Whose LTE network will take the hardest hit with an LTE iPhone
Whose LTE network will be crippled the most with an LTE iPhone AT&T or Verizon? I would like to hear peoples' professional responses, not AT&T/Verizon sucks. Please talk about the technology and how the increased number of LTE phones will affect their networks.
- 08-26-2012, 04:57 PM #2
- 08-26-2012, 06:19 PM #3
Simply based on availability at this time I would say Verizon will take a hit. AT&T LTE is available but not nearly as widely as Verizon. Sprint is pretty much non-existent at this point. Verizon has the most coverage and I am willing to bet their system will show the most strain with the new LTE iPhone.
That is why I plan to hold off for a few months before I buy the new iPhone.
- 08-26-2012, 07:47 PM #4
AT&T will. They barely have any lte footprint and already have been having issues since the original iphone with network congestion. Sprint's network is already slow but not overloaded like at&t's is. Verizon has enough of a footprint to help spread it out and handle it a little better.
- 08-27-2012, 12:06 AM #5
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- 08-27-2012, 10:03 PM #11
Plus verizon has had their lte out a little longer and has been able to work through the kinks and outages that come with a bunch of customers using their services. At&t doesn't have that many markets so didn't really get to see how their network will hold up with a ton of usage, which if you go from their hspa network it's not a good sign, even with the fact that lte is supposed to be more efficient.
- 09-22-2012, 09:32 PM #12
this article explains alot about LTE technology and the difference with at&t & verizon.
check out the page I linked to where it explains the capacity of users on each network based on the technology each carrier used. in short, i think its hard to tell which will take a hit in the short term. yes at&t isn't as big with their footprint, but they are in a lot of heavily populated cities already. in the long run though, i think verizon will definitely be able to handle more users, based on the article below.
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