Recent issues with Switching from LTE to 4G and back on iPhone 7 iOS 11.4.1
So both my wife and I, both owning iPhone 7's on iOS 11.4.1 are having issues with switching from LTE to 4G and back. I believe this should be happening automatically but it does not. This has been happening for the last few months for me. This was also occurring while on a trip to California. I live in New Jersey. This was also the case with iOS 11.4. FYI, my home zip is 07013. I work in 07677.
If the Phone gets set on 4G, and then if I drive through different areas which I know have LTE, shouldn't it automatically switch to that? It does not. I do not have an unlimited plan but I know for a fact I never even get close to my 20GB plan limit. So this is not an issue of throttling. Sometimes, a restart of the device causes it to go back to LTE. However, this isn't always the case. I know this is not a software issue as my wife and I are both experiencing this as well as a colleague who works with me. It seems AT&T is having some sort of issue with perhaps upgrading towers to 5G and our current 4G(LTE) connections are suffering?
We are not newbies to the iPhone and have tried the usual fixes such as resetting network settings.
I am getting sick of the fact that I'm not able to utilize the best speeds that AT&T has to offer while I am paying for it.