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Old 12-22-2011, 09:51 AM
 
Location: DFW
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When I was in Disneyland on a crowded weekend and tried accessing my smartphone that day, the speeds were unusually slow. After I left late that day and accessed my smartphone again, all seemed fine.

Does this seem typical? I'm thinking providers might only have 1 single pipeline for every region and if that one particular region is saturated, everyone's performance there will suffer.

My provider is Virgin Mobile (which outsources to Sprint) if this helps..
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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More people eating pie, less pie for you

You should watch some Apple keynotes from last year, there were so many people there tweeting and facebooking and reporting on the keynote that Apple couldn't demo the new iPhone or iPad or whatever it was at the time, because there were too many pics/vids/texts flying through their airspace. They ended up asking everyone to turn off their devices so that the demo could continue.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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Not for me. This past summer I happened to be in Chicago while Lolololololololololololapalooza was going on. For kicks and giggles I ran a speed test as we were walking past the park. Performance was neither jaw-dropping nor slow. IIRC I think we were in the upper 20s on LTE.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:20 AM
 
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I think it depends on the demographic and location, though. Around here, LTE on ATT is brand new, so I'm sure you wouldn't have any issues even in a crowd of thousands, because most people are still using HSPA+ or 3G.
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