11-29-2013 07:56 PM
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  1. pseudoware's Avatar
    How are people's LTE speeds on AT&T. If pretty good, can you share your APN settings and maybe your location.

    I'm just using the default "phone" APN setting that was enabled when I put in my sim. Somehow, I don't think I'm getting the same type of LTE results I've had w/prior phones on AT&T (no, I'm not mistakenly on HSPA, 3G, etc.). I used to get some kick-ash speeds in certain nearby locations, but I haven't been able to duplicate those as of yet on this device.

    IDK, maybe device-specific, maybe my imagination. Thanks for any input.
    MCNPorter likes this.
    11-24-2013 04:18 PM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I feel ya. I got lower "H" speeds on my Nexus 5 than the 4G LTE on my G2. You may even want to reach out to AT&T and have them verify that your line is still configured for the most LTE of LTEs you can get on their LTE.
    11-24-2013 04:25 PM
  3. dan1431's Avatar
    I am on at&t and at IAD Friday (Washington Dulles Airport) I got 45Mbps Down / 1Mbps Up and today at MIA (Miami International Airport) I got 30Mbps Down / 8Mbps Up.

    Which is about what my colleague sees on his GS4.

    Dan

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-24-2013 06:27 PM
  4. knowimagination's Avatar
    I have been wondering about this too, I had an iPhone 5s and I would see speeds of 20-30 regularly. Now with my Nexus 5 it shows I am on LTE but I haven't seen over 8.
    11-24-2013 08:40 PM
  5. newsman787's Avatar
    On LTE on AT&T, my Nexus 5 gets 32 to 25 Mbps downloads and upload speeds of 17 to 25 Mbps.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    11-25-2013 07:39 AM
  6. foxbat121's Avatar
    Compared to my other phones (HTC One X and Lumia 920), the LTE speed on my N5 is comparable. Speed tests show my LTE speed ranges from 6mbps down to 40 mbps down depending on which tower I connected to.

    In the past, AT&T is known to give iPhone data traffic priority over any other phone in a congested network. Not sure if it still is true on LTE networks (my friends iPhone 5 shows roughly the same speed as mine at the same location).
    11-25-2013 09:12 AM
  7. Shilohcane's Avatar
    Service providers also change their cell towers that effects your service. That is what happen to me when AT&T built a new tower in another area and sold their old one that was giving me a much better signal.
    11-25-2013 09:19 AM
  8. cgardnervt's Avatar
    What are the LTE APN settings? Differnt from the HSPA+ I take it.
    11-25-2013 09:38 AM
  9. foxbat121's Avatar
    What are the LTE APN settings? Differnt from the HSPA+ I take it.
    It used to be that LTE requires PTA APN instead of Phone APN for HSPA+. But now, all new AT&T LTE phones use Phone APN. So there is no longer a difference in APN. N5 comes with Phone APN. It works fine with LTE (I tested both Phone and PTA and can't tell a difference). You just need make sure your data plan is LTE provisioned.
    cgardnervt likes this.
    11-25-2013 09:46 AM
  10. cgardnervt's Avatar
    It used to be that LTE requires PTA APN instead of Phone APN for HSPA+. But now, all new AT&T LTE phones use Phone APN. So there is no longer a difference in APN. N5 comes with Phone APN. It works fine with LTE (I tested both Phone and PTA and can't tell a difference). You just need make sure your data plan is LTE provisioned.
    Simple enough! Thanks for the reply my friend! I was wondering how it worked. Vermont JUST had LTE added last week and they are still working on it. I just got used to having it so I would like to remain using it! Good to know there are no hoops to jump through.
    Thanks,
    CJ
    11-25-2013 09:58 AM
  11. dylan808's Avatar
    i am right on the outskirts of my cities LTE coverage so i've been getting an average of 12Mbps down and 4Mbps up.
    11-25-2013 04:47 PM
  12. knowimagination's Avatar
    Did a test today at lunch and my N5 came up with pretty much same speeds as my wife's iPhone 5, so maybe it was all in my head and my LTE is working fine.
    11-25-2013 06:14 PM
  13. Central n ohios best's Avatar
    Did a test today at lunch and my N5 came up with pretty much same speeds as my wife's iPhone 5, so maybe it was all in my head and my LTE is working fine.
    Yeah speeds tests fluctuate a lot.

    Sent from my LG Escape running 4.1.2 using Tapatalk 2 (Central n Ohio Austin IL)
    11-25-2013 06:21 PM
  14. pseudoware's Avatar
    The server closest to where I've had some of my fastest LTE speeds on other devices no longer appears in the speedtest.net app since getting my N5. I'm guessing that could have something to do with slower speeds.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    11-25-2013 11:37 PM
  15. mandoman28's Avatar
    I am in Chicago and my LTE speeds have never been that good, like in other cities. It did not change with the N5, still about 3 down and 1.5 up. I am mostly on WiFi anyways!
    11-26-2013 10:02 AM
  16. Robbie317's Avatar
    How are people's LTE speeds on AT&T. If pretty good, can you share your APN settings and maybe your location.

    I'm just using the default "phone" APN setting that was enabled when I put in my sim. Somehow, I don't think I'm getting the same type of LTE results I've had w/prior phones on AT&T (no, I'm not mistakenly on HSPA, 3G, etc.). I used to get some kick-ash speeds in certain nearby locations, but I haven't been able to duplicate those as of yet on this device.


