1. mfldmike's Avatar
    I just tested my new Note 3 and I'm getting about 20 more megabits than I did with the 5s! So far I'm enjoying the transition.

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    01-18-2014 10:15 AM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    I just tested my new Note 3 and I'm getting about 20 more megabits than I did with the 5s! So far I'm enjoying the transition.

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    Same carrier and location? Damn, my S4 is faster than my sister's iPhone 5 but only 3-5 MBPS difference
    01-18-2014 10:21 AM
  3. mfldmike's Avatar
    Same carrier, same location...only thing that changed was the phone. The lower speed is in a different location...but blazing fast!

    The wifi test was throttled wifi at work.

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    01-18-2014 10:22 AM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    Same carrier, same location...only thing that changed was the phone. The lower speed is in a different location...but blazing fast!

    The wifi test was throttled wifi at work.

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    Where the 5s and Note 3 done back to back and on the same server?

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    01-18-2014 01:35 PM
  5. mfldmike's Avatar
    Where the 5s and Note 3 done back to back and on the same server?

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    They were done in my home, from my home internet, and connected to a Madison server. I'm in the Northwoods of WI, so there are limited connectivity options in the speedtest app.
    01-18-2014 01:52 PM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    They were done in my home, from my home internet, and connected to a Madison server. I'm in the Northwoods of WI, so there are limited connectivity options in the speedtest app.
    Yeah the thing is speeds can vary drastically even in a short period of time. This isn't my peak speed test, but shows variation even at non peak times. I have seen speed test on the 5s at 80mbps. Note that the 5s is a cat 3 device, and the Note 3 is a cat 4 device so theoretically, the note 3 can be 50% faster than the 5s,though not currently as Verizon hasn't deployed speeds greater than 100mbps yet. In theory if Verizon proportions b4 20x20mhz to its full potential then speeds can reach 150mbps.

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    01-18-2014 02:15 PM
  7. stackberry369's Avatar
    Yeah the thing is speeds can vary drastically even in a short period of time. This isn't my peak speed test, but shows variation even at non peak times. I have seen speed test on the 5s at 80mbps. Note that the 5s is a cat 3 device, and the Note 3 is a cat 4 device so theoretically, the note 3 can be 50% faster than the 5s,though not currently as Verizon hasn't deployed speeds greater than 100mbps yet. In theory if Verizon proportions b4 20x20mhz to its full potential then speeds can reach 150mbps.

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    Won't you burn through your data alottment faster?

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    01-21-2014 10:59 PM
  8. jenzfc's Avatar
    Yeah. Verizon speed and coverage is awesome. But boy is it expensive!

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    01-21-2014 11:08 PM
  9. bigmatt503's Avatar
    I hear a lot of people talk about Verizon prices...
    We pay 151 and change with taxes for 2 htc droid dna smart phones unlimited talk and text and 6gb data on a share everything...
    Although we only use about 3.5 go data that's about 75 per phone with great coverage and data speeds... Yes I could get it slightly cheaper (not much). Forgot to add that that price is with my 18% employer discount... Just wanted to share this info

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    01-21-2014 11:39 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    Won't you burn through your data alottment faster?

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    I have never burned through my unlimited allotment. ;-)

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    01-22-2014 11:48 AM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    I hear a lot of people talk about Verizon prices...
    We pay 151 and change with taxes for 2 htc droid dna smart phones unlimited talk and text and 6gb data on a share everything...
    Although we only use about 3.5 go data that's about 75 per phone with great coverage and data speeds... Yes I could get it slightly cheaper (not much). Forgot to add that that price is with my 18% employer discount... Just wanted to share this info

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    I pay less than that and I have 5 lines of service with 2 smartphones including one with unlimited unthrottled 4GLTE and 3 dumb phones on Verizon 550 minute family loyalty share plan, although my usage is not typical and the plan is legacy.

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    01-22-2014 11:53 AM
  12. TheMacs's Avatar
    Vz prices are high, relative to other carriers. I came most recently from Sprint - significantly cheaper, and truly unlimited data, but coverage was poor enough to make me switch.

    Very much miss the unlimited data. I'm capped on Vz, and almost always have to pay attention in the lasy few days of the cycle to make sure I do not go over.

    Their speeds are the best in my area, but... I'd go elsewhere in a second if another carrier could come close to Vz in my area.
    01-22-2014 12:52 PM
  13. mfldmike's Avatar
    I really don't think Verizon is that bad, I have 1 phone unlimited talk/text w4GB data and pay about $115 a month

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    01-22-2014 08:26 PM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    I really don't think Verizon is that bad, I have 1 phone unlimited talk/text w4GB data and pay about $115 a month

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    If you can live with 2gb , you can move to the $60 loyalty plan with unlimited talk and text and 2gb data.

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    01-22-2014 09:33 PM
  15. mfldmike's Avatar
    Wow, ok...I might have to call them sometime today and inquire about it...

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    01-23-2014 07:44 AM
  16. mfldmike's Avatar
    Wow...you were right! I cut my phone bill in half, and so what if I go over; it's only $10 per gig. They took away tethering but I can get that back anyway with root.

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    01-23-2014 08:47 PM
  17. mfldmike's Avatar
    Thank you thank you thank you

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    01-23-2014 08:48 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    Wow...you were right! I cut my phone bill in half, and so what if I go over; it's only $10 per gig. They took away tethering but I can get that back anyway with root.

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    Is it just that plan that is 10 per GB overage? I thought Verizon was $15 extra per GB and AT&T was 10 per GB.

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    01-24-2014 09:51 AM
  19. TheMacs's Avatar
    I think it depends on your contract... I've seen $15-per and $10-per.

    Vz's prices are high. 3 smartphones on Sprint, truly unlimited, $155/mon. But, unbearably slow.

    And for the record, I think they all suck. One sucks at different things than the other (speed, price, etc.), but they still all suck.
    01-24-2014 12:36 PM
  20. mfldmike's Avatar
    It is $10 a moth for data ovetage...so even if I happen to use an extra gig big deal. $70 (w/overage is still quite better than $120 with a 22% corporate discount.

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    01-24-2014 01:05 PM
  21. dpham00's Avatar
    I think it depends on your contract... I've seen $15-per and $10-per.

    Vz's prices are high. 3 smartphones on Sprint, truly unlimited, $155/mon. But, unbearably slow.

    And for the record, I think they all suck. One sucks at different things than the other (speed, price, etc.), but they still all suck.
    If you have verizon unlimited on FSP, then you could be paying $160 for 3 lines with unlimited unthrottled 4GLTE. Depends on what is important to you.

    Also, Sprint is unlimited data, but not mentioning the speed, you are limited to smartphones and on device only. On Verizon Unlimited, you can have unlimited data on a tablet (not an option on any other carrier) and also an official unlimited hotspot plan (also not available on any other carrier)

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    01-24-2014 02:17 PM

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