?
    There are still those of us who have legacy unlimited data plans. Which are truly unlimited in every usage sense, as in unlimited hotspot officially, unlimited tablet data... Verizon is the only one offering that.

    Now you do have to use a loophole to upgrade if you want a subsidized phone.




    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    05-24-2014 01:09 AM
  21. worldsoutro's Avatar
    Could you explain 10 x 10 mhz??


    Verizon claims xlte doubles the LTE bandwidth, so not 5x5. But 10x10 would double. I am pretty sure Verizon has at least 20mhz aws everywhere. And in many places, 40mhz

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    05-26-2014 02:42 PM
  22. dpham00's Avatar
    Could you explain 10 x 10 mhz??
    Verizon's 700 MHz has 10 mhz downlink + 10mhz uplink

    10mhz is the width of the spectrum allotted to either downlink or uplink. The larger the spectrum width, the higher the capacity and the higher the speed capability.

    Since Verizon doubled their 700MHz lte capacity with aws, they would have to add a minimum of 10 + 10mhz aws. In some areas they tripled lte capacity by offering 20 + 20mhz aws.


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    05-27-2014 10:18 AM
  23. worldsoutro's Avatar
    How many devices can you get on a 10mhz?

    Verizon's 700 MHz has 10 mhz downlink + 10mhz uplink

    10mhz is the width of the spectrum allotted to either downlink or uplink. The larger the spectrum width, the higher the capacity and the higher the speed capability.

    Since Verizon doubled their 700MHz lte capacity with aws, they would have to add a minimum of 10 + 10mhz aws. In some areas they tripled lte capacity by offering 20 + 20mhz aws.


    dpham00, Android Central Moderator

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    05-28-2014 04:23 PM
  24. dpham00's Avatar
    How many devices can you get on a 10mhz?
    400 devices at full speed.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    05-29-2014 07:08 AM
  25. CFR0628's Avatar
    80Mbps on Verizon?! That'll gobble up your lousy 2GB data plan in no time! What's the point? Lol.

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    07-28-2014 03:59 AM
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