    IDK, maybe device-specific, maybe my imagination. Thanks for any input.
    You could have these blazing fast Sprint LTE Speeds........
    AT&T LTE Speeds-screenshot_2013-11-22-19-00-34.jpg

    But seriously.. I am looking at getting a AT&T Go Phone prepaid card to test out their LTE speeds... I live in Dallas Texas and it was one of Sprint's "LTE Launch" cities and the very BEST I've seen is roughly 8 mbps down.... A few friends with AT&T get better overall coverage and usually around double what my best speeds are... Sprint's LTE coverage is so spotty it's not even funny... How they could even call Dallas an LTE market with this kind of horrific coverage.... and It's been over a year since they announced LTE... At least with the N5 my pick up is a hair better than with my GS3........

    and this speed test was run while outside in a parking lot surrounded of a major shopping area in a very BUSY part of Irving, Texas right off 635 one of the busier highways in the area (not deep inside a bunker)..... No excuse for speeds this bad...
    VoltaicShock and essinger like this.
    11-26-2013 10:39 AM
  17. Central n ohios best's Avatar
    I am in Chicago and my LTE speeds have never been that good, like in other cities. It did not change with the N5, still about 3 down and 1.5 up. I am mostly on WiFi anyways!
    Where in Chicago u located? I'm in Chicago also and I get these speeds

    Sent from my LG Escape running 4.1.2 using Tapatalk 2 (Central n Ohio Austin IL)
    11-26-2013 02:58 PM
  18. pseudoware's Avatar
    You could have these blazing fast Sprint LTE Speeds........
    On the brightside, you're upload speed is 3 times as fast as download
    Robbie317 likes this.
    11-26-2013 03:15 PM
  19. jss2's Avatar
    I have the AT&T GoPhone service. I've done a speed test on LTE once every couple of days. My best is 46Mbps down and 18Mbps up. More typically, I get 20-30Mbps down and 8-18Mbps up. This is all in the west of Boston area (between 128 & 495).

    All in all, very happy with AT&T speeds and coverage. Similar or better than Verizon's network (which I was using until a few weeks ago).

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    11-26-2013 05:31 PM
  20. Robbie317's Avatar
    I have the AT&T GoPhone service. I've done a speed test on LTE once every couple of days. My best is 46Mbps down and 18Mbps up. More typically, I get 20-30Mbps down and 8-18Mbps up. This is all in the west of Boston area (between 128 & 495).

    All in all, very happy with AT&T speeds and coverage. Similar or better than Verizon's network (which I was using until a few weeks ago).

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    AT&T has a 14 day money back thing on their regular service.... With my corporate discount it's actually cheaper than GO Phone (Since my N5 is directly from the play store I don't need a contract) with 6 GB of Data and unlimited talk & text.. with my corporate discount the unlimited talk, text and 2 gig data plan is like $37.50 so I might just have to go with their 14 day deal and see how much better their service is here in Dallas vs Sprint.. Sprint is just horrible.. still amazed Dallas was an LTE "LAUNCH" city and their coverage can be so freaking spotty and slow....
    11-26-2013 08:40 PM
  21. mandoman28's Avatar
    Where in Chicago u located? I'm in Chicago also and I get these speedshttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/27/ququza8u.jpg

    Sent from my LG Escape running 4.1.2 using Tapatalk 2 (Central n Ohio Austin IL)
    I am in the Humboldt Park area, I have had the same results with different phones. I even had the sim card replaced!
    11-27-2013 10:44 AM
  22. Central n ohios best's Avatar
    That's crazy I stayed on crystal and Washtenaw and got similar speeds.

    Sent from my T-Mobile LG Escape running 4.1.2 using Tapatalk 2 (Central n Ohio Austin IL)
    11-27-2013 11:06 AM
  23. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I'm not doing that great myself:

    AT&T LTE Speeds-1385577331675.jpg

    Sent from my LG-D800 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-27-2013 12:35 PM
  24. dan1431's Avatar
    at&t speeds are perfectly fine for me, but they are all over the place.

    I have seen anywhere from 60Mbps Down to 1Mbps Down on LTE.

    However judging from my colleague's N5 on Sprint, at&t HSPA+ is way better and it is not even 4G.

    It boggles my mind how Sprint which runs one of the Premier Internet Backbone (Sprintlink) in the USA has some of the worst DATA speeds around.

    Dan

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-28-2013 07:14 PM
  25. Robbie317's Avatar
    at&t speeds are perfectly fine for me, but they are all over the place.

    I have seen anywhere from 60Mbps Down to 1Mbps Down on LTE.

    However judging from my colleague's N5 on Sprint, at&t HSPA+ is way better and it is not even 4G.

    It boggles my mind how Sprint which runs one of the Premier Internet Backbone (Sprintlink) in the USA has some of the worst DATA speeds around.

    Dan

    Posted via Android Central App
    Sprint has had all the potential in the world to put together a great super fast network but somehow keeps making promises that never really materialize into much of anything. Now it's the "Spark" network... Maybe the Softbank money pushes them over the top but they have a ton of catching up to do.... I finally made the switch to AT&T after 15 years with Sprint.. Got sick and tired of having a top notch phone with almost unusable 3G speeds and spotty at best LTE coverage (and slow LTE cover at that)

    Maybe I'll try them out again down the road but for now AT&T is amazing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area....
    11-28-2013 08:25 PM
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