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Old October 8th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 4GLTE is slow every where i go.... is it just me? How can i make this faster? this is like being on dial up :/...
Also I've tethered my phone. Can i still have the updates that LG Sends me? it says i have 11 of them
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Old October 8th, 2012, 08:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I say no, i average 3mbps. Max 8mbps, Min 1mbps.
have you updated your prl?
and maybe its your area? where do you live
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Old October 8th, 2012, 08:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i live in coral springs florida. even when im at full signal it would be like that... :/
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Old October 8th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i've also updated my prl ><;
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Old October 8th, 2012, 08:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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About a month ago I was in sunrise and I was getting 2mbps but up here in palm beach county anytime I go west of 441 the speeds go down to around the 1s you're posting
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Old October 8th, 2012, 08:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Maybe just bad service area where you live. I'm in southern California and I get 2 to 3 mbps down but get 4mbps up.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Some parts of south Florida are severely capped I live in Ft. Lauderdale, but speeds for me like that are normal cause I only have a 3G phone.
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Some parts of south Florida are severely capped I live in Ft. Lauderdale, but speeds for me like that are normal cause I only have a 3G phone.

i get around 700-1200kbps in Brooklyn, NY. Around 8-9mbps in South bronx, around 3mbps in Staten Island. It really vary in Manhattan and Queens.
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Old October 9th, 2012, 07:30 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Check this video out, see what 4G is actually capable of:

4G put to the test in the UK
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This is pretty much normal speed for me just outside of orlando,fl
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North Jersey here, I'm averaging 4.5 mbps down and about 5 mbps up since the prl update.
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Old October 9th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Make sure you are actually in a 4g coverage area. I can't tell from the screenshot in the op.
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Old October 9th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yea good point does it say EV or 4G @ the top
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Its just really slow in some areas. I'm in Kalamazoo mi and they got 4g out here but its rare if i get to or a little over even 1mbps
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This is pretty much normal speed for me just outside of orlando,fl
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In the Detroit Metro area and my average speeds are below:

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Does anyone know why below it shows the server connected to as San Jose CA?

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That's just the server it chose for the speed test. It should have found a closer one but its no big deal
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Does anyone know why below it shows the server connected to as San Jose
That's some good speeds you got there but to get a server closer just go tools>change server> & pick the closest one
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My 4GLTE is slow every where i go.... is it just me? How can i make this faster? this is like being on dial up :/...
Also I've tethered my phone. Can i still have the updates that LG Sends me? it says i have 11 of them
Hey man, I have the same problem! It can be at full bars but I get < 1 Mbps.

I am in North Atlanta (inside the perimeter). Anyone else in ATL getting crap speeds?
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i live in coral springs florida. even when im at full signal it would be like that... :/
I'm in creek, and I get almost 3mb/sec with my 4G : \
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Im in Palm Beach,Fl & within the past maybe 2 months my speeds have been degrading it went from 5mbps to 3 or 4 now it's 1.7 . My guess is everyne moving to 4G with the LTE For All promotion. I know down here right now we're on 3mhz of bandwidth but I just can't wait till they start using all the spectrum available & then when they start reframing
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the more people in your area using metros 4g lte the slower your speeds will be. i go from 1.5 down to 600kbps but my 3g admire only got 120kbps down to about 20kbps so im happy i guess.
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I prefer to think of Metro's 4g LTE as 4g LiTE (light).
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I get 4 megabytes on my 4g network which is faster than my DSL home connection
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I get 4 megabytes on my 4g network which is faster than my DSL home connection
Well I can't complain about my home comcast connection i get 28mbps
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I average at around 5.5Mb/s downstream and ~4-5Mb/s upstream.
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These speeds are dismal for them to call it LTE. At&T and Verizon, much as I despise them, both get unbelievable speeds, 20Mbps and up. I thought they spoofed their Speedtest results when I saw 'em. Two guys at work with their fancy Galaxies
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We all now spectrum=bandwidth and bandwidth=speed so just wait until later this year for the speeds to go up, right now metro uses 3x3mhz channels of spectrum for 4G later they will start using 10x10mhz (proof- MetroPCS 2012 Q2 sees profits skyrocket to $149 million despite losing nearly 200,000 subscribers - Engadget ) which is what Verizon and AT&T use right now & they get from 10-45mbps with just 10mhz, then with the metropcs & tmobile merger they will start using 20x20mhz so just imagine the speeds you will start getting.

EDIT: 20x20 will be the minimum. Proof- last paragraph http://gigaom.com/mobile/its-quickly-official-t-mobile-and-metropcs-agree-to-merge/
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We all now spectrum=bandwidth and bandwidth=speed so just wait until later this year for the speeds to go up, right now metro uses 3x3mhz channels of spectrum for 4G later they will start using 10x10mhz (proof- MetroPCS 2012 Q2 sees profits skyrocket to $149 million despite losing nearly 200,000 subscribers - Engadget ) which is what Verizon and AT&T use right now & they get from 10-45mbps with just 10mhz, then with the metropcs & tmobile merger they will start using 20x20mhz so just imagine the speeds you will start getting.

EDIT: 20x20 will be the minimum. Proof- last paragraph http://gigaom.com/mobile/its-quickly-official-t-mobile-and-metropcs-agree-to-merge/
OMG!! That's insane speeds!!!!!
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^^ i concur i cant wait
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Here is my speed at home which is slow I usually get 4000kbs

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Personally the speed isn't great, but I can't argue with the price or for my area the coverage. Only Verizon matches Metro in LTE coverage around here. I'm very impressed with how good their coverage is in California especially the northern rural part that pretty much everyone else has ignored.

Honestly when this merger is completely done I think our speed is going to wind up being at the top end just because they will have so much spectrum available to them.
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I live in Coral Springs too and I was getting high 3s when I first got the motion. Now its more often low 3s and sometimes high 2s. I haven't upgraded to the new prl yet but I'm guessing that the speed difference is because there is more people on it and more traffic
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I live in Coral Springs too and I was getting high 3s when I first got the motion. Now its more often low 3s and sometimes high 2s. I haven't upgraded to the new prl yet but I'm guessing that the speed difference is because there is more people on it and more traffic
I stay in Pompano Beach Florida and here's a look at my speeds
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