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Old March 1st, 2011, 03:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Verizon 3G Speed - Slowed Way Down Recently

I started noticing that my download speeds have slowed down considerably. Videos/webpages now take forever to load.

I did a speed test yesterday and today and notice that the download/upload speeds are about 1/3 what they have been in the past. I confirmed this issue with a co-workers Verizon iPhone.

I am now getting .4/.25 mbps download/upload.

I was consistantly getting ~1.6+/~.6 download/upload before this weekend.

My question are, Anybody else experiencing this same recent slow down? Is this something I need to talk to Verizon about or could I have downloaded something that caused this? Any recommended solution?

I'm in Columbus,OH if the issue is geographically related.

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I am experiencing the same here in Southern IL.
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I just tested at 1.525 up / .847 down - near chicago/milwaukee.
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Could be ROM related. maybe. idk.
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maybe its the data throttling i've been reading about. There's a mod to stop it over on xda. I flashed it and havent noticed a decrease since.
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Been like that in ne Ohio for a while. Data throttle made no difference vzw just sucking.
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I find no change in Akron Ohio.
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Its the dam iphones... they kill what ever network they touch. Were all doomed
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1.56 mbs up and .90 mbs down in Memphis, TN
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I started noticing that my download speeds have slowed down considerably. Videos/webpages now take forever to load.

I did a speed test yesterday and today and notice that the download/upload speeds are about 1/3 what they have been in the past. I confirmed this issue with a co-workers Verizon iPhone.

I am now getting .4/.25 mbps download/upload.

I was consistantly getting ~1.6+/~.6 download/upload before this weekend.

My question are, Anybody else experiencing this same recent slow down? Is this something I need to talk to Verizon about or could I have downloaded something that caused this? Any recommended solution?

I'm in Columbus,OH if the issue is geographically related.

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most likely just increased network load. Or a partial network outage.
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I'm getting the same slower speeds. Not rooted and not a big user.
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Similar slower download speeds in Elyria, Oh. Funny thing is my upload is still between .8 and .9. Im also not rooted and not a super heavy user most data in a month is around 1.5 GB.
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Mine is no different in ATL GA 1.2 down .7 up
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Without blaming anything specific, I definitely took a speed hit in the last month!

Was routinely in the 2.3mbps to 2.5mbps down and .9mbps to 1.2mbps up...I now can only crack the 2.0mbps barrier on very rare occasions.

All "pre-launch" iPhones sold out in about 12 hours and supposedly 1 Million iPhones sold in the first weekend and who knows how many since then.

Unless someone posts specific numbers with the breakdown of how many of those were existing VZW customer that simply switched from Android and Blackberry or how many of those were AT&T defectors, we really can't know what the impact is.
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Come on Jay, we all know you're getting the TB with 4G LTE. ;-) So glad they didn't release a 4G iThing.
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they will mid year...
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BJ I swore I would not get it (TB) and wait to see what comes out later, but I will have an upgrade burning a hole come May 1st! I have no self control!!
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True, but I'm hoping that those wanting the i* will already have it and not be waiting for the 4G model. So sales should be slower. Hopefully.
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BJ I swore I would not get it (TB) and wait to see what comes out later, but I will have an upgrade burning a hole come May 1st! I have no self control!!
Me either. I said to myself I would wait until my NE2 on July 4th but now I'm going to use an upgrade on another line and keep my upgrade as an insurance policy. The screen is gorgeous and the phone lightning fast from what I understand. They also have root already as I'm sure you know.
As for May 1st, I'm sure you can call them up (VZW), be really nice... and beg for an early upgrade at the same price. Prediction.. you'll have one within 2 weeks of release.. haha..
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I'm sticking to my guns. Milk unlimited 3g as long as my contract extends (1 year, 2 months).

Once LTE tiered plans roll out I think many will take the same path as me.
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Me either. I said to myself I would wait until my NE2 on July 4th but now I'm going to use an upgrade on another line and keep my upgrade as an insurance policy. The screen is gorgeous and the phone lightning fast from what I understand. They also have root already as I'm sure you know.
As for May 1st, I'm sure you can call them up (VZW), be really nice... and beg for an early upgrade at the same price. Prediction.. you'll have one within 2 weeks of release.. haha..

