Verizon 4G LTE Speed Test Results (New York City)

by: Matthew SabatiniDecember 28, 2011
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After a few years of development, tons of commercials, and a lot of patient waiting, 4G LTE is finally here, for Verizon customers at least. And although not everyone is seeing the “up to 10x faster speeds”, I assure you LTE has landed.

During my trip to New York City over the weekend, I was sure that my Galaxy Nexus would be picking up LTE speeds. Using Ookla’s application, I tested my data download and upload speeds numerous times. The results varied depending on my location, but no matter where I was, it was easy to see difference between 3G and 4G. More specifically, once you hit a 4G zone, your almost guaranteed speeds over 3 mb/s. Therefore, going from page to page in your browser, downloading apps and video, and going on Facebook, all become quicker and easier. Now, with 4G speeds, the only thing holding back your phone from being instant, is you processor. So without further ado, below is a list of the 7 tests I ran on my way into the city and in the city.

Latitude and Longitude

F – 40.90577 -74.09794
E – 40.75933 -73.98077
D – 40.74953 -73.98814
C – 40.73021 -73.99228
B – 40.73362 -73.99356
A – 40.73060 -74.00219

Are you getting 4G speeds? Compare your results to mine in the comments below.

  • In my area (Western WI) I see average DL speeds around 15 meg, with average upload speeds around 11… My record is 39 Down / 30 Up

  • I live in a rural part of Oklahoma outside of OKC and I get really good speeds. 55ms ping, 46Mbps down, 16Mbps up, middle of nowhere in rural Oklahoma. My AT&T Uverse by comparison is only 18/1.

  • DanteBradley42

    Funny i easily get 24 Down and 14 Up and i live in NYC

  • Azsundevil8888

    Nope, verizon 4g is a joke.

    I do speed tests everyday, 4g is displayed on screen , but 3 mb/s is the norm.

    Test Date: Feb 2, 2012 3:24:41 pm Connection Type: Lte Server: Payson, AZ Download: 1887 kbps Upload: 1146 kbps Ping: 170 ms

  • Unfchown

    i get 17.7 mbps on wimax sprint services and unlimited data :)

  • I have seen 27.78 mbps up and 16.38 mbps down with 95ms. Live in minneapolis area. bout 25 miles out of town. Generally I see 19.5 up and 7.5 down Motorola Xoom

  • nalij

    Damn. In Deer Park, NY which is only an about 25 miles East of NYC. My best speed has been 2.79 mbps down; .70 mbps up; 92 ping.

    Device: VzW Galaxy Nexus 4.0.2