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  1. corvette72778's Avatar
    I thought when I got my T-Mobile S8 I would have ultra fast gigabit internet. Not.

    https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news-a...lte-speeds.htm

    My speed is fine but I don't get the new internet speeds. Pretty deceptive advertising if you ask me. I'm in North Jersey.
    Post your T-Mobile 4G LTE speeds and location.
    Chippy111 likes this.
    05-19-2017 11:39 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Does your area have the 5 ghz spectrum being utilized and/or multiple aggregation?
    05-19-2017 11:51 PM
  3. corvette72778's Avatar
    North Jersey
    Attached Thumbnails T-mobile LTE-U disappointment. What's your speed?-25389.jpg  
    05-20-2017 12:11 AM
  4. corvette72778's Avatar
    Does your area have the 5 ghz spectrum being utilized and/or multiple aggregation?
    I wouldn't know. Im guessing my area doesn't have it on yet based on my 14 mbs speed.
    05-20-2017 12:12 AM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    I thought when I got my T-Mobile S8 I would have ultra fast gigabit internet. Not.

    https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news-a...lte-speeds.htm

    My speed is fine but I don't get the new internet speeds. Pretty deceptive advertising if you ask me. I'm in North Jersey.
    Post your T-Mobile 4G LTE speeds and location.
    I don't see it as deceptive. Anything a carrier claims is very area dependent. Just because they say their network can do something doesn't guarantee you're going to see it where you are.
    05-20-2017 12:38 AM
  6. corvette72778's Avatar
    I don't see it as deceptive. Anything a carrier claims is very area dependent. Just because they say their network can do something doesn't guarantee you're going to see it where you are.
    No area has it.
    05-20-2017 12:39 AM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    No area has it.
    Exactly -- so where is the deception?
    05-20-2017 12:41 AM
  8. corvette72778's Avatar
    Exactly -- so where is the deception?
    They give you the perception that you will have LTE-U when you get the S8. Fact is there is no LTE-U.
    05-20-2017 12:43 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    They give you the perception that you will have LTE-U when you get the S8. Fact is there is no LTE-U.
    I don't see that. From reading the article it talks about LTE-U with a direct link to the article that talks about it coming in Spring 2017. The article simply mentions it has the capabilities.

    So .. I see it all laid out.
    05-20-2017 12:44 AM
  10. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    Latest thing I could find was they're still in testing:

    T-Mobile launching some LTE-U now, LAA on the horizon | FierceWireless

    That said, gigabit LTE doesn't mean you will get gigabit speeds yourself, unless you're the only device on the tower.
    05-20-2017 12:45 AM
  11. digitalbreak's Avatar
    This is what I get in my area with my T-Mobile S8

    05-20-2017 12:46 AM
  12. corvette72778's Avatar
    This is what I get in my area with my T-Mobile S8

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...c65c7bca85.jpg
    That's Pretty fast. Do you think that's LTE-U?
    What speed did you get before your S8?
    You cropped the 4G LTE off in notification bar.
    05-20-2017 12:50 AM
  13. digitalbreak's Avatar
    I don't know if it's LTE-U and this is the first time I am checking the speed after seeing your post. Here is the uncropped version as well.

    And here is my speed test in my iPhone 7 Plus. Seem like they are same as my S8:

    05-20-2017 12:53 AM
  14. 103Softail's Avatar

    Just for comparison, this is on S7 Edge in Adelaide, South Australia.
    05-20-2017 01:37 AM
  15. 103Softail's Avatar

    Just out of interest, this is on my S7 Edge, 4G, in Adelaide, South Australia.
    05-20-2017 01:41 AM
  16. krabkakes95's Avatar
    This is sprint on 4g LTE near Seattle.
    05-20-2017 01:42 AM
  17. sfla99's Avatar
    This is in a low signal area as can be seen with this image but TMobile speeds look good.
    05-20-2017 01:54 AM
  18. jamezr's Avatar
    This is pretty normal for me...

    05-20-2017 07:52 AM
  19. theelite1x87's Avatar
    They've also mentioned that gigabit LTE speed is basically theoretical. You will not see 1Gbps speeds outside of a lab. Period.
    05-20-2017 11:29 AM
  20. digitalbreak's Avatar
    This is farther away but in a much open area. Getting awesome LTE T-Mobile speed here than my home:

    05-20-2017 02:17 PM
  21. dpham00's Avatar
    This is farther away but in a much open area. Getting awesome LTE T-Mobile speed here than my home:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...2a71e5efa0.jpg
    It's certainly fast but it seems like actual speeds are falling far behind theoretical. On my my note 3, i was able to get faster speeds than that and my note 3 had a theoretical max of 150mbps, giving me about 90% of max theoretical speeds. On the S8, your speeds, while impressive, are less than 15% of max theoretical speeds
    05-20-2017 05:27 PM
  22. digitalbreak's Avatar
    It's certainly fast but it seems like actual speeds are falling far behind theoretical. On my my note 3, i was able to get faster speeds than that and my note 3 had a theoretical max of 150mbps, giving me about 90% of max theoretical speeds. On the S8, your speeds, while impressive, are less than 15% of max theoretical speeds
    Well, to the OP's question - so what speeds are LTE U?

    Also, speeds & coverage can vary area to area. The speeds I shared here are not even in the city or downtown, so its good to see the coverage here.
    05-20-2017 06:31 PM
  23. JHBThree's Avatar
    I thought when I got my T-Mobile S8 I would have ultra fast gigabit internet. Not.

    https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news-a...lte-speeds.htm

    My speed is fine but I don't get the new internet speeds. Pretty deceptive advertising if you ask me. I'm in North Jersey.
    Post your T-Mobile 4G LTE speeds and location.
    Did you actually look at the list of covered cities in that press release? Unless you live in one listed, you won't get the LTE advanced speeds they're talking about, and even then it says plain as day that it may only be available in parts of them. LTE U is something completely different.
    05-20-2017 07:55 PM
  24. dpham00's Avatar
    Well, to the OP's question - so what speeds are LTE U?

    Also, speeds & coverage can vary area to area. The speeds I shared here are not even in the city or downtown, so its good to see the coverage here.
    LTE u simply refers to unlicensed spectrum, as opposed to licensed spectrum that carriers use today. There's really no limit and carriers can achieve gigabit without lte u, if they had enough licensed spectrum. Likewise they can also achieve gigabit speeds and above using strictly unlicensed spectrum.

    Keep in mind that unlicensed spectrum can be used by anyone including WiFi. Wifi ac can hit gigabit speeds theoretically.
    05-20-2017 08:39 PM
  25. theelite1x87's Avatar
    Also, even when LTE U is deployed, 5ghz spectrum is very fast but VERY bad at building penetration and range. So areas where you'll get it even when deployed will vary wildly.
    Almeuit likes this.
    05-20-2017 09:08 PM
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