Verizon Has Already Upgraded 300 Markets to Their New Faster XLTE Network

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  1. dgstorm

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    Verizon is apparently upgrading their network to XLTE even faster than they upgraded to LTE. They are already up to 300 total markets which have been upgraded to the newer technology. This only 200 short of their total of 500 LTE markets. Here's their full press release,


     
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    I'm in the Port Arthur /Beaumont TX area.. And the majority of users here are either tmob, AT&T, or cricket.. Not a lot of vzw users .( I say this to stress it's not due to traffic.) . . And the speeds aren't any better..Perhaps it will take some fine tuning..
     
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    I noticed the speeds weren't much better here either. But the way I read it, it's supposed to help in "high-traffic locations... during times of peak usage". So it seems that we shouldn't see much difference during those times.

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    I have an AWS activated tower near work. I get 40 to 50Mbps down and 10 to 15 up. On a few other towers in my area, they are the same crappy 10Mbps or slower.
     
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    The official Verizon forums are full of people saying that after the upgrade to XLTE, their service has slowed down. It's been deemed as "X-tra slow" LTE.

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    I had to call and submit a trouble ticket for our area. For about a week.. We had 3g speeds.. I wasn't happy... Now we're back to about where we were...
     
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    Y'all are helping me not regret my decision to leave Verizon.
    Thank you.
    My brother, who just resigned with Verizon, has been telling me he's getting a bunch of drops now since upgrading from his Bionic to an M8. Before he had very slow speeds but never drops. Mine had gotten so bad I never had a drop because it never connected.


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    While I keep reading about the updates that Verizon is making, I just can't say that I'm that impressed anymore. I hooked up my G3 the other day on AT&T, kept my Note 3 on Verizon, go around town in Philly and suburbs, for some reason, I just can't get an impressive Speedtest from Verizon on my Note 3 that does better than my Korean G3 on AT&T. I don't get it, AT&T doesn't do nearly as much bragging as Verizon does.... what gives?


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    And what is so great about any of this when you have just a few gigs a month of data?

    I'll take unlimited 30Mbps (most places I'm at I get that speed, including home and work) on t-mobe for now. I use it, too. I sync and stream stuff every day (gotta love Plex and I watch hockey, now baseball)... I use the hell out of it. I've used over 30 gigs this month.

    For Verizon to ever get me back (they just lost me after about 15 years) they'll have to unpucker their bungholes and give people unlimited data back. If these XLTE networks can handle the traffic, they'll soon find themselves without the excuse that their inability to handle all the traffic is the reason for revoking unlimited.
     
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    I am also on Verizon and their network has been real spotty as of late, I get drops to 3G in areas where there used to be 4G "and their 4G is nothing to write home about", and the XLTE thing is a gimmick, I only got high download speeds once on Madison avenue in Manhattan between 70th and 80th street . Plus I had an issue with them the other day, and after talking to these clowns "5 different help support people, and one in the store that I told him to go fly a kite" who read off a screen and have no clue, I told them my contract is up on the 8th of July and I am seriously considering leaving, as the old days are long gone and competition is slowly catching up.
     
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    I've been testing T-Mo against Verizon in DC for almost 2 weeks now and I have to say its not bad so far. My VZW is getting twice the 4G speeds but T-Mo has provided solid coverage for WAY less.

    The real test will be from next week through to September when we start traveling around like crazy. If TMo holds up I'll consider a switch.

    As far as VZW being crappy in NYC... All carriers are crappy in NYC. The networks are saturated there. Trust me... VZW is the best of the three in and around Manhattan.
     
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    They lost me,4 lines, after 21 years. My wife and 1 daughter went pre pay, my oldest daughter went AT&T,I went T-Mobile.
    I don't need a gazillion terabytes per second speed but I do need solid connections that are consistent, don't take minutes to connect then drop after a few seconds. I don't need pin drop sound quality but I do need for whole sentences not to drop into digital silence during a conversation. I don't need a billion text messages per day but I do need for those I send to go through and those I'm supposed to receive to show up the same day, if at all.
    They offered me the same plan I've got with T-Mobile if I signed a contract and wouldn't be eligible for a new phone for another year even though I was month to month. Their reasoning for this was "it's a loyalty plan". My answer to them was "21 years of paying my bill on time should've proven my loyalty".
    If it turns out T-Mobile isn't the carrier for me I'll be trying AT&T next.
    I speak with my wallet.

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