Support Horrible 4G Speeds

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rogerinla, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. rogerinla

    rogerinla New Member
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    I live in Van Nuys, California. I have the LG Motion on Metropcs with the $55 unlimited plan, which I bought in September and ever since purchasing it, my 4G speeds have been horrendous. Im unable to post images since I am a new member here, but my average download speed, not counting synthetic benchmarks is under 100kB/s. Often times it drops to 20kB/s and can hover there. Files between 50-70MB in size can sometimes take 25 minutes to download.

    At night it improves slightly but there is ZERO consistency speed wise. My download speed can jump from 14kB/s to 180kB/s then to 60kB/s in the blink of an eye.

    The speedtest.net app results are all over the place. It doesnt make sense. I can run the test and achieve a 2mbps download speed, then run it again a second later and get 0.30mbps or similar. The highest result I had in the app was like 2.30mbps. BUT I AM NEVER ABLE TO HAVE THAT SORT OF SPEED IN REAL WORLD DOWNLOADS.

    I am on a 3MHz channel according to the ##626* menu. And my PRL is 3032.

    I dunno if its just my area or what, but these speeds arent even worthy of being called 3G
     

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  2. THE W

    THE W Well-Known Member
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    what is your zip code?
     
  3. rogerinla

    rogerinla New Member
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  4. THE W

    THE W Well-Known Member
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    Looks like you are in MetroPCSs home area.

    It seems MetroPCS just sucks out west. There's been a lot of California customers complaining about speeds on the forum.

    I'm 3-4down and 1-2up where I'm at. It all depends on location.
     
  5. TheGoodMan

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    Im in southern California also. I too average your poor speeds. Inland empire area.
     
  6. hristopelov

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    get the $30 plan and be happy saving cash :)

    aye, no downloading big files or streaming videos on that, but is twice cheaper
     
  7. unnamedny

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    travel around, do speed tests in different areas. Its probably just your location.
     
  8. hristopelov

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    T-Mobile 3G speeds are faster than the metroPCS 4G LTE now..

    i just hope they merge faster, and we get to keep our plans, and use T-Mobile network
     
  9. rogerinla

    rogerinla New Member
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    It seems the problem is my location. About 6 miles from my house I was getting 4-5mbps on the speed test and over 400kB/s in actual downloads.

    The closer I got to my house, the slower it got.
     
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