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    Vancouver LTE

    Hi, all

    I received a SMS and stated that LTE is completed in our cities. I checked my Nexus 6 phone. Now it shows LTE instead of 3G at the signal bar.

    (I will check it out in Richmond area if there any band 4 LTE available.)

    I check the band. It is using band 4 LTE. Anyway, after speed testing, not much different at all.
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    Actual real world use should be better on LTE (No handoff between HSPA and UMTS, Not reflected in speed tests but makes quite the difference in real world use)

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    Damn!

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    There is band 4 LTE at US departures YVR. 6.15 down 7.35 up ping 18 on iPhone 6. Full bars.

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    Band 4 LTE in Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge in the 'burbs'.
    15.62 Mbps Down
    6.27 Mbps Up

    D.

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    S8 in West Vancouver..
    Iddue.. locks to band 4 LTE, but 66 is better
    Until Freedom fixed this, I have used *#*#2263# to remove band 4 from the LTE list.
    All is fine, and much faster. Switched down to HSPAband 4 as needed.
    Long live band 66.
    Guess in the rush, prioritizing 66 is somewhere down the punch list. The Apple onslaught is top of the hit parade.. but can you get one? Ooooh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by horemans View Post
    S8 in West Vancouver..
    Iddue.. locks to band 4 LTE, but 66 is better
    Until Freedom fixed this, I have used *#*#2263# to remove band 4 from the LTE list.
    All is fine, and much faster. Switched down to HSPAband 4 as needed.
    Long live band 66.
    Guess in the rush, prioritizing 66 is somewhere down the punch list. The Apple onslaught is top of the hit parade.. but can you get one? Ooooh...

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    The Apple Onslaught is tomorrow. I had a Carrier Update pushed to my iPhone a couple of days ago (thanks qag01). Now Band 66 is down the punchlist. #1 priority is the Apple users now coming onto the network tomorrow.

    I have a "legacy" device that connects to Band 7 for LTE at home, but Band 4 (UMTS) at work.

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    Got 39 Download & 6.69 Upload in downtown Vancouver on my BlackBerry DTEK50. Unfortunately, my BlackBerry10 devices cannot pick up the Lte signal due to substandard sim cards provided by FM at this time.
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    Band 7 seen in West end Vancouver at Bute and Harwood

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    Bute and Harwood, Vancouver

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchy_mitch View Post
    Got 39 Download & 6.69 Upload in downtown Vancouver on my BlackBerry DTEK50. Unfortunately, my BlackBerry10 devices cannot pick up the Lte signal due to substandard sim cards provided by FM at this time.
    Out of curiosity, would my getting only 1-2 bars LTE while in zones with 5 bars 3G be explained by an older sim card too? Or is it just to be written off to fine tuning of the towers as they roll it out?

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    Bars mean different things for LTE than they do for 3G. Don't sweat about the number of bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtachx View Post
    Bars mean different things for LTE than they do for 3G. Don't sweat about the number of bars.

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    Really? What do the additional bars mean for LTE then? Could you clarify?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VancouverN8 View Post
    Really? What do the additional bars mean for LTE then? Could you clarify?
    They show signal to noise ratio, not signal strength.

    So your bars at night when things are quiet, will show more than at 1230 when everyone is on the Facebooks and Snapchats.

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    Seems that my battery life is reduced since LTE.
    Am I imagining it? Or does LTE more battery hungry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billford View Post
    Seems that my battery life is reduced since LTE.
    Am I imagining it? Or does LTE more battery hungry?
    True, Lte uses more juice

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