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Re: This a freaking Joke
said by MovieLover76:Well, it's not going to work as well in the suburbs with the higher density of people. In rural areas though I think it's still a viable option. I spent a few days at B&Bs in rural New Hampshire and Vermont back in June. I was getting 1.8mbit/s to 2.2mbit/s on my DX. We tethered our laptop and streamed Netflix without any issues, even during supposed peak hours.
Evdo was decent, until the network in the suburbs where I live Central NJ
With the widescale deployment of LTE I feel even less incentive to rush out and replace my 3G phone, particularly now that I'll have to eat the full cost of a replacement to keep my unlimited data. The 3G network will only get faster as more and more users migrate to LTE.
Verizon does plan on shutting it down eventually and I'll be getting an LTE phone long before that happens but in the interim why should I spend the money on a new phone? Around NEPA during peak hours I see speeds of 600kbit/s to 1,200kbit/s, which is plenty for my needs. The only market where I notice significant slowdowns is Binghamton (where I used to live) but I'm betting that's fixed now that they have LTE there.