View Full Version : New Independent 4G Speed Tests

08-16-2011, 07:18 PM
Verizon sweeps up with LTE 4G.....

Between all of the competing technologies (Mobile WiMax, HSPA+, and LTE) and lofty speed claims by the carriers, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. That's why Laptop decided to extensively test the four major carriers in five cities nationwide — using phones, USB modems, and mobile hotspots — to tell you which networks truly deliver on the 4G promise. (More at URL above)

Thank God '4G' LTE is in Oklahoma City. The tests above confirm my experience with the laptop stick. I can easily hit 10Mbps just about anytime. Late at night, I'll top 15MBps.

08-16-2011, 07:35 PM

08-16-2011, 07:36 PM
I was at a convention in Dallas a couple of weeks ago with some friends and they were getting close to 100MBps down on their Thunderbolts. O_o. I was astonished. I didn't know that was possible on a mobile device..

08-16-2011, 07:43 PM
Maybe it was showing kbps speeds versus Mbps. Here's a review of Thunderbolt and its speeds:,2817,2382155,00.asp

"On average, I got 11.8Mbps down tethered, 9.6Mbps on the phone and 6.3Mbps with the hotspot. Upload speeds were also fast; about 2Mbps with the hotspot and 4Mbps tethered. "

08-16-2011, 07:56 PM

Maybe you were seeing Thunderbolt ports in action? There is the HTC Thundebolt spartphone and then there is the Thunderbolt i/o device that transfers at up to 100Mbps between connected devices (like USB, Firewire). That Thunderbolt is most likely what you were seeing. Here's a look at the i/o Thunderbolt (drool):

08-16-2011, 09:18 PM
I never saw anything. It was word of mouth. Some of my friends like to exaggerate so that was probably the case.

08-17-2011, 07:57 AM
Interesting... thanks for the info. I wonder if we can talk Pete and mmm into creating a tech talk forum on here.