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Old January 10th, 2011, 08:20 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Holy Thread Bump Batman...


For the record, I usually can't get more than 1 megabit down on 3G. 350kbps is the low average, but I can usually get around 500kbps.

On 4G, I have seen 9 megabit download, and it seems the upload is capped at 1 megabit. I almost ALWAYS get 1 megabit upload regardless of the d/l rate.

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Old January 10th, 2011, 08:45 AM   #102 (permalink)
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For the record, I usually can't get more than 1 megabit down on 3G. 350kbps is the low average, but I can usually get around 500kbps.

On 4G, I have seen 9 megabit download, and it seems the upload is capped at 1 megabit. I almost ALWAYS get 1 megabit upload regardless of the d/l rate.
Yea, theres definitely something wrong with the download speeds on the Evo... they have been better lately but I tested just now at home (where my speeds usually suck but not as bad) and I got a measly .11 Mbps down... when I should be getting .40-.50 Mbps down on average in this area.
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Try turning on GPS then opening the App again.
I have found that having GPS on at the same time as running Speedtest decreases my 3g by a factor of almost 10. With GPS on, I get from 90Kb/s-100Kb/s download speed. When I turn GPS off, my download speed goes to more than 1Mb/s. I believe that may be due to the GPS and G3 functions using the same radio in the EVO.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 12:56 PM   #104 (permalink)
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For the record, I usually can't get more than 1 megabit down on 3G. 350kbps is the low average, but I can usually get around 500kbps.

On 4G, I have seen 9 megabit download, and it seems the upload is capped at 1 megabit. I almost ALWAYS get 1 megabit upload regardless of the d/l rate.
Same here. I get awesome 4g speeds in my apartment. 10mb down and at least 1mb up and 3g I am usually at 1500 down and 800 up. Now when I had my old Evo, it would not ever get that good. The highest I saw on the old one was 4mb down with 4g. Now that could be the service in this area is growing or just coincedance. I just got 4g about 2 months back. Which is sad because I am in Atlanta and we were first for 4g. Weird
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i get no 4g unless I am right under a tower or literally in the middle of a major intersection in DFW.

at work 300 kbps-500kbps dload typically the lower 150-300 up

at home (40+ miles away) for some reason I get 1100 down and 700-1100 up
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Old January 13th, 2011, 11:48 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Im in Virginia Beach, no 4g except in Richmond VA, and even there my phone couldn't find it. I get about 300-400 Kbps down on 3g and I just tested at .06kbps upload, but I know upload is faster then that.
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Old January 13th, 2011, 07:04 PM   #107 (permalink)
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hmm intresting issue here....

rooted EVO version 003 running most current radios
running myns rls5 stock kernel.

Inside my house I have 5/6 signal bars
download 117kbps
upload 253kbps

my samsun epic
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upload 400kbps

There is definately something fishy going on .... would love, if someone could offer some advice ...
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Old January 14th, 2011, 11:43 AM   #108 (permalink)
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I am getting good download speeds on 3G and 4G - in LA
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Old January 14th, 2011, 11:22 PM   #109 (permalink)
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Yea i used to complain about Speeds being so slow, then one day I said to myself "Hey dummy go outside and test the speeds" and behold outside I get 7 to 9MB down, after several repeated tests but in my house it sucks real bad like 0.70-0.99MB and it used to tick me off and made me think 4G was a hoax almost, then I also realized so many things cause interference.
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Old January 16th, 2011, 09:42 PM   #110 (permalink)
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South Dallas im getting between 150 and 400k down...and 100 to 300k up
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Not sure if this has been posted or not, but I was getting horrible figures with Speedtest.net, below 100 up and down!. It had me on a local server, I changed to a city about 60 miles away and it went up quite a bit, still didn't top 1m but I am in a bad area.
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My speeds are still questionable here in the ATL area. I typically get 5/6 bars here at work. Been running a few speed tests, I'd get anywhere between .20 Mbps & .90 Mbps DL, its ridiculous. I use to average 1.5 to 2.2 DL speeds. Something is definitely wrong...
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it may be the speedtest app...have u noticed slow speeds on the internet?

