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10-S
10-02-2012, 15:25
I've got pathetic dsl for the home and the 4G on my iPhone 5 just blows it away.

Resqu2
10-02-2012, 16:50
I average 20mbps on my cable internet, thought it was great until I got my IPhone 5, always over 30MBPS down and 3 times as fast as cable on the up side while on the LTE network and its everywhere I go in my area. I'm loving it!.

sheriff733
10-02-2012, 16:57
Yep, and I've got 20 meg internet. Not by a lot, but it's still faster.

DaneA
10-02-2012, 16:59
I have the bare minimum my isp offers, but I doubt that 4g is any faster:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/2217263574.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

sheriff733
10-02-2012, 17:08
I have the bare minimum my isp offers, but I doubt that 4g is any faster:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/2217263574.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

:shocked:

Who in the world is your ISP?

FetchMonster1
10-02-2012, 17:17
Definitely faster than my cable, I'm paying for "12Mb" but only average 6-10.

rednoved
10-02-2012, 17:18
Yes it is. Verizon 4G has been very good to me these last 18-19 months.

coastal4974
10-02-2012, 17:24
Just got the Verizon 4G hot spot today at Costco. $9.99 plus $20/mo, I added another 2 gig so it will be $30 /mo.

So far it's doing great! And we can take it on the go.

vafish
10-02-2012, 20:34
I just got a 4G phone from Verizon a couple weeks ago. It really doesn't seem any faster than my old 3G phone did.

My home service (verizon fios) is much faster.

DaneA
10-02-2012, 20:36
:shocked:

Who in the world is your ISP?

My electric company. It's fiber optics. I highly recommend it. :wavey:

jtmac
10-02-2012, 20:56
I don't have a 4G phone yet, but I don't have 4G service here anyway.

I'm working for a cellular provider right now, and their 4G service is indeed faster than my home connection.

RyanBDawg
10-02-2012, 21:17
My wifi runs at about 20mps. The not "true 4g" 4g connection on my iPhone 4S is about 6mps.


Sent from my iPhone 4s

Clutch Cargo
10-02-2012, 21:19
A Verizon 4G device IS my home/everywhere else internet.

NickC50310
10-02-2012, 21:19
My home internet is 40mbps but i usually get about 34mbps. My phone has maxed out around 30mbps.

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certifiedfunds
10-02-2012, 21:30
The government clearly needs to redistribute some of your bandwidths to those of us who are less fortunate.

MtBaldy
10-02-2012, 21:40
I just got a 4G phone from Verizon a couple weeks ago. It really doesn't seem any faster than my old 3G phone did.

.

Are you sure you have 4G coverage? It should be a lot faster.

686Owner
10-02-2012, 21:42
My home internet is 30 down, 3 up pretty consistent.

At home, my 4G is about 8 to 10 down and 3 to 6 up. Fastest I've seen yet was 26 down and 17 up. That was at work.

*ASH*
10-02-2012, 21:55
this is home , they only have 2 plans 30 mp and 100

but tech said we in good area lol. not bad for being out in the sticks. it hardly ever goes under 38 .

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e332/KK_Koala/2217589224.png



not bad for 39 bucks a month . the phone plan i have no idea the wife and daughters have droids , i have a g shock plain jane casio boulder lol. she handles the phone crap

Grabbrass
10-02-2012, 22:12
My in-laws in rural Japan have 100 Mb/s down and use it to check email and talk on Skype with their grandchildren. They've had that speed for years. And my ISP calls their 15 Mb/s snail's pace micropipe "high speed internet." :crying:

boomhower
10-02-2012, 23:32
Faster than what I pay for? Yes. I pay for 20Mbps but 50Mbps is available but for more than what I want to spend at $85/month.

Funny things about LTE to me is they are trying their hardest to move everyone to tiered plans. So now you have this crazy fast connection that will cost you a fortune to use it for anything that will actually take advantage of the speed. I'm holding onto my unlimited Verizon account until they pry it away from me.

uhlawpup
10-03-2012, 04:42
Faster than what I pay for? Yes. I pay for 20Mbps but 50Mbps is available but for more than what I want to spend at $85/month.

