As with the other sticky speed test threads, test results only. Off-topic posts will be deleted.
This is not a sticky thread to discuss AT&T vs Verizon vs Sprint LTE. If you want to discuss a specific LTE market that's official or is now "live" start a new area specific topic since it would deserve it as many would like to know!
I found this informative post making an excellent preface to this specific LTE speed test sticky:
Originally Posted by S4GRU, on 13 July 2012
Sprint's 5x5 carrier can have speeds up to 20-30Mbps. Some people have reported really high speeds. One thing you have to realize, and I keep saying over and over again, is LTE speeds are very signal strength dependent. Even on Verizon.
I was testing my new Verizon MiFi yesterday and hit only 14Mbps as a top speed. I was averaging 8-10Mbps. But I wasn't in strong signal areas. Just mid signal and marginal signals.
Also, Sprint has an infant LTE network. It is not fully configured, and speeds may actually be core related and not signal related. Also, most testing I have seen the past 24 hours has been on the EVO LTE and maybe it is device related.
Additionally, you guys need to shop around for new testing servers in Speed Test...or maybe use Root Metrics speed tester. LTE uses different routes to the Internet than the things you have previously used. The servers being used may not be ideal for testing LTE in your market. Try a few servers and compare the differences. RootMetrics is typically the best for this because they will try several servers near the backbone entry point automatically.
This also happens with 3G Network Vision sites. People would complain that their sites felt faster, but were not testing fast. I suggested switching testing servers and all of a sudden, their upgraded site magically was improved.
There's alot of active sites in San Diego now, heres the average speed thru out most spots, im just happy we have actual 4G!!!! cause paying those extra fee for premium data & not getting it kinda sucks