Proof That 4g Lte Is Not Always the Way to Go

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  1. BamaBelle

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    Below are the test results when I ran a speed test on both 4g Lte and 3g in my coverage area.


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    Lined in Red is 4g Lte results

    Lined in Aqua is 3g results
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    Not necessarily true. The 4G band just might not be strong enough to reach you. 3G has a stronger penetration.

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    Absolutely. You're simply in a weak area and this definitely isn't the "norm" for most folks.
    (I was just wondering, are these speeds at your home?)

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    I should have clarified. Where I live, I am surrounded by a million thinhs that could effect the 4g signal. 3 g single isn't so much bothered by obstructions in it's path.

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    I agree, and I believe she knows that, since 4G runs at higher frequencies and they don't permeate solid structures as well.

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    You NINJA'D me! Lol.

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    Yep, my 4G speeds are always weaker at home as well. Living on the ground floor of a three story apt complex, makes for a lot of interference. These are my speeds at home.... Off peak speeds are usually 1 1/2 - 2 times the speeds and anywhere around town it's 3-4 X this.[​IMG]
    That said, 10mbps down is more than sufficient to do whatever I want (whether its simply using my device as is, or using my hotspot to tether my laptop or TV) without causing any buffering issues.

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    According to those tests WiFi shouldn't be used either

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    Beat you to it jedi master lol

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    This thread is great, made me check again as my 4G has been minimal at home, and they (BigV) must be fixing things, and that's a welcome thing as my WiFi had been poor until finally getting Cox to get their real techs on site to fix it.

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    Does this app show you where your cell towers are located as well

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    See idk how to get my ping numbers down

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