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Slow LTE in Valrico, FL

Since getting a 4G LTE phone nearly two years ago, my LTE speeds around my home in the Bloomingdale area of Valrico, FL have been slow. I frequently have zero bars on my phone, and it usually drops to a weak 3G signal. I have spoken with Verizon Wireless support a number of times, but nothing has improved. If anything, it's gotten worse. My average speeds on LTE in the area is 2Mbps download and 1Mbps upload, which is TERRIBLE for 4G.

When I'm in North Tampa with four bars of 4G, my downloads speeds are 9Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload, which is better than what I get at home, but is still far slower than what folks on AT&T and T-Mobile are getting here. Back in November I used to get 18Mbps down and 12Mbps up on LTE, so VZW network has gotten congested.

By the way, the same is true for my wife; it's not just my phone. We also lose 4G signal inside buildings, grocery stores, etc.. This LTE network is notnearly as good as the 3G network was. I'm considering switching carriers.

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Re: Slow LTE in Valrico, FL

Correction: my 4G LTE speeds at home are averaging 1.54 Mbps download and .47 Mbps upload. Pitiful!