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Old 10-17-2012, 12:19 PM   #121
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65Mbps is an impressive speed indeed!

I just measured my cable modem at 31Mbps, but over Ethernet. Over Wi-Fi, it dropped to 28Mbps.

Still, I am willing to bet that as more phones with LTE capability get into circulation, the phone speed is going to drop. And if you have a monthly quota, how much of it gets used just to run the test?

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Old 10-17-2012, 07:12 PM   #122
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A few MB at a time.

This was at a very busy intersection but doesn't mean there were a lot of LTE devices around.

I have to try tethering. Business account shares a pool so they'll let me know when I use too much, I guess. But without tethering, really what are you going to do, sit at a cafe and stream an HD movie?

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Old 10-17-2012, 08:14 PM   #123
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However, if LTE speeds are good as advertised, which may be almost 10 times as fast as the 6 Mbps connection I have at home, I can see using the Personal Hot Spot to use with my iPad and maybe even my computer.

I went to the America's Cup in San Francisco Saturday and I tried using the Personal Hot Spot on my iPhone 4. It worked somewhat and it downloaded emails on my iPad. But it was slow, so I can see where LTE with Personal Hot Spot could get you speeds comparable to your home or even faster.
I was in toronto using my brother's iphone 5 -- I was getting download speeds of 20-30 Mbs all across the north end of the city. This is significantly faster than my uverse connection at home (10Mbps down). It worked great as a wifi hotspot for my ipad except that it drained battery really really fast.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:29 AM   #124
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Wish I was in an area that supported 4g. I'm about 10 miles west of the line of demarcation for coverage. I had considered dumping comcast for a phone/hotspot when comcast stopped giving internet promo pricing to existing customers unless they also carry cable...I'd gotten discounts every year until this year when they put that hard limit in on internet only customers.

I've used my 3g virgin mobile phone as a hotspot for the house when our cable was out. Worked well enough, but slow.

I did however figure out how to fix the high internet price problem. I just canceled the comcast account and my wife signed up under her name to get the promo pricing. Guess I won't be able to pull that move again next year, unless comcast loses a lot of business over that decision and rescinds it.

I really, really, really wish we'd get uverse, google fiber or any other option besides comcast...

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