I agree with this. my internet seems perfect. but the speedtest doesnt reflect that...
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Old January 17th, 2011, 01:20 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Not sure if this has been posted or not, but I was getting horrible figures with Speedtest.net, below 100 up and down!. It had me on a local server, I changed to a city about 60 miles away and it went up quite a bit, still didn't top 1m but I am in a bad area.
That's my gripe with Speedtest ratings. When I use that on my desktop, I don't care how St. Louis servers respond when I'm accessing San Francisco. Also the desktop / web version will show the server load (therefore, when it's pointless to try to use that server).

Remember, Speedtest doesn't show merely your 3G speed - it shows the speed to transact with a specific server on a specific path that includes 3G.

If you've checked servers and wifi is having no issue, then it's likely a case of the net bottlenecking over 3G in your neighborhood - either by being in a kinda fringe-y spot or having too much activity at the towers.

On my wifi, I can track just after 5:30 that everyone is home from work and checking things (response goes down), about 6:30 to 7:30 everything settles down (dinnertime), then a slight bump down while whomever is downloading Netflix or whatever.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 03:32 PM   #115 (permalink)
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That's my gripe with Speedtest ratings. When I use that on my desktop, I don't care how St. Louis servers respond when I'm accessing San Francisco. Also the desktop / web version will show the server load (therefore, when it's pointless to try to use that server).

Remember, Speedtest doesn't show merely your 3G speed - it shows the speed to transact with a specific server on a specific path that includes 3G.

If you've checked servers and wifi is having no issue, then it's likely a case of the net bottlenecking over 3G in your neighborhood - either by being in a kinda fringe-y spot or having too much activity at the towers.

On my wifi, I can track just after 5:30 that everyone is home from work and checking things (response goes down), about 6:30 to 7:30 everything settles down (dinnertime), then a slight bump down while whomever is downloading Netflix or whatever.
My home is definitely in a fringe-y area! I live right by the airport on one side and a hilly area on the other and neighborhoods/businesses everywhere else. Almost all the towers are on the airport side and very short, some no more than 35-40 feet tall! We get great 4G at the shop (about a 1/4 mile away) because we can see the antenna out our front door but can't get 4G at all in the house.

I have noticed the issues with Speedtest as you have mentioned, but I can also attest to my Touch Pro regularly scoring over 1m, even at my house where as the Evo has yet to touch 1m regardless the time of day or location. I think it is a great tool for the PC but only so-so for mobile use.

Luckily for me, high-use slowdowns drop me to a paltry 15-20m at home!
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I just switched to Sprint from Verizon. Got 3 phones, mine being the EVO. My phone was getting crap for download speeds, and according to speedtest.net nothing over .13Mbps using "3G" could be done. My wife's EVO Shift could get 1mbps+ sitting right next to me.

Downloaded "Signal Stregnth" widget because it displays the mode the radio is in (Ev/1X), and found mine was locked in 1X. Resets didn't fix. Sprint store couldn't fix. The replaced it today (my 2nd day of ownership) with another new one and all is well.

Might want to check yours this way since HTC/Sprint made the 3G icon always on even when it's 1X. This might be your problem, or might not, just an FYI.

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My speeds are still questionable here in the ATL area. I typically get 5/6 bars here at work. Been running a few speed tests, I'd get anywhere between .20 Mbps & .90 Mbps DL, its ridiculous. I use to average 1.5 to 2.2 DL speeds. Something is definitely wrong...
Same here and im in Atlanta also. Yet whenever I call they tell me there arent any issues with the data here.
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I'm having similar issues in Greenville, SC. I took it to a repair center today, and they turned off the roaming guard. That shouldn't make a difference, but it my speeds immediately went from maybe 200kbps (tops, it was usually more like 75-150kbps) to over 500kbps. I'm going to keep an eye on it tonight, I'm thinking there might just be a better signal at the store. My speeds at work are still horrible. I'm lucky to get over 100 down.

