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    Default XLTE...OK TMo what are you going to do now?

    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.
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    Default Re: XLTE...OK TMo what are you going to do now?

    And who cares? You don't really ever need 84 mbps download speed on a phone

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    Default Re: XLTE...OK TMo what are you going to do now?

    Here in Honolulu we are in the 60-70MB DL range on Tmo I am not complaining

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvMusic View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    T-Mobile is doing the same but are calling t wideband LTE.

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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigballer View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigballer View Post
    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.



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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorak950 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorak950 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    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?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by raino View Post
    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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    What's the point in that kind of speed with limited data?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20degrees View Post
    What's the point in that kind of speed with limited data?
    voLTE, down the line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raino View Post
    voLTE, down the line.
    Then they'll go back to charging for minutes and text too.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raino View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 20degrees View Post
    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.




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    Could you explain 10 x 10 mhz??


    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by worldsoutro View Post
    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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    Default Re: XLTE...OK TMo what are you going to do now?

    How many devices can you get on a 10mhz?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by worldsoutro View Post
    How many devices can you get on a 10mhz?
    400 devices at full speed.

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    80Mbps on Verizon?! That'll gobble up your lousy 2GB data plan in no time! What's the point? Lol.

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