Funny things about LTE to me is they are trying their hardest to move everyone to tiered plans. So now you have this crazy fast connection that will cost you a fortune to use it for anything that will actually take advantage of the speed. I'm holding onto my unlimited Verizon account until they pry it away from me.

That's the way I felt until I analyzed my Internet usage and realized that I use so little with the apps I rely on I wouldn't even hit 2 gig in a billing cycle.

I love my iPhone 5. Now the apps I use are nearly instantaneous.

DanaT
10-03-2012, 05:07
The government clearly needs to redistribute some of your bandwidths to those of us who are less fortunate.

And make those more fortunate,foot the bill of redistributing the bandwidth.

tcruse
10-03-2012, 05:07
When doing comparisons you need to look at the delay times also. Wireless will generally me around 100ms ping times. Good dsl will be in the 10ms times. For static web download theses will not be noticed as much as in applications where there is a lot of exchanges, such as VPN connections.

certifiedfunds
10-03-2012, 05:42
not bad for 39 bucks a month . the phone plan i have no idea the wife and daughters have droids , i have a g shock plain jane casio boulder lol. she handles the phone crap

:dunno::dunno:

certifiedfunds
10-03-2012, 05:43
And make those more fortunate,foot the bill of redistributing the bandwidth.

you read my mind

harlenm
10-03-2012, 06:07
When doing comparisons you need to look at the delay times also. Wireless will generally me around 100ms ping times. Good dsl will be in the 10ms times. For static web download theses will not be noticed as much as in applications where there is a lot of exchanges, such as VPN connections.

Pings on at&t lte are usually in the 50-60ms range. My home DSL gets me 5.5mbs down, .6 up.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/harlenm/Screenshot_2012-09-06-09-03-24.png

HexHead
10-03-2012, 06:31
I'm holding onto my unlimited Verizon account until they pry it away from me.

Once you get to 5gb, they'll throttle you down on the unlimited plan. And you'll get there a whole lot faster with LTE.

Lots of video sites will automatically switch you to HD when they detect a LTE device. You'll be chewing through bandwidth faster than you think.

hamster
10-03-2012, 07:01
I just got a 4G phone from Verizon a couple weeks ago. It really doesn't seem any faster than my old 3G phone did.

My home service (verizon fios) is much faster.

I think there may be some confusion on the thread as to what "fast" internet actually means.

When people talk about fast internet, in general they are talking about Bandwidth. Without using a speed test utility and running a few dozen tests, it is really had to determine how much bandwidth your cellular connection has. For example, since I got iOS6 the app-store seems very slow to download things... but that doesn't mean the problem is my new iPhone 5. Unless you regularly download large >100mb files directly to your phone, you are unlikely to feel the difference between say an HSPA+ and an LTE device.

Bandwidth is like Towing Capacity of a truck.

You are more likely to feel the effects of "latency."Latency is like the 0-60 time of the truck.

When you go to a website and it is taking forever to load, your phone appears slow. You could have the world's fastest internet connection and still have a very long latency and/or slow server response from the server you are hitting.

LTE is great, but for the average person a nice low-latency HSPA+ connection will be indistinguishable from a nice low-latency LTE connection.


Back on topic. My home internet is through Time warner. I get 50mbps down and 5 up.

My Verizon LTE seems to top out around 30-35 down and roughly the same up. Since most of my use is downloading, my home internet connection is better. However when I'm on the road, tethering to my LTE hotspot ALWAYS blows away hotel Wifi.

hamster
10-03-2012, 07:05
Once you get to 5gb, they'll throttle you down on the unlimited plan. And you'll get there a whole lot faster with LTE.

Lots of video sites will automatically switch you to HD when they detect a LTE device. You'll be chewing through bandwidth faster than you think.

