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    Unhappy Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    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?
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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    Other users have reported service issues when upgrading to KK. Try a factory reset. This has helped a lot of users.

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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    I wonder how and if we can access XLTE with our Note 3's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jalopiejoe View Post
    I wonder how and if we can access XLTE with our Note 3's?

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    There is nothing to do the note 3 just gets it.
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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    OTA update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jalopiejoe View Post
    OTA update?

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    No if you look at the list of compatible devices the note 3 is already setup to use XLTE
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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jalopiejoe View Post
    OTA update?

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    The update in December 2013 enabled aws, so the note 3 has been xlte compatible since then.

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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    Quote Originally Posted by astroprojector View Post
    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


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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    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.

    Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.-screenshots_2014-05-28-13-32-31.jpg

    No where near your numbers.
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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    Quote Originally Posted by astroprojector View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    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.
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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    Quote Originally Posted by kat.hayes View Post
    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
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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    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

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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    Quote Originally Posted by astroprojector View Post
    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.



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    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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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    I'll get the "XLTE" soon in Orlando and then post speeds! .

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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    This was taken in the sfv



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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    Wow! Where in the SFV were you?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    This was taken in the sfv

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

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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    I get about 78mb in Chatsworth.
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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    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.

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    I get about 78mb in Chatsworth.
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    Default Re: Verizon XLTE in Los Angeles.

    Quote Originally Posted by kat.hayes View Post
    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

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