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Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by fastordiy, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. fastordiy

    fastordiy Well-Known Member
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    this forum need more threads so here goes a new one. i wanna complain on the metropcs 4g speeds. does anyone else think they are pretty slow??? it kinda feels like some 3g. whats up with thats??? i would love a consistanant 5mps not just 1mbps...isnt thats more like 3g speeds.......and i just wish i had 1/4 of the verizon "LTE"'s speed.That would be sweet, im probably gonna complain to metropcs soon ...just decieded to throw my two cents out there..PS this DAMN LTE is killing my batttery LOL... sorry guys i hate to bitch but thats how i feel,not mad but just want more improvements. I also noticed the 3g is WAY better than before!!!maybe they will Make the 4g faster too!who know probalay not
     

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  2. myshkin

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    I don't think metro will ever be up to par if you are bouncing off one of their towers. If I didn't have wifi it would truly drive me crazy. I don't need blazing speed, but I would like to have my money's worth. I did live in a horrible spot for metro, maybe the next will be better. Not that I use the data often anyway. Have you replaced your original battery?
     
  3. fastordiy

    fastordiy Well-Known Member
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    i make sure i get my moneys worth, i pay 60 for unlimited 4g. & i stream like a MOFO.and the wifi on this phone sucks !
     
  4. equator

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    Yeah metro 4g sux bowls. max speeds cap at 100 - 190 at least for me, but rate of $50/month and unlimited data, its unbeatable. I have sprint and verizon as well, sprint pushes about 500-550 and verizon at 650 consistently compared to metro bouncing between 100 and 200 every few seconds. You get what you pay for of course.
     
  5. THE W

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    Doing fine where I'm at. Not as fast as Verizon but I pay a quarter what I'd pay there for the same allowances.

    It all depends on your location. What's your zip code?
     
  6. PRkid

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    You mean, YOUR WiFi sucks.
     
  7. trigger1074

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    Im jealous...max Ive ever got was 1.3 down
     
  8. pcgamer

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    Lol, maybe they meant their data speeds...?
     
  9. MyUsernameRox

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    I ran a series of speed tests while taking a driving break in Santa Maria, CA. Never broke 1 mbps. Averaged 0.50 mbps download, once got as low as 0.19 mbps.

    THAT is BAD.
     
  10. THE W

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    That is normal being that santa Maria is a dead spot for metropcs.
     
  11. fastordiy

    fastordiy Well-Known Member
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    HEY PRkid your Wifi Sucks. my wifi is great 30mps but the wifi drivers on this phone are horrible. i wish they would fix the constant drop.anyway i love metros new 3g service u guys using it too?
     
  12. HotRoderX

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    Before you bash on Metro's 4G LTE take into account what you get with it. Verizon is arguably the best 4G LTE network out there. A Verizon account with 10gigs of data is currently 140 a month. That's 3360 dollars over the course of a two year contract that has a 400+ dollar early termination fee.

    Metro on the other hand is 55 dollars right now for unlimited 4G LTE service. There service is not the fastest but (for me) its been reliable. Over the course of 2 years you will have payed 1320 dollars. There is no early termination fee if you decide to cancel the service or move to area you no longer get service.

    That means over the course of 2 years you will have saved 2040 dollars or 85 dollars a month. That is a substantial differences.

    What your basically doing is comparing a Hyundai to a Ferrari then wondering why the Hyundai cant keep up. The Hyundai is nice and its a wonderful value for its price. When compared to a Ferrari the Hyundai is kinda crap. I am sure most of us if we could afford something like Verizon then we would switch most the people I see on this forum are Power users. The majority of people can not special with Verizon's insane overage fee's
     
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  13. nailzer

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    Metro 4G sucks for me too. :D /JK
     
  14. Jeyd02

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    Not at all. Those are some sweet speeds :)

    Foe those getting low speed . Did you updated the prl?
     
  15. qandres12

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    christ i can get that on my 3G network for the samsung admire
     
  16. THE W

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    on what carrier?
     
  17. ChristTheSon

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    My metro and my Hyundai I love them both. helping the broke family man get by lol.
     
  18. Gman9831

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    When I had the optimus m I could get easily get 1.4mbps
     
  19. THE W

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    So I found out I was on prl 3029. I updated to 3031 and these are the results:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. mike28

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    Haha yeah for almost everyone 3031 has been proven a winner :thumbup:
     
  21. Pletua

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    Well if your complaining now about your 4g network in your area check your area on the coverage map.

    There are going to be alot of poeple moving from the 3g network over to the 4g and you can expect that the network will begin to bog down and speeds to go down. The 3g network could in theory be faster than the 4g once that happens lol
     
  22. Pletua

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    Please Delete
     
  23. unnamedny

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    just tried a test in new york and I got 3mbit down 2mbit up. I can live with that for $45 family plan
     
  24. jindy77

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    where in ny? in nyc (east village) i consistently get 7 to 9MB down (10.23MB max thus far) & 4 to 6MB up (7.14MB max thus far) on 4g. i don't even use wifi much, tbh.

    hope these speeds spread to more areas, people STAT!
     
  25. Jeyd02

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    Where in NY?
     

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