Originally Posted by gwmac
Don't run too many speed tests since you might go over your typically low data cap on Vodafone. Fast speed tests may impress the uninformed but I think most techies understand anything above 10/down or 3/up is complete overkill for anything you will ever do on your phone unless you are tethering it to a computer and downloading torrents or similar. No wonder they can offer great speeds since that LTE map for Vodafone was pathetically small. The areas in purple for LTE were really small. I hope Telstra has a larger LTE map than that. I would be far more impressed if you showed me unlimited data with that great speed at a reasonable price. Fast speed means next to nothing if you are limited to only a few GB's of data. I am also guessing that in addition to not having unlimited data you are likely paying quite a bit more for your bragging rights for speedtest champion on this forum.
Hey, maybe one day you'll get good quality LTE too.
Until then I'll happily keep using these blazingly fast speeds wherever I go on a day to day basis.
Outside the 4G areas the 3G+ speeds are equivalent to the other 4G speedtests that have been posted here.
Remember when T-Mobile and AT&T bastardised the term "4G" when HSDPA was faster than Sprint and Verizon's LTE?
Got Apple in trouble in Australia when they called an iPad "4G".
Having plenty of bandwidth allows the use of HD voice and data at the same time.