Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Nexus 4

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By sean76
  • 1 Post By sean76

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old December 13th, 2012, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New York
Gender: Male
Posts: 257
 
Device(s): Nexus 4
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 33
Thanked 19 Times in 10 Posts
Default How to improve the data/signal where I work (T-Mobile)?

My speeds inside the building (on the 40th floor) are ridiculously low. 112kbps Down 367kbps Up on a good day... But when I head outside, or near a window, the speed shoots up to 13MB Down 1MB Up and so on. Is there a better APN setting than the on my phone came with for T-Mobile? A Co-worker of mine that sits right next to me, has an S3 on T-Mobile and gets waaaaaaaay better speeds. Why is this?

Speeds03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 13th, 2012, 11:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
sean76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,437
 
Device(s): one M8, nexus 5, iphone 5s
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 108
Thanked 787 Times in 534 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Speeds03 View Post
My speeds inside the building (on the 40th floor) are ridiculously low. 112kbps Down 367kbps Up on a good day... But when I head outside, or near a window, the speed shoots up to 13MB Down 1MB Up and so on. Is there a better APN setting than the on my phone came with for T-Mobile? A Co-worker of mine that sits right next to me, has an S3 on T-Mobile and gets waaaaaaaay better speeds. Why is this?

Hmmmm, that's a weird one? Could be that maybe your co worker is using a different type of sim that's set up for the 42 HSPA+ speeds maybe?

Try switching sim cards with your co worker and see what happens...
sean76 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 13th, 2012, 01:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New York
Gender: Male
Posts: 257
 
Device(s): Nexus 4
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 33
Thanked 19 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sean76 View Post
Hmmmm, that's a weird one? Could be that maybe your co worker is using a different type of sim that's set up for the 42 HSPA+ speeds maybe?

Try switching sim cards with your co worker and see what happens...
I may try this
Speeds03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 13th, 2012, 01:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Banished Angel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: IN, USA
Posts: 708
 
Device(s): HTC One
Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Thanks: 49
Thanked 178 Times in 126 Posts
Default

Let us know. In my city I get full bars of HSPA+ and on the T-Mobile coverage map I'm in the area with the best coverage, but i can only ever pull 6Mbps down.
Banished Angel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 13th, 2012, 01:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
sean76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,437
 
Device(s): one M8, nexus 5, iphone 5s
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 108
Thanked 787 Times in 534 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Banished Angel View Post
Let us know. In my city I get full bars of HSPA+ and on the T-Mobile coverage map I'm in the area with the best coverage, but i can only ever pull 6Mbps down.
Really? I'm feeling like the speeds on this thing running on T-Mobile are getting faster like everyday here in NY. I'm starting to see speeds that are close to my iphone 5 running on at&t's LTE network. Especially in boroughs like Queens...

sean76 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 13th, 2012, 01:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Banished Angel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: IN, USA
Posts: 708
 
Device(s): HTC One
Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Thanks: 49
Thanked 178 Times in 126 Posts
Default

This is what I get in Fort Wayne, Indiana. T-Mobile's coverage map says "Excellent". It only says 3G at the top because I waited a minute to take the screen cap. It was H during the test.

EDIT: I'm on the $30 monthly 4G prepaid plan.

Banished Angel is offline  
Last edited by Banished Angel; December 13th, 2012 at 01:55 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old December 13th, 2012, 01:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Trooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3,697
 
Device(s): Droid Maxx
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 1,726
Thanked 675 Times in 462 Posts
Default

Hey Sean,

What T-Mobile plan do you have, and how did you sign up? Online, in the store, or what?

Thanks.
Trooper is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 13th, 2012, 02:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
sean76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,437
 
Device(s): one M8, nexus 5, iphone 5s
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 108
Thanked 787 Times in 534 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trooper View Post
Hey Sean,

What T-Mobile plan do you have, and how did you sign up? Online, in the store, or what?

Thanks.

I bought the phone on eBay last week to originally use on at&t but speeds were terrible for the most part, so decided to give Tmo a try

Got the prepaid $70 plan
Unlimited talk and text with 5 GB of data per month.

Did it right in the store.

