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SanAntonioTx
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join:2008-07-18
Venice, CA
Reviews:
·Verizon Wireless..
·Time Warner Cable
·Clearwire Wireless

hitting over 43mbps down on verizon 4g LTE *video*

HOW IN THE HECK!?

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN_7qeKW···&list=UL


im from San antonio texas visiting Marina Del rey california

in the marina *with the boats* i only get like 5/6mbps down and out of the marina del rey area *santa monicia* i decided to do some speed tests to show the difference and even in san antonio i don't get these kinda DOwnload and upload speeds!!! CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME WHERE ARE THE CELLPHONE TOWERS?????? and also explain why they are palm tree cellphone towers and how im getting almost 50mbps down tetherd ?


Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
kudos:4
you are close to an unloaded LTE tower ... simple as that
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Jackarino
YacCity
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join:2006-12-28
Allendale, NJ
kudos:1
reply to SanAntonioTx
Nice

taz291819

join:2002-08-31
Huntsville, AL
reply to SanAntonioTx
Also, they are palm tree towers due to city ordinance, simply because they don't want them looking ugly.


Hall
Premium,MVM
join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
kudos:2
reply to SanAntonioTx
said by SanAntonioTx:

CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME WHERE ARE THE CELLPHONE TOWERS?????? and also explain why they are palm tree cellphone towers...

This app, Antennas, will show you nearby towers as well as the one you're currently connected to.

Cell towers disguised as trees, hidden in church steeples, etc, etc are almost always going to be because of zoning-type rules in the city they're located in.


Robotics
See You On The Dark Side
Premium
join:2003-10-23
Louisa, VA
This app does not work on Verizon unfortunately.


Hall
Premium,MVM
join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
kudos:2
It does work on Verizon 3G (it's open and working on my phone as I type this). I used to use it a lot and I do recall when I got a 4G phone that it lacked 4G support...


Robotics
See You On The Dark Side
Premium
join:2003-10-23
Louisa, VA
Oh well...doesn't work on mine, and the site says it doesn't work on Verizon CDMA.

I have a Droid Razor with ICS not rooted, and it does nothing.

Also have my phone set to not look for 4g at all with some app.

Had same problem on the original Droid before I got this Razr.
I do have the settings allowing it to know my location (for testing this app)

Not sure why I cant get it to work on two different phone, but you can
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Hall
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join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
kudos:2
The attached image shows it running and indicating my current location (blue outline circle) and the tower I'm connected to (pink fill circle).


Antennas app screenshot


Robotics
See You On The Dark Side
Premium
join:2003-10-23
Louisa, VA

1 edit
What are your settings if you don't mind me asking. Like is gps on, Verizon location on or off.
I do want this to work on my phone but I think I have tried everything.

Oh wait, I see your gps is on...wonder if that has something to do with it. Mine is never on unless I need for navigation.
I will try it on when I get off work.

EDIT

just did it here at work with everything on. Tower is about 1 1/2 air miles from me.(I can see it from here) But all it shows is where I am. Don't know what I am doing wrong
(keeping fingers crossed)
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Long you live and high you fly, and smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry,
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Hall
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join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
kudos:2
The GPS function in Android is "smart". You can safely enable it and it will only turn fully "on" when an app needs it. In this case, the Antennas app turned it "on".

There's another app called "Open Signals" or something similar to that. It works on Verizon with all network types (3G, 4G, etc). I noticed that Antennas app hasn't been updated since 2010.


Robotics
See You On The Dark Side
Premium
join:2003-10-23
Louisa, VA
Thanks for the info. Maybe they will update it some day to work on all phones. It doesn't work on mine for sure.


Metatron2008
Premium
join:2008-09-02
united state
Verizon lte was this fast for a long time, until everyone started getting lte phones around here.

The tower doesn't need to be unloaded, just not loaded as much as they are currently..


mitchell

join:2002-06-21
Darlington, SC
reply to SanAntonioTx
Please try www.testmy.net and see what you get when you're back in that spot....amazing results..


mromero
Premium
join:2000-12-07
The O.C.
kudos:1
reply to Hall
I use the Open Signals app on Verizon LTE, works well.


Anonymous_
Anonymous
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join:2004-06-21
127.0.0.1
kudos:2
reply to SanAntonioTx
People wonder why the 4g is slow

IT's because stupid people keep running speed tests all damn day