1. AllPhoneNews's Avatar
    As we all know LTE isn't everywhere. I am in the Los Angeles area where there is LTE. I am wondering how can you tell if you are connected to LTE or not? When I swipe down it just always says 4G but my Titan did that too and that is HSPA+.
    04-09-2012 05:13 PM
  2. chrise2's Avatar
    It will say LTE instead of 4G. If you're supposed to be in an area with LTE, call AT&T and make sure you have LTE enabled for your plan.
    04-09-2012 05:19 PM
  3. AllPhoneNews's Avatar
    I don't think I have ever seen it show LTE...
    04-09-2012 05:21 PM
  4. chrise2's Avatar
    Oh, and the speed will blow your freakin mind.
    Lmuggs- likes this.
    04-09-2012 05:21 PM
  5. AllPhoneNews's Avatar
    I'm still getting around 5-6mbs on 3 bars though which is faster then my Titan.
    04-09-2012 05:24 PM
  6. AllPhoneNews's Avatar
    Is everyone else showing LTE on there's when they swipe down?
    04-09-2012 05:27 PM
  7. Lmuggs-'s Avatar
    Yes, I didn't think I was provisioned correctly when I initially didnt see LTE. I live in an area that is supposed to have it so I called AT&T to confirm I was on the LTE plan and I was. Drove a little closer to town and LTE displayed on the top left. Prior to that I was just showing 4G. Speeds are phenomenal on LTE.
    04-09-2012 05:30 PM
  8. AllPhoneNews's Avatar
    Hmmm...so I haven't connected to LTE then...kinda lame AT&T
    04-09-2012 05:33 PM
  9. red grenadine's Avatar
    Be sure to call customer care and ensure your LTE is provisioned
    04-09-2012 05:34 PM
  10. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    All "4G" is an article of faith, as was 3G. There were bills in Congress last year to force carriers to tell the truth about so-called 4G, but I believe they died or are dying in committee. Of course, the industry lobbied how it would hinder innovation (read profits). Bing for Rep. Eshoo for the HB; I don't recall who sponsored the senate one. Review also all the asterisks and footnotes in LTE and other 4G claims/ads: Legal departments insist on those. :dry
    04-09-2012 05:34 PM
  11. AllPhoneNews's Avatar
    I just checked the coverage map and LTE is right outside of my city...AT&T 4G LTE - Get 4G Speed with AT&T 4G LTE & 4G HSPA+
    04-09-2012 05:34 PM
  12. AllPhoneNews's Avatar
    See screenshot...I am by Burbank
    04-09-2012 05:36 PM
  13. chrise2's Avatar
    Sucks. In NYC I got as high as 20 Mbit down / 5 Mbit up. Of course that's at work. I live 65 miles away. 50 miles too far for LTE :(
    04-09-2012 05:39 PM
  14. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    I'm still getting around 5-6mbs on 3 bars though which is faster then my Titan.
    Accordiing to the BandWidth app available in the marketplace I'm getting 11.31 Mbps as I type, with 3G, and the nearest advertised-as-LTE-towns are > 200 mi. away in Chicago and Bloomington, IN.
    04-09-2012 05:44 PM
  15. AllPhoneNews's Avatar
    This is outrageous to me since most of the people who work in Los Angeles live in the San Fernando valley that doesn't have LTE coverage...why have an LTE phone then? I never go into LA.
    04-09-2012 06:02 PM
  16. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    My 3G phone is plenty fast already; I wouldn't trade in my Focus just to get a feed in 1.7 instead of 2.6 seconds. ;)
    04-09-2012 06:23 PM
  17. chrise2's Avatar
    I'm on WiFi 95% of my day so frankly I don't even need a data plan and I'd be ok.
    04-09-2012 06:28 PM
  18. Darth Lumia's Avatar
    I live close to Pasadena CA and I've yet to connect to LTE... Is kind of lame on ATT behalf..
    04-09-2012 07:31 PM
  19. teoami's Avatar
    On LTE all day in and around Houston, Tx. It does indeed indicate "LTE" next to the signal bars. I am so glad I went with the 900 as my old HTC Surround had difficulty getting 2 bars on 3G inside my house.

    Now I get consistent speeds around 20Mbps down wherever I go.
    04-09-2012 07:38 PM
  20. ganks's Avatar
    My 3G phone is plenty fast already; I wouldn't trade in my Focus just to get a feed in 1.7 instead of 2.6 seconds. ;)
    That's what I thought until I got my 900. The 900 smokes my Focus. Maps load faster, you can stream music over any of the streaming apps or Zune pass without buffering and Youtube videos load fast. It's a totally different experience and honestly my favorite feature upgrading from my Focus.
    04-09-2012 11:08 PM
  21. Fleon's Avatar
    That's what I thought until I got my 900. The 900 smokes my Focus. Maps load faster, you can stream music over any of the streaming apps or Zune pass without buffering and Youtube videos load fast. It's a totally different experience and honestly my favorite feature upgrading from my Focus.
    The other benefit is that there are fewer people on LTE. Thus I am seeing fewer drops/skips. Zune Pass hasn't skipped once since I picked this 900 up....
    04-10-2012 12:14 AM
  22. got3n's Avatar
    I too get LTE all day in san antonio, also Im VERY impressed with the battery life. on hour 30 since last charge and I have used the **** out of it, texting, email, zune and smart dj at the gym for 90 minutes lasts night, and I havent even dropped below 40% yet...All i can say is be sure to condition the battery.
    04-10-2012 07:55 AM
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