Have no real complaints so far.
sean76 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to sean76 For This Useful Post:
Trooper (December 13th, 2012)
Old December 13th, 2012, 02:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New York
Gender: Male
Posts: 257
 
Device(s): Nexus 4
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 33
Thanked 19 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sean76 View Post
I bought the phone on eBay last week to originally use on at&t but speeds were terrible for the most part, so decided to give Tmo a try

Got the prepaid $70 plan
Unlimited talk and text with 5 GB of data per month.

Did it right in the store.

Have no real complaints so far.
What are your exact APN settings? Also, was the SIM cut down to size for you?
Speeds03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 13th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Trooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3,697
 
Device(s): Droid Maxx
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 1,726
Thanked 675 Times in 462 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sean76 View Post
I bought the phone on eBay last week to originally use on at&t but speeds were terrible for the most part, so decided to give Tmo a try

Got the prepaid $70 plan
Unlimited talk and text with 5 GB of data per month.

Did it right in the store.

Have no real complaints so far.
Good to know man. I see you can buy the sim card/plan online on their website. I may go that route, not sure just yet.

Thanks man.

What kind of speeds are you seeing? Also, what is your coverage area like if you go to their website. Good, Excellent whatever.

I am showing Good for home and Excellent at my work. Just curious. Thanks bud.
Trooper is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 13th, 2012, 05:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
sean76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,437
 
Device(s): one M8, nexus 5, iphone 5s
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 108
Thanked 787 Times in 534 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Speeds03 View Post
What are your exact APN settings? Also, was the SIM cut down to size for you?
No card was not cut, directly from Tmobile

Settings are as follows

Name
T-Mobile US

APN
epc.tmobile.com

Proxy
Not set

Username
Not set

Password
Not set

Server
Not set

MMSC
http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc

MMS proxy
Not set

MMS port
Not set

MCC
310

MNC
260

Authentication type
Not set

APN type
default,supl,mms

APN protocol
IPv4

APN roaming protocol
IPv4

APN enable/disable
APN enabled (This should be dark and not lit up)

Bearer
Unspecified
Speeds03 likes this.
sean76 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 13th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
sean76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,437
 
Device(s): one M8, nexus 5, iphone 5s
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 108
Thanked 787 Times in 534 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trooper View Post
Good to know man. I see you can buy the sim card/plan online on their website. I may go that route, not sure just yet.

Thanks man.

What kind of speeds are you seeing? Also, what is your coverage area like if you go to their website. Good, Excellent whatever.

I am showing Good for home and Excellent at my work. Just curious. Thanks bud.
All the zip codes that I put in fall under the Excellent category

Which is 4 zip codes in and around NYC and 2 different boroughs.

I'm seeing excellent speeds, ranging from roughly 10Mbps- 16Mbps on the average.

Gotta say, not bad at all. And I haven't dropped one call yet .
sean76 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 13th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Trooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3,697
 
Device(s): Droid Maxx
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 1,726
Thanked 675 Times in 462 Posts
Default

That's cool man. Guess Im a bit concerned since my home falls into the Good category.

Maybe I will try the 30 dollar plan and see how it goes.
Trooper is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 13th, 2012, 07:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
sean76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,437
 
Device(s): one M8, nexus 5, iphone 5s
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 108
Thanked 787 Times in 534 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trooper View Post
That's cool man. Guess Im a bit concerned since my home falls into the Good category.

Maybe I will try the 30 dollar plan and see how it goes.

Hmmmm, yea I would go with the lowest plan and see how it performs!

If no good, keep rolling with what u got!

There's no lock in anyway, so nothing to loose.
spriteboost likes this.
sean76 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 13th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Banished Angel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: IN, USA
Posts: 708
 
Device(s): HTC One
Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Thanks: 49
Thanked 178 Times in 126 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sean76 View Post
I'm seeing excellent speeds, ranging from roughly 10Mbps- 16Mbps on the average.
Since i'm not getting speeds anywhere near that I think I might switch over to Straight Talk. Only $15 more a month and I'd get unlimited minutes instead of 100 haha. T-Mobile has better data speeds, but i'm not benefiting from those obviously. When you set up Straight Talk does it run through AT&T or T-Mobile? Or both?
Banished Angel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2012, 08:34 AM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Columbia, SC
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,051
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, HTC One, Nexus 4, HTC One S, iToy (iPhone)
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 34
Thanked 263 Times in 179 Posts
Default

You have to pick the service.
You either get AT&T or T-Mobile.

