Internet,  mobile

Tethered Thunderbolt Faster Than My Office DSL

I love my new Thunderbolt Android phone on Verizon’s network. It’s a battery hog, but I’ve managed to tease out almost a full day’s usage with judicious battery management.

The best thing, though, is Verizon’s 4G LTE network, which kicks ass. I just moved into new office space in downtown SF, and we have AT&T’s DSL here. We’ll probably get a new provider soon, though, because the Internet speeds suck.

As an experiment I’m tethering my Thunderbolt to my laptop today, and after a quick speed test it’s clear that my tethered Thunderbolt kicks my office DSL’s ass:

Office Internet Speed

This is actually much better than average, maybe because it’s Friday and the office is half empty. Usually I see 3.5MB down and 0.5MB up.

Tethered Thunderbolt Speed on Verizon 4G LTE

Clearly MUCH better. I’m running Skype, Flash games in a browser, and occasional video, and my Thunderbolt doesn’t miss a beat. Now if only Verizon would keep data tethering free past the May 15 deadline, it would be perfect.