I do get significantly better results with speakeasy's online test (210kbps down just now).
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OK, just a follow-up from earlier:

At work, inside the building: 80 - 150 kbps down, 50 - 70 kbps up
At work, outside the building: ~300 down, 200 up
At the gym, ouside the building: ~1400+ down, 500+ up
At gym, inside the building: 1400+ down, 500+ up
At home, inside: ~200 down, ~300 up

It looks like, around here at least, coverage just isn't that great.
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It's a sprint network issue, I have been tracking it in my area for over a month. For me the latency goes through the roof at night when the network gets congested. By morning my speeds are back and the network ping time normalize. Sprint won't even acknowledge the issue, I didn't expect they would as they will not put money into the 3G network anymore.
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It's a sprint network issue, I have been tracking it in my area for over a month. For me the latency goes through the roof at night when the network gets congested. By morning my speeds are back and the network ping time normalize. Sprint won't even acknowledge the issue, I didn't expect they would as they will not put money into the 3G network anymore.
God help us if sprint ever gets the iphone. Between the teeny boppers streaming justin bieber videos and the hipsters doing whatever it is hipsters do, we won't even be able to view text based web pages.
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Just switched. My Pre was stolen last saturday(but she left her iphone 4g with me). So I decided to try the evo. Wow it's very slow. The Pre loaded much faster. Very very surprised and disappointed. As for the system diff. It's still in the learning mode.

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My EVO has been consistenly getting 1 Mbps and as fast as 2.5 Mbps on 3G. I got 10.69 Mbps in St. Louis on 4G. This test was done from Cave Creek, Arizona.

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Mine seems significantly faster today. In the office I'm getting 400+ down. It's still not a particularly good 3g speed, but it's better than the 50-125 I've been getting the past few days.

Makes me think it's definitely not something wrong with the phone, and definitely something with their network.
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Mine went back to normal yesterday after a few very slow days. I think I'd have not noticed otherwise in my case. Web response was ok, even when measuring way low.
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I've been having this problem for a couple months now. All of a sudden, my evo started getting really low speeds, never more than 500kbps down, and never more than 800kpbs up, although it was usually below 100kbps for both. This is extremely annoying as I cant stream pandora, cant watch youtube, cant watch sprint tv, and web browsing takes forever.

2 months ago the Sprint store said that it was a known problem with the evo (even though it had worked fine for months), so they gave me a brand new one. Worked a little better for a few days, then went back to slow. I called CS to see if it was a network issue, they said no but they would send an engineer out to check the towers in my area. After doing this 4 times (once a week), they finally told me to stop calling because I called too many times, and their engineers checked it many times and found nothing wrong.

So back to the sprint store, where they ordered me another new one. Got that one a week or so ago, and still have problems. Both at my house and at work, there is a tower literally right outside my window. At home, the tower is about 15 feet from my back window. I get full bars both places, yet still cant get good speeds.
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Mine got slow again, and has been for most of the morning...maybe 250 down, often dropping below 100.

Had a coworker with a Fascinate on Verizon check his, he was at 1000+.

If sprint is going to charge me the extra $10 for the extra premium data experience, they'd better be giving me at least 600+ consistently. I'm going back to the repair store today.
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sitlet, have you tried bypassing the proxy servers, as shown in the Pandora thread? Sorry, can't recall.
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I ran the Speedtest.net app and got 1.66 down and 0.67 up from the Chicago server on my LG Optimus S.
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I ran the Speedtest.net app and got 1.66 down and 0.67 up from the Chicago server on my LG Optimus S.
That would be awesome. I wonder if sprint is doing something with the towers...expanding Wimax coverage???

More likely they're just trying to screw me over.
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sitlet, have you tried bypassing the proxy servers, as shown in the Pandora thread? Sorry, can't recall.
No, haven't tried that. That only works for Pandora right? Or is that for everything 3g on the phone?

EDIT: Well I just tried it after reading your post, and guess what? It's working a lot better now! I'm getting around 800kbps down and 600kbps up. Still not as good as I used to get, but I'll take it, compared to being under 100kpbs. I can't believe that could be what's causing the problem. No wonder sprint can't fix this issue, cause they want to you use the proxy.
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I contacted sprint the other day after experiencing some extremely slow and random connection speeds in my area. The tech support agent asked around and told me that a lot of their towers are being upgraded to support 4g and thus data would be slow for a while.

