I've been to a number of large events (60,000+ person football games, 18,000+ person concerts). I sit there with 4 bars, phone saying it's getting 4g LTE service, but stuff I do all the time SUCKS! I can txt without issue, but post a picture on G+ or simply refresh my Home screen, navigate the web, search… just takes forever. POSTING anything seems extremely delayed.
I have two theories – either may actually be right or wrong:
1) It's simply a resource issue. The closest tower can't handle an influx of 5000+ connected devices and we are in contention for resources. If I get 20mb service, split that 4000 ways…. I am getting pretty slow.
2) The junior conspiracy theorist in me comes up with the next… The NFL and people putting on concerts don't want me streaming the game live and/or using their content without their express written consent. Verizon has worked to limit the photo/video traffic at these event.
In typing this and thinking a little more, I'm kind of leaning towards option #1.
Either way – do others experience this? Just curious. As you know, I'm a thoughtful guy, I think a lot of thoughts about a lot of things!
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