10-12-2012 09:02:03 AM
I am wondering when we will be getting LTE service in Hampton Roads VA (Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Chesapeake areas). Sprint, Verizon and others are adding cities by the 10s weekly, and we are styill poking along at 3.5/4G speeds. Even T-Mobile has LTE here. So what'sup with this?
10-12-2012 01:15:10 PM
AT&T is being aggressive in their rollout but it's nearly impossible to tell when an area will get LTE. I have heard that it all depends and when the backhaul will be ready. This makes sense because the towers in my area appear to be upgraded with the LTE panels but we still don't have LTE. I have noticed HSPA+ speeds improve greatly in recent months so perhaps the backhaul is being activated. If the area will get LTE it should at least get it by the end of next year.
Also, T-Mobile doesn't have LTE yet.
01-31-2013 06:53:40 PM
02-01-2013 06:32:50 AM
02-01-2013 10:33:53 AM
02-01-2013 11:19:33 AM - edited 02-01-2013 11:20:43 AM
Right on my sis lives on that side of the water , shes leaving Verizon for att in a couple months
Another screen shot
Arived home for lunch speed test indoors.
02-01-2013 11:25:46 AM
02-01-2013 11:56:14 AM - edited 02-01-2013 11:58:27 AM
Yeah no doubt they have stepped up service in are area.
Back 2003-2005 I gave ATT a go finding service sketchy drop calls left & right...yeah that was a long time ago but it left a bad taste in my mouth so I went to Sprint. I saved a couple bucs , cdma was a solid , their data speeds were king in that time frame.
The last 4 years with Sprint was murder....CS terrible , Drop calls , Turtle Data speeds most of the time at 200kbps/90kbps & less.
Making move back to ATT in November was a great choice never been happier with cell service.
02-01-2013 02:26:46 PM
02-02-2013 10:39:51 AM - edited 02-02-2013 10:42:38 AM
Great read but author is off on ATT joining Verizon & Sprint.
Sprint doesn't truly have LTE alive in Hampton roads just a couple test towers spreading Intermittent signals unlike ATT & Verizon