07-20-14 07:34 AM
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  1. peter0328's Avatar
    Hey I thought I would start a thread where we can post speedtests of Verizon's XLTE network.

    Here is Broad Street in Philadelphia:

    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140520_154126.png

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    05-20-14 03:27 PM
  2. raino's Avatar
    How do you know this is on the XLTE network?
    05-20-14 03:38 PM
  3. peter0328's Avatar
    Speedtest over 50-60mbps.

    XLTE is 60-150 mbps. Real world is going to be 20-80 usually depending on load and signal strength.

    Also in engineering screen you can view connected frequency but this is much harder.

    Posted via CB10
    05-20-14 04:15 PM
  4. peter0328's Avatar
    Here is what to look at in the escreen:

    Band 13 (700mhz regular LTE):
    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140520_181520.png
    This will always show DL and UL bandwidth as 10 for each.

    Band 4 (AWS 1700/2100mhz XLTE)
    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140520_175520.png
    This will usually show UL and DL bandwidth as 15 or 20 for each. There may be some areas where it is less but this is unlikely.

    Here is a 2 bar XLTE test withing a concrete stairwell:
    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140520_175549.png
    Here is a 4-5 bar XLTE test in the open:
    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140520_175953.png
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    05-20-14 05:18 PM
  5. raino's Avatar
    Are you somehow forcing your phone from band 13 onto the band 4 network? If so, how do you do that--switch at will between available networks of the same type?
    05-20-14 08:51 PM
  6. peter0328's Avatar
    Are you somehow forcing your phone from band 13 onto the band 4 network? If so, how do you do that--switch at will between available networks of the same type?
    No it switches automatically. If Band 4 is above a certain threshold for signal (seems like about 2 bars) then it will attach to Band 4 over Band 13.

    I can be in an area with 4 bars Band 13 and 2-3 Band 4 and the Z30 will switch to Band 4.

    If Band 4 gets below a threshold the Z30 will fallback to Band 13.

    Band 13 has better signal propagation and building penetration characteristics, which is why this works.

    It is almost completely seamless. The band changes are about 1 second. Data connection is maintained, but there is a pause during the hand off. AFAIK it isn't breaking the data connection which is great.

    This happened a bunch of times while I was testing this at school tonight. Very reliable and Band 4 has much more building penetration than I had thought it would.

    Verizon definitely is doing this right with their layered network!

    Posted via CB10
    05-20-14 09:58 PM
  7. jamespaulmuir's Avatar
    Columbus, OH on Monday night

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    05-21-14 03:19 PM
  8. Omnitech's Avatar
    Columbus, OH on Monday night

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    FWIW, I have gotten close to that speed with my Z10 on band 17. (Z10 does not support AWS)

    Screenshot from last December in San Francisco:






    Verizon XLTE Sightings-ookla-speedtest_bb_z10_vzw_sf_2013-12-20_01.png
    05-21-14 03:29 PM
  9. rav813's Avatar
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    05-21-14 09:50 PM
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    Posted via CB10
    Cleveland, OH

    Full bars



    Posted via CB10
    05-21-14 09:51 PM
  11. rav813's Avatar
    What app are you using?

    Posted via CB10
    05-21-14 09:51 PM
  12. Omnitech's Avatar
    What app are you using?

    I used the Ookla Android app there, same as you I think.

    I'm not sure what James was using.
    05-21-14 10:08 PM
  13. peter0328's Avatar
    Please post escreen results showing Band 4 if possible to confirm that you are on XLTE and not the old Band 13 network. Band 13 can speedtest up to 50-60 mbps download and about 20 mbps upload if uncongested.

    Escreen is 3GPP Radio>Radio Network Info>Serving Cell (LTE)>Band

    Band 4 is XLTE and Band 13 is LTE.

    XLTE will have 10, 15, or 20 Mhz while LTE (Band 13) will have 10 Mhz.

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    05-22-14 12:56 AM
  14. peter0328's Avatar
    Plymouth Meeting, PA XLTE:


    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140523_185613.png


    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140523_193330.png

    Posted via CB10
    05-23-14 08:51 PM
  15. peter0328's Avatar
    Abington, PA:

    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140525_123122.png

    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140525_123107.png

    Here's unloaded Band 13 at the same spot (before my device switched to Band 4):

    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140525_123041.png

    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140525_123045.png

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    05-25-14 01:21 PM
  16. DecAway's Avatar
    Enjoy!
    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140525_191139.png

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    05-25-14 07:11 PM
  17. enik's Avatar
    I get 50 down in the middle of nowhere! Only got 3G before.

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    05-25-14 09:24 PM
  18. bunky1971's Avatar
    scranton pennsylvania 70-97 Mbps D/L 24-50 up
    05-31-14 06:40 PM
  19. peter0328's Avatar
    Allentown, PA @ Carmike IMAX

    Verizon is running 20MHz channels here. Speedtests are awesome, especially since this is 2 bars and indoors.

    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140607_191659.png

    Here is Band 13 at the same location with 4 bars for comparison.

    Attachment 276850

    Posted via CB10
    06-07-14 06:18 PM
  20. peter0328's Avatar
    Bristol, PA near Bucks County Community College:

    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140618_165710.png

    Wayne/Radnor Township, PA near Bryn Mawr Trust:

    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140619_123642.png

    Posted via CB10
    06-19-14 11:37 AM
  21. Mario Gee's Avatar
    Here is a shot of what should be XLTE In Daly City, CA. Next city over from San Francisco.
    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140628_042127.png

    Posted w/ my ? z30 vzw U.S.
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    06-28-14 06:25 AM
  22. zack west's Avatar
    Columbus Ohio.
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    07-13-14 01:20 PM
  23. zack west's Avatar
    Columbus, OH on Monday night

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    Where at in Columbus?

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    07-13-14 01:21 PM
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    07-14-14 10:47 PM
  25. peter0328's Avatar
    At a Yacht Club in Boston, MA.

    20MHz channels here.

    Verizon XLTE Sightings-img_20140719_194427.png

    Posted via CB10
    07-19-14 06:45 PM
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