Does anyone have AT&T 4g LTE?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by wilburbear, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Is this just a faster service, or will demand increase because the reception is better?

    Why would anyone care that your daughter's "pik me up at school" arrives 5 seconds faster? Isn't it reception quality that everyone complains about?
     
  2. nitrene

    nitrene

    I have Verizon 4g LTE and no it doesn't make cell phone reception any better. The 4g LTE terminology is meant for the data-side not the phone-side. So the data network traffic is faster than the "old" 3g technology:

    3g 1.5-3.0 Mbps (200-400 Kb/sec)
    4g 6+ Mbps (750+ Kb/sec)

    Here in SF area on Verizon LTE I get about 10-15 Mbps (1-2 Mb/sec).

    I believe the ATT LTE is pretty new and it will take them probably 1 or 2 years to completely roll it out.