I really wish services like Netflix modified their apps to let you set the preference. On my tiny 4 inch screen I really can't tell the difference between SD and HD, no point in wasting bandwidth on an HD stream... I'd like to be able to choose.

DreamWeaver88
10-03-2012, 08:18
I think the LTE around here is around the same download I have at home, but the upload is faster.

Honestly, I don't know what I would even use all that speed for on my phone.

boomhower
10-03-2012, 14:47
Once you get to 5gb, they'll throttle you down on the unlimited plan. And you'll get there a whole lot faster with LTE.

Lots of video sites will automatically switch you to HD when they detect a LTE device. You'll be chewing through bandwidth faster than you think.

Verizon doesn't throttle, yet. That is AT&T who throttles at 5GB on LTE. For now at least, Verizon is still truly unlimited.

harlenm
10-03-2012, 15:13
Verizon doesn't throttle, yet. That is AT&T who throttles at 5GB on LTE. For now at least, Verizon is still truly unlimited.

I hit 5gb this month, close to 6gb now. I got an email that they will throttle me, but they have yet to do it.


edit, with at&t

Kawabuggy
10-03-2012, 15:22
My "4G" with AT&T is slower than a 2400 baud rate dial up connection ANYWHERE & EVERYWHERE.

All the advertising is just LIES. Hell, I have so many dead zones around the city of Houston that I have to tell people in advance that the call will be dropped, but that I will call them back once I move out of that zone.

I am praying that what we are seeing right now in the way of cellular telephones/communications is that the industry is still in it's infancy right now. If it does not start getting better-fewer calls dropped, fewer incomplete calls, loss of service, loss of signal, internet speed so slow that I should just write a letter instead-then we are in a world of trouble.

I'm hoping that within the next 10 years all of these things we experience now and accept as part of the package, will be a thing of the past.

In the interim, let me do my own personal public service announcement-PEOPLE, DO NOT SIGN UP WITH AT&T FOR CELLULAR SERVICE. It's not just a joke, it's a joke on YOU.

SDGlock23
10-04-2012, 08:44
I guess I'm still stuck in the stone age. No DSL out here in the sticks but I do get a little bit of 3G (at&t). It's pretty fast considering for years all I had was dial-up. I use my Andriod as a tether and it works great...although at&t caught on and I usually exceed my 5GB limit...ugh since they charge $10 per extra gig.

kensb2
10-04-2012, 09:08
Faster than what I pay for? Yes. I pay for 20Mbps but 50Mbps is available but for more than what I want to spend at $85/month.



Consider yourself lucky. I live in semi-rural Apache, OK. We have 2 options: Satellite though DTV (not really an option), and the local phone company's DSL. I pay $60/mo for 6 down, 1 up. The catch is, I have to pay another $35 for a phone line I don't really have to have even though they say it's necessary. I don't even have an actual phone in my house. Since I *have* to have it, I got a basic line, no long distance, no in-home service calls. Still $35 mo. Outrageous, and it sucks that there isn't any competition. I'd kill to have 50, or even 20 M speeds available to me.

Clutch Cargo
10-04-2012, 17:31
http://www.speedtest.net/result/2221643683.png

This is what I'm currently getting using my only internet access: a Verizon wireless device hooked to my computer

Goldendog Redux
10-04-2012, 17:48
So if my home internet is 32.6 mbps dl speed and my phone speed is 6875 mbps going through wifi on the same system, what does that even mean with regard to the phone speed?

My phone with wifi turned off I get 1724 kbps

Phone is an HTC Inspire.

Indianashooter
10-04-2012, 18:15
Here's mine: http://www.speedtest.net/result/2221691245.png

ATT DSL

ysr_racer
10-04-2012, 23:31
Cox Comm in Orange County, CA

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2222018581.png

NEOH212
10-05-2012, 02:18
My T-1 line is as fast as it's gonna get. I seriously doubt I'll find anything faster.

brisk21
10-05-2012, 08:33
I pay for 15mb, but its usually 8-10. No big deal. Pleanty fast enough. Im still in 3g, so its definately faster than my Verizon.