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Now that we know the Sprint version of the iPhone 5 will be able to go on all of the new bands including the 800 for CDMA, 1900 LTE/ CDMA, etc... However, it will also be compatible with Verizon's 700 LTE... is it likely that we can roam on their 700mHz band?

 

Note that in the Network Vision presentation slide, they do show LTE roaming.

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Now that we know the Sprint version of the iPhone 5 will be able to go on all of the new bands including the 800 for CDMA' date=' 1900 LTE/ CDMA, etc... However, it will also be compatible with Verizon's 700 LTE... is it likely that we can roam on their 700mHz band?

 

Note that in the Network Vision presentation slide, they do show LTE roaming.[/quote']

 

View the last page of this topic for the answer you seek. It is possible since they share the same design phone, however we don't know if Verizon would want to.

 

http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/1974-the-new-iphone-5-nano-sim-card-sprint/

 

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Now that I have seen the iPhone 5 on Verizon LTE, why would you want to roam on Verizon's LTE? Their download speeds are almost 3 times slower than the upload!

Check out this video from iDB:

 

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I'm on Verizon LTE right now in Santa Fe. 3.6Mbps DL and 7.7Mbps UL. All with a -77dBm signal. Not impressive.

 

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I have an iphone 5, with lte turned on (it was turned on by default in the options), and there does not appear to be any vz lte roaming here in st louis.

 

Whether its capable of vz roaming, or sprint/vz will work out roaming agreements in the future, who can say.

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Now that I have seen the iPhone 5 on Verizon LTE, why would you want to roam on Verizon's LTE? Their download speeds are almost 3 times slower than the upload!

Check out this video from iDB:

 

The video is full of lies. only sprint has bad 3g speeds. This cannot be.

 

 

Wow those speeds have slowed down A LOT. I remember when thunderbolt owners were hollering that they have 40Mbps download speeds. Those download speeds are right around what I got my ATT iPhone 4S and Tmobile Mytouch 4G/G2.

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I thought the faster uplink in the YouTube video an anomaly or error of the Ookla speed test. But Robert's results tend to corroborate. Thoughts?

 

AJ

 

I have seen it happen many times. It seems to happen in the same locations and/or in peak times. I think VZW DL is starting to fill up. That's what happens with Sprint EVDO carriers at first. DL starts slowing down but UL seems unaffected.

 

These UL speeds have seemed static since deployment. Its just the DL that seems to be dropping.

 

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I have an iphone 5' date=' with lte turned on (it was turned on by default in the options), and there does not appear to be any vz lte roaming here in st louis.

 

Whether its capable of vz roaming, or sprint/vz will work out roaming agreements in the future, who can say.[/quote']

 

If Sprint and VZW come to a LTE roaming agreement, I can't see Sprint allowing it except in non coverage areas. I don't think Sprint will allow LTE roaming in markets yet to be deployed. Unless it perhaps had the same limited 300MB roaming limit.

 

I wouldn't mind LTE roaming in non Sprint areas though. Like the Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana etc.

 

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How about this? With -102dBm rsrp Screenshot_2012-09-19-17-21-59_zps23d18909.png

 

Yuck! That's terrible. I wonder for being so far from a Sprint tower in Pahrump, if my LTE speeds will be that slow when they finally upgrade my area.

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excellent ping though

 

they must have some excellent traffic shaping going on, I would expect a heavily overloaded tower/network to show signs of higher pings than that.

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excellent ping though

 

they must have some excellent traffic shaping going on' date=' I would expect a heavily overloaded tower/network to show signs of higher pings than that.[/quote']

 

Verizon is supposedly checking the tower to figure out why it is so slow.

 

This is from a different site with a better signal

 

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I realize the network may have changed after the test' date=' but status bar showing wifi and roaming?[/quote']

 

Yeah. Its on my Verizon hotspot.

 

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e2asune3.jpg

 

Here's one I just took on Verizon LTE in Santa Fe. Very significant difference between upload and download.

 

Robert on Samsung Galaxy S-III via Tapatalk

I realize the network may have changed after the test, but status bar showing wifi and roaming?

Thats why I left Verizon for Sprint in ABQ. Roaming...

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I have been in Albuquerque almost all day. All my Verizon LTE speed tests have been lopsided with faster upload than download. Most have been 4-5Mbps DL. Never more than mid 7's. Weird.

 

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excellent ping though

 

they must have some excellent traffic shaping going on, I would expect a heavily overloaded tower/network to show signs of higher pings than that.

Probably all those people who refuse to offload while at home.....

 

Boom...Ohhh nooo I didn't.... In all seriousness though, not trying to bring up that conversation again :)

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