My experiences in NYC (I am from NYC..) on AT&T have been quite bad.
T-Mobile has always outperformed AT&T from my experiences all the way up into Rockland and Westchester.

The only area that I know was abysmal was up in Orange county (Middletown, etc.) when I was there last summer.
LoyalServant is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New York
Gender: Male
Posts: 257
 
Device(s): Nexus 4
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 33
Thanked 19 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sean76 View Post
No card was not cut, directly from Tmobile

Settings are as follows

Name
T-Mobile US

APN
epc.tmobile.com

Proxy
Not set

Username
Not set

Password
Not set

Server
Not set

MMSC
http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc

MMS proxy
Not set

MMS port
Not set

MCC
310

MNC
260

Authentication type
Not set

APN type
default,supl,mms

APN protocol
IPv4

APN roaming protocol
IPv4

APN enable/disable
APN enabled (This should be dark and not lit up)

Bearer
Unspecified
I have this same setting!
Speeds03 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2013, 11:38 PM   #18 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 144
 
Device(s): Nexus 5 32gbW Nexus 7 2013 Nexus 4
Carrier: Straight Talk AT&T

Thanks: 45
Thanked 32 Times in 22 Posts
Default

that's the same settings that showed up when i first activated my straight talk t-mobile sim! which i found weird as it wasn't a t-mobile sim but a straight talk t-mobile one. maybe when it first connect it grabs that one???? i changed it right away though to follow the activation card that came with the sim.
mundane24 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2013, 05:22 AM   #19 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3,444
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 45
Thanked 829 Times in 744 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sean76 View Post
No card was not cut, directly from Tmobile

Settings are as follows

Name
T-Mobile US

APN
epc.tmobile.com

Proxy
Not set

Username
Not set

Password
Not set

Server
Not set

MMSC
http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc

MMS proxy
Not set

MMS port
Not set

MCC
310

MNC
260

Authentication type
Not set

APN type
default,supl,mms

APN protocol
IPv4

APN roaming protocol
IPv4

APN enable/disable
APN enabled (This should be dark and not lit up)

Bearer
Unspecified
Have you compared these settings with those of the guy who gets better speeds in the office ..?
SiempreTuna is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 21st, 2013, 07:48 PM   #20 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I'm in a good area and I get about 22Mb down on T-Mobil. Unfortunately I still have the same problem when in certain buildings.
silverwolf72 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old February 22nd, 2013, 12:34 AM   #21 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 5
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My nexus 4 does that too where it will go slow but my one s will fly. I think i figured it out (for me at least, correct me if im wrong). If either one of my phones hop on to pcs HSPA it goes considerably slower in many places. Reboot or do a network scan again and it will go back to aws and fly again. My nexus is more prone to this as my one s gets considerably better reception in weak areas on aws.
skaboy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2013, 09:02 PM   #22 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 31
 
Device(s): Google Nexus4-4.2.2(deodexed)[Franco Kernel: r90] Motorola Droid X2-CM7.rc1, Samsung Admire-Admiral
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 33
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Default

This is in Dallas Texas, it fluctuates between here. It's very annoying, I too am on T-Mobile and am curious as to any build prop edits that could possibly fix this problem
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20130224_205954.JPG (149.6 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_20130224_210016.JPG (138.9 KB, 9 views)
Perry.Saints is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2013, 09:27 PM   #23 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 35
 
Device(s): Nexus 4, 16GB
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 11
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I'm in NYC and it just threw these speeds:



No idea if those are good speeds for my plan. I'm on the $30 - 100/unlmtd/unlmtd.
Kwala is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Nexus 4
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The Nexus 4 brings comes after months and months of rumors. This is Google's first time partnering with LG to make a Nexus device. The Pure Google smartphone features the latest and greatest Android 4.2 software version, along with stunning spe... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Nexus 4
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:31 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.