U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 12-22-2010, 12:56 AM
 
31 posts, read 137,081 times
Reputation: 29

Advertisements

Has any body used it and can give me the pros cons and how it compares to standard broadband?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-22-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
11,334 posts, read 17,090,596 times
Reputation: 6071
I'd like to know this too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-22-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
19,020 posts, read 25,552,999 times
Reputation: 11309
They do not have enough 4G towers yet. I tried to get it but I figured the lack of enough towers and coverage will be a pain.

I need something that will work in Manhattan where I work, and then all the way through the tri state since I am mobile and my residence is in Connecticut.

Even the new verizon's 4G does not have enough coverage points, like the now successful 3G network.

If you want a mobile hotspot, get a verizon 3G, which is probably the fastest and least frustrating. 4G can be faster but it will simply not work in many areas.

As to them calling it broadband, it's a scam, nothing is as fast as the internet modem from cablevision and the like. That's the truth.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-22-2010, 01:47 PM
 
3,269 posts, read 4,826,806 times
Reputation: 1381
Quote:
Originally Posted by Antlered Chamataka View Post
They do not have enough 4G towers yet. I tried to get it but I figured the lack of enough towers and coverage will be a pain.

I need something that will work in Manhattan where I work, and then all the way through the tri state since I am mobile and my residence is in Connecticut.

Even the new verizon's 4G does not have enough coverage points, like the now successful 3G network.

If you want a mobile hotspot, get a verizon 3G, which is probably the fastest and least frustrating. 4G can be faster but it will simply not work in many areas.

As to them calling it broadband, it's a scam, nothing is as fast as the internet modem from cablevision and the like. That's the truth.
This is good info but won't this change?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-22-2010, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Bronx
16,209 posts, read 18,676,045 times
Reputation: 8162
I have 4g, I use it all the time. Its sprint 4g from clear wireless. Clear wireless has a partnership with Sprint and Time warner. Up here in the Bronx I get alot of 4g speeds which max out 6 to sometimes 7mbs perseconds, its like 3 times faster then dsl and much more faster the 3g. I already connected my Sprint evo phone to an an xbox360 to clear wire 4g and it works with lag free game play. Again this is in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. In Manhattan some parts of 4g near 59th street and central park there is no clearwire 4g. Again this is with a cellphone called evo from sprint and not time warner cable. Im like a walking mobile hotspot its real cool, it totally blows ATAT and its iphone out of the water. Another note wimax and also lte are not really 4g technologies tehy are like 3.5g. WImax2 and lte2 are true 4g. As for wireless highspeed internet your best bet is tmobile because tmobile has hsdpa+ which speeds up to 20mb perscond and its done through its 3g network by reverse engerineering. But tmobile 3g speeds in the city average around 7mb perscond. Tmobile coverage is very good within nyc limits but once you cross outside the city data speeds lag and drop and sometimes may switch to ATAT signal. Another best bet is try sprint or verizon cdma 3g, it works in buildings, elevators, sometimes subways and even in the desert, however its not as fast as tmobile. As for ATAT and its iphone no news yet on its 4g plans.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-23-2010, 06:48 AM
 
962 posts, read 2,017,991 times
Reputation: 2722
If you do not view HD video, and simply want a fast reliable 3G connection that has great coverage, try Virgin Mobile Wireless Broadband for $40 per month. There are no contracts, it is prepaid wireless. The USB modem costs $100. Very reliable. However, it is not true broadband if you do alot of large downloads. The signal is strong all over the city and northern NJ. I am very happy with it as my mobile signal and as a backup to my home broadband.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top