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3g speed expectations? It seems terribly slowSupport

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  1. Smerks

    Smerks Active Member

  2. kolosus

    kolosus Well-Known Member

    That's about what I get. There are some better speed threads around... mainly in the root section. Look them up and you might find something that suits your needs. But please be aware that most of these speed solutions are YMMV.
  3. Smerks

    Smerks Active Member

    So far Im chalking it up to Boost and might just try another service but its new and tbh I lived without internet on my phone for a very long time and my reason for dropping Verizon was to save money not have internet svc.
  4. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Wow, that is kinda slow. I usually get anywhere from 850 to 1600 depending on the time of day.

  5. Smerks

    Smerks Active Member

    Best I got all day was just now, 805kbps/762kbps
  6. Smerks

    Smerks Active Member

    And I didnt even come close during the day, Im looking through results and the best was 205kbps down
  7. Roguefoxx

    Roguefoxx Well-Known Member

    Now why would you go and post something like this? You know very well that what you get may not even be close to what someone else is able to get.

    It all depends on where you have the service, the availability of towers, how many people are on those towers, the direction the wind is blowing, how warm it is outside, if someone is smoking a cigarette next to the tower, how many cars are parked on the street, if there are ants outside your place crawling on the sidewalk, how many of those ants you have burned with a magnifying glass, if you've stepped on any anthills lately... the list goes on and on.
  8. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

    I never got these speeds on Sprint and it is about the same on Boost. If you live in a good coverage area, your speeds will be good, if not, your speeds will suck. I did some tweaks on my EVO/Sprint and they improved a little bit but as 2011 ended and 2012 started, those speeds dipped. I'll be flashing the EVO to boost soon but my Prevail is being used in the meantime and so far, it's handled itself well.
  9. out of ideas

    out of ideas Well-Known Member

    I hate you guys. If im lucky I get double digits. thank god for wifi.

  10. Roguefoxx

    Roguefoxx Well-Known Member

    Yeah I'm right there with you. The only time I seem to get "ok" 3g speeds is late at night when I'm heading to bed or early in the morning when I don't have time to use it anyway.

    Oh well, I've been contemplating moving away from Boost and giving Straight Talk a shot since I've heard quite a lot of good things about their service.
  11. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Well-Known Member Contributor

    LOL. I posted it because it's true. Anything under 200 kbps IS slow. I base this on a comparison of users post I've read on this forum over the past year. Also, I don't know about the availability of the towers either. There is only 1 tower in my area and I still get good speeds. It may be that the towers in his area have not been upgraded yet. Who knows, there are many variables that could cause the slower speeds. If I were him I would try some different prl's and a few speed tweaks.:D
  12. out of ideas

    out of ideas Well-Known Member

    Yeah me too actually. Their old regular phones had great service, but most of the androids are on the same sprint network (prl 61008). i think the zte merit and the samsung proclaim are on verizon though.
  13. Roguefoxx

    Roguefoxx Well-Known Member

    I would actually use their "bring your own device service". They have to be GSM and AT&T or T-Mobile compatible, so there is a large variety of phones you could bring over. I personally really like Palm devices so I think I'm going to give their last phone, the HP Pre 3, a try. Welcome | Straight Talk
  14. CooLoser

    CooLoser Well-Known Member

    4G Coverage and Speeds

    Boost Uses sprint network so there you go. You may not be connected to EVdoA towers

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