Verizon launched OKC's LTE network with the initial deployment in December 2010. The speeds and coverage have been great most places, but the 3-4 outages in the last year have been extremely inconvenient. I have a friend who is out of contract and trying to decide where to go, but I don't have any experience with AT&T since they launched LTE here in Oklahoma City.
Can anyone here share their experience with AT&T LTE (and HSPA+) in this market? Their initial launch seems broad from the coverage map, but we all know how those maps can be. I'm also curious as to how much 700mhz spectrum AT&T holds in OKC, and how much they currently have deployed. Is it 5x5, or 10x10 like Verizon?
Having said that, it looks like they also have 30Mhz of AWS spectrum. Hopefully they utilize that soon in 700Mhz-starved markets!
Thanks very much for the link and the info. I wonder how the HSPA+ saturation is here. No idea how much spectrum they have in use for that network here, and if it's adequate. My friend at work gets about 3.5mbps down and 1mbps up on his Galaxy Note (non-LTE, international version); the location he's testing is across the street from an AT&T cell site, so he has great signal. It is, however, in a very busy part of town.
I have been going to AT&T and T-Mo stores in the last few days to test speeds on the Galaxy S3 on each network. I'm fed up with some customer service issues with Verizon, so I am shopping around.
I used the Speakeasy.net Dallas server for each test. At 3 different ATT stores in various areas, I could not get over 3mbps down and 1mbps up while connected to LTE. ALL phones had a fresh reboot before testing. I don't know what's going.on with AT&T LTE here, but something is way wrong.
My tests on the same device on T-Mobile HSPA+ were never less than 10mbps and as high as 20.