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Slow here in NW Ohio. I think the slow down might be due to network loading. Windows 7 SP1 was just released. Shortly after that is when my network speed took a hit. But it's just a guess...
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My download speed fell to .6 today but im still at .9 up (yesterday - 1.6 up, .9 down).

I'm using the speedtest.net app
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I'm sticking to my guns. Milk unlimited 3g as long as my contract extends (1 year, 2 months).

Once LTE tiered plans roll out I think many will take the same path as me.
I gotta find the article again, but I read last night that the VZW 4G plan would be an unlimited and only the 3G plans would be tiered. I know that sounds odd, but that is what it said.

Of course the old "if its on the internet it must be true" deal might apply here!



EDIT 3/3: Ok here is one I found but it is pretty weak!! I cannot find the other one yet!

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/03/verizon-4g-lte-might-offer-30-unlimited-data-plan-if-youre-lu?icid=sphere_blogsmith_inpage_engadget
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slow here in central NJ, .56 download, .76 upload...back in january i was getting 1.28 down, and like .68 up
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I also noticed a change about a month ago in Florida. I went to a verizon store to look at a new phone for my son and I brought that up to the salesman. I asked if the iphone was killing the speeds. His reply to me was, it can't be. The iphone is on a different operating system. You have android, so it can't bog it down. Then just gave me a look.

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I also noticed a change about a month ago in Florida. I went to a verizon store to look at a new phone for my son and I brought that up to the salesman. I asked if the iphone was killing the speeds. His reply to me was, it can't be. The iphone is on a different operating system. You have android, so it can't bog it down. Then just gave me a look.

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I also noticed a change about a month ago in Florida. I went to a verizon store to look at a new phone for my son and I brought that up to the salesman. I asked if the iphone was killing the speeds. His reply to me was, it can't be. The iphone is on a different operating system. You have android, so it can't bog it down. Then just gave me a look.

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I hope you pulled out the baby powder and slapped them... different os..... same internet.... bb is the only one with its own internet.
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I hope you pulled out the baby powder and slapped them... different os..... same internet.... bb is the only one with its own internet.

I thought bb internet was the same, but messaging (bbm) used a separate network
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Anyone think Big Red may be intentionally throttling the entire 3G network back to push folks toward 4G?
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Anyone think Big Red may be intentionally throttling the entire 3G network back to push folks toward 4G?

Exactly my thoughts.. walk in to a Verizon store with this complaint and the response will be you are using an old phone on an outdated network. They will then proceed to tell you about the 4g thunderbolt and youll never have to worry about speed again.


Northern IL here and noticed much slower speed past month or so.
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Its funny, I noticed a slow down here in Atlanta, GA, however just as I read this I did a speed test and it seemed normal.

I definitely don't get the consistent speeds I once did and the weekend the I -phone came out I was getting the slowest speeds I have seen on 3g.
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I got pwnt on my speeds as well in canton, ohio (with 1 to 2 bars (-99 to -88 dBm)) . Up in akron where I work, I'm practically sitting under a tower and get 4 full bars (-55 to -64 dBm).

My speeds in canton are substantially lower than in Akron.

I tried the whold contact support to receive a free 3g network extender, they told my they do not gaurantee service in a structure... but wait... where do you put the 3g network extender? in a structure... LOL. id-10-t error...

So I re-phrased it to, in my structure AND OUTSIDE OF MY HOME within 10 blocks of my home, I am receiving only 1 or 2 bars. send me a free 3g network extender. I'm still waiting on the reply.
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slow here in central NJ, .56 download, .76 upload...back in january i was getting 1.28 down, and like .68 up
jay you are probably hitting that Red Bank server...go into settings and switch it to Newark, Secaucus or NYC and see if it is the same.
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Its the dam iphones... they kill what ever network they touch. Were all doomed
You were probably joking, but in case you weren't or in case anyone else doesn't get the sarcasm:

iPhone being some kind of crazy data hog compared to other smartphones is a myth. AT&T's network is just really bad. There have been studies in the past that show that the average Android user uses more data than the average iPhone user.

