When AT&T and LG teamed up to show off the LTE enabled LG Nitro in New York City earlier this week, it was discovered that AT&T’s network LTE was live and kicking. Download speeds on the Nitro weren’t as impressive as some of the LTE speeds we’ve seen before, but 7 Mbps down is impressive nonetheless. Fortunately, that’s not the best AT&T’s LTE is capable of. Some speed tests performed on a Samsung Skyrocket and Galaxy Tab 8.9 were sent into BGR today that make even the fastest of mobile networks look like dial-up.

Performed in Pima, right outside of Phoenix, Arizona, speed tests on the Samsung Skyrocket broke 38 Mbps down and 10Mbps up. These numbers probably aren’t representative of how things will play out once AT&T’s LTE network goes official in the area, but even half that would be incredible.

AT&T hasn’t announced any plans for LTE in New York or Phoenix yet, but these kinds of numbers don’t lie. This is definitely LTE.

What do you think? If you could consistently get data speeds near 40Mbps, would you switch to AT&T?

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