Will our 4G slow down with the addition of the iphone 5

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    Just wondering....

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    Yes and no. Infact it is the reason I am staying with vzw vs att. But the crazy speeds we were seeing that was above what they quoted will drop to around their average speeds. But since vzw is continuing to increase the amount of lte towers they will be able to share the load and help even it out much better. Basically vzw is on a mission to go all lte and make 3g almost non-existent.
     
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    Pretty much depends on what tower you connect to. Unfortunately I live near where Apple is and I believe I may see a few spots where speeds will be a bit slower than before the iPhones release. Maybe I should take some data just to please my inner nerd and see if there will be any slowdown with the addition of the iPhone 5.
     
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    I was just wondering. I don't have a 4g phone yet but when I get one I don't want all the iphone people using my speed up :D

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    The difference of speed between a 3g and 4g device is night and day. The numbers won't mean much to you once you see the difference in speed.
     
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    It'll depend on your 3G speeds. Some places that get great EVDO (like around 2mbps) probably won't notice a huge leap. But if you get the average EVDO speeds (like 500kbps-800kbps) you'll notice. At its worst LTE (for me anyways when I lived on the edge of service) would always get around 5-10mbps. Which honestly is more then enough for most thing you'd do on your phone.