Here's to hoping it wasn't a bunch of gibberish.
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I contacted sprint the other day after experiencing some extremely slow and random connection speeds in my area. The tech support agent asked around and told me that a lot of their towers are being upgraded to support 4g and thus data would be slow for a while.

Here's to hoping it wasn't a bunch of gibberish.
That would be awesome if it's true. I would just like sprint to tell me, instead of making excuses or telling me that 75kbps is normal for 3g.
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That would be awesome if it's true. I would just like sprint to tell me, instead of making excuses or telling me that 75kbps is normal for 3g.
Regular customer service reps have no clue to this.. Only Some technicians do.

3g fell off for us for 3 weeks, then came back with a vengeance with expanded 4g coverage as well..

We also have Verizon and experienced almost identical speed losses, right before LTE went live.

I hope this happens for everyone in an area experiencing slow speeds..
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OK, just spent 2-1/2 hours on the phone with 3 different levels of sprint tech support. It sounds like there's actually some sort of tower issue in my area that they were unaware of (probably because I'm one of the only sprint customers in my area). Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like there's any sort of 4g upgrade, but they finally admit that there is definitely a problem. So, if you're getting really low speeds, you just have to call and be persistent. They tried to blow me off a couple of times, and tell me that 75 kbps was normal, and that they couldn't guarantee data speeds, and that I could do everything I would want to do on the speeds I was getting. This last call went well though. They admitted those speeds were really low, they went through the basic stuff, and steadily escalated. Woohoo.
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I dont really care what any speed test tells me. All I know is that, most of the time, I am extremely pleased with how fast Sprint's 3g is. Faster than my wifi at times. even if the test says otherwise. The real test is how fast a big page loads, and 3g rarely disappoints me there.
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I dont really care what any speed test tells me. All I know is that, most of the time, I am extremely pleased with how fast Sprint's 3g is. Faster than my wifi at times. even if the test says otherwise. The real test is how fast a big page loads, and 3g rarely disappoints me there.
Yeah, I did a web page test. A verizon customer beat me to load android forums by 18 seconds. An AT&T customer beat me to load espn.com by 15 seconds.
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Yeah, I did a web page test. A verizon customer beat me to load android forums by 18 seconds. An AT&T customer beat me to load espn.com by 15 seconds.
Ya... that's a problem... I usually kick the crap outta my friends iphone4.

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I dont really care what any speed test tells me. All I know is that, most of the time, I am extremely pleased with how fast Sprint's 3g is. Faster than my wifi at times. even if the test says otherwise. The real test is how fast a big page loads, and 3g rarely disappoints me there.
You either have legendary 3G speeds or very poor wifi!
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When I looked at this thread on 01/15 I checked my speed and lately the speedtest had been showing low numbers. Today it is running like a champ.

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I'm still within my initial 30 day period so I went in to Sprint to have this figured out. First off, the display EVO and all other display phones there had amazing 3g speeds, I made sure it wasn't 4g or wifi. Testing them side by side, mine was barely crawling. The sales rep and then manager swore up and down that it's because of all of the apps I have installed and if factory restore I'll have great speeds like their displays. So I did and it didn't help at all. Now I flashed back to stock kernel and am almost done unrooting so I can take it to their repair center. They promised to just replace my device if they couldn't fix it, until I get something that works well.

Just wanted to throw this in here in case it helps anyone, will let you know what happens at the repair center.
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I'm still within my initial 30 day period so I went in to Sprint to have this figured out. First off, the display EVO and all other display phones there had amazing 3g speeds, I made sure it wasn't 4g or wifi. Testing them side by side, mine was barely crawling. The sales rep and then manager swore up and down that it's because of all of the apps I have installed and if factory restore I'll have great speeds like their displays. So I did and it didn't help at all. Now I flashed back to stock kernel and am almost done unrooting so I can take it to their repair center. They promised to just replace my device if they couldn't fix it, until I get something that works well.

