Speed vs. Speed....
So coming from a HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon's really quick LTE service, I wanted to share some of my mobile network speed tests with everyone. While I knew that the service I was going to would be slower, I really have not noticed a significant difference.
With LTE I usually saw a peak up/down of about 10 / 7-8 Mpbs. Pretty darn quick compared to Verizon's 3G network.
With the HSPA+ (21 Mbps since the Galaxy Nexus does not support the newer 42 Mbps HSPA+) I have gotten some decent speeds.
The bottom of the list is was a pretty remote area. I did these tests over about a 180 mile journey from Philadelphia to Washington DC. Overall, I barely noticed any problems. The long ping times made web pages and Google plus a little slower to respond, but I didn't feel inconvenienced by it.
I am willing to sacrifice a little speed for the sake of saving so much money per month. I find myself more frequently around WiFi signals, so If I really need fast data, I can just connect.
|Speeds in my place, but I have fast WiFi|
Time to ask the readers:
So, to everyone who reads this blog, what are your average network speeds? Would you be willing to sacrifice some of that speed to save upwards of $70 per month? Echo...echo?
Let me know in the comments.