1. astroprojector's Avatar
    Recently Verizon announced XLTE, which supposed to improve bandwidth (at least double) in high traffic areas.

    http://www.droid-life.com/2014/05/19...nnounces-xlte/

    There is a large number of cities where the service is being rolled out: http://www.droid-life.com/2014/05/19...n-xlte-cities/

    However, I did not noticed any improvement on my Note 3 with Kit Kat. In fact after the Kit Kat update I notice that In areas where I used to have 4 bars, I not have 2 or 1 bar. Sometime even with 1 bar I get message "No cell signal available".

    Do I need to do anything to improve the service?
    05-27-2014 05:21 PM
  2. RHChan84's Avatar
    Other users have reported service issues when upgrading to KK. Try a factory reset. This has helped a lot of users.

    Sent from my Droid RAZR MAXX (tapatalk)
    05-27-2014 08:07 PM
  3. Jalopiejoe's Avatar
    I wonder how and if we can access XLTE with our Note 3's?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    "Size does matter!"
    05-27-2014 08:24 PM
  4. sinclac's Avatar
    I wonder how and if we can access XLTE with our Note 3's?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    "Size does matter!"
    There is nothing to do the note 3 just gets it.
    05-28-2014 12:21 AM
  5. Jalopiejoe's Avatar
    OTA update?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    "Size does matter!"
    05-28-2014 07:51 AM
  6. sinclac's Avatar
    OTA update?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    "Size does matter!"
    No if you look at the list of compatible devices the note 3 is already setup to use XLTE
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    05-28-2014 08:01 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    OTA update?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    "Size does matter!"
    The update in December 2013 enabled aws, so the note 3 has been xlte compatible since then.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    05-28-2014 09:12 AM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    Recently Verizon announced XLTE, which supposed to improve bandwidth (at least double) in high traffic areas.

    http://www.droid-life.com/2014/05/19...nnounces-xlte/

    There is a large number of cities where the service is being rolled out: http://www.droid-life.com/2014/05/19...n-xlte-cities/

    However, I did not noticed any improvement on my Note 3 with Kit Kat. In fact after the Kit Kat update I notice that In areas where I used to have 4 bars, I not have 2 or 1 bar. Sometime even with 1 bar I get message "No cell signal available".

    Do I need to do anything to improve the service?
    XLTE is certainly active in select cell sites in Los Angeles. When you are outdoors do you still have the issue? Are you within Verizon's coverage area based on their coverage map?

    Perhaps the update didn't take well. If a factory data reset doesn't fix it, then contact Verizon.

    Btw, these are speed tests that I get in Los Angeles at work. I work in a high rise among multiple high rises.

    Outdoors




    Indoors at my desk


    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    05-28-2014 09:13 AM
  9. astroprojector's Avatar
    XLTE is certainly active in select cell sites in Los Angeles. When you are outdoors do you still have the issue? Are you within Verizon's coverage area based on their coverage map?

    Perhaps the update didn't take well. If a factory data reset doesn't fix it, then contact Verizon.

    Btw, these are speed tests that I get in Los Angeles at work. I work in a high rise among multiple high rises.

    Outdoors

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/28/uvahymaq.jpg


    Indoors at my desk
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/28/ada2a8u8.jpg

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    I am within Verizon coverage. Tried it indoors and outdoors.

    These are the speeds I got after factory reset. Only tried couple of times so far.

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    No where near your numbers.
    05-28-2014 03:37 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    I am within Verizon coverage. Tried it indoors and outdoors.

    These are the speeds I got after factory reset. Only tried couple of times so far.

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    No where near your numbers.
    You might not be on an xlte tower. But regardless, if you have a dropped signal outdoors and within coverage map then contact Verizon.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    05-28-2014 03:48 PM
  11. kat.hayes's Avatar
    I live in the San Fernando Valley and so far I am not seeing any access to XLTE.

    1. Anyone know if unlimited data plans will also work with XLTE? Will I be able to use my unlimited data with it?

    Thanks.
    05-28-2014 04:58 PM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    I live in the San Fernando Valley and so far I am not seeing any access to XLTE.

    1. Anyone know if unlimited data plans will also work with XLTE? Will I be able to use my unlimited data with it?

    Thanks.
    Absolutely unlimited will work with xlte.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    05-28-2014 05:10 PM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    Also to add that there is xlte on some towers in the sfv.


    You can use the technique is I posted here to help find a spot with better speeds.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=3663219

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    05-29-2014 09:58 AM
  14. astroprojector's Avatar
    Absolutely unlimited will work with xlte.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    I also in commute between San Fernando Valley and Culver City and did not noticed any big improvements.
    05-29-2014 10:45 AM
  15. donc13's Avatar
    Recently Verizon announced XLTE, which supposed to improve bandwidth (at least double) in high traffic areas.

    http://www.droid-life.com/2014/05/19...nnounces-xlte/

    There is a large number of cities where the service is being rolled out: http://www.droid-life.com/2014/05/19...n-xlte-cities/

    However, I did not noticed any improvement on my Note 3 with Kit Kat. In fact after the Kit Kat update I notice that In areas where I used to have 4 bars, I not have 2 or 1 bar. Sometime even with 1 bar I get message "No cell signal available".

    Do I need to do anything to improve the service?
    In many places (like where I am in Colorado) the towers that are on Band 4 are further away than the 700 MHz towers where the original LTE is. Thus lower signal levels, and higher battery drain. In addition, the frequencies in the aws band (2100 MHz) don't penetrate building walls, green leaves on trees and so forth nearly as well as the 700MHz band does.



    Sent from my Note 3 via Tapatalk
    05-29-2014 06:14 PM
  16. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    In a suburb of Cleveland, I did get XLTE reception in a location outside a shopping mall, where there are several phone providers and obviously one of the special cell towers. I was getting about 50 mb/sec speeds. Elsewhere, I haven't been able to get better than 15 mb/sec even a 4 bar signal. It looks like the roll-out is happening, but happening in a very spotty fashion even in the cities that is supposed to be getting the service, like LA and Cleveland.

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    05-29-2014 08:31 PM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'll get the "XLTE" soon in Orlando and then post speeds! .

    Sent from my Verizon HTC One M8 using AC Forums.
    05-29-2014 10:18 PM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    This was taken in the sfv



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    05-30-2014 08:06 AM
  19. kat.hayes's Avatar
    Wow! Where in the SFV were you?

    This was taken in the sfv

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/30/tamutaza.jpg

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Moto G
    05-30-2014 11:27 AM
  20. TabGuy's Avatar
    I get about 78mb in Chatsworth.
    05-30-2014 04:50 PM
  21. kat.hayes's Avatar
    Interesting, I live in West Hills and have not noticed XLTE yet in my area or in Woodland Hills. I'm guessing it displays "XLTE" up in the notification area when connected at "XLTE"?

    Thanks.

    I get about 78mb in Chatsworth.
    05-30-2014 08:46 PM
  22. dpham00's Avatar
    Interesting, I live in West Hills and have not noticed XLTE yet in my area or in Woodland Hills. I'm guessing it displays "XLTE" up in the notification area when connected at "XLTE"?

    Thanks.
    There is no xlte indicator. You can determine based on speed. Any download over 72mbps or upload over 20mbps should be xlte

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Moto G
    05-31-2014 06:20 AM

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