thunderbolt speeds on lte AMAZINGLY FAST!!!

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    so i was at the verizon store earlier and checked out the thunderbolt and lte is faster than my home internet. btw talking and surfing works perferct was able to watch a flash video while on phone.[​IMG]
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    Wow! Holy crap I didn't expect realistic speeds that were that fast. The pricing tier blows for 4g data at the moment though :(

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    That upload is insane...
    I have 15/5 speed with my FIOS.
    Just got 2.5/.8 on my 3G *sigh*

    sent from my phone, just sayin
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    They must have a tower nearby, typical 4G performance will be 3-6Mb DL with a peaks of 10Mb varying. :)
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    Ive got a Vzw 4G modem, even with only 2 bars, 1/2 signal I get 13.2 mb down and 2.25 up
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    I've been running around LA ... and doing speed tests everywhere I go.

    I'm consistently getting 10-13MB down, and 20MB up.

    Lowest was around 6MB down / 9MB up, and highest was 25MB/25MB.

    Its crazy. I love it. And its not just speedtest.net. I downloaded a few large files and they FLY.
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    I have a question about Verizon 4G vs Sprint 4G. If I get 1 bar of 4G in my home with a Sprint Evo 4G would I get exactly the same signal strength with the Thunderbolt 4G? Do they work off identical towers or could the Thunderbolt possibly get a stronger 4G signal from inside my house?
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    If you read the review from Engadget, they say the speed test results are not accurate:

    [Update: We've been told by Ookla that the Thunderbolt's massive send buffer is responsible for the erroneously high uplink speeds -- they've got a fix in the works and it'll be available as an update to the Speedtest.net app soon.]

    HTC Thunderbolt review -- Engadget
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    I'm extremely impressed with how fast stuff downloads from the market. I'm going to miss 4 g when I'm traveling!

    Sent from my ADR6400L using DroidForums App
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    Sprint with WiMax is using a higer frequency than Verizon's LTE. The lower frequencies penetrate structures better. Ultimately your distance from each carrier's tower will be a factor but if the distances are the same the building penetration by LTE should be better.
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    [​IMG]

    What do i win?
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    Good info thank you very much. In my case it probably will be better then because as soon as I step outside my house I get 4 bars of 4G inside a room right next to the window only 1 and my speed goes from 5-6 MBPS to 1MBPS or less inside the house vs outside. This really makes a big difference for me does Verizon allow you to test drive the Thunderbolt and if you don't like it you can return it? This would be a dealbreaker for me because I need to tether or use the wifi hotspot inside my house for certain tasks.
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    That is just insane I can't believe 4G cell phone networks can match FIOS speeds heck the upload blows my FIOS away!
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    i took a video to test that. i made a bs video that was like 60 something mbs and uploaded it to mediafire and it took about 3 or 4 seconds. amazing.
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    I forget, can anyone help?

    What's the "phone number" you dial to see your TB/Verizon/Android settings?

    And how do you reset your city location/tower search function?

    I'm not getting the speeds posted on this forum
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    I saw someone with a TB in the subway, middle of the tunnel, too, not just a station, and he had service dancedroid
    He also said the phone was awesome and I should get it. I'm gonna take this random dude's advice :D
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    I just got back from taking a friend to the airport (JFK). I got some new highs. The results were consistant also.

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    Are you kidding me? These have to be false readings because the speedtest's dont cant read 4G networks accurately.
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