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Smokey
02-28-2013, 08:07 PM
Recently PCworld took snapshot measurements of wireless service in 13 cities--Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington, D.C, to see which companies are currently delivering on the promised faster speeds.

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Here are their findings:

AT&T's new LTE network turned in the fastest download speeds of any 4G service. Its 3G service was very competitive, too--and those two results help make a strong case for AT&T dual-mode 3G/4G phones.

T-Mobile's HSPA+ 21 service won in the 3G bracket of our study, and the company's high-end HSPA+ 42 service competed reasonably well with other providers' 4G service.

Verizon makes 4G service available in many more locations than other providers do, and its 4G upload speeds are top-of-the-line, but its 4G download speeds don't match AT&T's. And Verizon's 3G speeds are not improving much, especially when compared to the competition.

Sprint was consistently a laggard in our wireless speed derby. The company seems to have virtually stopped developing its existing 3G and 4G networks while looking for a way to make the transition from its outdated WiMax 4G technology to LTE.



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3G and 4G Wireless Speed Showdown: Which Networks Are Fastest? | PCWorld (http://www.pcworld.com/article/253808/3g_and_4g_wireless_speed_showdown_which_networks_a re_fastest_.html)

MikeyBC
03-03-2013, 06:53 PM
I know its not an American network but I got these result a year or so ago on the Bell 3g network 15 minutes north of Toronto Ontario.

iPhone4 on 3G


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