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 02-13-2018 08:58 PM
 mush10
 
Originally posted by Checker79:
They bought tons of AWS after 700. I agree though they should of bought more Mid band spectrum just to be safe . They seem to think 256 QAM, 4x4 MIMO, LAA, CBRS, density, and mmW will be enough for awhile.


Maybe I am just equating that need for spectrum to down here in Philadelphia, PA suburbs, and South Jersey. If just does not seem Verizon is being as aggressive implementing those technologies to keep up.

For the record, I do not believe AT&T is either but that is where there spectrum position seems to put them over the edge from my testing.

I still may end up with Verizon simply because of New York and Penn Station but would love for it to be killing it down here when I make the jump.

I have been trying it out for the last month again and plan is to move my main line over for another month and give it a true run as my daily driver.


Oh and my cable bill sucks too - Comcast of course.
 
 02-13-2018 09:25 PM
Checker79
 
Originally posted by mush10:
Maybe I am just equating that need for spectrum to down here in Philadelphia, PA suburbs, and South Jersey. If just does not seem Verizon is being as aggressive implementing those technologies to keep up.

For the record, I do not believe AT&T is either but that is where there spectrum position seems to put them over the edge from my testing.

I still may end up with Verizon simply because of New York and Penn Station but would love for it to be killing it down here when I make the jump.

I have been trying it out for the last month again and plan is to move my main line over for another month and give it a true run as my daily driver.


Oh and my cable bill sucks too - Comcast of course.


Yeh I just think AT&T is at an advantage in southern NJ and Philly from both a density and spectrum vantage point . Verizon will get to 90 MHz once band 66 is more widely deployed. Sounds like they're not funding that area . Up here it's a different story as you know
 
 02-13-2018 09:30 PM
 weskeene
 
Originally posted by Checker79:
Yeh I just think AT&T is at an advantage in southern NJ and Philly from both a density and spectrum vantage point . Verizon will get to 90 MHz once band 66 is more widely deployed. Sounds like they’re not funding that area . Up here it’s a different story as you know


Saw some real good tests taken out of Millville and Vineland on Reddit this morning. It can't be all bad down there.
 
 02-13-2018 09:32 PM
Checker79
 
Originally posted by weskeene:
Saw some real good tests taken out of Millville and Vineland on Reddit this morning. It can't be all bad down there.


Talk to Airb330 and Gusherb94 lol. Verizon's density is bad in many parts of southern NJ, AT&T is definitely better
 
 02-13-2018 09:37 PM
 weskeene
 
Originally posted by Checker79:
Talk to Airb330 and Gusherb94 lol. Verizon’s density is bad in many parts of southern NJ, AT&T is definitely better


Yeah, I don't dispute lots of people complain about it there. I'm not in the market for new people to do so. I was just surprised to see a couple of good tests out of there mid-morning. When I saw something about south NJ, I braced myself for some 0.05Mbps nonsense.
 
 02-14-2018 01:06 AM
 mush10
 
Don't get me wrong. It is by no means an awful network relative to the others in this market. The market seems to be somewhat behind in getting its networks updated for whatever reason. Tops speeds probably go to T-MOBILE. However there are still issues which keep them from having the whole metro market entirely covered (for purposes of this thread I am included the whole city, PA suburbs, South Jersey, and the Poconos).

Verizon in my testing lags behind AT&T in most places but I wouldn't say it drops to unusable anywhere I go. Now some parts of very Southern Jersey and Delaware are a different story.

I think someone posted their speeds on 95 North of Baltimore and up. They seemed pretty representative of that rural Maryland, DE, Jersey area.

For the most part if you aren't speed testing you wouldn't even notice. However, I will say in my overall travels (nationally) I still notice a Verizon coverage edge over AT&T. They are close, but every once in a while there is a place where my AT&T phone cannot make a call and Verizon comes through.

Bringing back to this thread I am really curious how 2018 plays out with AT&T's spectrum position + FirstNet. That is why I would like to see Verizon with a slightly stronger spectrum position (excluding mmWave).
 
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