Fiber backhaul for Verizon in Southern Illinois in 2013 - about time.
http://www.isu.edu (Idaho State University)
I got pretty bad 3G speeds while on Verizon here. They got so bad even on LTE around my house that I left them with no ETF because they said a change happened in my area and not their tower and refused to fix their tower. lol.
Below is a speed test on AT&T 3G only. 4G is really 3G on the iphone 4S.
I do think that they should continue to invest in their 4G network but what I have an issue with is they don't seem to be doing anything else but that (at least around here). They need to add capacity to the 3G network. They also desperately need to add more towers for coverage and capacity instead of having them
spread out as far as possible.
Last edited by chris4434; 05-25-2012 at 10:44 AM.
If only all the fanboys on here would insist on interoperable devices we'd all be better off. Instead we have the regional monopoly garbage. What's the difference between AT&T and Verizon? For 90% of the US population, not a lot.
Most of the rural areas don't need LTE either. Shamwow should just halt the LTE expansion after 2012 and give the money back to the shareholders.
It just keeps getting better...
I like "Shamwow", that's funny. Except not too wow. Maybe Shamu. Well, they have their toll-free plans for LTE; big Shoot Out at the OK Corral ahead.
I am going through a carrier crisis myself right now. I really want to switch back to AT&T as the device selection is much better in my opinion. I cannot stand the Moto line. Maybe a Maxx HD would change my mind.
Anyway, I am on my third week of testing the One X vs my Nexus and Verizon is kicking its butt all over the place. In the Northeast (NY to DC for me) LTE is so prevalent the EVDO issue is no longer worth worrying about if you have a 4G device. I will be posting my speed tests in the other threads as I want to follow through where I was originally posting in both the AT&T and Verizon speed test threads. But today I have been testing the One X vs the Galaxy Nexus down the Southern Jersey Shore and my AT&T speeds are between 2-3 Mbps vs 7-18 on the LTE network. I think I will be sticking with Verizon for the time being. They both are a pain in the ***, but no dropped calls and superior network speeds where I am, make it a pretty obvious decision for now.
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And most people understand and don't mind the dropped calls. You at least have the simultaneous data and dropped calls which other networks can't claim. Just picking...what a crisis, lol.
I would love to have rollover and any mobile that att offers but I've been very pleased with the vz network as of lately so would hard to give that up. For me network trumps features. Although att has improved a lot so they may be the carrier of choice down the road. With the way vz is rolling out things AT&T better get a move on.
Last edited by johnhere; 05-25-2012 at 03:53 PM.
That's the exact problem with all these carriers, overselling their networks. You will NEVER go into a store wanting to get a smartphone and hear a rep say "Sorry, we're not upgrading anymore customers to smartphones until we get our network up to snuff. You'll just have to wait a bit".
They are all more than happy to get us into these devices, milk that required data feature money from us, but not necessarily use it or at least all of it to improve their network to handle the influx of additional customers. Why not just get some of that into the suit's pockets instead?
They will only take action once enough customers start complaining. They only act reactively, not proactively. Of course they want to use as little of their massive profits as possible, only until customers start leaving as the quality of their network drops to whatever they deem is unacceptable. If customers won't leave because of sub-par data speeds, what do they care as long as you are still paying them that full amount monthly?