Link to one article:

Android users gobble more data than iPhone users - Technology & science - Wireless - msnbc.com
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WoW! North GA. Sucks! .323 down.. .125 up
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You were probably joking, but in case you weren't or in case anyone else doesn't get the sarcasm:

iPhone being some kind of crazy data hog compared to other smartphones is a myth. AT&T's network is just really bad. There have been studies in the past that show that the average Android user uses more data than the average iPhone user.

Link to one article:

Android users gobble more data than iPhone users - Technology & science - Wireless - msnbc.com
Take away tethering and I-phone (which you can not do on I-phone) would probably be a lot closer.
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jay you are probably hitting that Red Bank server...go into settings and switch it to Newark, Secaucus or NYC and see if it is the same.
holy hell you're right! 2.09 download, .80 upload from newark. wow haha
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I gotta find the article again, but I read last night that the VZW 4G plan would be an unlimited and only the 3G plans would be tiered. I know that sounds odd, but that is what it said.

Of course the old "if its on the internet it must be true" deal might apply here!



EDIT 3/3: Ok here is one I found but it is pretty weak!! I cannot find the other one yet!

Verizon 4G LTE might offer $30 unlimited data plan, if you're lucky -- Engadget

Now that is confusing! I also read somewhere that Verizon might be willing to change current "3g unlimited" users to tiered plans even though we are under contract.

I now officially have absolutely no idea what is going on lol.

When are these LTE plans going to roll out? Any ideas?
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I just checked out my speeds and they're what I'm used to.

2000 kbps down and 775 kbps up in Sacramento, CA.

A few nights ago I wasn't getting anything more than 56 kbps down and 20 kbps up.
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Now that is confusing! I also read somewhere that Verizon might be willing to change current "3g unlimited" users to tiered plans even though we are under contract.

I now officially have absolutely no idea what is going on lol.

When are these LTE plans going to roll out? Any ideas?
Me too pal!!
I think what they mean is that it will be $30 unlimited plus an extra $15 if it is 4G so $45 unlimited a month for 4G!

Then again, it is entirely possible I have my head up my ass and am way off!!
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Take away tethering and I-phone (which you can not do on I-phone) would probably be a lot closer.

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iPhone being some kind of crazy data hog compared to other smartphones is a myth. AT&T's network is just really bad. There have been studies in the past that show that the average Android user uses more data than the average iPhone user.
It doesn't matter what smartphone it is, dumping an extra million on a network is going to affect that network. Of course, that depends on how many iPhone users switched, and no one seems to have revealed it yet.
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You were probably joking, but in case you weren't or in case anyone else doesn't get the sarcasm:

iPhone being some kind of crazy data hog compared to other smartphones is a myth. AT&T's network is just really bad. There have been studies in the past that show that the average Android user uses more data than the average iPhone user.

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Android users gobble more data than iPhone users - Technology & science - Wireless - msnbc.com
Im not trying yo say they are a data hog. Im trying to say vzw is better the att. And once all the iphone 3g users contract is up im sure we will be getting more congestion. Vzw still has the unlimited data and better coverage. They will be migrating to vzw.
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Don't know what it was before hand so I can't say if it slowed or not. Pulling ~1250 Down 850 Up in Salt Lake City.
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Here in CT I noticed a drop I am getting .96 down .58 up
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2.30 down .90 up in central Nebraska
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I work down the street from a decent sized commuter school and I can definitely tell when the students are on break or when classes are in session. I can stream radio or Pandora flawlessly over the summer, around the holidays and most Fridays when the campus is empty, but the rest of the time the internet is spotty. I have not noticed any decrease in performance lately, tho.

I had a large drop in performance when VZW merged and shut down the Alltel towers in my area. Prior to that, my 3G performance was flawless all the time.
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