4G Speed Tests

RoofMonkey

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Can we see a full screen screen shot on your iPad?
Those speeds are ridiculous ! In a good way of course.
 

|3are

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That was from my iPad. Speed test doesn't have an iPad version yet. But here's the same pic with a link instead of an attachment.

 

Michael Baturin

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That was from my iPad. Speed test doesn't have an iPad version yet. But here's the same pic with a link instead of an attachment.
For some reason mine shows up as 4G and im getting less than 1MB down and Up. I am also on AT&T. How did you get it to say LTE and not 4G?
 

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For some reason mine shows up as 4G and im getting less than 1MB down and Up. I am also on AT&T. How did you get it to say LTE and not 4G?
I'm not really sure. You might have to check what coverage is in your area.

When I first powered it up, it just said 4G. Then I got on Wifi. Then I went through the process of activating an AT&T LTE service. Once that was activated, it switched over to LTE.

The 4G that popped up was probably just the HSPA+ that iOS 5.1 now recognizes as "4G"
 

Michael Baturin

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I have yet to get mine to say LTE, just 4G. If there is anything i am disappointed in, it's my very slow speeds with AT&T even though their service map touts almost perfect LTE coverage where I live (south jersey). What's going on here? Is this a bad case of ST&T false advertising. How can I be the only one? I cannot find similar cases to mine online.
 

Michael Baturin

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Just realized I should have posted this here.

In my case, I came from the iPad 2 Wifi Only. I had the AT&T Tethering plan with my iPhone 4S though which was $45/m for 4GB of data + Tethering. With the new iPad, i decided to get the 4G LTE AT&T Version and so i dropped the iPhone plan down to 3GB for $30/m. Im starting with 250MB pe r month for $15. So all in all the dollar value stays the same, but i lose 750MB of data. All that being said, here is what I am REALLY upset about.

After taking a deeper dive into my speeds, I realized my new iPad will only show 4G, not LTE when not connected to WIFI around my area (I've taken it around town). After some research, I realized AT&T distinguishes 4G and 4G LTE as two separate things. This means, even though their map shows my entire area in 4G (what I justifiably interpreted at first as LTE), my iPad on AT&T network will only ever get their "4G" speeds. In my case, this is about 3MB down, and 2MB Up. Not the 5-25MBps Down promised by LTE, and no where near the 1GBps standard 4G was supposed to be.... My speed tests below on Wifi vs AT&T "4G" Needless to say, i may be exersising buyers remorse and grabbing a Verizon Model..

Sent from my iPad 2 using iCafe app
 

|3are

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Like I said, the "4G" you're getting is probably just HSPA+ that iOS 5.1 now calls 4G. The iPhone 4S is not a 4G LTE device but now shows the "4G" symbol when in the HSPA+ or dual HSPA areas. This is probably what you have in your area instead of LTE.

I really haven't decided how long I'm going to keep this LTE plan. I have unlimited on my iPhone and will probably just figure out a way to deal with tethering and wifi. LTE speeds are awesome, though.
 

vivaHtml5

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Hi everybody :)

I Just found a really nice speed test site. Came here to introduce it!
It uses html5 and works on iPhone, iPad, etc.

http://speedof.me