Just wanted to throw this in here in case it helps anyone, will let you know what happens at the repair center.

Yep, everytime I take mine to a sprint store, they always give me the "you have too many apps, and that's slowing your whole phone down" speech. I'm not that dumb, having a few apps installed doesnt make the whole phone slow down. If it did, the speeds would be just as bad on wifi, which they are not. I even did a factory reset in the store, and with no other apps on the phone, it was still slow. That is a stupid excuse.
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Hahaha...they tried to give me the same excuse the last time I was in one. Seriously call tech support at sprint, and don't give up until they admit that that's slow.
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Hahaha...they tried to give me the same excuse the last time I was in one. Seriously call tech support at sprint, and don't give up until they admit that that's slow.

Oh yea, I have done that. Its weird though, my first evo, bought in June, worked fine, until about November, when the hdmi port went out on it. They gave me a brand new Evo, and since that day, it has been slow. It was NEVER slow on my old one. I got them to send me a refurb, that had the same problem, then they sent me another new one, same problem. They just sent me another new one a week ago, and it still is slow.

So to me, it sounds like a network problem, since three phones all have the same exact problem. But no, my friend's evo, and every one of my other friend's sprint phones work fine. And the evo's at the store all work fine.

I have called tech support many times, and they keep saying they put in a Trouble Ticket to have an engineer come out and check the towers. Every time, they call me back, and tell me the engineers say the towers are fine.

So, while the store was NEVER any help to me, at least customer service over the phone has been good to me, replacing my phones, and doing everything they can. I just really wish this issue would get resolved.
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Oh yea, I have done that. Its weird though, my first evo, bought in June, worked fine, until about November, when the hdmi port went out on it. They gave me a brand new Evo, and since that day, it has been slow. It was NEVER slow on my old one. I got them to send me a refurb, that had the same problem, then they sent me another new one, same problem. They just sent me another new one a week ago, and it still is slow.

So to me, it sounds like a network problem, since three phones all have the same exact problem. But no, my friend's evo, and every one of my other friend's sprint phones work fine. And the evo's at the store all work fine.

I have called tech support many times, and they keep saying they put in a Trouble Ticket to have an engineer come out and check the towers. Every time, they call me back, and tell me the engineers say the towers are fine.

So, while the store was NEVER any help to me, at least customer service over the phone has been good to me, replacing my phones, and doing everything they can. I just really wish this issue would get resolved.
It's really weird that you would get the exact same problem with so many phones in a row. Is it possible that there is some rom or something that you're putting on it that is the problem? Also, do you know what server you're connecting to? This morning when I loaded the speed test app, it had me connecting to a server in Ireland, and wouldn't let me switch back. As you can imagine, that slowed things down somewhat.
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You either have legendary 3G speeds or very poor wifi!
Ya, I have pretty terrible wifi, but like I said, I'm extremely pleased with my 3g
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It's really weird that you would get the exact same problem with so many phones in a row. Is it possible that there is some rom or something that you're putting on it that is the problem? Also, do you know what server you're connecting to? This morning when I loaded the speed test app, it had me connecting to a server in Ireland, and wouldn't let me switch back. As you can imagine, that slowed things down somewhat.
I am currently rooted, but on a stock rom with unrevoked. The only reason I root is to use setcpu, and occaisionaly wireless tether, which obviously doesnt work real well right now. But even before I rooted, the problems still existed.

Using the Speed Test app, I usually connect to a server right in my city. But even when it doesnt, and connects somewhere else, its still slow.
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I am shocked at the speeds I am seeing on this thread. My droid and girlfriend Iphone 4 dominate this. Good thing you have 4g or it would render the phone useless.
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I am shocked at the speeds I am seeing on this thread. My droid and girlfriend Iphone 4 dominate this. Good thing you have 4g or it would render the phone useless.
Well, let's see a screen shot of your Speed Test speeds. I doubt they dominate the speeds that I posted.
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In Irving Texas today I got 1.7 meg down and 450k up... tested it 2 times.. on 4G i got 1.2meg down??? Ive been getting pretty good speed lately with my phone I do think its has to do with the load on the current towers you are using.
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